The Three Stooges Online Filmography
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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 84 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 850 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 0 20
Moe, Larry and Curly (MLC) 1934 - 1947 97 9 14 0 120
Moe, Larry and Shemp (MLS) 1947 - 1956 77 3 1 14 95
Moe, Larry and Joe (MLJ) 1957 - 1959 16 1 0 0 17
The Columbia Shorts (Total): 1934-1959 190  
Moe, Larry and Curly Joe (MLD) 1959 - 1970 2 8 44 30 84
Moe Howard (Solo) (SMH) 1933 - 1973 3 4 1 8 16
Curly Howard (Solo) (SCH) 1934 1 0 0 0 1
Shemp Howard (Solo) (SSH) 1933 - 1949 54 48 1 0 103
Ted Healy and Larry Fine (Solo) (STH_SLF) 1933 0 1 0 0 1
Joe Besser (Solo) (SJB) 1938 - 1976 13 28 0 278 319
Joe DeRita (Solo) (SJD) 1943 - 1958 4 8 0 5 17
Ted Healy (Solo) (STH) 1926 - 1938 5 25 2 0 32
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 5 5
Miscellaneous Appearances (MISC) Any 1 4 8 3 16
Ted Healy and Curly Howard (Solo) (STH_SCH) 1934 0 1 0 0 1
Totals: 280 152 75 343 850

Pick of the Day - Sunday, April 20,2014
Average Rating:     [ 7.25/10 ]   3 votes
Featuring
Ted Healy and Larry Fine (Solo)
Release Date
1933-09-29
Studio
MGM
Production Type
Feature Film
Duration
84.5 min.
STAGE MOTHER

Showbiz melodrama about vaudeville actress Kitty Lorraine (Alice Brady), pregnant and then widowed when her acrobat husband falls to his death during a performance. The in-laws offer to take her and infant daughter Shirley in, if she will give up show business. Finally fed up with their disapproval after several years, she leaves Shirley with them, and impulsively marries and runs off to the Australian vaudeville circuit with old vaudeville friend Ralph Martin (Ted Healy). The marriage fails due to Ralph's womanizing and drinking, and when Kitty returns home a few years later, she learns that age has caught up and she can't find stage work. She determines to make Shirley (Maureen O'Sullivan) a show business success, and becomes the ultimate stage mother, never to be satisfied until her daughter's name is lit on Broadway. Kitty's ambition extends to lies and blackmail, destroying Shirley's love affair with artist Warren Foster (Franchot Tone), and eventually driving her into a loveless relationship with Lord Reggie Aylesworth.

The Hollywood Reporter (per TCM.com) reported that all three Stooges were to appear in this film. They do not, only Larry in a bit cameo, but there are costume & makeup test photos that show this to be true. These photos show Larry as a bearded Scotsman, Moe as an elfin European, and Curly as either [indeterminate] a Mexican or Mongol. Maureen O'Sullivan's character becomes a Broadway star, and the film presents some musical sequences from that which show her in a fantasy "around-the-world" song & dance. That musical number was apparently edited, and the Stooges were intended as characters in that. The aforementioned test photos of Moe, Larry & Curly also include the three posing with director Charles Brabin, MGM producer David Selznick, clowning with Ted Healy, Alice Brady and Jimmy Durante, and with a studio guard.

Costar Maureen O'Sullivan achieved stardom one year earlier, as 'Jane' in TARZAN, THE APE MAN (1932). Her daughter is actress Mia Farrow (PEYTON PLACE, ROSEMARY'S BABY).

View the original theatrical trailer at TCM.com


Cast Members: Alice Brady (Katherine ''Kitty'' Lorraine) · Maureen O'Sullivan (Shirley Lorraine) · Ted Healy (Ralph Martin) · Franchot Tone (Warren Foster) · Phillips Holmes (Lord Reggie Aylesworth) · Russell Hardie (Frederick ''Fred'' Lorraine) · Tom Ricketts (Fred's father) · Lillian Harmer (Fred's mother) · Ben Alexander (Francis Nolan) · Sam Ash (Mark Thorne) · Nora Cecil (Miss Gilford) · Harry Holman (Mr. Rumley) · Alan Edwards (Al Dexter) · Jay Eaton (Mr. Sterling) · Bradley Page (Tom Banton) · C. Henry Gordon (Ricco) · Leo White (Percy) · Lew Kelly (Jake) · Garry Owen (Jerry) · Lowden Adams (Dexter's butler) · Aggie Herring (Landlady) · Harrison Greene (Stage manager) · Guy Usher (Theater owner) · Carl Stockdale (Stagehand) · Monte Vandergrift (Stage lighting hand) · Beal Wong (Stage extra) · Buddy Messinger (Young man in audience) · Gladden James (Audience member) · Alice Lake (Audience member) · Bill Elliott (Audience member) · Phillips Smalley (Music store manager) · Elspeth Dudgeon (Music store customer) · Larry Fine (Music store customer) · June Gittelson (Laughing fat woman) · Luis Alberni (Hors d'oeuvres waiter) · Larry Steers (Party guest) · Tiny Jones (Dancing girl's mother) · Greta Meyer (Dancing girl's mother) · Glen Walters (Dancing girl's mother) · Bert Moorhouse (Navy officer) · Edmund Mortimer (Man on shipboard) · Frank O'Connor (Man at gangplank) · John Larkin (Porter) · Bud Geary (Orderly) · Margaret Bert (Nurse) · Hank Bell (Man with badge) · John Elliott (Politician) · Henry Roquemore (Messenger) · Tammany Young (Taxi driver) · Ruth Gillette (Blonde) · Unidentified (Aunt Ida Lorraine)

Production Crew: Hunt Stromberg (Associate Producer) · David O. Selznick (Producer) · Charles Brabin (Director) · Bradford Ropes (Story) · John Meehan (Screenplay) · George J. Folsey (Photography) · Frank E. Hull (Film Editor) · Stanwood Rogers (Art Director) · Douglas Shearer (Recording Director) · Louis Silvers (Conductor) · Maurice De Packh (Original Music) · Nacio Herb Brown (Original Songs) · Arthur Freed (Original Songs) · Edwin B. Willis (Set Decoration) · Adrian (Gowns) · Albertina Rasch (Choreographer) · Joseph M. Newman (Assistant Director)

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VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY

Moe, Larry and Curly are gas station attendents who blow up an automobile with three foreign professors going to Mildew Girl's College. The Stooges change into the professors' clothes and impersonate them at the school. In class, the Stooges teach the girls how to "Swing the Alphabet," and follow up by teaching Mrs. Catsby how to play basketball, Stooge-style!


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