Owners of the Flounder Inn Restaurant
Moe, Larry and Curly are looking to get out of the restaurant business
and the perfect opportunity comes their way (or so they think). Two
city slickers, Higgins and Parker con the Stooges into trading their
restaurant for a so-called "prize race horse", Thunderbolt.
The Stooges soon realize that the thoroughbred is nothing more than
a broken-down, half starved filly. Curly who happened to steal a little
bit of inventory from the restaurant accidentally feeds Thunderbolt
hot peppers thinking they were peanuts. Thunderbolt is quickly transformed
into a flash of lightning when his mouth begins to smoke and he dashes
of for a water trough. The Stooges then realize that they have a meal
ticket in Thunderbolt and the peppers and start training for the next
big race. With this sure-fire ingredient, the Stooges enter Thunderbolt
in the Benson County Fair Five-Thousand-Dollar Sweepstakes race. Jockey
Larry energizes Thunderbolt with a handful of peppers, while Moe and
Curly aid the cause racing in front of Thunderbolt with a bucket of
water, thus powering her to a sure victory. Afterward, the Stooges
wine and dine in their new mansion right along side their trusty steed.
This film was directed by Charles Lamont
who also directed many feature length movies with Abbott and Costello.
4 (W 5/12 to F 5/14, and M 5/17/37) / FN: Gag
of chasing a dog past a customer ordering franks also used in Malice
in the Palace (9/1/49) and Rumpus in the Harem (6/21/56).