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Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Music | 17 April 1945 (USA)
While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town ... See full summary »

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Vernon Keays

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J. Benton Cheney (screenplay), John Grey (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
The Three Stooges ... Not Themselves
Moe Howard ... Shorty Williams (Ranch Foreman) (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine ... Larry (a Vagrant) (as The Three Stooges)
Curly Howard ... Curly (a Vagrant) (as The Three Stooges)
Mary Beth Hughes ... June McGuire
The Hoosier Hotshots ... Ranch Hands / Musicians
Ken Trietsch Ken Trietsch ... Hotshot Ken (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Paul Trietsch Paul Trietsch ... Hotshot Hezzie (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Charles Ward ... Hotshot Gabe (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Gil Taylor Gil Taylor ... Hotshot Gil (as The Hoosier Hotshots)
Jay Kirby ... Rusty Williams
Cappy Barra Boys Cappy Barra Boys ... Harmonica Musicians
Gladys Blake ... Betty Vale
Tim Ryan ... Tom Trove
Spade Cooley ... Spade Cooley (as Spade Cooley King of Western Swing)
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While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town looking for backers. At the Wagon Wheel Cafe, he encounters a couple of vagrants, Curly and Larry, who are just a step or two ahead of Sheriff Zeke, who have won some money at the roulette wheel and they immediately become prime prospects for backing Shorty's nebulous prospecting scheme. Meanwhile, June McGuire and Betty Vale, whose singing act has failed at the café, are packing for New York. Shorty, who has fallen for Betty, persuades the girls to go to the ranch. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Rusty has returned with intentions of selling the ranch. He tells Shorty, Curly and Larry to hit the trail, and instructs his cowhands, the Hoosier Hotshots, to round up the cattle for the buyer's inspection the next morning. Shorty, Curly and Larry inadvertently (of course) make a hole in the fence and the cattle... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuidado com o Lobo See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Production number 3017. See more »

Quotes

Shorty Williams: Remember pardners, woman is the root of all evil.
Curly: Gimme some more of that root!
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Soundtracks

Wabash Blues
Written by Fred Meinken and Dave Ringle
Performed by The Hoosier Hotshots
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Stooge fan curio only
22 May 2006 | by princebuster82See all my reviews

I gave this a four purely out of its historical context. It was considered lost for many years until it popped up out of the blue on Showtime in the early nineties.

Moe is the straight man and Larry and Curly act as a duo. Spade Cooley has a couple of numbers. I guess it had something to do with working on a ranch. I'm not quite sure because the plot was so minimal nothing really sticks in my memory. I vaguely remember it being a western musical comedy. Even the Stooge's seem to be going through the motions. Overall there's nothing much really to recommend here.

If you're not a Stooge fan then don't bother. If you are a Stooge fan, then stick with the shorts.


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