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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 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

Pick of the Day - Sunday, August 20,2017
Average Rating:     [ 8.79/10 ]   56 votes
Moe, Larry and Curly
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18 min.
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At Los Arms Hospital, three brainless interns - Doctors Howard, Fine and Howard - promise Dr. Graves, the hospital superintendent, that they will devote the rest of their lives to "duty and humanity!" Instructed to rush to any room whenever "Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard" is heard over the loudspeaker, call after call features an assortment of surreal, oddball doctors, nurses and patients. An emergency leads them to operate on Dr. Graves himself, after he accidentally swallows the combination to a safe containing life-saving radium.

This first official Three Stooges comedy was nominated for an Academy Award.

Several scenes were deleted, including an alternate ending with the Stooges meeting Nellie ("their" girl), who turned out to be Siamese triplets. MEN IN BLACK's full script can be found in The Three Stooges Book of Scripts, by Joan Howard-Maurer (Citadel 1984).

Opening title music is "I Thought I Wanted You," by Archie Gottler and Edward Eliscu; see The Three Stooges Journal # 87 (Fall 1998).

Cast Members: Jerry Howard (Curly) · Moe Howard (Moe) · Larry Fine (Larry) · Dell Henderson (Dr. Graves) · Jeanie Roberts (Hiccupping nurse) · Billy Gilbert (D. T. patient) · Ruth Hiatt (Whispering nurse) · Bud Jamison (Doctor) · 'Little' Billy Rhodes (Midget in bed) · Hank Mann (Window glass installer) · Bobby Callahan (Telegram messenger) · Lucile Watson (Matron in hallway) · Phyllis Crane (Anna Conda) · Arthur Rankin (Intern with Anna Conda) · Neal Burns (Intern) · Joe Fine (Intern) · Arthur 'Pat' West (Intern) · Charles Dorety (Intern) · Charles King (Anesthesiologist intern) · Eve Reynolds (Nurse in hallway with instrument tray) · Betty Andre (Reception nurse) · Billie Stockton (Nurse) · Eve Kimberly (Nurse) · Kay Hughes (Nurse) · Helen Splane (Nurse) · Carmen Andre (Nurse) · Irene Coleman (Nurse) · Joseph Mills · Unidentified (PA Announcer)

Production Crew: Jules White (Producer) · Raymond McCarey (Director) · Felix Adler (Story and Screenplay) · Benjamin Kline (Photography) · James Sweeney (Film Editor) · Archie Gottler (Music) · Edward Eliscu (Music)

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The short opens with Prof. J. O. Dunkfeather telling a reporter how he solved a mysterious case. The scene fades to the Stooges, three door-to-door peddlers selling their "Miracle Reducing Machine." After several rejections, they come across the home of Mr. Graves, a mad scientist who has invented a new death ray ("It'll kill millions!"). Graves mistakes the Stooges for his new caretakers, and leaves them to guard his home while he is in Washington. Three spies are out to steal Graves' plans, and disguise themselves in Halloween costumes to scare the Stooges away. Meanwhile, an unseen culprit roams the house, hurling pies at everyone.

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