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Cowboy Patient (scenes deleted)
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Set in the old west, the stooges are mistaken for lawmen and manage to capture a gang of crooks. The boys then get the job of guarding some money in an old house reputed to be haunted by the ghost of an Indian Chief. The crooks escape and go after the money disguised as ghosts, but Shemp, disguised as the Indian Chief, manages to knock them out. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Meet The Three Stooges as up-and-coming... always leave-'em-laughing con-men in the wild and woolly west!

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6 September 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Contains some footage from Phony Express (1943). See more »

Goofs

As Shemp begins his "little brother this high" routine, Moe is holding his arms up (because a gun is pointed at the Stooges). Then the camera cuts to a closer shot of the Stooges and Moe's arms are suddenly to his side. Then the camera cuts back to a farther shot, and Moe's arms are suddenly raised back up again. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: All right, sister, get going or I'll knock your brains out.
Moe: Hey, is that a way to talk to a lady?
[Shemp politely removes his hat]
Shemp: All right, sister, get going or I'll knock your brains out.
Moe: That's better.
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Edited from Phony Express (1943) See more »

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Oh! Susanna/Camptown Races
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Written by Stephen Foster
  • piano music playing during barroom scene

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the best of times, the worst of times
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Jules White, a man often criticized for his weak directing efforts during the "Shemp" era, directs arguably his best short of said era "Scrambled Brains", and in an ironic sort of way, Ed Bernds who's often praised for his classic Shemp shorts, follows up with his "worst". I never was a fan of alot of these 'spur & saddle' films anyway. Terrible effort, but Bernds redeems himself with the next one "The Tooth Will Out".

1/10


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