Production Information
Studio: Columbia
Short Number: 51
Release Date: November 15, 1940
Running Time: 17.5

“Yeah, we know. 1410 South American Way. No cover charge anytime. Glad to meet me.”
(Curly, Larry and Moe)

Short Take

The Stooges sell fish and are getting nowhere, so they quit for another business… running a bar. Falling to the charm of a shady real estate man (“You give me the money, I give you the business”), they buy a saloon in Mexico only to learn they’re now the owners of a beauty salon. Making the best of the situation, the Stooges have nothing to lose and become beauticians. Their first customers are four beautiful local girls. Yes, beautiful. But, for how long?

Cast & Crew

Credited Production Crew:
Produced & Directed by Jules White
Story & Screenplay by Ewart Adamson
Director of Photography Henry Freulich
Film Editor Arther Seid

Credited Cast:
Curly Howard
Larry Fine
Moe Howard

Uncredited Cast:
Lynton Brent – Pedro Ruiz
Dorothy Appleby – Rosita
Bob O’Connor – Manuel Gonzalez
Blanche Payson – fish customer in window
Anita Garvin


On their fish truck in Cookoo Cavaliers, we see Hook, Line & Sinker. Match up the first names to these. (A: Larry Hook – Moe Line – Curly Sinker)

Production Notes

  • Filmed on June 6–10, 1940
  • The working title of Cookoo Cavaliers was Beauty á la Mud
  • Columbia Production Number 455