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The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"Beat it, Grandpa -- We got no time for kibbitzers." - Larry to Moe (THREE LITTLE TWIRPS, 1943)


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 - Friday, May 27,2016
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Joe Besser (Solo)
Release Date
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95 min.
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Paramutual Pictures is losing money... not at the box office, but from internal inefficiency. Studio President Tom Paramutual (Brian Donlevy), aka "T.P.," decides an internal spy would be more effective than efficiency expert Mr. Fumble, preferably someone that no one would suspect. Enter Morty S. Tashman (Jerry Lewis), an incompetent bumbler, hired as a studio errand boy so that he can routinely observe activity around the studio, and report to T.P.'s assistant Dexter Sneak (Howard McNear). This plot device is virtually forgotten once it creates a means for Morty to stumble around the studio, and create havoc with a series of blackout and extended gag sequences.

Joe Besser has a small role as a studio projectionist.

One of Jerry Lewis' best films, funny even to most who don't like Lewis.

Excellent supporting cast filled with some of the best character actors around, including several Three Stooges veterans like Kenneth MacDonald, Phil Arnold and Benny Rubin, and other familiar faces like Fritz Feld, Sig Ruman and Stanley Adams. Kathleen Freeman is hilarious as T.P.'s laryngitis-stricken wife, forgotten by Morty when he drives the limo into the car wash with the top down. Howard McNear (THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW) steals every scene he's in.

Joe Besser was struggling for work at this time, and friend Jerry Lewis gave him a small role. It paid off well for Besser, who met Joey Bishop on the set... and wound up with a costarring role on Bishop's television sitcom for the next few years.

Cast Members: Jerry Lewis (Morty S. Tashman) · Paul Frees (Narrator) · Brian Donlevy (Tom 'T. P.' Paramutual) · Stanley Adams (Grumpy) · Howard McNear (Dexter Sneak) · Kathleen Freeman (Mrs. Paramutual) · Kenneth MacDonald (Mr. Fumble) · Paul Lees (Brutal man) · Mike Mazurki (Blonde actress' stand-in) · Sally Mansfield (Lover) · William Wellman Jr. (Lover) · Isobel Elsom (Irma Paramutual) · Harry Cheshire (Ulysses Paramutual) · Stuart Holmes (Albert Paramutual) · Irving Kaye (Paramutual family member) · Brian O'Hara (Paramutual family member) · Hank Ladd (Paramutual family member) · Doodles Weaver (Weaver) · Renee Taylor (Miss Giles) · Jim Backus (Mr. Arbutt, Personnel Mgr., voice) · Benny Rubin (Mr. Wabenlotnee) · Phil Arnold (Babe Wosentall) · Dick Wesson (The A. D.) · Fritz Feld (Mr. Busby) · Pat Dahl ('Bubbles Rothschild') · David Landfield (Lance) · Richard Morrow (Haskins) · Mickey Manners (Larkin) · Michael Ross (Big man in elevator) · Herb Vigran (Smoker in elevator) · Bill Richmond (Bespectaled man in elevator) · Caroline Richter (Bubblegum blower in elevator) · Bob Golden (Man in elevator) · Lorne Greene (Himself) · Pernell Roberts (Himself) · Dan Blocker (Himself) · Michael Landon (Himself) · Mary Treen (Commissary cashier) · Daryn Hinton (Girl in commissary) · Judy Erwin (Girl in commissary) · Barry Livingston (Boy in commissary) · Darlene Lucht (Blonde stenographer) · Rosalind Roberts (Miss Herok, stenographer) · Sig Ruman (Baron Elston Carteblanche) · Dick Whittinghill (Man at Carteblanche screening) · Nicky Blair (Man at Carteblanche screening) · Regis Toomey (Man at Carteblanche screening) · Milton Frome (Mr. Greenback) · Joey Forman (Jedson) · Jerry Wayne (Confederate officer) · Theodora Davitt (Southern belle) · Rita Hayes (Miss Hayes, dubbing singer) · Del Moore (Movie premiere radio announcer) · Felicia Atkins (Serina) · Douglas Evans (Serina's escort) · Cosmo Sardo (Man at movie premiere) · Bert Stevens (Man at movie premiere) · Arthur Tovey (Man at movie premiere) · Hal Taggart (Man in premiere audience) · Roscoe Ates (Ralph the prop man) · Mike Mahoney (Carl the prop man) · Bellfontevro (Puppeteer) · The Dover Basketeers (Themselves) · Leo Durocher (Himself) · Mary Ritts (Herself, marionette voice) · Paul Ritts (Himself, marionette operator) · Iris Adrian (Anastasia Anastasia) · Richard Bakalyan (Jason, Anastasia's director) · Joe Besser (Man watching rushes) · Robert Ivers (Young NY director) · Snub Pollard (Snub) · Quinn O'Hara (Model, scene deleted) · June Lebow · Connie Cezan · Joyce Ross · Don 'Red' Barry · Eileen O'Neill · Sigrid Valdis · Joe Gray · Maureen Janzen · Dick Winslow · Jeanee Taylor · Frank Scannell · Hal Rand · Bob Hopkins · Frances Weintraub Lax · Booth Colman · John Benson · Jan Bradley · Jean Engstrom · Barry Gray · Judy Howard · Sherwood Price · Tony Regan · Sheila Rogers · Sue Casey

Production Crew: Jerry Lewis (Director) · Ernest D. Glucksman (Producer) · Arthur P. Schmidt (Associate Producer) · Bill Richmond (Screenplay) · Jerry Lewis (Screenplay) · W. Wallace Kelley (Director of Photography) · Stanley E. Johnson (Film Editor) · Arthur Lonergan (Art Director) · Hal Pereira (Art Director) · Sam Comer (Set Decoration) · James W. Payne (Set Decoration) · Hugo Grenzbach (Sound Recording) · Charles Grenzbach (Sound Recording) · Walter Scharf (Conductor) · Walter Scharf (Musical Score) · Leo Shuken (Orchestrator) · Jack Hayes (Orchestrator) · Louis Y. Brown (Composer) · Nick Castle (Choreographer) · Phil Boutelje (Music Coordinator) · Edith Head (Costume Design) · Sy Devore (Costumes) · Nat Wise (Costumes) · Frank Somper (Wardrobe) · Wally Westmore (Makeup) · Nellie Manley (Hair Stylist) · Ralph Axness (Assistant Director) · William Davidson (Production Manager) · Marshall Katz (Assistant Producer) · Eleanor H. Donahoe (Script Supervisor) · Marvin Weldon (Dialogue coach)

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Video Pick of the Week Comic of the Day

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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