Merry Mavericks (1951)
Article 5930 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Edward Bernds
Featuring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
What it is: Three Stooges short
The Three Stooges are mistaken for lawmen when they visit the town of Peaceful Gulch.
The first half of this short has the Stooges in the wild west. The fantastic content doesn’t rev up until the second half, where they guard some money in a house that is supposedly haunted. The plot is set up so that you won’t be surprised that the scares are just bad guys in costumes, but you still end up with an assortment of horrors, including a headless Indian. It’s a pretty average Stooges short, though there are moments when the Stooges show some surprising cleverness in dealing with their adversaries.