Production Information
Title: Horsing AroundStudio: ColumbiaShort Number: 180
Release Date: September 12, 1957
Running Time: 15:27

“There’s a horse at Santa Anita owes me a five dollar favor!”

Short Take

Picking up where Hoofs and Goofs left off, The Stooges’ apartment is a little crowded. They are doing their best to raise the baby colt and search for sister Birdie’s mate, a circus horse named Schnapps. The Stooges read in the newspaper that Schnapps has been injured, and may have to be put down. Knowing this would crush their sister, they set out to the circus to save him.

At the circus, The Stooges split up. Moe and Larry distract the man (Emil Sitka) sent to destroy Schnapps by using a horse costume. Joe finds Schnapps and is able to reunite the two horses.

Horsing Around Cast & Crew

Directed byJules White
Produced byJules White
Written byFelix Adler
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Joe Besser
Emil Sitka
Harriette Tarler
Tony the Wonder Horse
CinematographyRay Cory
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon

Horsing Around Trivia

  • The working titles were Just Horsing Around and Just Fooling Around
  • Horsing Around features Moe and Larry’s more “gentlemanly” haircuts, first suggested by Joe Besser. However, these had to be used sparingly, as most of the shorts with Besser were remakes of earlier films, and new footage had to match with old.

Production Notes

  • The same cabin is used for Guns a Poppin! 
  • Filming took place from November 19-21, 1956