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ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES

Moe, Larry and Curly are three out of work actors who have been hired as guides to get Nell and her Belles across the plains to San Francisco in time for their engagement, so of course they're in trouble. Bears steal their food, Indians tell them to scram (or else!), and Curly manages to frighten away their horses. After spending the night in a make-shift cabin (built out of stage scenery), the Indians come back and kidnap the girls while the Stooges are ice fishing.



Costar Lorna Gray (Flossie) was a guest of the 1995 Three Stooges Convention, and the 2004 Fan Club Meeting, both held in Philadelphia. See The Three Stooges Journal # 75 (Fall 1995) and # 110 (Summer 2004) for details.

Costar Linda Winters went back to her real name of [Dorothy] Comingore, and costarred to critical acclaim as 'Susan Alexander Kane' opposite Orson Welles in CITIZEN KANE (1941). She was blacklisted in 1951 after testifying at the McCarthy hearings.

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Featuring
Moe, Larry and Curly
Release Date
March 08, 1940
Studio
Columbia
Production Type
Short Subject
Duration
17.4 min.
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Production Notes   (3)
Working Title(s):   NELL'S BELLES, and GOODBYE MISTER CHUMPS
Prod. No.:   461
Shooting Days:   5 days   From: 1939-11-07   To: 1939-11-11

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 5.00)
Face Slaps: 19 Eye Pokes: 0 Head Bonks: 1 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (7)
  • "Indians? I ain't afraid of Indians! I once shot a Morris chair from underneat' Sittin' Bull!"
    (Curly)

  • "Hey, this fish looks like Moe." "It is Moe!"
    (Curly and Larry)

  • "Where are those three sun-baked hams?!!"
    (Kathryn Sheldon)

  • "The only thing stoppin' me from shooting you birds is, I'm short of bullets." "Oh, I got plenty of bullets. I can lend you... nyyaahh!"
    (Kathryn Sheldon & Curly)

  • "Those dumb clucks wouldn't know a redskin from a sunburn."
    (Dorothy Appleby)

  • "The Walls of Jericho collapsed!"
    (Curly)

  • "A lizard! I mean...a blizzard! An avalanchee!"
    (Curly)


Stooge Goofs   (6)
  • Drip dry
    After Moe and Larry come up out of the water and Moe tells Larry to get to his post, they were both soaking wet. Yet when Larry helps Curly with his line, Larry's all dry.

  • Jump in Picture
    When the camera shows a close-up of the ice cubes falling into the bucket, there are several noticeable jump cuts in the film.

  • Moe's Hat
    When Moe says â€Å"Quiet, Airedale!” to Curly, Moe's hat is off. Then the camera shows a brief close-up of Chief Growling Bear and when it cuts back to Moe and Curly, Moe's hat is on.

  • no breath?
    Why is the Stooges breath not visible during the ice-fishing scene?

  • Scripted or Goof?
    Did Curly really mess up when he said â€Å"A lizard...I mean...a blizzard!”?

  • Unintentional Hit
    After Chief Growling Bear says â€Å"Not bad!” after looking at the ladies, he turns his head and his headdress accidentally hits the actor behind him in the face.


Stooge Routines   (7)

Stooge Trivia   (1)
  • Linda Winters, who plays Daisy, changed her name to Dorothy Comingore in later film productions and went on to play the prestigious role of one of the wives of CITIZEN KANE (1941).
    Source: The Three Stooges Scrapbook
    Added by archiezappa on 2009-03-23 09:14:02
    Status: Confirmed


Audio Files   (1)
  • Sucker
    Wave Sound (44.63 Kb)
    "We're sorry Moe, we thought you was a fish!" "Do I look like a sucker?!" (SLAP!)


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Videography   (1)

Fan Reviews   (7)
Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2002-03-28 22:37:00 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2015-01-16 10:43:11 by Shemp_Diesel

A much overlooked Curly classic--especially from the year 1940. I would rank this above other acclaimed shorts such as "Plumbing" or "Nutty But Nice". "A lizard, I mean a blizzard."

8 pokes


Reviewer's Rating: (8)
Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2013-08-17 07:25:04 by phil5775

This is one of my least favorite Curly shorts. The plot never really seems to come together, just a hodgepodge of scenes with a slightly common thread running through them. Curly's performance seems forced and overdone, like he's exaggerating the Curly persona instead of just being Curly. Not his worst performance, but he has done much, much better. Five pokes.

Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2002-01-21 10:37:00 by BJR
Great Curly classic!It's not his best, but it's a typical golden-era (1940-1943) gem that keeps a fast pace and has plenty of punishment, antics, and gags.There are several scenes in this one, and all are good. But I have a definite favorite: the ice fishing scene. This one is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS from start to finish, although it only lasts two minutes or so.Besides that, Moe is punishing Larry and Curly constantly and seems pretty ticked off through the whole film. A few eyepokes would have been nice, but still great. Finally, you've got to love Curly's gliding in the snow with guitars as "snow shoes."Rating: 8/10
Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2001-10-25 01:58:00 by Mike Holme
I love this short too! Constant mayhem and the ice-fishing scenes are hilarious! I noticed that Curly is constantly getting ganged and beaten up on by Moe and Larry. A classic.4 pokes
Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2001-07-06 04:50:00 by [Deleted Member]
I LOVE THIS SHORT! Curly was great here, but I also like it because I love the woods and nature, and the girls! If I could spell a wolf whistle,I would. I'm SO smitten with Lorna Gray! The others aren't bad to look at either!ISLIPP on the ice, knocking Moe down into the hole again! ®2001
Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2001-07-03 14:03:00 by Airdale
I think this is my all-time favorite Curly short. The man is so "on" every minute you don't want to miss a thing. Watch Curly in this and see if you notice how hyper he was. I love it! Don't know what caused his extra energy but it's really evident , imo.
Re: ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
Posted 2001-05-20 13:16:00 by sickdrjoe
You gotta love them Escrow Indians. "Two sundowns - scram!"I think Belch might've gotten his cuties mixed up, but Lorna really took off, looks-wise, with the name change to Adrian Booth Bryan. Look for her in NAZTY SPY; if she IS underage, she wouldn't be the first 16-year-old going on 25.Besides, Doc, I think I've found a new Stooge goddess - the dazzling Ethelreda Leopold (yes, that unfortunately IS her stage name!)

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