The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"They tied me up and made me listen to singing commercials. I thought I'd go mad!... MAD!" - Emil Sitka (WHO DONE IT?, 1949)

Welcome! 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 87 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 - Sunday, January 22,2017
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Shemp Howard (Solo)
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James drafted, and joining him is the band's lead vocalist Lon Prentice (Dick Foran), who doesn't believe that Army training and regulations are necessary for anyone of his skill and fame.

Shemp Howard steals the film whenever James and the Andrews aren't performing. As Sgt. Snavely, he's effectively teamed with Mary Wickes as his shrewish fiancee, trying desperately to keep her away from the attentions of nightclub comic and USO performer Lancelot Pringle McBiff (Joe E. Lewis). Shemp also has the opportunity to clown onstage with the Andrews Sisters during a musical finale, as they perform Don't Sit Under the Appletree. Arguably, Shemp's best solo feature film credit.

Cast Members: Dick Foran (Lon Prentice) · Shemp Howard (Sgt. Muggsy Snavel) · LaVerne Andrews (Herself) · Maxene Andrews (Herself) · Patty Andrews (Herself) · Mary Wickes (Bonnie-Bell Schlopkiss) · Joe E. Lewis (Lancelot Pringle McBiff) · Harry James (Himself) · Helen Forrest (Herself) · The Jivin' Jacks and Jills (Themselves) · Joe Geil (Corky / The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Tommy Rail (Private / The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Jean McNab (The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Jane McNab (The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Dolores Mitchell (The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Roland Dupree (The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Dorothy Babb (The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Robert Scheerer (The Jivin' Jacks and Jills) · Huntz Hall (Cpl. Anemic) · Richard Davies (Lt. Howard Mason) · Eddie Parker (Atkins) · Donald O'Connor (Donny) · Gene O'Donnell (Pvt. McAllister) · Peggy Ryan (Peggy) · Susan Levine (Tag-a-Long) · Jennifer Holt (Joyce Mason) · Ernest Truex (Col. Weatherford) · Edwin Stanley (Maj. Evans) · Addison Richards (Captain) · Edmund Glover (Private Prescott) · Wade Boteler (Recruiting Sergeant) · George Chandler (Enlistment Sergeant) · Pat Flaherty (Drill Sergeant) · Billy Wayne (Sergeant) · Sidney Miller (Jeep driver) · Eddie Bruce (Jeep driver) · Jimmy Conlin (Uncle) · Robert Emmett Keane (Nightclub owner) · Eddie Acuff (Headwaiter) · William H. O'Brien (Joseph, waiter) · Jeffrey Sayre (Tough waiter) · Joey Ray (Waiter) · Grace Hayle (Dowager) · Ronald R. Rondell (Nightclub patron) · Tom Quinn (Nightclub patron) · Bess Flowers (Nightclub patron) · Harold Miller (Nightclub patron) · Edmund Mortimer (Nightclub patron)

Production Crew: Edward F. Cline (Director) · Ken Goldsmith (Producer) · Paul Girard Smith (Story) · Edward James (Screenplay) · Edmond Kelso (Screenplay) · Elwood Bredell (Photography) · Milton Carruth (Film Editor) · Jack Otterson (Art Director) · Robert F. Boyle (Associate Art Director) · Russell A. Gausman (Set Decoration) · Bernard B. Brown (Sound Director) · Paul Neal (Sound Technician) · Harry James (Musical Director) · Jack Mathias (Orchestrator) · Vic Schoen (Orchestrator) · Allie Wrubel (Music and Lyrics) · Sammy Gallop (Lyrics) · Art Kassel (Lyrics) · Vick Knight (Lyrics) · Charles Tobias (Lyrics) · Gene de Paul (Lyrics) · Charles Newman (Lyrics) · Don Raye (Lyrics) · Sid Robin (Lyrics) · Vic Mizzy (Original Music) · John Mattison (Choreographer) · Vera West (Gowns)

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Video Pick of the Week Comic of the Day

Moe, Larry and Curly are carpenters installing a door at Mr. Jones' drugstore. Jones leaves the boys in charge while he tries to settle a liquor delivery problem. The liquor salesman comes in and asks the Stooges to make him a "pick me up," which they mix up themselves in the back in an old boot. The Stooges' concoction knocks his hat off, and the salesman is convinced that the new drink will bring a fortune. He then tries to pass the Stooges off as the Scottish whiskey makers McSniff, McSnuff and McSnort at a party in his boss's home.

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