Yes, We Have No Bonanza

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Yes, We Have No Bonanza
Directed by Del Lord
Produced by Jules White
Written by Searle Kramer
Elwood Ullman
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Dick Curtis
Lynton Brent
Vernon Dent
Lola Jensen
Suzanne Kaaren
Lorna Gray
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Charles Nelson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • May 19, 1939 (1939-05-19)
Running time
15' 47"
Country United States
Language English

Yes, We Have No Bonanza is the 39th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are singing waiters in a saloon out West, accompanied by three cowgirls. Unfortunately, saloon keeper Maxey (Dick Curtis) is surly and patronizing to the hard working girls. The girls have little choice, as they are forced to work for him because their father is in debt. The Stooges vow to make enough money to pay off the debt and wed the girls, and decide to go prospecting for gold.

Unknown to the Stooges, however, Maxey has recently robbed a bank and buried the loot. In their digging, the boys managed to discover Maxey's stash, thinking they are truly in the dough. They return to town, but Maxey gets his hands on the money and flee the saloon. The Stooges, of course, catch up with Maxey, retrieve the loot, and end up giving back to the bank from whence it came, much to their astonishment.

Production notes[edit]

Filming for Yes, We Have No Bonanza commenced between November 28 and December 1, 1938.[1] The film's title is a parody of the 1923 song "Yes, We Have No Bananas".[2]


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