Mayhem (Eye Pokes, Nosehonks, etc):
Deal Decker the bandit
Gag(s) (or song(s)):
freaks out to high heaven at the site of a mouse.
Act(s) of Violence:
Larry the Cheese...Moe, Larry the Cheese!"
that should have been: "Cheesy Cowpokes",
"Where the West Abrubtly Ends"
on logo for:
Jan. 10 / Prod. No. 159 / 17 m
/ d Clyde Bruckman / st
scr Felix Adler / ph John Boyle
/ e James Sweeney / C:
Dorothy Kent (Nell), Fred Kohler (Double Deal Decker), Leo Willis (Lobo),
Fred Kelsey (Detective Hyden Zeke), Allyn Drake (Dance Hall Girl), Slim
Whittaker (Cowboy), Nelson McDowell (Bartender), Milton Douglas (Waiter),
Johnny Kascier (Moe's Double), Bert Young (Curly's Double), Ed Brandenberg
(Larry's Double), Bobby Callahan (Bit Drunk), June Gittleson, Alice
Dahl, and Nancy Caswell (Bit Girls)
That dirty varmint Double Deal
Decker has just robbed poor, sweet Nell of her deed to the ranch,
and she hires Detective Hyden Zeke to send her three of his best men.
Who else comes to her need, but our heros the Three Stooges. The boys
find Decker at a local saloon and Curly goes bonkers when he sees
a mouse. Moe explains "He can't help it, he's marked that way
because his father was a rat". The Stooges seize the opportunity
to grab the deed from Decker while he is on the dance floor. They
are caught with their hands in the cookie jar when on of Decker's
cronies spots the Stooges rummaging through Decker's wallet. The Stooges
are strung up to be hung but escape when Curly becomes delirious upon
spotting a squiggly mouse. In an attempt to regain the deed Curly
spots another mouse while hiding in a safe from Decker and clobbers
the villians before Moe and Larry can calm him down. Can someone please
set a mouse trap in this joint?
This was the first of 17 Stooges westerns
- a genre Moe viewed as "sadistic".
(F 11/23 to SA 11/24, and M 11/26 to T 11/27/34) /
eyelids gag was later re-enacted in Slaphappy Sleuths (11/9/50).