June 13 / Prod. No. 1902 / 161/2
m / p d Jules White
/ st Jack
White and Ellwood Ullman / scr Jack White
/ ph Henry Freulich
/ e Saul A. Goodkind / a
Cary Odell / sd Fay
Bobcock / ad Herb Wallerstein /
C: Frank Sully (Sheriff), Joe Palma (Mad Bill Hookup, the Bandit)
and Vernon Dent (The Judge, in stock footage)
The scene unfolds in a courtroom
where Moe is being accussed of assaulting his two brothers-in-law,
Larry and Joe with intent to commit mayhem. While on a hunting trip searching
for peace and quiet, a wild encounter with a ferocious bear near a
cabin in the woods is responsible for triggering this altercation.
Moe, very close to a complete nervous breakdown, is doing all he can
just to keep his wits about him in all the excitement. The excitement
is just beginning however, because the
Stooges cabin becomes the site of a stand-off between the Sheriff
and an escaped bandit, Mad Bill Hookup. The boys eventually capture
the crook and a grateful sheriff reveals that they'll receive a $10,000
reward (the same amount Moe owes his creditors!) The news excites
Moe so much that they give the Sheriff a big hug and in the process
of celebration fail to notice that Mad Bill has escaped!
Did you know that this episode is the
first of several remakes of earlier very popular Curly episodes
shot in the 30's and 40's?
Did you know the cabin set used in
this film shows up in many other Columbia productions, including
several others that the Stooges made with Joe Besser as well as
in the original episode that featured Curly Howard?
Nerveless Wreck / SD:
1 (W 11/28/56) Shot on Stage 34 at the Columbia Ranch. / FN:
A remake of Idiots Deluxe (7/20/45), using some stock footage.