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Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Western, Short | 19 May 1939 (USA)
Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiters in a saloon with the three girls they hope to marry. The proprietor of the saloon is a crook who, with his partner, has buried ... See full summary »

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Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiters in a saloon with the three girls they hope to marry. The proprietor of the saloon is a crook who, with his partner, has buried $40,000 of stolen money. The boys go prospecting in hopes of raising enough money to pay off the debts of their fiancée father, who owes money to their boss. They dig up the stolen money, which the crooks recognize as their loot and abscond with. A wild chase ensues, ending with the bad guy's car crashing into the Sheriff's office. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Comedy | Western | Short

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19 May 1939 (USA)  »

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Yes, We Have No Bonanzas  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This short was untitled during filming. Curly Howard's ad lib "Yes we have no bonanzas", parodying the children's song "Yes We Have No Bananas", was ultimately used as the title. See more »

Goofs

In the final chase scene; in the long shots of the car it has a windshield, but in the close ups there's no windshield. See more »

Quotes

Curly: I'll cook the supper. How about scrambled eggs smothered in steak?
Moe: Sounds swell to me. Where are the eggs?
Curly: On top of the burro, so they'll be nice and fresh in the sun.
Moe: Yeah, we'll... get goin' before we starve here. C'mon.
Curly: Oh, fresh henfruit. Handle with care.
[tosses eggs to Moe]
Curly: A sack of flour comin' down!
[tosses sack of flour down. Moe is forced to drop the eggs to catch the flour]
Moe: Ya nitwit, now you broke the eggs!
[Newly hatched chicks are walking around the broken eggs]
[...]
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Edited into The Three Stooges Follies (1974) See more »

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Red River Valley/She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain
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Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Jean Carmen, Lola Jensen, and Suzanne Kaaren
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"Alas, Poor Yorick"
27 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is a somewhat familiar storyline of the good-hearted Three Stooges trying to help out their girls by earning some money to get them out of debt. In this case, their nasty boss is threatening their girls father. The boss also is the boys' boss as all six of them work in this saloon out West. It's not the "Old West" days, though, because there are automobiles but everything else looks like the 1800s. The boys also hope to marry the girls, if they are financially better off, so that's added incentive.

As also is the case many times, the nasty boss is a crook. In this story, the guy and a cohort had robbed a bank and stashed the money in a hole in the ground outside of town. You-know-who just happens to discover the money the next day!

Among the insane sights in this Stooges short is a burro wearing galoshes. The burro is named "Yorick," and when it appears it was accidentally blown up, yes, we hear: "Alas, poor Yorick. We knew him well." (You knew that line was coming!)

Overall, a silly and so-so episode but entertaining in its goofy way.


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