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Punchy Cowpunchers
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Release Date

January 5, 1950

Directed by

Edward Bernds

Written by

Edward Bernds

Produced by

Hugh McCollum

Preceded by

Dunked in the Deep

Followed by

Hugs and Mugs

Punchy Cowpunchers is the 120th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Cast[]

Plot[]

It is the old west and the killer Dillon clan are making life miserable for a small Western town. Sweetheart Nell and her dashing but dimwitted boyfriend Elmer rushes off to find help. Meanwhile, cavalrymen the Stooges are making life miserable for superior, Sergeant Mullins. Mullins tries to whip the boys into shape, but his plan backfire and has a run-in with his superior, Captain Daley. Daley informs Mullins about the Dillion clan's evildoings, and needs some men to run them out of town. Mullins does not miss a beat, and volunteers the unsuspecting Stooges.

The trio are made up to look like tough desperadoes, and happen upon the town saloon. They take jobs as waiters and do their best to spy on Dillion and his hombres without being discovered (complete with fake mustaches). However, Moe's mustache flies off his face, right onto Dillion's nose. The gang tie up Moe and Larry, and manage to corner Shemp into a safe.

As this is going on, Elmer is stumbling his way to the door of United States Cavalry, who are temporarily unavailable, it being pay day and all ("Boys will be boys," shrugs Cavalry colonel Vernon Dent). Disillusioned, Elmer returns to rescue his Nell, who is busy knocking every cowboy who enters her room out cold. Eventually, the Stooges emerge victorious, and Nell and Elmer settle down.

Notes[]

  • This is the first Three Stooges short to be made in the 1950s.

Video[]

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The Three Stooges S17E01 Punch Cowpunchers


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