Whoops, I'm an Indian!

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Whoops, I'm an Indian!
Directed byDel Lord
Produced byJules White
Written byHerman Boxer
Clyde Bruckman
Searle Kramer
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Bud Jamison
Beatrice Blinn
Al Thompson
Lew Davis
Eddie Laughton
Blackie Whiteford
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 11, 1936 (1936-09-11) (U.S.)
Running time
CountryUnited States

Whoops, I'm an Indian! is the 18th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1936 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 crooked gamblers in the Old Western town of Lobo City. Eventually, they are caught cheating the residents (including an evil, tough, muscular woodcutter named Pierre) of a frontier town when Larry hid a horseshoe magnet inside his shoe. They are discovered and must escape into the woods. Now as fugitives, the Stooges have to elude the sheriff, the Stooges hunt, fish, and disguise themselves as Indians.

Things start to go wrong when Pierre takes a liking to Curly, who is disguised as an Indian squaw. The two soon get married. Several minutes later, Curly's wig slips off and the trio has to make another run for it. They find what they believe to be a safe place to hide, only to find that they have accidentally locked themselves right into the Lobo City Jail.

Production notes[edit]

Whoops, I'm an Indian! was filmed on June 2–6, 1936.[2] The high-speed canoe footage was reused for the closing of 1937's Back to the Woods.[1]


  1. ^ a b Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Glendale, California: Comedy III Productions, Inc. p. 93. ISBN 0971186804.
  2. ^ Pauley, Jim (2012). The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press, LLC. p. 313. ISBN 9781595800701.

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