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Release Date:
6 September 1951 (USA) See more »
Meet The Three Stooges as up-and-coming... always leave-'em-laughing con-men in the wild and woolly west!
Set in the old west, the stooges are mistaken for lawmen and manage to capture a gang of crooks. The... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shemp Howard ... Shemp (as Shemp)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Don C. Harvey ... Red Morgan (as Don Harvey)
Marion Martin ... Gladys
Paul Campbell ... Clarence Cassidy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Slim Gaut ... Cowboy Patient (scenes deleted)
Ernie Adams ... Mr. Higgins (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Pete (uncredited)
John Merton ... Shotgun (uncredited)
Emil Sitka ... Mort (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Bartender (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Newspaper Editor (archive footage) (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Al (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
Writing credits
Edward Bernds (writer)

Produced by
Hugh McCollum .... producer
Original Music by
Mischa Bakaleinikoff 
Cinematography by
Allen G. Siegler  (as Allen Siegler)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 

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Additional Details

USA:16 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Columbia production number 4161.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Larry hides inside a room, we can hear him outside of the room yelling along with Moe and Shemp.See more »
Shemp:Hey Moe, I don't like this.
Larry:Yeah. Suppose that old chief comes back looking for his head.
Moe:Cut it out. That spook stuff is all a lot of foolishness. What's the matter, you scared?
Larry:No, just apprehensive.
[Moe flinches]
Moe:That's a mighty fancy word. What does that "apprehensive" mean?
Larry:It means you're scared, with a college education.
Moe:Oh. You're pretty smart.
Larry:Oh, yeah.
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Two Stories In One, With Lots Of Familiar Jokes But Still Entertaining, 25 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This one took a different twist at the end, even though the movie as a whole had very familiar Three Stooges gags in it. (By 1951, our boys were nearing the end, as we knew them with Curly or Shemp.) It was a like a two-parter; the first part dealing the Stooges being cowboys and the second part being a horror-type movie.

Out west, we have the same saloon jokes and scenes and the handsome-but- inept townie who thinks he's the Lone Ranger but is all wannabe. (Jock Mahoney reprises the role he did in an earlier Stooges film in which he was "The Arizona Kid.")

Then, with five minutes to go, we get the always-familiar (but always fun) guys- dressed up-in-scary costumes-chasing-the Stooges- around-several rooms angle. For me, it's the latter that I enjoyed best. For some reason, I never get tired of seeing the guys get spooked by spooks and all the slapstick that goes with it.

Early in the story, we see The Stooges as vagrants. There is actually a "wanted poster" on them: 50 cents each or three-for-a-dollar! They escape out west to a town called Peaceful Gulch and are mistaken for lawman. (Don't ask.)

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