YES, WE HAVE NO BONANZA
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May 19 / Prod. No. 438 / 16
m / ap Jules White / d
Del Lord /
st scr Elwood Ullman and Searle Kramer /
ph Lucien Ballard
/ e Charles Nelson / C:
Dick Curtis (Jack), Lynton Brent (Pete), Vernon Dent (Sheriff), Suzanne
Kaaren, Jean Carmen and Lola Jensen (Saloon Girls)
As singing waiters of the Canyon
Creek Saloon, the Stooge learn that three chorus girls are indebted
to their boss, Jack. Jack is a mean ol' cuss, who threatens to throw
their father in jail if they decide to quit working for him. Into
the saloon staggers Pete, one of Jack's henchmen. He pays for a drink
with a $20 gold piece, whereupon the Stooges make a quick decision
to quit working as Saloonatics and become prospectors. The big picture
is is the Stooges are successful in their new careers, they'll dig
up enough gold to pay off the girls debt and get married. During their
search, the boys unearth a gold filling missing from Jack's mouth.
As the Stooges shovel deeper, they uncover a satchel full of gold,
money and bonds (All of which was buried earlier in the short by Jack
and his henchman). Believing they are all but millionaires,
the Stooges return to the saloon, decked out in fancy western duds.
They ask the girls to abandon Jack, quit their jobs and marry them.
However, Jack recognizes the satchel as his own buried loot, and goes
after the boys. In the ensuing chase, Jack and Pete crash their automobile
right into the Sheriff's office and are captured.
On Columbia's Stage 6, a lake (or permanent
pond) was built for A Ducking They Did Go (4/7/39). This same structure
was used in Yes, We Have No Bonanza.
Did you know that this short was untitled
during production? Curly developed the title (unknowingly) with
his ad-libbed line "Yes we have no bonanzas!" at the end
of the short.
Yes, We Have No Bonanzas SD:
4 (M 11/28 to TH 12/1/38) FN: Complete
two-reeler reused in Three Stooges Follies (11/74).