Cookoo Cavaliers

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Cookoo Cavaliers
Cookoo Cavaliers lobby 1940.JPG
Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Ewart Adamson
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Dorothy Appleby
Anita Garvin
Lynton Brent
Bob O'Connor
Blanche Payson
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Art Seid
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • November 15, 1940 (1940-11-15) (U.S.)
Running time
Country United States
Language English

Cookoo Cavaliers is the 51st short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1940 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are unsuccessful fish salesmen. After becoming fed up with it all, they decide go into the saloon business but accidentally purchase a salon in the sleepy village of Cucaracha, Mexico. Undaunted, the trio try their hand at giving a customer (Dorothy Appleby) a mud pack using, natural, real mud. After chiseling the cement off her face, the boys scalp three other Mexican beauties before having their bottoms shot full of holes.

Production notes[edit]

Filmed on June 6–10, 1940,[1] the working title of Cookoo Cavaliers was Beauty á la Mud.[2]

The "cookoo" in the title is often misspelled as "cuckoo."[2]


  1. ^ Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 76. ISBN 9781595800701. 
  2. ^ a b Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Glendale, California: Comedy III Productions, Inc. p. 181. ISBN 0-9711868-0-4. 

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