The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"What is it, heads or tails?" "Gnug!" "What?" "Gnug!" "Is that it?" "Coitainly!" - Larry, Curly & Bobby Callahan (MEN IN BLACK, 1934)

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 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 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 - Thursday, May 25,2017
Average Rating:     [ 7.50/10 ]   1 votes
Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
Production Type
Feature Film
61 min.

The Dead End Kids / Little Tough Guys (Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabe Dell and Bernard Punsly) are paroled from an orphanage for delinquents, into the wardship of James J. Ryan. Joining them is tagalong Pesky, an orphaned youngster. Mr. Ryan was once 'Valentine,' a mobster whose gang included the Tough Guys' fathers, killed by rival gangster Spike (aka "The Butcher") during a botched job. Ryan served his time, went straight, married well to a horse breeder's daughter, and became a millionaire. Spike kept an eye on Ryan over the years, and when he sees the Dead End Kids paroled in his care, decides the time is right to make some money at the Ryan family's expense. Mrs. Ryan's pet project is a trade school for orphans, and Spike cons the boys in a plan to steal the school's funds from Col. Smith, James' father-in-law.

Shemp Howard and John Harmon costar as Spike's henchman. Although Shemp plays his role comically, his "Dingbat" is basically an unsympathetic role, willing to commit robbery, kidnapping and murder on Spike's orders. Once again, Shemp plays a mute character who communicates by comic pantomime... but this time, he is rewarded with one line of dialogue at the end of the film.

Cast Members: Billy Halop (Tom) · Huntz Hall (Pig) · Bernard Punsly (Ape) · Gabe Dell (String) · Bobs Watson (Pesky) · Eily Malyon (Cathy Crookshank) · Barton MacLane (James J. Ryan) · Gladys George (Molly Ryan) · Evelyn Ankers (Patience Ryan) · Charles Lang (Paul 'Revere' Smith) · Walter Kingsford (Col. Smith) · Edward Pawley (Spike) · Shemp Howard (Dingbat) · John Harmon (Creeper) · Jess Lee Brooks (Rufus) · Charles R. Moore (Martin) · Hal E. Chester (Trusty) · Ernie Stanton (O'Brien, 1st guard) · Lee Moore (Morgan, 2nd guard) · Kernan Cripps (Guard) · Charles Sullivan (Chauffeur) · Unidentified (Hemingway)

Production Crew: Joe May (Director) · Ken Goldsmith (Producer) · Robert Lee Johnson (Story and Screenplay) · Brenda Weisberg (Screenplay) · Jerome Ash (Director of Photography) · Bernard W. Burton (Film Editor) · Jack Otterson (Art Director) · Harold MacArthur (Associate Art Director) · Russell A. Gausman (Set Decoration) · Bernard B. Brown (Sound Director) · William Hedgcock (Sound Technician) · Hans J. Salter (Musical Director) · Vera West (Gowns)

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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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