Sept. 6 / Prod. No. 4161 / 16
m / p Hugh McCollum
/ d Edward Bernds /
st scr Edward Bernds
/ ph Allen
Siegler / e Edwin Bryant / a
Charles Clague / C: Don Harvey (Red
Morgan), Marion Martin (Gladys), Paul Campbell (Duke), Dick Curtis (Pitts),
Emil Sitka (Mort, the Jailer) and Slim Gaut (Cowboy Patient)
Peaceful Gulch isn't so peaceful as Morgan and his roughnecks
have run the sheriff out of town. In attempt to bring normalcy back
to their little town, some of the sheriff's posse concoct a scheme
to trick Morgan and his hombres into thinking that there are three
famous marshalls headed into town to bring back law and order. The
Stooges, mistaken for the three famous marshalls are asked to stop
Morgan and his men from stealing money in an old house haunted by
the ghost of a headless Indian Chief. Shemp, Moe and Larry soon find
that the Indian Chief is noneother than one of Morgan's men. Shemp
knocks out the headless henchman and dons the costume for himself.
He soon runs into Moe and Larry who've been captured by Morgan and
Shemp, still disguised, knocks out everyone in the room with his hatchet
and the boys are heroes once again.
Did you know that Edward Bernds, who
directed numerous Stooge movies, considered this one his favorite?
(T 6/13 to F6/16/50) / FN: A reworking
of Phony Express (11/18/43), using stock footage. The scend in
which the Stooges find handbills showing they're Wanted for Vagrancy
was photographed during the production of their next film, The Tooth
Will Out, and was included in that picture's budget. See The
Tooth Will Out (10/4/51).