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Director  Edward Bernds
Film series  Three Stooges Films
Duration  
Language  English
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Western, Short
Producer  Hugh McCollum
Country  United States
Out West (1947 film) movie poster
Release date  April 24, 1947 (1947-04-24)
Writer  Clyde Bruckman (story), Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
Genres  Short Film, Comedy, Black-and-white
Cast  Shemp Howard (Shemp), Larry Fine (Larry), Moe Howard (Moe), Christine McIntyre (Nell), Norman Willis ('Doc' Barker (as Jack Norman)), Jock Mahoney (The Arizona Kid (as Jacques O'Mahoney))
Three Stooges Films movies  Out West and Punchy Cowpunchers are part of the same movie series, Out West and Fright Night are part of the same movie series, Out West and Hold That Lion! are part of the same movie series, Out West and Vagabond Loafers are part of the same movie series, Out West and Merry Mavericks are part of the same movie series
Tagline  The Stooges take refuge in the Red Dog Saloon, where a pretty girl named Nell informs them that the notorious Doc Barker has murdered her father and has the Arizona Kid locked up downstairs.

Out West is the 99th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1947 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

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Plot

Shemp is suffering from an enlarged vein in his leg, and fears that it will lead to amputation. His doctor (Vernon Dent), however, advises that a few weeks in the old west will cure him. Upon arrival in a somewhat lawless town, the boys befriend the ruthless Doc Barker (Jack Norman). Barker listens to Shemp's story about his bad leg, mistaking "the biggest vein you ever saw" for a gold-bearing vein worth millions. The Stooges take a liking to Barker, but are later informed by the beautiful Nell (Christine McIntyre) that he is an outlaw who is holding the Arizona Kid (Jock Mahoney) hostage in the basement of the saloon.

The boys devise a plan to obtain the prison cell keys from Barker's coat. Shemp joins the outlaw in a game of Poker, while Moe and Larry prepare beverages for the card players. The two find every possible deadly chemical they can to add to their volatile drink, from Old Homicide to paint (plus paint remover). They also prepare a Sarsaparilla for Shemp to make sure their pal does not indulge in the suicidal drink. Barker downs the concoction, and screams for water. Shemp grabs a nearby fire hose and sprays the entire gang, soaking them. Moe and Larry quickly grab Barker's coat (claiming he will catch pneumonia) and get the cell keys to Nell, who frees the Arizona Kid. When Barker sees what has happened, he throws Larry in the cell with plans to kill him at sunrise.

Seeing how desperate the situation has become, the Arizona Kid goes to retrieve the United States Cavalry while Moe and Shemp attempt to free Larry using every tool they can find. Eventually, they spring Larry and defeat Barker and his gang.

References

Out West (1947 film) Wikipedia
Out West (1947 film) IMDb Out West (1947 film) themoviedb.org


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