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The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"How much would you charge to haunt a cave?" - Shemp (I'M A MONKEY'S UNCLE, 1948)


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 84 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 - Sunday, November 23,2014
Average Rating:     [ 7.50/10 ]   1 votes
Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
Production Type
Feature Film
59 min.

Most of Shemp's screen time is limited to voiceover, with his character of Eddie in disguise as "Ivan the Robot." That's actually stand-in Ernie Stanton in the tin suit, not Shemp.

Conman Boris Kabikoff (Mischa Auer) has stolen corporate plans for a robot, but they're incomplete. Kabikoff hires stooge Eddie (Shemp Howard) to masquerade as the robot "Ivan," passing it off as his own invention in a scheme to defraud investors. Boris and Eddie hook up with patent attorney James Mitchell (William Frawley), whose ex-wife has left him broke and anxious to make a fast dollar. Mitchell falls for Boris' scheme and imagines a fortune in his future. Mitchell's secretary Sharon Knight (Una Merkel) has recently reunited with her hometown boyfriend Larry Trent (Stu Erwin), the winner of a $5,000 radio contest. Boris and Mitchell focus their respective schemes on Trent's contest money.

A talented cast, trapped in a low-rent Universal B comedy feature.

Shemp is very funny as Eddie, a dimwitted conman suffering from Blonde-a-Phobia... Kabikoff: "What's that?" Eddie: "I can't help myself, I just gotta chase after blondes." Kabikoff: "What do you do with them?" Eddie: "I don't know. Ain't caught one yet."

The majority of the film's laughs are contributed by Mantan Moreland and Hattie Noel, Mitchell's butler and maid, with their take and doubletake reactions to "Ivan."

Cast Members: Stuart Erwin (Lawrence Trent) · Una Merkel (Sharon Knight) · William Frawley (James Mitchell) · Shemp Howard (Eddie / Ivan) · Mischa Auer (Boris Kabikoff) · Astrid Allwyn (Ethel Mitchell) · Mantan Moreland (Burgess) · Hattie Noel (Chloe) · Emmett Vogan (Mr. McAneny) · Pierre Watkin (Mr. Benson) · Milt Parsons (Lars Olson) · Will Wright (Sylvanus Boogle) · Francis Pierlot (Mayor Smun) · Tom Hanlon (Dixon, radio announcer) · Ernie Stanton (Ivan / Shemp's stunt double) · Billy Bletcher (Parachute man) · Jack Perrin (Policeman) · Pat O'Malley (Policeman) · Lyle Clement (Policeman) · Bobby Barber (Waiter) · Marion Martin (Blonde in corridor) · Janet Warren (Blonde) · Hal K. Dawson (Sawhorse man) · Dave Willock (Radio technician) · Dorothy Darrell (Ethel's maid) · Marin Sais (Screaming woman) · Dorothy Vernon (Woman at radio show) · Unidentified (Dice player)

Production Crew: Edward F. Cline (Director) · Joseph Gershenson (Producer) · Scott Darling (Screenplay) · Erna Lazarus (Screenplay) · Charles Van Enger (Director of Photography) · Milton Carruth (Film Editor) · Jack Otterson (Art Director) · Harold MacArthur (Art Director) · Russell A. Gausman (Set Decoration) · Bernard B. Brown (Sound Director) · Jess Moulin (Sound Technician) · Hans J. Salter (Musical Director) · Heinz Roemheld (Music and Lyrics) · Vera West (Gowns)

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Video Pick of the Week Comic of the Day
Moe, Larry, and Shemp run a furniture store. Miss Scudder, a customer Moe's sweet on, calls up and wants them to move some new furniture to her house because some new boarders are arriving. At her house the Stooges commit a lot of bloopers before they discover that the boarders are thieves. A wild chase goes on until one crook is shot in the butt, and two henchmen beat up Larry and Moe. Will the police arrive and save the boys in time?

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