The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"Wait a could a bear get down there?" "It's barely possible." - Curly & Moe (OILY TO BED, OILY TO RISE, 1939)

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 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

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Universal Studios panics when Olsen & Johnson return to Hollywood to produce the film version of CRAZY HOUSE, and bans them from the studio. "Universal's # 1 comedy team is here." "Oh, Abbott & Costello... send 'em in!" So Ole & Chic, with help of former Universal director 'Mac' MacLean (Patric Knowles), create their own production company, Miracle Pictures... "If you can watch our movie, it must be a Miracle!" The boys want Cass Daley to star, but accidentally sign her identical cousin Sadie Silverfish instead, and then cast former carhop waitress Marjorie Nelson, aka Marjorie Wyndingham, as their new romantic singing sensation. Their financing partner, millionaire Col. Merriwether (Percy Kilbride), is actually penniless and nuttier than a fruitcake. The businessmen providing studio and facilities (Richard Lane, Billy Gilbert, Chester Clute, Andrew Tombes) know the truth about Merriwether, plan an attachment on the film when Merriwether can't pay the bills, and then sell CRAZY HOUSE to the highest bidder. When Ole & Chic get wise, the fight goes to court, with Edgar Kennedy doing his patented slow burn as the Judge.

Shemp Howard costars as 'Mumbo', an O&J stooge who hilariously touts a deal in every reel... "Wanna buy a beehive? You won't get stung."... "Wanna buy an anchor? Fresh off the boat."

Rounding out the cast are cameos from virtually every actor on contract at Universal, musical entertainment from Allan Jones, Count Basie, the Glenn Miller Singers, and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce appear as (who else?) Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Cast Members: Ole Olsen (Himself) · Chic Johnson (Himself) · Patric Knowles (Edmund 'Mac' MacLean) · Martha O'Driscoll (Marjorie Wyndingham) · Cass Daley (Sadie Silverfish) · Cass Daley (Herself) · Thomas Gomez (N. G. Wagstaff) · Percy Kilbride (Col. Cornelius Merriwether) · Edgar Kennedy (Judge) · Richard Lane (Hanley) · Billy Gilbert (Sid Drake) · Andrew Tombes (Horace L. Gregory) · Shemp Howard (Mumbo) · Freddie Sanborn (Jumbo) · Hans Conried (Roco) · Eddie Kane (Bixby) · Chester Clute (Mr. Fud) · Robert Emmett Keane (Attorney Scatterby) · Pierre Watkin (Prosecuting attorney) · Franklin Pangborn (Hotel clerk) · Joseph A. Crehan (Mogey) · Jacqueline Dalya (Baby Sandy) · Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes) · Nigel Bruce (Dr. Watson) · Thelma Carpenter (Herself) · Evelyn Ankers (Herself) · Lon Chaney Jr. (Himself) · Andy Devine (Himself) · Louise Allbritton (Herself) · Johnny Mack Brown (Himself) · Allan Jones (Himself) · Gale Sondergaard (Herself) · Robert Paige (Himself) · Leo Carrillo (Himself) · Alan Curtis (Himself) · Turhan Bey (Himself) · Leighton Noble (Himself) · Marion Hutton (Herself) · The Glenn Miller Singers (Themselves) · The Modernaires (Themselves) · Count Basie and His Orchestra (Themselves) · Jimmy Rushing (Himself) · The Delta Rhythm Boys (Themselves) · Tony De Marco (Himself) · Sally De Marco (Herself) · Chandra Kaly and His Dancers (Themselves) · Nick Cochrane's Musical Cowhands (Themselves) · Ramsay Ames and Her Tropicanans (Themselves) · John Hamilton (Cass Daley's Director) · Lew Kelly (Policeman) · Lane Chandler (Policeman) · Billy Bletcher (Policeman) · Heinie Conklin (Keystone Kop) · Hank Mann (Keystone Kop) · Charles Middleton (Sheriff) · Frank Hagney (Studio cop) · Frank Penny (Fireman) · Jerry Mandy (Bank robber) · Earle Hodgins (Barker) · Paul McVey (Studio executive) · Fred Niblo (Studio executive) · Jack Rice (Dentist) · Gene Roth (Dead End character) · Tiny Ward (Dead End character) · Duke York (Dead End character) · Sammy Stein (Dead End character) · Jack Norton (Drunk) · Bess Flowers (Woman in nightclub) · Emmett Vogan (Col. Merriwether's observer) · William H. O'Brien (Bald man) · Bobby Barber (Bald man) · Brooks Benedict (Photographer) · Spec O'Donnell (Bellhop) · Paul Newlan (Strongman) · Ray Walker (Radio host) · Robert Barron (Beachcomber) · Douglas Wood (Bidder) · Jimmy Aubrey (Stooge) · Eddie Polo (Stooge) · Jimmie Lucas (Stooge) · Francis Sayles (Stooge) · Martha Tilton (Marjorie's singing voice) · Harold DeGarro (Stilt walker) · George Beatty (Theater manager) · Ben Frommer (Impersonator) · Ezelle Poule (Impersonator) · Harry Powers (Waiter) · Florence Mayo (Pansy the horse, 1/2) · Andy Mayo (Pansy the horse, 1/2) · Grace McDonald (War movie assistant) · Edmund Mortimer (Man in hotel lobby) · Ethelreda Leopold (Woman watching talent show) · Charles Dorety (Man in row boat) · Harry Ward (Comedy violinist) · Joe Van (Comedy harpist) · Jack Barnett (Dancer) · Edgar Barrier (Studio actor)

Production Crew: Edward F. Cline (Director) · Howard Christie (Assistant Director) · Erle C. Kenton (Producer) · Frederic I. Rinaldo (Screenplay) · Robert Lees (Screenplay) · Charles Van Enger (Director of Photography) · Arthur Hilton (Film Editor) · Harold MacArthur (Art Director) · John B. Goodman (Art Director) · Bernard B. Brown (Sound Director) · Paul Neal (Sound Technician) · A. J. Gilmore (Set Decoration) · Russell A. Gausman (Set Decoration) · Charles Previn (Musical Director) · Ted Cain (Music Supervisor) · Frank Skinner (Orchestrator) · Larry Russell (Orchestrator) · Jim Mundy (Orchestrator) · Jerry Seelen (Music and Lyrics) · Lester Lee (Music and Lyrics) · Dan Shapiro (Music and Lyrics) · Mitchell Parish (Music and Lyrics) · Gus Kahn (Music and Lyrics) · Milton S. Rosen (Music) · Gene de Paul (Lyrics) · Don Raye (Lyrics) · George Hale (Choreographer) · Vera West (Gowns) · John P. Fulton (Effects Photographer)

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The Stooges, upon escaping from the police after another random act of unintentional vandalism, suddenly find themselves employed as census takers. Making their rounds, they help out a bridge club party where Curly has spiked the punch with alum (thinking it was sugar), and invade the field of a football game to census the players.

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