The Three Stooges Online Filmography
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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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Featuring
Moe, Larry and Shemp
Release Date
1947-07-17
Studio
Columbia
Production Type
Short Subject
Duration
16.6 min.
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HOLD THAT LION!

The Stooges' inheritance from their late Uncle Ambrose has been stolen by crooked investment broker Icabod Slipp. The boys go to Slipp's office to subpoena him, but he beats each of them up, rips up their subpoenas, and takes off on a train with the boys' inheritance. The Stooges trail him, but before finding him they accidentally let a lion loose on the train. The boys finally catch up to Slipp, and the chase is on.

Curly Howard, who had retired, makes a cameo in this film as a snoring passenger.

Shemp had difficulties with doing the scenes with the lion, so the prop men had to put a pane of glass in between the lion and the Stooges when they're in the same box together. If you look carefully, you'll notice the reflection of the Stooges in front of the lion during that scene.

Footage from this short appears in three later Stooge shorts: BOOTY AND THE BEAST, LOOSE LOOT, and TRICKY DICKS, all released in 1953.

HOLD THAT LION! premiered the final version of "Three Blind Mice" as the Stooges' theme music, an updated, faster version arranged by Lyle "Spud" Murphy. With minor updates, it will be the Stooges' theme orchestration thru the end of their short subject releases in 1959; see The Three Stooges Journal # 91 (Fall 1999).

A scripted dialogue sequence not used in the film is presented in The Three Stooges Journal # 127 (Fall 2008).


Cast Members: Moe Howard (Moe) · Shemp Howard (Shemp) · Larry Fine (Larry) · Jerry Howard (Sleeping train passenger) · Emil Sitka (Attorney) · Kenneth MacDonald (Icabod Slipp) · Victor Travers (Man with beard) · Blackie Whiteford (Passenger) · Sam Lufkin (Passenger) · Heinie Conklin (Conductor) · Dudley Dickerson (Porter) · Unidentified (Woman in train compartment)

Production Crew: Jules White (Producer) · Jules White (Director) · Felix Adler (Story and Screenplay) · George F. Kelley (Director of Photography) · Edwin Bryant (Film Editor) · Charles Clague (Art Director) · Lyle 'Spud' Murphy (Music)

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Wedding plans for the Three Stooges are cut short when the father of their fiancees is wrongly jailed, and the inmates take over the prison where he was the warden. Moe comes up with a plan for them to get into jail and bust the father out. After some unsuccessful attempts to get arrested, they wind up walking through the front door of the county jail. To expose the criminal operation, the Stooges go undercover as gentlemen at the inmates' formal party to take pictures as evidence.


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