The Three Troubledoers (1946)

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While it was not one of the best latter-day Curly Howard comedies, this Three Stooges short still had enough amusing moments to get by. It opens up with the boys, dusty and worn out, reaching Dead Man's Gulch. The population of the town is rapidly dwindling, as evidenced by the sound of gunfire and ever-shrinking numbers on the population sign. Badlands Blackie and his gang are the culprits -- they've killed six sheriffs in five months (and that doesn't count deputies). Now the blacksmith has been kidnapped and Blackie is threatening to do away with him unless his daughter, Nell (Christine McIntyre), agrees to marry him. The desperate townsfolk make Curly sheriff, and Moe and Larry deputies, and their first task is to help out Nell -- especially since she has promised to wed Curly if he saves her father. The Stooges manage to vanquish the bad guys -- only because Blackie is not any brighter than they are -- and they save Nell's dad. But when the girl informs him that she has promised to marry Curly, the blacksmith replies, "I'd rather be dead!" Curly gives him a stick of dynamite and the Stooges run off.