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The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"You're in the Army now / You'll always have your chow / You'll never get rich, you..." - Curly (BOOBS IN ARMS, 1940)


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 983 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 4 24
Moe, Larry and Curly (MLC) 1934 - 1947 97 9 14 1 121
Moe, Larry and Shemp (MLS) 1947 - 1956 77 3 1 16 97
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 43 97
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 0 303 344
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 75 475 983

Pick of the Day - Monday, May 2,2016
Average Rating:     [ 7.50/10 ]   1 votes
Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
Hal Roach Studios
Production Type
Feature Film
86 min.
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Millionaire Drogo Gaines jilts his golddigging bride at the altar by pretending to be insane, and when she sees through his scam, gets revenge by having him committed to a sanitarium. Gaines meets up with fellow patient Col. Carroway, a harmless eccentric committed by his family. Gaines and Carroway escape and hook up with a travelling carnival owned by Penguin Moore (Carole Landis). Drogo and Penguin are infatuated, and with Carroway's "help," Drogo is passed off to Penguin as a the world's greatest lion tamer. The carnival's financial condition leaves a lot to be desired, and finds itself evicted by the Sheriffs of several towns. But the Colonel's conspiring lands them on millionaire Harry Whitman's estate, with a plan to bring Drogo and Penguin together, and save the carnival.

Shemp Howard appears in a small role as Moe Parker, a wild animal exhibitor who sells his lions to the carnival.

Comedy relief is handled by Patsy Kelly, Penguin's best friend and the reluctant object of the carnival's mute Indian barker's (George Stone) affections. Willie Best also comes on board about halfway thru the film as a carnival handyman, who runs afoul of some loose lions. Musical interludes are provided by the gospel/folk group The Charioteers, with lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael.

Originally planned as one of Hal Roach's "streamliner" features (~ 45 minutes), ROAD SHOW wound up with a running time of 86 minutes, and Roach went so far as to cast his daughter Margaret in a supporting role as the carnival's vocalist, who sings with The Charioteers.

Cast Members: Adolphe Menjou (Col. Carleton Carroway) · Carole Landis (Penguin Moore) · John Hubbard (Drogo Gaines) · Patsy Kelly (Jinx) · George E. Stone (Indian) · Charles Butterworth (Harry Whitman) · The Charioteers (Themselves) · Margaret Roach (Priscilla) · Shemp Howard (Moe Parker) · Lee 'Lasses' White (Constable) · James C. Morton (Sheriff) · Clarence H. Wilson (Sheriff) · Lane Chandler (State trooper) · Florence Bates (Mrs. Newton) · Edward Norris (Ed Newton) · Edward Keane (Newton) · Polly Ann Young (Helen Newton) · Paul Stanton (Dr. Thorndyke) · Tommy Mack (Clem Prouty) · Marjorie Woodworth (Alice) · Eddie Dunn (Joe) · Willie Best (Willie) · Ted Stanhope (Stanhope the butler) · James Dime (Orville) · Frank Orth (Joe) · Jack Norton (Drunk) · Eddie Fetherston (Bookie) · Richard Cramer (Roustabout) · Mike Lally (Roustabout) · Ralph T. Brooks (Roustabout) · Ben Hall (Rube) · Victor Potel (Rube) · Stanley Blystone (Townsman in brawl) · Sam Lufkin (Townsman in brawl) · Jack Raymond (Townsman in brawl) · Harry Wilson (Townsman in brawl) · Ray Cooke (Townsman in brawl) · Johnny Arthur (Sanitarium inmate) · Edmund Mortimer (Sanitarium inmate) · Maurice Cass (Sanitarium inmate) · Helen Dickson (Woman at carnival) · Bess Flowers (Woman at carnival) · Aubrey Mather (Minister) · Florence Wix (Agnes' mother, wedding guest) · Broderick O'Farrell (Wedding guest) · Yolande Donlan (Nurse) · Inna Gest (Nurse)

Production Crew: Hal Roach (Producer) · Hal Roach (Director) · Eric Hatch (Novel) · Eric Hatch (Story) · Mickell Novack (Screenplay) · Harry Langdon (Screenplay) · Arnold Belgard (Screenplay) · Bert Jordan (Film Editor) · Norbert Brodine (Director of Photography) · Charles D. Hall (Art Director) · W. L. Stevens (Set Decoration) · William Randall (Sound Recording) · Hoagy Carmichael (Original Music) · George E. Stoll (Original Music) · Harris Robison (Lyrics) · Stanley Adams (Lyrics) · Arthur Schutt (Associate Music Composer) · Kay Nelson (Wardrobe) · Roy Seawright (Effects Photographer) · Bernard Carr (Assistant Director) · Gordon Douglas (Associate Director) · Hal Roach Jr. (Associate Director)

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The Stooges are detectives hired by a museum curator to find the kidnapped Professor Tuttle and the mummy of King Rutentuten. The boys hail a taxi at the cost of $2,198.55 to Cairo. When they find the tomb, the boys encounter crooks who are also after the mummy. The mummy they thought was Rutentuten was really his wife, Queen HotsyTotsy. It turns out King Rutentuten was a midget.

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