The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"I thought she wanted to play Post Office." - Curly (PAIN IN THE PULLMAN, A, 1936)

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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 7 10 3 4 24
Moe, Larry and Curly (MLC) 1934 - 1947 110 9 1 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 2 4 1 13 20
Curly Howard (Solo) (SCH) 1934 1 0 0 0 1
Shemp Howard (Solo) (SSH) 1933 - 1949 55 48 1 2 106
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: 294 153 61 475 983

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Joe Besser (Solo)
Release Date
National General
Production Type
Feature Film
99 min.
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Joe Besser was originally cast as the poultry truck driver, and filmed his scenes... but director Howard Morris recast the role with Vic Tayback (ALICE); as a result, Joe Besser does not appear in this film.

Middle-aged and widowed, casual acquaintances Abby McClure (Doris Day) and Jake Iverson (Brian Keith) come together and fall in love. Abby's teenaged son, and Jake's teenaged daughter, make it clear that they don't approve, but regardless, the single parents elope to Las Vegas. Chaos ensues as the merged family of six (including Abby's two younger boys) find themselves bouncing back and forth between their two houses, neither of which has enough room for everyone. Borrowing her sister's camper trailer is assumed to be a temporary solution to the problem, but adds to the confusion and misunderstandings, landing the entire family, a gang of motorcycle-riding flower children, and two burly truckers at the local police station.

Filmed in Panavision and DeLuxe Color.

Howard Morris was a prolific film and television director in the 1960/1970s, but is best remembered from the cast of Sid Caesar's YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS and CAESAR'S HOUR, and as 'Ernest T. Bass' on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. Mr. Morris worked with The Three Stooges in the U.S. Treasury short subject STAR SPANGLED SALESMAN (1968), and he directed the Norman Maurer produced feature film WHO'S MINDING THE MINT? (1967).

George Carlin's film debut.

Cast Members: Doris Day (Abby McClure) · Brian Keith (Jake Iverson) · George Carlin (Herbie Fleck) · Pat Carroll (Maxine Scott) · Herb Voland (Harry Scott) · Barbara Hershey (Stacey Iverson) · John Findlater (Flip McClure) · Richard Steele (Jason McClure) · Jimmy Bracken (Mitch McClure) · Alice Ghostley (Molly) · Milton Frome (Bud Young) · Jackie Joseph (Gloria Watson) · Elaine Devry (Cleo Ruskin) · Mickey Deems (Sam Bates) · Jim Boles (Pete) · Ken Osmond (Duke) · Norman Leavitt (Plant executive) · John Copage (Lumberyard employee) · Maudie Prickett (Party guest) · Pearl Shear (Laughing lady) · Vic Tayback (Poultry truck driver) · Jamie Farr (Jo Jo) · William Christopher (Zip Cloud) · Peter Leeds (Officer Joelson) · Allan Melvin (Desk Sergeant) · Howard Morris (Hippie in police station) · The Grass Roots (Themselves) · Joe Besser (Poultry truck driver, scene deleted)

Production Crew: Howard Morris (Director) · Martin Melcher (Producer) · Paul Dubov (Story and Screenplay) · Gwen Bagni (Story and Screenplay) · Harvey Bullock (Screenplay) · Ray S. Allen (Screenplay) · Ellsworth Fredericks (Director of Photography) · Harry Stradling Jr. (Director of Photography) · Adrienne Fazan (Film Editor) · Cary Odell (Art Director) · James L. Berkey (Set Decoration) · Phillip Mitchell (Sound Mixer) · James G. Stewart (Sound Mixer) · Robert Mersey (Original Music) · Tommy Tedesco (Music) · Constance Edney (Costume Design) · Glenn Connelly (Costume Design) · Ray Summers (Costume Design) · Harry Maret (Makeup) · Armiene (Hair Stylist) · Barbara Lampson (Hair Stylist) · Bud Grace (Assistant Director) · Michael Daves (2nd Assistant Director) · Gilbert Kurland (Production Manager) · Bud Grace (Unit Manager) · Corny Cole (Animation Director) · Bob Richardson (Animator)

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The Stooges are itinerate tinkers who are not above "creating" work, and are caught punching holes in workers' lunchboxes and have to run away. They end up on a skyscraper construction site and pass themselves off as "the best riveters that ever riveted," where they get put to work... on the 97th story!

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