Added by on 2014-10-06

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Comedy (1941 – 1943) 70 minutes ~ Black & White

This DVD contains: “Phoney Express” (1943) 17 minutes

Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them to be three famous lawmen coming to clean up the town. Assigned to guard the bank, the boys have the local gang scared at first, but when the gang learns who the stooges really are, they rob the bank. The boys go in pursuit, find the bad guy’s hideout, subdue the bandits and recover the money.

Director: Del Lord

Writer: Monte Collins and Elwood Ullman

“Loco Boy Makes Good” (1942) 18 minutes

The stooges decide to get some easy money by having Curly slip on a bar of soap in a hotel lobby so they can sue the owner. Curly slips as planned but the hotel turns out to be run by an old lady who is about to lose her lease to the evil landlord. The stooges decide to help her fix up the place and start by beating up the landlord and stealing his watch. After their usual antics in renovating the place, the hotel is ready for the grand re-opening. The stooges put on a big show with a famous critic in attendance. Their corny act goes over poorly until Curly accidentally puts on a magicians coat and becomes a sensation and the place is a success.

Director: Jules White

Writers: Felix Adler and Clyde Bruckman

“I’ll Never Heil Again” (1941) 18 minutes

A follow up to “You Nazty Spy”, the stooges have taken over the country of Moronica. Moe is Hailstone the Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry is Minister of Propaganda. The stooges are planning with their allies to conquer the world, which mainly consists of fighting over a globe. The former king’s daughter gets into their headquarters and plants a bomb which Curly detonates. All ends well as the king regains control of the country and the stooges wind up as trophies on the wall.

Director: Jules White

Writers: Felix Adler and Clyde Bruckman

“Even As IOU” (1942) 15 minutes

A destitute mother and child move into the stooge’s vacant lot home and the boys decide to help them. They steal the kids piggy bank and sneak into the race track. They bet on a long shot that wins and then are gypped out of their winnings by two con men who sell them a washed up race horse. Everything turns out happily when Curly swallows horse vitamins and gives birth to a colt!

Director: Del Lord

Writer: Felix Adler

Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard

Category:

Comedy