The Three Stooges Online Filmography
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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 85 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 921 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 15 96
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 33 87
Moe Howard (Solo) (SMH) 1933 - 1973 3 4 1 10 18
Curly Howard (Solo) (SCH) 1934 1 0 0 0 1
Shemp Howard (Solo) (SSH) 1933 - 1949 54 48 1 1 104
Ted Healy and Larry Fine (Solo) (STH_SLF) 1933 0 1 0 0 1
Joe Besser (Solo) (SJB) 1938 - 1976 13 28 0 281 322
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 6 6
Miscellaneous Appearances (MISC) Any 1 5 8 62 76
Ted Healy and Curly Howard (Solo) (STH_SCH) 1934 0 1 0 0 1
Totals: 280 153 75 413 921

Pick of the Day - Saturday, May 23,2015
Average Rating:     [ 7.06/10 ]   13 votes
Moe, Larry and Curly Joe
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While rehearsing a new opening bit for their children's television program THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK, Moe, Larry and Curly Joe are evicted by their landlady for cooking in the rooming house. Searching for a new apartment, the Stooges travel to Professor Danforth's (Emil Sitka) house in Lompoc. Professor Danforth is convinced that Martians will soon invade Earth, and persuades the boys to help him guard his new invention... a military craft with the ability to move on the ground like a tank, in the air like a helicopter, in the water like a submarine, and even orbit like a spacecraft. Danforth's butler is a Martian spy in human disguise, and he attempts, successfully, to frighten the Stooges away. Fleeing to their television studio, the Stooges learn that their ratings are falling, and the producer doesn't care for any of their new animation ideas. He gives them 10 days to come up with a ratings gimmick, or he'll cancel the show. Danforth arrives on the scene with a deal: he'll create a new "electronic animation" machine for them to use in their TV show, if they return to his house and help with the helio-tank invention. Meanwhile, the Martians have sent two more spies, Ogg and Zogg, to prepare for the invasion. After Danforth's vehicle is finished and given a test run by the Stooges, the Martians steal it and mount their own "ray gun,", to destroy selected Earth targets. The Stooges sneak onto the craft and attempt to stop the Martians!

Most of the first two reels of the film is stock footage, taken from THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK (1960) television pilot. Filmed in color, footage was printed in black & white and reused for ORBIT. However, due to plot, character and casting revisions, virtually every scene with Emil Sitka (Prof. Danforth) is new, not stock footage.

Costars Edson Stroll (McHALE'S NAVY) and Carol Christensen were interviewed in 2003, appearing in The Three Stooges Journal # 108 (Winter 2003).

Cast Members: Moe Howard (Moe) · Larry Fine (Larry) · Joe DeRita (Curly Joe) · Don Lamond (Narrator / Radio announcer) · Marjorie Eaton (Mrs. McGinnis) · Emil Sitka (Prof. Danforth) · Norman Leavitt (Williams the butler) · Nestor Paiva (Martian Chairman) · George N. Neise (Ogg) · Rayford Barnes (Zogg) · Carol Christensen (Carol Danforth) · Maurice Manson (Mr. Lansing) · Thomas Glynn (George Galveston) · Mel Blanc (Feathers, voice) · Roy Engel (Agent Welby) · Jane Wald (Bathing girl) · Edson Stroll (Capt. Tom Andrews) · Peter Dawson (General Bixby) · Don Lamond (Colonel Smithers) · Bill Dyer (Colonel Lane) · Duane Ament (Air Force messenger) · Rusty Wescoatt (Mess cook) · Peter Brocco (Doctor Appleby) · Harold Miller (Naval officer at AEC test) · George N. Neise (Airline pilot) · Rayford Barnes (Airline co-pilot) · Jean Charney (WAF Sergeant) · Cheerio Meredith (Woman in TV commercial)

Production Crew: Norman Maurer (Producer) · Edward Bernds (Director) · Sidney Miller (Director, stock footage) · Norman Maurer (Story) · Elwood Ullman (Story and Screenplay) · William E. Whitley (Photography) · Hal A. McAlpin (Photography, stock footage) · Emil Oster (Camera Operator) · Nelson Cording (Camera Operator, stock footage) · Albert Bettcher (Assistant Cameraman) · Albert Scheving (Asst. Cameraman, stock footage) · Owen Marsh (Asst. Cameraman, stock footage) · Edwin Bryant (Film Editor) · Chuck Gladden (Film Editor, stock footage) · James M. Falkinburg (Supervising Sound Editor) · Charles J. Rice (Sound Supervisor) · William Bernds (Sound Engineer) · George H. Anderson (Sound Recording) · Harry Foy (Sound Recording) · Leon M. Leon (Sound Recording, stock footage) · Doug Grant (Assistant Sound Recording) · Larry Golding (Asst. Sound Recording, stock footage) · Don Ament (Art Director) · Richard Mansfield (Set Decoration) · Frank Lombardo (Set Decoration, stock footage) · Paul Dunlap (Original Music) · Stanley Styne (Lyrics) · George Duning (Music, stock footage) · Jack Angel (Costumes, stock footage) · Frank McCoy (Makeup) · Ted Coodley (Makeup, stock footage) · Peggy MacDonald (Hair Stylist) · Eddie Saeta (Assistant Director) · Harry M. Slott (Asst. Director, stock footage) · Burt Astor (2nd Assistant Director) · Dave Marks (2nd Asst. Director, stock footage) · Eylla Jacobs (Script Supervisor) · Joe Franklyn (Script Supervisor, stock footage) · Clarence Peet (Props) · Ed Goldstein (Props) · Charles Chicetti (Property Master, stock footage) · Mel Sternlight (Asst. Propman, stock footage) · Les Gaunt (Key Grip) · Tex Hayes (Grip, stock footage) · Fred Pastoue (2nd Grip, stock footage) · James R. Field (Gaffer) · Robert Petzoldt (Electrical, stock footage) · Jim Burnett (Boom, stock footage) · Bobby Sharp (Crab Operator, stock footage) · Bill Kane (Best Boy, stock footage) · Sascha Brastoff (Special Effects, stock footage) · Homer Van Pelt (Still Photographer)

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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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