The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"Tarpon? That's a weakfish." "Pheeeww! Smells strong to me." - Moe & Anita Garvin (COOKOO CAVALIERS, 1940)

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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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Joe Besser (Solo)
Release Date
20th Century-Fox
Production Type
Feature Film
123 min.

Joe Besser filmed several scenes as 'Gallagher,' owner of the bar & grill frequented by Santini. But much of that footage was cut before the film's release, taking all of Joe's scenes with it.

Jo Morris' mother pleads with disillusioned attorney Victor Santini (Tony Franciosa) to take her daughter's murder case. Jo (Rita Hayworth) is accused of murdering her police detective husband, with the help of her lover Larry Ellis (Gig Young). In flashbacks, the story of Jo's unhappy marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband is told. She meets tax accountant Ellis, a divorcee from a loveless marrigage, who recently lost his young son in an accident. The two begin an affair that quickly blooms into love. Jo's husband finds the two together, pulls his service revolver, but in a scuffle with Larry, he is accidentally killed.

The story moves forward in time, to the trial. The nature of the circumstantial evidence seems overwhelming, separately and together for the two lovers. But each refuses to blame the other, preferring to go to trial together, and be found guilty together if necessary. In addition to being a legal drama, the story is also a critique of the legal process.

Filmed in CinemaScope.

Cast Members: Rita Hayworth (Josephine Brown Morris) · Gig Young (Larry Ellis) · Anthony Franciosa (Victor Santini) · Alfred Ryder (Lt. Mike Morris) · Mildred Dunnock (Mrs. Ellis) · Katherine Squire (Hattie Brown) · Carol Anne Seflinger (Avis Morris) · Sheridan Comerate (Frank Morris) · Joe McGuinn (Lt. Morris) · Leo Penn (Morris Goetz) · Richard LePore (Calvin Lewis) · Biff Elliott (Eddie Ritter) · Hugh Griffith (Judge Edgar Neilsen) · Raymond Greenleaf (Judge Carey) · Sanford Meisner (Prosecutor Phil Stanley) · Robert Burton (D. A. Nordeau) · Tom Greenway (Det. Capt. Kelly) · Theodore Newton (Dr. Kemper) · Myrna Fahey (Alice) · William Challee (Lemke) · Valerie French (Liz) · Jay Adler (Lauber) · Miranda Jones (Miss Monroe) · James O'Rear (Hauser) · Harry Carter (Court bailiff) · Dan Riss (Court clerk) · George Turley (Court stenographer) · Leonard George (Jury foreman) · Franklyn Farnum (Juror) · Stuart Holmes (Juror) · Virginia Carroll (Police matron) · Joe Ploski (Man in courtroom) · Jack Chefe (Man in courtroom) · Art Salter (Bartender) · Bru Danger (Cook) · Jerry Sheldon (Man in bar) · Joe Besser (Gallagher, scenes deleted)

Production Crew: Clifford Odets (Director) · Jerry Wald (Producer) · Clifford Odets (Screenplay) · James Wong Howe (Director of Photography) · Hugh S. Fowler (Film Editor) · Howard Richmond (Art Director) · Lyle R. Wheeler (Art Director) · Walter M. Scott (Set Decoration) · G. W. Berntsen (Set Decoration) · Alfred Bruzlin (Sound Recording) · Harry M. Leonard (Sound Recording) · Edward B. Powell (Orchestrator) · Elmer Bernstein (Original Music) · Ben Nye (Makeup) · Myrl Stoltz (Hair Stylist) · Jack Gertsman (Assistant Director)

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Fired from another theatre gig, our stage comic Stooges take the advice of an irate theatre manager to kill themselves. Literally on the brink, they meet three lady hoofers, Hilda, Tilda, and Wilda on the same rooftop, and fast become smitten with them. Forgetting all about pulling a Brody, the pals and gals soon meet up with a man "afflicted with millions" who offers all six thousand bucks a week to star in his new stage show.

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