The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"If the customers can stand to eat your cookin', so can you!" - Moe (SHIVERING SHERLOCKS, 1948)

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 - Tuesday, May 23,2017
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Moe, Larry and Curly
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Fresh from Columbus OH, writer Ruth Sherwood (Rosalind Russell) and her actress sister Eileen (Janet Blair) arrive in New York City with dreams of success. Renting a Greenwich Village basement "apartment" from the fast-talking and fact-loose Mr. Appopolous (George Tobias), the girls find that life in the big city is a lot tougher than expected. Not helping matters are a series of dynamite blasts rocking the apartment, from a new subway tunnel being built underneath.

Ruth meets Bob Baker, the frustrated editor of The Manhatter trying to stop declining circulation with human interest stories, who thinks Ruth's true-life stories of middle America are what the magazine needs. Meanwhile, Eileen's naive and trusting nature attracts all sorts of eccentrics and opportunists.

Rounding out the story's cast of characters are an out-of-work pro football player (Gordon Jones, of THE A&C SHOW fame) and his newlywed wife as upstairs neighbors, a cynical beat cop (Donald MacBride) who assumes that the sisters are "working girls," and a crew of Portugese merchant marines who create an international incident with Eileen.

Adaptation of the Broadway play, based on the real-life short stories of writer Ruth McKenney.

Second only to the 1963 appearance in IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, the Stooges' cameo is hilarious and a perfect payoff to a running gag throughout the film.

MY SISTER EILEEN became a 1960 - 1961 television series starring Elaine Stritch, Shirley Bonne and Rose Marie; Joe Besser guest starred in one episode.

Producer Garry Marshall borrowed liberally from EILEEN's premise, particularly its set designs, for his LAVERNE & SHIRLEY television series.

Look closely at the Portugese sailors and you will see Kirk Alyn, several years before he played Superman in two successful Columbia serials.

The Stooges' closing gag appearance was originally intended for a young Forrest Tucker, credited as 'Sandhog' in the dropped scene.

Cast Members: Rosalind Russell (Ruth Sherwood) · Janet Blair (Eileen Sherwood) · Grant Mitchell (Walter Sherwood) · Elizabeth Patterson (Grandma Sherwood) · George Tobias (Mr. Appopolous) · Frank Sully (Jenson) · Donald MacBride (Officer Lonigan) · Allyn Joslyn (Chic Clark) · Clyde Fillmore (Ralph Craven) · Brian Aherne (Bob Baker) · Gordon Jones (Wreck Loomis) · Jeff Donnell (Helen Loomis) · Richard Quine (Frank Lippincott) · Arnold Stang (Jimmy, copyboy) · Charles Halton (Mr. Hawkins) · Lewis Howard (Heller, stage manager) · Phyllis Kennedy (Annie Wilkerson) · Robert Stevens (Harry, bus driver) · Dudley Dickerson (Redcap) · Danny Mummert (Boy) · Don Barclay (Drunk) · Bert Roach (Pete, the drunk) · Ann Doran (Producer's receptionist) · George Gray (Man outside Wallace's office) · Ted Lorch (Man outside Wallace's office) · Peggy Converse (Craven's receptionist) · Sam Harris (Man in Craven's office) · Armand Wright (Strawberry vendor) · Chick Chandler (Air Raid Warden) · June Havoc (Effie Shelton) · Adia Kuznetzoff (Cossack doorman) · Brooks Benedict (Taxi driver) · Gino Corrado (Italian chef) · Minna Phillips (Mrs. Wade) · Kirk Alyn (Portugese sailor) · George Travell (Portugese sailor) · Chavo de Leon (Portugese sailor) · Tito Renaldo (Portugese sailor) · George Adrian (Portugese sailor) · Tom Lincir (Portugese sailor) · Robert Elliott (Police Sergeant) · Ralph Dunn (Officer Griswold) · Edward Gargan (Officer Murphy) · Walter Sande (Officer Jackson) · Eddie Dunn (Policeman) · Pat Lane (Policeman) · Charles LaTorre (Captain Amadato) · Larry Fine (Subway worker) · Jerry Howard (Subway worker) · Moe Howard (Subway worker) · Douglas Leavitt (Henry Harvey) · Frank O'Connor (Newspaperman) · Hallene Hill (Bus passenger) · Jack Gardner (Bus passenger) · Eddie Laughton (Bus passenger) · Almira Sessions (Prospective tenant) · Forrest Tucker (Sandhog, scene deleted) · Richard Bartell

Production Crew: Alexander Hall (Director) · Max Gordon (Producer) · Ruth McKenney (Original Stories) · Jerome Chodorov (Screenplay) · Joseph Fields (Screenplay) · Joseph Fields (Original Play) · Jerome Chodorov (Original Play) · Joseph Walker (Director of Photography) · Viola Lawrence (Film Editor) · Lionel Banks (Art Director) · Cary Odell (Associate Art Director) · Fay Babcock (Interior Decorator) · Morris W. Stoloff (Musical Director) · Sidney Cutner (Original Music) · William Mull (Assistant Director)

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The Stooges are veterinarians treating a rich lady's dog Garcon. Two men, posing as reporters, come to check out the Stooges' clinic. They are really dognappers who capture Garcon and hold him for a $2000 ransom. The Stooges then search for Garcon and arrive at the home of the dognappers for a showdown.

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