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Rance Roden plans to kill off all the buffalo, causing the Indians to riot and destroy the US Cavalry, and allowing the Roden gang to take over the West.

Meanwhile, a Boston magazine gets wind of the buffalo slaughter and sends Ken Cabot and his Stooge associates to Casper, WY to investigate. Once there, Ken's shooting skill, secretly aided by Annie Oakley, earns him the job of Sheriff. Rance calls on his band of famous outlaws to kill Cabot and the Stooges.

Costars Sally Starr, Hal Fryar and Bruce Sedley were guests at the 1995 Three Stooges Convention in Philadelphia. The report of that event can be found in The Three Stooges Journal # 75 (Fall 1995). Joined by fellow costar Johnny Ginger, the four "outlaws" joined fans at the 2005 Fan Club Meeting. Details of that event, plus an interview with Mssrs. Fryar, Sedley and Ginger, appear in Journal # 114 (Summer 2005).

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Moe, Larry and Curly Joe
Release Date
January 14, 1965
Production Type
Feature Film
89 min.
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Prod. No.:   8731
Shooting Days:   11 days   From: 1964-05-06   To: 1964-05-25

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  • "Is that a Colt?" "Nah, it's a horse pistol." "A horse pistol?" "Yeh, but I raised it from a Colt."
    (Bill Brauer and Curly Joe)

  • "It's against our religion... Yeah, we're devout cowards!"
    (Curly Joe)

  • "There's only one thing I'd ask for if I had to tangle with that guy." "A fair fight?" "No, a head start."
    (Curly Joe & Larry)

Stooge Goofs   (6)
  • Change in location
    During the close-up of Moe saying to the varmints "You wanna make up for what you've done?", his arms are to his side. Then the camera shows a farther shot with all the varmints raising their arms in the air and Moe has his arms in the air, too, suddenly. Then the camera cuts back to a close-up of Moe and his arms are back to his side again.

  • Change in position
    After the first time somebody opens the saloon door and whacks it into Curly Joe's face, crushing his cigar, Curly Joe's hat is tipped backwards. Then in the next shot, it's fully on his head.

  • Changing Fizz Spots
    During the scene of the bartender mixing the boys a Tarantula Fizz (with a Cactus Twist), the foam from the drink mixer splats and splatters on the boys, the tough cowboy and the bartender. However, different cuts throughout this scene have different splat patterns on their clothes.

  • Sound effect error
    When Moe bops Larry in the head for saying "Leave him alone!", they use a slap sound effect for some reason instead of the usual bop sound effect.

  • Too early
    After Larry says "We'll think of somethin'. We always do", he's supposed to ask "Don't we?", but Curly Joe starts to say his "Why certainly we do" response too early before Larry even speaks, but he quickly stops. There's a confused, awkward pause from Moe when this goof happens.

  • Tunnel-Vision
    Trigger Mortis has a gunfight with Ken Cabot in the barroom, and Annie Oakley parts a curtain and aims her gun at Trigger. Trigger is in front of the curtains, but doesn't seem to notice Annie, even though the Stooges (who are beside the curtain) do.

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Posted 2013-04-20 15:22:59 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2013-04-20 15:24:16 by Shemp_Diesel

Another stooge western, but unlike a Merry Mavericks which is only 16 minutes, this thing drags on for what seems like two hours. And of course, the stooge violence is toned down to almost nothing which doesn't help matters. A nice supporting cast featuring Adam West, Nancy Kovack and Emil Sitka in a variety of roles is essentially wasted in this vanilla Three Stooges "comedy" and I use that word loosely. A big step down from "Around the World in a Daze" and a pretty sad swan song for the greatest comedy team of all time (not counting Kook's Tour).

Reviewer's Rating: (4)
Posted 2010-10-23 14:36:22 by shemps#1
Believe it or not I had not seen this Derita feature until just now. The Outlaws Is Coming! has some funny moments: in particular the father-son "Indian" duo. West does a decent job in the role of handsome hero and is comparable with Quinn Redecker from Three Stooges Meet Hercules. Speaking of which, this is also the second time Curly-Joe had some sort of gimmick with him ("calm down pills" in Hercules and an all-purpose animal calling horn here). Nancy Kovack is definitely easy on the eyes as Annie Oakley, Emil Sitka makes an obligatory appearance, and Larry's son-in-law Don Lamond puts in a good performance as the main villain. It was also nice of the Stooges to include the various tv hosts from throughout the country.

The downsides to The Outlaws Is Coming! is at time the pacing is slow, and of course this being their final feature the Boys are quite long in the tooth and it shows. In the totality of the entire Three Stooges canon this movie hardly registers and is quite forgettable, but keeping it within the realm of Joe Derita it is one of their better outings.

2 pokes

Reviewer's Rating: (5)
Posted 2008-08-13 20:29:28 by DocWatson

This is my second favorite Three Stooges feature with DeRita. There are funny moments and I can't help but enjoy it knowing that two of the cast members Adam West and Henry Gibson would have memorable comedic roles in the future. West now spoofs his reputation on Family Guy and Gibson has done some hilarious character roles such as the Head Nazi in the Blues Brothers and the pompous Judge Brown on Boston Legal.

There is also a little voyeuristic pleasure coming from watching Larry and Curly Joe sneak around in a bedroom with several showgirls... I know I'm weird...

Still, there are laughs to be found and I enjoyed myself.

3.5 out of 4 from me.

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Posted 2007-10-08 12:30:32 by FourthThird
Edited 2007-10-08 12:31:01 by FourthThird

OK feature, but I think AROUND THE WORLD was better. Watchable plot, but sometimes awkward dialog and not much comedy. DeRita shows some good facial expressions in the cigar-smoking-by-the-bar-door scene. I know a lot of fans aren't too fond of him, but I would have liked to see how he did in Stooge shorts (decently-written ones, not Besser-era-like stuff). No third Stooge is likely to come off well in a not-very-funny 90-minute feature.

-- Desmond Of The Outer Sanctorum

Posted 2003-06-24 13:51:00 by jaronson
I just watched it today for the first time and I thought it was quite good. Like TTS IN ORBIT, it lacked comedy, but it had a better plot than ORBIT. This also had a great supporting cast.

Grade: B+ (3 1/2 pokes)

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Posted 2002-07-20 22:27:00 by Stooge
Sitting through a 17 minute long western themed Stooge short is one thing, but this whole 90 minute epic was hard to sit through. There were some funny parts, mostly at the beginning with the Stooges, but still way too many boring parts. My favorite scene is when Moe gets glued in the chair, and Larry and CJ take forever to get him out. That was almost right up there with the classic "Moe gets stuck" routines like in HIGHER THAN A KITE, DIZZY PILOTS, A SNITCH IN TIME... Good supporting role by Adam West.

Reviewer's Rating: (4)
Posted 2002-06-15 12:12:00 by Dunrobin
Edited 2002-06-15 12:16:00 by Dunrobin
This film is typical of the Curly Joe era - OK, but not great by any means. Adam West is (in a way) funnier than the Stooges, if only because of his campy/hammy acting style. We do get the bonus of having Emil Sitka in the cast, too, so I'm giving this film 2-1/2 pokes.

Reviewer's Rating: (6)
Posted 2001-12-19 02:51:00 by Mike Holme
This is the second best feature I've seen so far, the only problem is that this one is a bit outdated. The bar scene with Harold Brauer, Larry, and Curly-Joe talking about colts is actually a spoof on a commercial that was way back when the movie was released. Otherwise, this film is great.3 1/2 pokesEdited by - Mike Holme on 1/11/2002 1:11:36 AM
Posted 2001-02-16 18:29:00 by sickdrjoe
Probably the best of the DeRita era. Not that that's saying much, but it's an okay feature.

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