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Set in the old west, the stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, three desperadoes who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting.

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Set in the old west, the stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, three desperadoes who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Hey! Here's hilarious horseplay!

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Comedy | Western | Short

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7 October 1954 (USA)  »

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Low Afternoon  »

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The same year this short was filmed, actor Emmett Lynn (the crazed guitar-playing old coot) was cast by Charles Laughton in the iconic "Night of the Hunter" in the role of Uncle Birdie. After 2 days of filming, Laughton fired Emmett, replacing him with veteran actor James Gleason.

Outtakes of one of Emmett Lynn's "Hunter" scenes can be found on the 2-Dvd set by Criterion. See more »

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Moe: Mama loved Papa... Papa loved women... Mama caught Papa with two girls in swimmin'.
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Spoofs High Noon (1952) See more »

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not bad for a western...
11 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a big Three Stooges western nut, but this is good fare. The running gag of the old man singing & twanging on his guitar is a good one as is his enthusiastic post-wedding celebration, smacking Moe on the head with a bag of rice.

The short does get muddy in parts, as seemingly all Shemp westerns do. The gunfight with the Noonan boys gets a bit long in the tooth, although Moe & Joe Palma rolling on the ground in fast motion is very funny. Favorite thing from this short is one of the tombstone inscriptions: Momma loved Papa, Papa loved women; Momma caught poppa with 2 girls in swimmin'.

8/10


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