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Average Rating:     [6.95/10]   15 votes


The Stooges go west on vacation for Shemp's health, who has a swollen vein in his leg. At a saloon the boys become acquainted with bar singer Nell, and Shemp begins to tell her about his vein. Doc Barker overhears and thinks Shemp is talking about a hidden vein of gold. The boys learn that Doc Barker stole the Red Dog Saloon from Nell's father, and is holding her two sisters hostage until she agrees to marry him. The Stooges disguise themselves as three southern gentlemen, effect a jailbreak for the girls, and a wild chase with the bad guys is on.

A remake, with stock footage, of OUT WEST (1947). The chase sequence utilizes stock footage from GOOFS AND SADDLES (1937). Stanley Blystone was cast for new scenes, to match his appearance in the 1937 stock footage; he did not appear in OUT WEST.

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Moe, Larry and Shemp
Release Date
June 03, 1954
Production Type
Short Subject
16.6 min.
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Production Notes   (3)
Working Title(s):   CUCKOO WESTERNERS
Prod. No.:   4211
Shooting Days:   1 days   From: 1953-04-28   To: 1953-04-28

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 0.25)
Face Slaps: 0 Eye Pokes: 1 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (1)
  • "A gorilla! Where are we, in Africa?"

Stooge Goofs   (3)
  • Changing Design
    In the footage reused from OUT WEST, the line design that Shemp has on the back of his shirt is triangular. But in the new footage, the line design is straight.

  • Mysterious New Character
    After Doc Barker dies from the whole fiasco with the sarsaparilla drink, a character played by Stanley Blystone suddenly appears with Barker's henchmen and stays for the rest of the short, but there's no explanation of where his character came from and who he is. In actuality, the writers added Blystone into the short as an excuse to reuse footage from the wagon chase sequence from GOOFS AND SADDLES (where Blystone played Longhorn Pete), but they should've explained who his character was.

  • Resurrected From the Dead!
    Doc Barker dies after drinking the "mickey," but thanks to stock footage, a few scenes later he is sitting at the poker table listening to Nell singing.

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Posted 2010-04-08 19:40:42 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2015-01-03 19:54:24 by [Deleted Member]
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Reviewer's Rating: (4)
Posted 2009-11-11 21:48:25 by falsealarms
Edited 2009-11-12 01:53:25 by falsealarms
This is better than OUT WEST by a good margain. The chase scenes at the end were the highlight of the short and it gains something by simply losing Jacques O'Mahoney. I've never warmed up to O'Mahoney, who often comes off as annoyingly wimpy.

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Posted 2002-03-29 16:43:00 by BeatleMoe
Not too funny of a remake. I vaguely remember it, but it was virtually OUT WEST and GOOFS AND SADDLES combined. Stooge, if you have this, please let me know. I also need KNUTZY KNIGHTS and SELF MADE MAIDS.Memorable Scene: The new covered wagon chase.Rating: 1 1/2 starsBeatleMoe

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