Skip to content
Home » Western

Western

Articles tagged with the term “Western” — the Three Stooges often did films set in the American Old West

Shemp's monster teeth from The Tooth Will Out

The Tooth Will Out

  • by

The Tooth Will Out (1951) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent, Emil Sitka

In The Tooth Will Out, the Three Stooges perform dentistry in the Old West. “Go West, young man, go west!” begs their dentistry professor, and so they do. Shemp does his classic blind act while trying to pull teeth, and the Stooges mix up “The Amateur Carpenter” with their dentistry manual.

Read More »The Tooth Will Out
Pals and Gals starring the Three Stooges - Moe, Larry, Shemp (1954)

Pals and Gals [Three Stooges]

  • by

Pals and Gals starring the Three Stooges – Moe, Larry, Shemp (1954)

The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Shemp) in a western-themed publicity photo - Pals and Gals—starring the Three Stooges—Moe, Larry, Shemp (1954)Pals and Gals is a remake of an earlier Three Stooges short film, Out West, with chase footage taken from Goofs and Saddles.  The plot remains roughly the same as in Out West: The Three Stooges (Moe HowardLarry Fine, and Shemp Howard) move out West for Shemp’s health.  He has an enlarged vein in his leg.  A western villain, Doc Barker (Norman Willis), who has stolen the Red Dog Saloon from the father of the beautiful Nell (played by Stooge regular Christine McIntyre), and is holding her sisters hostage until she agrees to marry the villain.Read More »Pals and Gals [Three Stooges]

The Three Troubledoers (1946) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard)

The Three Troubledoers

  • by

The Three Troubledoers (1946) starring the Three Stooges (Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard)

Set in the old American, West, in The Three Troubledoers, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Curly) are cowpokes coming into town to get new shoes for their mule, Gladys.  After witnessing a gunfight (and the latest in a long line of sheriffs being killed by the villain of the picture, and an occupant of the town changing the population on the “Welcome to Deadman’s Gulch sign” down), they make their way to the local blacksmith’s shop, where the blacksmith’s daughter (played by Three Stooges regular Christine McIntyre) is weeping …Badlands Blackie (Dick Curtis) has kidnapped her father, and she’€™ll never see him again unless she agrees to marry Blackie.  The Three Stooges try to intervene, but Blackie makes short work of them — €”until Curly’s gun belt fires by accident, scaring off Blackie, causing the townspeople to think that Curly has beaten Blackie in a gun fight.

Read More »The Three Troubledoers
Out West, starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard) and Christine McIntyre

Out West

Three Stooges short film Out West (1947) starring the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

After a visit to the doctor (played by Three Stooges regular Vernon Dent), MoeLarry and Shemp travel to the American Old West for the sake of healing Shemp’s leg of an enlarged vein. Once there, the villainous Doc Barker mistakenly thinks that the map of Shemp’s vein is a map to a gold vein worth millions.  Read More »Out West

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

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

Yes, We Have No Bonanza - Three Stooges original movie poster

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. 

Read More »Yes, We Have No Bonanza