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The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"We're known as The Fish Market Duet." "Yeah, we sing for the halibut." - Larry & Shemp (DUNKED IN THE DEEP, 1949)


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 85 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 920 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 0 20
Moe, Larry and Curly (MLC) 1934 - 1947 97 9 14 0 120
Moe, Larry and Shemp (MLS) 1947 - 1956 77 3 1 15 96
Moe, Larry and Joe (MLJ) 1957 - 1959 16 1 0 0 17
The Columbia Shorts (Total): 1934-1959 190  
Moe, Larry and Curly Joe (MLD) 1959 - 1970 2 8 44 33 87
Moe Howard (Solo) (SMH) 1933 - 1973 3 4 1 10 18
Curly Howard (Solo) (SCH) 1934 1 0 0 0 1
Shemp Howard (Solo) (SSH) 1933 - 1949 54 48 1 1 104
Ted Healy and Larry Fine (Solo) (STH_SLF) 1933 0 1 0 0 1
Joe Besser (Solo) (SJB) 1938 - 1976 13 28 0 281 322
Joe DeRita (Solo) (SJD) 1943 - 1958 4 8 0 5 17
Ted Healy (Solo) (STH) 1926 - 1938 5 25 2 0 32
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 4 8 62 75
Ted Healy and Curly Howard (Solo) (STH_SCH) 1934 0 1 0 0 1
Totals: 280 152 75 413 920

Pick of the Day - Saturday, February 28,2015
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Joe Besser (Solo)
Release Date
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95 min.
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Paramutual Pictures is losing money... not at the box office, but from internal inefficiency. Studio President Tom Paramutual (Brian Donlevy), aka "T.P.," decides an internal spy would be more effective than efficiency expert Mr. Fumble, preferably someone that no one would suspect. Enter Morty S. Tashman (Jerry Lewis), an incompetent bumbler, hired as a studio errand boy so that he can routinely observe activity around the studio, and report to T.P.'s assistant Dexter Sneak (Howard McNear). This plot device is virtually forgotten once it creates a means for Morty to stumble around the studio, and create havoc with a series of blackout and extended gag sequences.

Joe Besser has a small role as a studio projectionist.

One of Jerry Lewis' best films, funny even to most who don't like Lewis.

Excellent supporting cast filled with some of the best character actors around, including several Three Stooges veterans like Kenneth MacDonald, Phil Arnold and Benny Rubin, and other familiar faces like Fritz Feld, Sig Ruman and Stanley Adams. Kathleen Freeman is hilarious as T.P.'s laryngitis-stricken wife, forgotten by Morty when he drives the limo into the car wash with the top down. Howard McNear (THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW) steals every scene he's in.

Joe Besser was struggling for work at this time, and friend Jerry Lewis gave him a small role. It paid off well for Besser, who met Joey Bishop on the set... and wound up with a costarring role on Bishop's television sitcom for the next few years.

Cast Members: Jerry Lewis (Morty S. Tashman) · Paul Frees (Narrator) · Brian Donlevy (Tom 'T. P.' Paramutual) · Stanley Adams (Grumpy) · Howard McNear (Dexter Sneak) · Kathleen Freeman (Mrs. Paramutual) · Kenneth MacDonald (Mr. Fumble) · Regis Toomey (Studio executive) · Pat Dahl (Miss Carson) · Doodles Weaver (Weaver) · Dick Wesson (The A. D.) · Harry Cheshire (Ulysses Paramutual) · Stuart Holmes (Albert Paramutual) · Isobel Elsom (Irma Paramutual) · Brian O'Hara (Paramutual relative) · Iris Adrian (Anastasia Anastasia) · Sig Ruman (Baron Elston Carteblanche) · Milton Frome (Mr. Greenbag) · Benny Rubin (Mr. Wabenlotnee) · Renee Taylor (Miss Giles) · Phil Arnold (Babe Rosenwald) · Mike Mahoney (Carl the prop man) · Roscoe Ates (Ralph the prop man) · Fritz Feld (Mr. Busby) · Snub Pollard (Snub) · Felicia Atkins (Serina) · Joey Forman (Jedson) · Richard Bakalyan (Jason) · David Landfield (Lance) · Jim Backus (Mr. Arbutt, voice) · Joe Besser (Man watching rushes) · Theodora Davitt (Southern belle) · Rita Hayes (Dubbing singer) · Mary Treen (Commissary cashier) · Barry Livingston (Boy in commissary) · Darby Hinton (Young boy) · Mike Mazurki (Blonde actress' stand-in) · Herb Vigran (Smoker in elevator) · Bill Richmond (Bespectaled man in elevator) · Michael Ross (Big man in elevator) · Del Moore (M. C.) · Bert Stevens (Man at movie premiere) · Robert Ivers (Young NY director) · Quinn O'Hara (Model) · Leo Durocher (Himself) · Hal Taggart (Man in audience) · Lorne Greene (Himself) · Pernell Roberts (Himself) · Dan Blocker (Himself) · Michael Landon (Himself) · Mary Ritts (Herself, marionette voice) · Paul Ritts (Himself, marionette operator) · The Dover Basketeers (Themselves) · Bellfontevro (Puppeteer) · William Wellman Jr. (Young lover) · Don 'Red' Barry · Judy Erwin · Jean Engstrom · Sue Casey · Jan Bradley · John Benson · Barry Gray · Judy Howard · Connie Cezan · Sherwood Price · Tony Regan · Sheila Rogers · Jeanne Taylor · Jerry Wayne · Caroline Richter · Booth Colman · Bob Hopkins · Frank Scannell · Mickey Manners · Dick Winslow · Hank Ladd · Sally Mansfield · Hal Rand · Richard Morrow · Frances Weintraub Lax · Joe Gray · Mary LeBow · Douglas Evans · Murray Alper

Production Crew: Jerry Lewis (Director) · Ernest D. Glucksman (Producer) · Arthur P. Schmidt (Associate Producer) · Bill Richmond (Screenplay) · Jerry Lewis (Screenplay) · W. Wallace Kelley (Director of Photography) · Stanley E. Johnson (Film Editor) · Arthur Lonergan (Art Director) · Hal Pereira (Art Director) · Sam Comer (Set Decoration) · James W. Payne (Set Decoration) · Hugo Grenzbach (Sound Recording) · Charles Grenzbach (Sound Recording) · Walter Scharf (Conductor) · Walter Scharf (Musical Score) · Leo Shuken (Orchestrator) · Jack Hayes (Orchestrator) · Louis Y. Brown (Composer) · Nick Castle (Choreographer) · Phil Boutelje (Music Coordinator) · Edith Head (Costume Design) · Sy Devore (Costumes) · Nat Wise (Costumes) · Frank Somper (Wardrobe) · Wally Westmore (Makeup) · Nellie Manley (Hair Stylist) · Ralph Axness (Assistant Director) · William Davidson (Production Manager) · Marshall Katz (Assistant Producer) · Eleanor H. Donahoe (Script Supervisor) · Marvin Weldon (Dialogue coach)

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The Stooges are hobos thrown off a freight train and chased out of the railroad yard. They hide in the "Hangover Athletic Club," where Curly is hired as a sparring partner. Ivan Bustoff, wrestling World Champion, takes a shine to the Stooges, and his manager Tony hires them to keep on eye on Bustoff and make sure he doesn't drink. Ivan gets plastered regardless, followed by the boys knocking him cold with dumbells. Moe sends out Curly disguised as Bustoff, hoping that his violent reaction to "Wild Hyacinth" perfume will win the match and keep Tony's gang from knocking them off.


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