Punchy Cowpunchers

Punchy Cowpunchers

Punchy Cowpunchers is a 1950 short subject directed by Edward Bernds starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 120th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


It is the Old West and the Dillon clan are making life miserable for a small Western town. Sweetheart Nell (Christine McIntyre) sends her dashing but dimwitted boyfriend Elmer (Jock O'Mahoney) to find help. Meanwhile in the United States Cavalry, cavalrymen the Stooges are making life miserable for their superior, Sergeant Mullins (Dick Wessel). Mullins tries to whip the boys into shape, but his plan backfires and he has a run-in with his superior, Captain Daley (Emil Sitka). Before that goes far, the Colonel informs Mullins about the Dillon clan's evildoings, and needs some men to run them out of town. Mullins does not miss a beat, and volunteers the unsuspecting Stooges.