The library of Three Stooges shorts on DVD is growing all the time thanks to a continued commitment from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. The newest additions to the lineup come in the form of six classic shorts in The Three Stooges: Healthy, Wealthy & Dumb.
Gents Without Cents: The Stooges are three small-time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers and get a small part in a big show at the shipyard. When the rest of the cast doesn’t show up, the Stooges and the girls must put on the whole show themselves. The show is a hit and the Stooges, marry the girls and head to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon.
Healthy, Wealthy & Dumb: Curly wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the Stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente. Their suite is furnished with many expensive items which they systematically wreck, running up quite a bill. When they discover that, minus tax deductions, the jackpot is only $4.85 they quickly agree to marry three pretty, rich widows who are also living in the hotel. The “widows” are actually gold diggers conniving to the get the jackpot money. When the girls find out what the jackpot is really worth, the boys get hit with champagne bottles.
If a Body Meets a Body: Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle’s mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find that the lawyer has been murdered and the will and the body have disappeared. All the relatives must stay in the spooky house while the police investigate and the Stooges are given the bedroom where the uncle was murdered. After a series of misadventures with a walking skull and the uncle’s body (which keeps turning up in strange places) the Stooges unmask the killers and recover the will. Then they learn that Curly has only been left sixty-seven cents.
Rockin“ Through The Rockies: The Stooges are frontier guides leading a minstrel show west. When hostile Indians run the horses off, the group is stranded. They must contend with a snow storm and a marauding bear as well the Indians. After almost killing each other ice fishing, they solve their problems by rigging up a sail on the wagon and sailing west.
Phony Express: Set in the old West, the Stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddler’s show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them to be three famous lawmen coming to clean up the town. Assigned to guard the bank, the boys have the local gang scared at first. But when the gang learns who the Stooges really are, they rob the bank. The boys go in pursuit, find the bad guys” hideout, subdue the bandits and recover the money.
Whoops, I Am an Indian: With local authorities after them and a price on their heads, the Stooges hide out in Indian disguises. But when they run into a trooper whose wife has just run off with an Indian, their biggest concern is how to avoid being scalped.
All of the shorts will be presented in their original black and white fullscreen formats and mono sound. The DVD will make its way to video collections on October 16th for $24.98.