Out West

Out West is a 1947 short subject directed by Edward Bernds starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 99th entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


Shemp finds himself afflicted with a troublesome medical condition — a swollen vein in his leg, prompting concerns of potential amputation. Following medical advice, he embarks on a therapeutic sojourn to the rugged terrain of the Old West. Arriving in a town teetering on the brink of lawlessness, the Stooges encounter the enigmatic Doc Barker, a figure seemingly entrenched in the town's nefarious underbelly.