The Three Stooges filmography

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Larry Fine, Curly Howard and Moe Howard in 1937

This is a complete list of short subjects and feature films that featured The Three Stooges released between 1930 and 1970.

  • Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard appeared in a single feature film with Ted Healy released by Fox Film Corporation entitled Soup to Nuts (1930). Shemp departed the act in 1932 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by younger brother Curly Howard. This incarnation of the team appeared in several shorts and feature films with Healy at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1933 and 1934.
  • Moe and Shemp appeared without Larry or Healy in a 1929 Fox Movietone Newsreel.
  • Moe appeared without Larry, Curly, or Healy in the 1933 MGM PSA Give a Man a Job.
  • Moe and Curly appeared without Healy or Larry in the MGM feature film Broadway to Hollywood (1933).
  • Moe and Curly appeared without Healy or Larry in the MGM short subject Jail Birds of Paradise (1934).
  • Curly appeared in the MGM short subject Roast Beef and Movies (1934) without Healy, Moe, or Larry.
  • Larry and Healy appeared without Moe or Curly in the MGM feature Stage Mother (1933).
  • Curly and Healy appeared without Moe or Larry in the MGM feature Operator 13 (1934).

Moe, Larry and Curly left Healy in 1934 and moved to Columbia Pictures to begin their successful series of 190 shorts, with their contract extended each year until the final one expired on December 31, 1957. The final 8 of the 16 shorts with Joe Besser were released afterwards over the next 1⅓ years. It is for these 190 short films, which have appeared on television in steady rotation since 1958, that the Stooges are best known. These films appear on this list in numbered format. The Stooges would continue afterwards with Moe, Larry, and Joe DeRita (as "Curly Joe"), and make several full-length feature films between 1959 and 1970.

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AAN = Nominated for an Academy Award
  = utilized footage from previous Stooge films
† = currently in public domain
^ = filmed after Curly Howard's initial stroke
^^ = filmed after Shemp Howard's death (see "Fake Shemp")
§ = denotes a cameo appearance or supporting role
~ = originally intended to be a television pilot
т = television series



1930 - 1933 - 1934 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939
1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949
1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959
1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1965 - 1968
1970

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All 190 Columbia short films were released in the DVD series The Three Stooges Collection. The series includes seven 2-disc volumes and one 3-disc volume. Volume Seven features 3D glasses for the shorts Spooks! and Pardon My Backfire.

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Larry, Moe and Curly Joe in 1962

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Film Year Moe Larry Curly Shemp Joe Curly Joe
Soup to Nuts 1930  Y  Y  Y
Turn Back the Clock (cameos) 1933  Y  Y  Y
Meet the Baron 1933  Y  Y  Y
Dancing Lady 1933  Y  Y  Y
Myrt and Marge 1933  Y  Y  Y
Fugitive Lovers 1934  Y  Y  Y
Hollywood Party (cameos) 1934  Y  Y  Y
The Captain Hates the Sea (cameos) 1934  Y  Y  Y
Start Cheering (cameos) 1938  Y  Y  Y
Time Out for Rhythm 1941  Y  Y  Y
My Sister Eileen (cameos) 1942  Y  Y  Y
Rockin' in the Rockies 1945  Y  Y  Y
Swing Parade of 1946 1946  Y  Y  Y
Gold Raiders 1951  Y  Y  Y
Have Rocket, Will Travel 1959  Y  Y  Y
Stop! Look! and Laugh (compilation) 1960  Y  Y  Y
Snow White and the Three Stooges 1961  Y  Y  Y
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules 1962  Y  Y  Y
The Three Stooges in Orbit 1962  Y  Y  Y
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze 1963  Y  Y  Y
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (cameos) 1963  Y  Y  Y
4 for Texas (cameos) 1963  Y  Y  Y
The Outlaws Is Coming 1965  Y  Y  Y
Kook's Tour (TV pilot) 1970  Y  Y  Y

Joe Besser never appeared with the Stooges in a feature film.

Three feature-length Columbia releases were actually packages of older Columbia shorts. Columbia Laff Hour (introduced in 1956) was a random assortment that included the Stooges among other Columbia comedians like Andy Clyde, Hugh Herbert, and Vera Vague; the content and length varied from one theater to the next. Three Stooges Fun-o-Rama (introduced in 1959) was an all-Stooges show capitalizing on their TV fame, again with shorts chosen at random for individual theaters. The Three Stooges Follies (1974) was similar to Laff Hour, with a trio of Stooge comedies augmented by Buster Keaton and Vera Vague shorts, a Batman serial chapter, and a Kate Smith musical.

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