Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Three Stooges - Meet the Baron/The Gold Raiders|
Actors: Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante, Zasu Pitts, Ted Healy, Edna May Oliver
Directors: Edward Bernds, Walter Lang
Genres: Westerns, Comedy
Westward-ho-ho-ho! There's a wagonload of sundries and snake oil rolling toward Red Mesa and ? since Larry, Shemp and Moe hold the horses' reins ? there's a load of slaphappy shenanigans, too, in the way-out Western Gold R... more »
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Meet The Baron finally sees the light of day.
S. Elliott | whitwell, tn | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm glad to see Meet The Baron is finally released on dvd. I just bought this the other day. Been wanting to see this movie for a long time. As a big stooges fan. Meet the baron isn't all that good of a movie. This is the stooges early stuff. When the stooges show up their scenes as janitors, they are great. Even with Ted Healy. There only in the movie 20 minutes. Gold Raiders, I wasn't all that familiar with. But it is pretty good. The stooges are in it 90% of the time. This can be considered as good as their shorts. It was made in 1951 with shemp. So they had their act down pat. I would like more of the early stooge stuff released on dvd (pre Columbia). Soup To Nuts is also in my collection.
Two Rare Three Stooges movies finally come to DVD!
Justin Toner | Geneva, NY United States | 07/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this on DVD just last month, I've been waiting years to see these movies and it's great that you get two for the price of one.
"Gold Raiders" is from 1951 and so the lineup is Moe, Larry and Shemp. It's is a pretty good movie, a nice little comedy/western with The Three Stooges provide the big laughs of course. I really enjoyed the fact they are the co-stars of this movie along with George O'Brien so they are onscreen almost the whole movie. The acting from O'Brien and everyone else is pretty good and the plot is simple but with some neat little twists. The Stooges are in about 90% of the movie and it dragged in a few parts when the Stooges were absent for a long time. Other than that I really liked it.
"Meet The Baron" is from 1933 back when Curly first joined the act to replace his brother Shemp, and the boys worked under their friend and fellow comedian Ted Healy. The movie is about a seamster (Jack Pearl) who impersonates the famous adventurer Baron Munchausen (the character Pearl was famous for playing on radio) with Jimmy Durante as his sidekick/manager Joseph Magoo. Ted, Moe, Larry and Curly play bumbling janitors at Cuddle College, an all girls school where the Baron has been asked to speak at. Ted and the Stooges are not in the whole movie, they are in a supporting role here, but when they do show up they really steal the show! The sequence where they are asked to fix the water pipes in the girls shower room is extremly funny! Its a okay movie made better thanks to Healy and the Stooges, although Pearl and Durante do some pretty funny stuff themselves.
Both movies are in good shape, and they have been rarely seen in the past few decades so it's nice they are finally out for everyone to see on DVD.
The only negative for me is the lack of extras, you only get the theatrical trailer for "Meet The Baron" and that's it! Why couldn't they have added in the trailer for "Gold Raiders" too? (That can be found on the Live and Hilarious DVD from Legend Films) Even a commentary track would have been nice.
Despite that, I'm really glad I bought this DVD. If your a Three Stooges fan it's well worth your time to check these two movies out!