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Director  Jules White
Film series  Three Stooges Films
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Short, Western
Duration  
Country  United States
Pals and Gals movie poster

Writer  Clyde Bruckman, Jack White
Release date  June 3, 1954 (1954-06-03)
Genres  Short Film, Comedy, Black-and-white
Cast  Shemp Howard (Shemp), Christine McIntyre (Nell), George Chesebro (Quirt), Larry Fine (Larry), Moe Howard (Moe)
Three Stooges Films movies  Pals and Gals and Musty Musketeers are part of the same movie series, Pals and Gals and Knutzy Knights are part of the same movie series, Pals and Gals and Shot in the Frontier are part of the same movie series, Pals and Gals and Income Tax Sappy are part of the same movie series, Pals and Gals and A Missed Fortune are part of the same movie series
Tagline  n the Old West, Nell enlists the Stooges to help free her sisters from the evil Doc Barker.

Pals and Gals is the 155th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1954 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 (Norman Willes). 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 her two sisters (Norma Randall and Ruth White) hostage in the basement of the saloon.

The boys hatch 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 Mickey Finn, 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 her sisters. Barker ends up dying of heart failure at the Poker table, and his irate gang throw Larry in the cell with plans to kill him at sunrise.

Moe and Shemp attempt to free Larry using every tool they can find, while the girls ride for help. After freeing Larry, the trio stumble upon a suitcase full of old, Southern-style clothing. They then quickly change outfits to disguise themselves from Barker's gang, but a gang member (Stanley Blystone) recognizes them. The boys flee the saloon, and scurry away to hideout outside of town. Just as they are cornered by Barker's gang, Shemp takes off his gun belt, and, now serving as an ad hoc ammunition belt, puts it through a meat grinder. The increased firepower scares the gang away, and the Stooges emerge victorious.

References

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