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Horses' Collars (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Western, Short | 10 January 1935 (USA)
The stooges are private detectives in the old west trying to help a girl recover an IOU from a bad guy. Their attempts to steal the IOU from the villains wallet and then from a safe meet ... See full summary »

Director:

Clyde Bruckman

Writers:

Felix Adler (story), Felix Adler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)
Curly Howard ... Curley (as Jerry Howard)
Dorothea Kent ... Nell Higginbottom (as Dorothy Kent)
Fred Kohler ... Double Deal Decker
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Storyline

The stooges are private detectives in the old west trying to help a girl recover an IOU from a bad guy. Their attempts to steal the IOU from the villains wallet and then from a safe meet with problems until Curly, who goes berserk whenever he sees a mouse, knocks out all the bad guys. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The 3 lunatics are on the loose again! (original half-sheet poster)

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Comedy | Western | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyden Zeeke See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production #159. See more »

Goofs

When Moe and Larry are being hanged, the real supporting ropes can be seen clearly. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Curly: Moe, Larry, the cheese! Moe, Larry, the cheese!
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Connections

Referenced in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) See more »

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You'll Never Know What Tears Are
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You know you're in trouble when cheese ends up being the biggest laugh-getter!
16 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I am not a huge fan of the Three Stooges, I do appreciate their early films with Columbia. They tended to be funnier and far fresher than their films they made starting in the late 40s--when remaking and even remaking their remakes became the norm. Additionally, while his humor sure ain't sophisticated, the early films feature Curly--who was a heck of a lot funnier than his later replacements.

"Horses' Collars" is their fifth film for Columbia. It begins with the trio begin hired as detectives and they are sent out west on a case. There they meet a nice young lady who is about to lose her ranch unless the boys can help her. Naturally, they agree to help her and hilarity follows.

Unfortunately, this short has a lot of energy and nice settings but very, very few laughs. Considering it's big laugh-getter is Curly's reaction when he smells cheese, you know it's not a funny film. Worth seeing if you are a big fan and the worst of their earlier efforts for Columbia.


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