The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"Oh! Look at the grouse!" - Curly (POP GOES THE EASEL, 1935)

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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

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Moe, Larry and Curly
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Moe, Larry and Curly are three out-of-work tramps who are hired to promote a university football team. They're soon mistaken for the school's famous star athletes, "The Three Horsemen." As the star athletes, the Stooges are hired by a gangster to secretly play on his professional team, but of course the boys know nothing about football and bring their own set of skills to the game.

Costarring Lucille Ball.

Larry said that there were numerous injuries while this short was made, including him losing a tooth when he was socked by Joseph Young (actor Robert Young's brother), and Curly broke his leg after riding down the dumbwaiter. In the scene with the photographers during the football game, Larry insisted the studio use stunt doubles, one of whom was badly injured.

The original ending had the Stooges retelling the story to their children, but only photo stills remain of that footage (see Moe Howard & the 3 Stooges pp. 6-7, 68-69, 79 and 81). The complete, original scripted version with the Stooges' sons, was published in The Three Stooges Book of Scripts, by Joan Howard Maurer, Citadel Press 1987.

Opening title music is "Eastmoor College March," by Louis Silvers; see The Three Stooges Journal # 87 (Fall 1998).

Cast Members: Jerry Howard (Curly) · Moe Howard (Moe) · Larry Fine (Larry) · Walter Long (Joe Stacks) · Lucille Ball (Daisy Simms) · Gertie Green (Lulu Banks) · Phyllis Crane (Molly Gray) · Joseph Young (Pete) · Milton Douglas (Henchman) · Lynton Brent (Man panhandled by Moe) · Larry Wheat (3rd man panhandled by Moe) · Bobby Burns (Man panhandled by Larry) · Johnny Kascier (Man panhandled by Curly) · Harry Bowen (Boulder Dam publicity man) · Dutch Hendrian (Referee) · Jimmie Phillips (Photographer) · William J. Irving (Photographer) · Billy Wolfstone (Little Curly, scenes deleted) · Alex Hirschfield (Little Moe, scenes deleted) · Joe Levine (Little Larry, scenes deleted)

Production Crew: Raymond McCarey (Director) · Jules White (Producer) · Felix Adler (Story and Screenplay) · Griffin Jay (Story and Screenplay) · Henry Freulich (Photography) · James Sweeney (Film Editor) · Charles Althouse (Sound Engineer) · Louis Silvers (Music) · Morey Lightfoot (Assistant Director)

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Moe reads in the newspaper that Curly is the missing heir to his rich uncle Bob O. Link's estate. The Stooges go to the mansion, only to find out that Prof. Bob O. Link didn't die, he was murdered! And both his body and the will are missing. The boys have to spend the night in the spooky old house and solve the mystery.

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