The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They ... See full summary »
The stooges are convicts about to be executed for some murders they didn't commit. The day before the execution they are tricked into marrying three rich girls who need husbands to collect ... See full summary »
The stooges reminisce about the girls they met overseas while in the military. As they wait for the girls' ship to arrive, they get drunk and Shemp winds up asleep with his feet in a tub of... See full summary »
The stooges are dance instructors sent by a movie company to a tropical island to teach the natives how to dance so they can appear in a movie. The boys run into trouble with the local ... See full summary »
Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges from selling a phony invention... See full summary »
The stooges are tailors, and are heavily in debt to the Skin & Flint finance company. When the boys read about the big reward for a fugitive robber, they think it could be the answer to ... See full summary »
The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the... See full summary »
Shemp is a sick man with a bad case of nerves. The stooge's friend Claude, a self-taught healer, tries to cure Shemp with various home- made remedies. When nothing seems to work, Claude ... See full summary »
The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their least taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks out his wife for being old, the stooges ... See full summary »
Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS... See full summary »
Set in ancient Egypt, the stooges run a used chariot lot where they unload defective chariots on unsuspecting customers. When they gyp the head of the palace guard, they're brought to the ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Another Stooge comedy set in the Old West, "Shot in the Frontier" shows the Stooges defending their town and their new wives from mean gunslingers. This film is a carbon copy of basic western plots the Stooges examined in many previous films. However, the film contains a couple of rarities that makes the film worth seeing at least once.
First, the film contains many scenes set outdoors. By the early fifties, most of the Stooges films contained scenes shot entirely inside Columbia sound stages, to save money previously spent on outside location shots. The film is aided by the natural outdoor locales (even if it is on a Columbia back lot!) Second, there is some incidental music in the background of "Shot in the Frontier," a rarity not only for the Stooges but for most Columbia comedy series.
Third, "Shot in the Frontier" contains all-new footage. By the early fifties, to save costs, Columbia and producer Jules White reused extensive footage from earlier Stooge films, shot a few new scenes, and theatrically released the "new" films. "Shot in the Frontier" is all-new and the film is a welcome change from other 1954 Stooge films that reuse old footage.
Unfortunately, the plot is nothing new, and the film gets a little tiresome. Some gags work well (like Larry shooting gum out of a shotgun) but there is the underlying feeling that we've seen it all before. Columbia has never released this film on VHS or DVD. It is worth seeing, if only that it was entirely new footage coupled with outdoor locales. 6 out of 10.
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