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Phony Express

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The Three Stooges short film Phony Express (1943) starring Moe HowardLarry Fine and Curly Howard

Synopsis of Phony Express starring the Three Stooges

In Phony Express, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) are vagrants in the Old West, mistaken for lawmen, who have to guard the bank .. and once they fail at that, they have to capture the bandits and recover the gold … or else!

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Hold That Lion

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Three Stooges short film Hold That Lion (1947) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Curly Howard

Many people remember Hold That Lion as the only short film where Curly appears along with Moe, Larry and Shemp.  Technically, this is true, as Curly has a short cameo appearance as a sleeping man on a train.  But I frankly remember it for the “fight scene” in the first half of the short film with Kenneth MacDonald.  It’s a very funny Three Stooges short film in its’ own right, and well worth watching.

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Yes, We Have No Bonanza

Yes, We Have No Bonanza, (1939) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Dick Curtis, Vernon Dent

The Three Stooges short film Yes, We Have No Bonanzas is set in the American West, where Moe and Larry are singing in a saloon with their three sweethearts, while Curly is late.  The owner of the saloon, the villainous Maxey (played by Dick Curtis), is unhappy with their performance, and the girls reveal that they’re being blackmailed into working for Maxey, or he’ll have their father thrown into jail for his debts. 

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Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (1939) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise is a Three Stooges short film that begins with three con men entering their car, having tricked a widow into selling her land.  She doesn’t realize that there’s oil on the property.  As the con men leave, they nearly run over Moe, Larry and Curly, tramps walking down the middle of the road.  The Stooges soon see a farmhouse and go there, looking for a meal.  Mr. Johnson, the farmer, offers them food in exchange for sawing lumber.

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