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The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"Oh, I just love crab!" "Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk... she don't know it's a toitle." - Hilda Title & Curly (PAIN IN THE PULLMAN, A, 1936)


ThreeStooges.net is the home of The Three Stooges Online Filmography, a complete film history of the funniest guys that ever appeared in motion pictures!

The Three Stooges have been cracking up millions with their antics for 86 years. From their start in films with Ted Healy in the early 1930's, through their glory days with Columbia, to their own feature films in the 1960's - the Stooges film career spanned over forty years, and they're still just as popular today! We have every film appearance the Three Stooges - all six of them! - ever made, including their solo appearances.

There are 978 short subjects, feature films and other media that had one or more of the Stooges appearing in the cast. Here is a breakdown of the filmography, by "Stooge Team":

The Three Stooges Online Filmography

Stooge Team Dates Shorts Films Other TV Total
Ted Healy and His Stooges (THS) 1930 - 1934 6 10 4 3 23
Moe, Larry and Curly (MLC) 1934 - 1947 97 9 14 1 121
Moe, Larry and Shemp (MLS) 1947 - 1956 77 3 1 15 96
Moe, Larry and Joe (MLJ) 1957 - 1959 16 1 0 1 18
The Columbia Shorts (Total): 1934-1959 190  
Moe, Larry and Curly Joe (MLD) 1959 - 1970 2 8 44 42 96
Moe Howard (Solo) (SMH) 1933 - 1973 3 4 1 13 21
Curly Howard (Solo) (SCH) 1934 1 0 0 0 1
Shemp Howard (Solo) (SSH) 1933 - 1949 54 48 1 2 105
Ted Healy and Larry Fine (Solo) (STH_SLF) 1933 0 1 0 0 1
Joe Besser (Solo) (SJB) 1938 - 1976 13 28 0 301 342
Joe DeRita (Solo) (SJD) 1943 - 1958 4 8 0 10 22
Ted Healy (Solo) (STH) 1926 - 1938 5 25 2 11 43
Moe Howard and Curly Howard (Solo) (SMH_SCH) 1933 - 1934 1 1 0 0 2
Shemp Howard and Joe Besser (Solo) (SSH_SJB) 1949 0 1 0 0 1
Larry Fine (Solo) (SLF) 1973 - 1974 0 0 0 6 6
Miscellaneous Appearances (MISC) Any 1 5 8 65 79
Ted Healy and Curly Howard (Solo) (STH_SCH) 1934 0 1 0 0 1
Totals: 280 153 75 470 978

Pick of the Day - Wednesday, February 10,2016
Average Rating:     [ 8.54/10 ]   11 votes
Moe, Larry and Curly Joe
Release Date
United Artists
Production Type
Feature Film
190 min.
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Smiler Grogan (Jimmy Durante), a crook who stole a large sum from a tuna factory years earlier, is making his break from the police and speeding along a California highway, ultimately crashing his car down a steep, craggy slope. Four vehicles stop to render aid. The first contains J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), his wife and mother-in-law (Ethel Merman), the second has Melville Crump (Sid Caesar) and his wife, the third holds Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benji Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), and the last contains Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters). The five men descend the slope to look for survivors, finding Smiler near death. Smiler, realizing he is about to die, tells them of a buried treasure ("350 G's!") that's been lying under a big "W" in the Rosita Beach State Park for 15 years. The group tries to come up with a way to divide up the money, and failing that, it's every man for himself!

The trip becomes a madcap, cross-country race to the park. Captain Culpeper (Spencer Tracy) of the Santa Rosita Police Department has the group under surveillance, waiting to see who finds the dough. As they begin to converge on the park, Culpeper tries to swing a deal with the Police Chief for a bonus in solving the case, but when that fails, decides to steal the money for himself.

Filmed in UltraPanavision (Cinerama) and TechniColor.

The role of Irwin the garage mechanic, played by Marvin Kaplan, was originally offered to Joe Besser. Joe was unable to participate when Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas could not give him time off from his costarring role in the television sitcom, THE JOEY BISHOP SHOW.

This filmography's running time of 190 minutes refers to the film's 70mm 1963 premiere in Los Angeles at the Cinerama Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Its original general release version, and subsequent releases to theaters and home video have resulted in shorter running times.

View the original theatrical trailer at TCM.com

Cast Members: Spencer Tracy (Capt. Culpeper) · Jimmy Durante (Smiler Grogan) · Jonathan Winters (Lennie Pike) · Sid Caesar (Melville Crump) · Edie Adams (Monica Crump) · Milton Berle (J. Russell Finch) · Dorothy Provine (Emeline Finch) · Ethel Merman (Mrs. Marcus) · Mickey Rooney ('Dingy' Bell) · Buddy Hackett (Benji Benjamin) · Phil Silvers (Otto Meyer) · Terry-Thomas (Algernon Hawthorne) · Dick Shawn (Sylvester Marcus) · Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson (1st cab driver) · Peter Falk (2nd cab driver) · Norman Fell (1st detective at crash site) · Nicholas Georgiade (2nd detective at crash site) · Zasu Pitts (Gertie, switchboard operator) · Madlyn Rhue (Ms. Schwartz) · Charles McGraw (Lt. Mathews) · Alan Carney (Police Sergeant) · Andy Devine (Sheriff of Crockett County) · Stan Freberg (Deputy Sheriff) · Jerry Lewis (Man who runs over hat) · Robert Karnes (Officer Simmy) · William Demarest (Police Chief Aloysius) · Nick Stewart (Migrant truck driver) · Jean Sewell (Migrant's wife) · Ben Blue (Bi-plane pilot) · Bobo Lewis (Pilot's wife) · Marvin Kaplan (Irwin) · Arnold Stang (Ray) · Charles Lane (Private airport manager) · Jim Backus (Tyler Fitzgerald) · Ben Lessy (George, Fitzgerald's valet) · Barrie Chase (Mrs. Halliburton, Sylvester's girlfriend) · Jack Benny (Samaritan in car) · Selma Diamond (Ginger Culpeper) · Louise Glenn (Billie Sue Culpeper) · Mike Mazurki (Sick woman's husband) · Eddie Rosson (Eddie) · Leo Gorcey (Taxi cab driver) · Doodles Weaver (Hardware store clerk) · Edward Everett Horton (Dinkler, hardware store owner) · Stanley Clements (Reporter in squad room) · Harry Lauter (Police dispatcher) · Ken Peters (Police dispatcher) · Stacy Harris (Police radio voice F-7) · Don C. Harvey (Policeman in helicopter) · John Clarke (Police helicopter pilot) · Tyler McVey (Police radio voice) · Joe DeRita (Airport Fireman) · Moe Howard (Airport Fireman) · Larry Fine (Airport Fireman) · Eddie Ryder (Air traffic controller) · Carl Reiner (Air traffic controller) · Jesse White (Air traffic controller) · Paul Ford (Colonel Wilberforce) · Buster Keaton (Jimmy) · Don Knotts (Nervous driver) · Roy Engel (Intersection patrolman) · Paul Birch (Intersection patrolman) · Sammee Tong (Chinese laundryman) · Stacy Harris (Detective restraining Mr. Dinkler) · Lennie Weinrib (Police radio voice F-14) · Lloyd Corrigan (Mayor) · Tom Kennedy (Santa Rosita traffic cop) · Joe E. Brown (Rally speaker) · Sterling Holloway (Fireman) · Lennie Weinrib (Ladder firemen, voices) · Minta Durfee (Woman in crowd) · Eddie Smith (Man in crowd) · Charles Sherlock (Man in crowd) · Al Haskell (Man in crowd) · Harvey Parry (Man pummeled by Mrs. Marcus / stunts) · James Flavin (Valley Center Crossroads policeman, scene deleted) · Roy Roberts (1st cop at garage, scene deleted) · Chick Chandler (2nd cop at garage, scene deleted) · Phil Arnold (Gas pump attendant, scene deleted) · Allen Jenkins (Detective at airport, scene deleted) · Cliff Norton (Reporter at airport, scene deleted) · Howard Da Silva (Airport official, scene deleted) · King Donovan (Airport official, scene deleted) · Barbara Pepper (Woman on phone at garage, scene deleted) · Morey Amsterdam (Voice of Uncle Mike, scene deleted) · Elliott Reid (Voice of Dr. Chadwick, scene deleted) · Bill Couch (stunts, Buddy Hackett & Spencer Tracy double) · Chuck Couch (stunts, Terry-Thomas double) · John Hudkins (stunts, Jonathan Winters double) · Jack Perkins (stunts, Jonathan Winters double) · Loren Janes (stunts, Eddie Anderson double) · Regis Parton (stunts, Milton Berle double) · Janos Prohaska (stunts, Peter Falk & Arnold Stang double) · George Robotham (stunts, Dick Shawn double) · Carl Saxe (stunts, Sid Caesar double) · Helen Thurston (stunts, Ethel Merman double) · Jesse Wayne (stunts, Mickey Rooney double) · Marvin Willens (stunts, Phil Silvers double) · Carey Loftin (stunts, Terry-Thomas double) · Bill Maxwell (stunts, Marvin Kaplan double) · Carey Loftin (stunt driver) · Frank Tallman (stunt pilot) · Max Balchowsky (stunts) · Dick Crockett (stunts) · Fred Scheiwiller (stunts) · Paul Stader (stunts) · Gil Perkins (stunts) · Paul Mantz (stunts) · Tom Steele (stunts) · Dale Van Sickel (stunts) · Sol Gorss (stunts) · George DeNormand (stunts) · Robert F. Hoy (stunts) · Bob Herron (stunts) · John Daheim (stunts) · Carol Daniels (stunts) · Richard E. Butler (stunts) · Tap Canutt (stunts) · Fred Gabourie (stunts) · Bill Shannon (stunts) · Buddy Van Horn (stunts) · Stephanie Epper (stunts) · May Boss (stunts) · Alex Sharp (stunts) · Philip Crawford (stunts) · Gary Epper (stunts) · Wally Rose (stunts) · Chuck Hayward (stunts) · Paul Baxley (stunts) · Dick Geary (stunts) · Walt LaRue (stunts) · The Shirelles (Dance sequence singers) · The Four Mads (Dance sequence musicians)

Production Crew: Stanley Kramer (Director) · Stanley Kramer (Producer) · Anne P. Kramer (Associate Producer) · Tania Rose (Story and Screenplay) · William Rose (Story and Screenplay) · Ernest Laszlo (Director of Photography) · Irmin Roberts (Photography) · Hal A. McAlpin (Photography) · Frederic Knudtson (Film Editor) · Gene Fowler Jr. (Film Editor) · Robert C. Jones (Film Editor) · Gordon Gurnee (Art Director) · Rudolph Sternad (Production Designer) · Joseph Kish (Set Decoration) · Gordon Sawyer (Sound Supervisor) · Vinton Vernon (Re-Recording) · John K. Kean (Sound Engineer) · Clem Portman (Re-Recording) · Roy Granville (Re-Recording) · Walter Elliott (Sound Editor) · William Brittan (Music Recording Engineer) · Ernest Gold (Conductor) · Albert Woodbury (Orchestrator) · Robert Helfer (Music Coordinator) · Art Dunham (Music Editor) · Ernest Gold (Original Music) · Mack David (Lyrics) · Joe King (Costume Supervision) · Bill Thomas (Costume Design) · Dick Smith (Stunt double masks) · George Lane (Makeup) · Lynn F. Reynolds (Makeup) · Connie Nichols (Hair Stylist) · Clem Beauchamp (Production Manager) · Bud Pine (Production Coordinator) · Ivan Volkman (Assistant Director) · Charles Scott (Assistant Director) · Bert Chervin (Assistant Director) · George Batcheller (Assistant Director) · Carey Loftin (2nd Unit Director) · James V. King (Camera Operator) · Charles F. Wheeler (Camera Operator) · Dick Johnson (Assistant Cameraman) · Farciot Edouart (Process Photography) · Linwood G. Dunn (Photographic Effects) · James B. Gordon (Photographic Effects) · Willis H. O'Brien (Visual Effects) · Chuck Gaspar (Special Effects) · Danny Lee (Special Effects) · Glenn E. Anderson (Boom) · Morris Rosen (Grip) · Martin Kashuk (Assistant Grip) · Joseph Edesa (Gaffer) · Richard Portman (Assistant Foley) · Art Cole (Property Master) · Marshall Schlom (Script Supervisor) · Jim Danforth (Miniatures) · Marcel Delgado (Miniatures) · Saul Bass (Title Designer) · Adrian Woolery (Animation Production Manager) · William T. Hurtz (Animation Director) · Ruth Kissane (Animator) · Bror Lansing (Animator) · Ed Levitt (Animator) · Mary Mathews (Animator) · Beverly Robbins (Animator) · Charles Smith (Animator) · Danny Smith (Animator) · Frank Smith (Animator) · Irene Wyman (Animator) · Oscar Hansson (Animator) · Bernard Gruver (Animator) · Jim Danforth (Animator) · Bill Melendez (Animator) · Carl Pederson (Animator) · Bob Carlson (Animator) · Hugh Childs (Animator) · Tab Collar (Animator) · Art Goodman (Animator) · Robert E. Blair (Dog Trainer) · Carey Loftin (Stunt Supervisor) · Frank Tallman (Aerial Stunt Supervisor) · Paul Mantz (Aerial Stunt Supervisor) · Lynn Stalmaster (Casting)

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