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Oil's Well That Ends Well (1958)

The stooges need money for their father's operation, so they head for the country to prospect for uranium. Instead of uranium, they discover oil on their father's property and all their ... See full summary »

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The stooges need money for their father's operation, so they head for the country to prospect for uranium. Instead of uranium, they discover oil on their father's property and all their troubles are solved. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 December 1958 (USA)  »

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De tre træmænd finder oliekilden  »

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Columbia production reel #1911. See more »

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Joe forgets his line after Larry steals his cigar. Moe helps him out by saying "He steals from anybody". See more »

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Remake of Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (1939) See more »

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Decent Besser Short
8 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This short is a somewhat remake from the Classic Curly short Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise, which was released in 1939 when the boys were hitting their prime, the stooges father is in need of a serious operation and like what happened to Curly in the aforementioned 'Rise' Joe makes a wish and it comes true, Moe tells Joe that he thinks that he's haunted and Joe says 'I'm SCAAARREEEEDDDD'.

Then the boys begin looking for uranium and there's a memorable scene when Larry and Moe get into a struggle and Moe bossing Joe around, there's a memorable line when Moe tells Joe that everytime that he thinks, he's a weak in the nation and then Joe comes to the camera and mouths some words about Moe.

Then the boys are ready to go to bed but it takes a while for them to get up there, Moe wanted both Larry and Joe to sleep on the top bunk so Moe can sleep at the bottom.

Then the boys find some oil and there's a couple a shots that had some old footage and at the end of the has Joe saying the title for the short.

Overall this short is pretty decent by Besser standards, especially compared to Hoofs and Goofs, Outer Space Jitters, Sweet and Hot and Sappy Bullfighters but still very weak compared to the below average Curly/Shemp shorts, not totally exciting but not a total waste of time.


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