Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect is a 1942 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 61st entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The day begins with the Stooges' matriarch endeavoring unsuccessfully to rouse her sons from their slumber through comedic means, employing a mechanism involving a tethered rope to instigate their awakening. This results in a physical upheaval as the bed, manipulated by the rope, spins horizontally, prompting the trio's dislodgement. Curly then receives a letter from the Inventors' Association, wherein his invention, the Gold Collar Button Retriever, is deemed "incomprehensible and utterly impractical." Curly, misconstruing this assessment as validation, interprets it as a harbinger of success, prompting the trio to depart from their maternal abode in pursuit of fortune.


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    director Del Lord
    editor Jerome Thoms
    genre comedy western
    keywords awaken ghost town lost mine stooge the old west
    producer Hugh McCollum
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick