Moses Harry Horwitz (June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975), known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian, best known as the leader of the Three Stooges, the farce comedy team who starred in motion pictures and television for four decades. That group originally started out as Ted Healy and His Stooges, an act that toured the vaudeville circuit. Moe's distinctive hairstyle came about when he was a boy and cut off his curls with a pair of scissors, producing a ragged shape approximating a bowl cut.
On June 7, 1925, Moe Howard married Helen Schonberger, a cousin of Harry Houdini. The next year, Schonberger persuaded Howard to retire since she was pregnant. Howard attempted to earn a living in a succession of "normal" jobs, none of which was very successful, and he soon returned to working with Ted Healy.Howard and Schonberger had two children, Joan Howard (born 1927) and Paul Howard (born 1935).
Howard was born as Moses Harry Horwitz on June 19, 1897, in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bensonhurst, the fourth of five sons born to Jennie Gorovitz and Solomon Horwitz, who were of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. He was called Moe as a child and later called himself Harry. His parents and brothers Benjamin ("Jack") and Irving weren't involved in show business, but he, his older brother Shemp Howard, and his younger brother Curly Howard eventually became known as members of the Three Stooges. He loved to read as his older brother Jack recalled: "I had many Horatio Alger books, and it was Moe's greatest pleasure to read them. They started his imaginative mind working and gave him ideas by the dozen. I think they were instrumental in putting thoughts into his head to become a person of good character and to become successful." This helped him in his acting career; he could memorize his lines quickly and easily.Howard's "bowl cut" hairstyle became his trademark, despite his mother initially refusing to cut his hair in childhood, letting it grow to shoulder length. He secretly cut his hair in his backyard shed after being frequently teased in school. During one appearance on The Mike Douglas Show in the 1970s, he stated, "I used to fight my way to school, in school, and back home from school."Howard developed an interest in acting that caused his grades to worsen and spurred him to play hookey from school: "I used to stand outside the theater knowing the truant officer was looking for me. I would stand there 'til someone came along, and then ask them to buy my ticket. It was necessary for an adult to accompany a juvenile into the theater. When I succeeded I'd give him my ten cents—that's all it cost—and I'd go up to the top of the balcony where I'd put my chin on the rail and watch, spellbound, from the first act to the last. I would usually select the actor I liked the most and follow his performance throughout the play."Despite his waning attendance, Howard graduated from P.S. 163 in Brooklyn, but dropped out of Erasmus Hall High School after only two months, ending his formal education. He took an electric shop course to please his parents but quit after a few months to pursue a career in show business.Howard started off running unpaid errands at the Vitagraph Studios in Midwood, Brooklyn, and was rewarded with bit parts in movies in production there, until a 1910 fire destroyed the films done there, and with it, most of Howard's work. Already in 1909, he had met a young man named Ernest Lea Nash (later known as Ted Healy), who was later to provide a significant boost for his career aspirations. In 1912, they both held a summer job working in Annette Kellermann's aquatic act as diving "girls".
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The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad!
There are private home movies, family photographs, and classic clips of their Columbia shorts in this long-awaited collection that will smack you over the head. From their Vaudeville days through the ...
The Three Stooges in 3D
This feature includes a full, high-quality restoration and colorization, which is something that has never been done before. You can see the boys like you've never seen them before with antics that ju...
Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge
A compilation that highlights works from the Three Stooges. It includes the shorts Brideless Groom, Sing a Song of Six Pants, and Malice in the Palace, also Ed Wynn's live TV Camel Comedy Caravan star...
The Three Stooges - Simply Hilarious
Four of the greatest comedians of all time, including Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, and Curly Howard, star in four 15-minute sketches that highlight their signature brand of humor, and will leave you in s...
Batmania: From Comics to Screen
This is the fully documented story of Batman, his genesis, his development, and his overall entertainment career. Told with dramatic insight, this action filled documentary will satisfy every fan who ...
Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls
John Considine plays the flamboyant Dr. Death, a thousand-year-old magician who has mastered he art of transferring souls from one body to another and thereby manages to perpetuate himself by jumping ...
After nearly 50 years of eye-poking and face-slapping, the Stooges decide to retire and tour the world with their dog, Moose. They start by touring America's national parks, however, with the stooges,...
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze
Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph Stuart III, t...
4 for Texas
Frank Sinatra plays a tough guy who hooks up with Dean Martin to open a casino.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
A group of strangers come across a man dying in a car crash who tells them about the $350,000 he buried in California. The madcap adventures of the strangers as they try to claim the prize for themsel...
The Three Stooges in Orbit
The fate of the planet in the hands of Larry, Moe and Curly Joe? That's exactly the situation the trio finds themselves in when they befriend a wacky scientist and must defend his secret invention fro...
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
The Three Stooges manage to crash through the time barrier with their slap-happy antics in this classic feature-length comedy. Larry, Moe, and Curly-Joe are friends of a young scientist, Schuyler Davi...
Snow White and the Three Stooges
In the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lacked one blessing to complete their happiness. The queen gives birth to a child named Snow White. In time, the king remarries beca...
Sappy Bull Fighters
A pretty actress friend gets an engagement when they are stranded in Mexico. When they accidentally switch suitcases with their friend, they have to sneak into her house to get their own and her husba...
Larry is trying to steal Joe's fiancée at the same time. When Moe became suspicious, Larry tried to frame Joe as the boyfriend. Larry's plan goes awry when Joe catches him.
Have Rocket, Will Travel
The Stooges are janitors working at a space center who accidentally blast off to Venus. They encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula, and an alien computer who has destroyed all ...
Sweet And Hot
Larry wants Joe and his sister to join him. Tiny doesn't like singing in front of people. Taking her to a doctor is a success.
Joe was fleeced by some con men after he won a contest. When the stooges go to recover his money, the bad guys convince them that they can get rich by posing as children and becoming the wards of a mi...
Pies And Guys
A professor is trying to win a bet. The boys are at a party. When they return to their old habits, there is a pie fight.
Oil's Well That Ends Well
The stooges go to the country to find money. Their troubles are solved after they discover oil on their father's property.
Flying Saucer Daffy
Joe accidentally takes a picture of a paper plate which Moe and Larry submit to a magazine as an authentic picture of a flying saucer. They are hauled off to jail when a picture is proven to be fake. ...
Fifi Blows Her Top
The stooges talk about their wartime romances. Joe's girl, who he left behind in Paris, has moved in next door. Her husband is very jealous of her now that she is married. She went back to Joe after s...
Space Master X-7
The Earth is at risk of being destroyed by Rust.
Outer Space Jitters
The stooges accompany professor Jones on an expedition to Venus, where they discover that the Venusians are planning to conquer the earth with an army of zombies. The boys will be turned into zombies ...
The sister of the stooges has been reincarnated as a horse. When they learned that "Schnapps" was going to be destroyed, they went to the circus grounds. The stooges are successful.
Hoofs and Goofs
Joe believes that the stooge's sister has died and been reincarnated as a horse. The stooges have to hide from the landlord. There are more problems when Birdie gives birth to a colt. The real Birdie ...
Guns A Poppin
The man is on trial for attacking two people. Moe was in debt and had a nervous breakdown, so Larry and Joe took him to the country for rest and relaxation. Their cabin became the scene of a shoot-out...
Muscle Up A Little Closer
Joe can't get married until he gets the engagement ring back. The stooges think the ring was taken by Elmo, who works at the same factory they do. Elmo is too tough for them to confront in the company...
Space Ship Sappy
An eccentric scientist convinces stooges to join him and his daughter on an expedition. The Amazons plan to eat the boys. After the stooges escaped, the spaceship went out of control. As the ship is a...
The stooges are all engaged to the same girl, a gold-digger who plans to abandon them and get an engagement ring from each of them. When all three show up at her house at the same time, a wild fight e...
A Merry Mix-Up
Three sets of triplets were separated a long time ago. Their reunion causes confusion and troubles for their wives and sweethearts, but it all works out in the end.
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To inherit a fortune, Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. One of his students agrees to marry him in the nick of time. The rest of the prospective brides show up...
Professor Sneed has invented a rocket fuel that is protected by stooges. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio and take them to the country of Anemia where they are...
For Crimin' Out Loud
The stooges are private detectives hired to protect a rich politician. After the man disappears, the boys wander around his spooky mansion confronting various villains and a dangerous dame. The stooge...
Mary is confined to a wheelchair and the stooges are taking care of her. At their jobs in a theater, where they hope to earn money for an operation for Mary, they see a hypnotist. The stooges become s...
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Three plumbing stooges broke the plumbing in a fancy mansion. The party got into a pie fight after the thieves were caught.
Commotion On The Ocean
People are tricked into being spies for an enemy country. They brought watermelons for Borscht when they were stranded on the high seas. They recovered the film after capturing Borscht.
On a rainy night, the stooges are sent to move some junk, including a suit of armor, from a spooky old house. The armor is haunted by the ghost of Sir Tom, who refused to leave. The ghost foils the st...
Rumpus in the Harem
Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys need money to pay their fiancée's taxes or they will be sold as slaves. The crooks came into the restaurant to convince the boys to ge...
Columbia Laff Hour
A Columbia Pictures feature features 4 shorts with Shemp Howard.
Stone Age Romeos
The stooges want to show the museum that the cavemen are still alive. A film purport to show stone age stooges defending their women from other cavemen was made after they returned from their expediti...
Gypped in the Penthouse
Larry and Shemp reminisced about their experiences with Jean, after each of them was gypped by a diamond crazy gold digger. After telling their stories, they run into another man who is married to ano...
Fling in the Ring
The stooges bet their money on Chopper to win his next fight. When "Big Mike" tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys try to make him lose. The stooges have to contend wi...
The stooges apply for a job as Yard Men at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but end up as gardeners. The boys decided to go after the crooks after seeing a memo about the diamond the...
Bedlam in Paradise
Shemp can't get into heaven until he reforms Larry and Moe. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges, who are in league with the devil, from selling a f...
Of Cash and Hash
The stooges were brought in by the cops because they witnessed an armed robbery. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed and go back to their jobs. When one of the robbers comes into the...
Shemp is a sick man and he has a bad case of nerves. Claude, the stooge's friend, is trying to cure Shemp. They can take Shemp on a trip to the country if they buy Claude's old car. Even though the ca...
The stooges graduate from criminology school with the lowest possible honors. The boys join the police force and are assigned to track down a crook called the "Eel", who disguises himself as a woman. ...
Shot in the Frontier
The stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting.
Scotched in Scotland
Would be detectives, the stooges get a job guarding a Scotch castle while the owner is away. The servants are crooks intent on robbing the castle of its valuables. Though they do their best to frighte...
Pals and Gals
The stooges went to the west for Shemp's health. The boys run afoul of a local villain who is forcing a pretty girl to marry him. The stooges have to rescue the sisters from the bad guy and save the d...
The stooges want to marry their sweethearts, but the King won't give his consent until she gets married. Mergatroyd is an evil magician who wants to marry the princess and become ruler of the country....
Income Tax Sappy
They start a business as crooked tax advisors because they are so good at cheating the government. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS gets the goods on them, and they end up in jai...
The stooges help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. Elaine is being promised by the Black Prince that he will take over the kingdom. The stooges foil the plot...
Pardon My Backfire
The stooges need money to marry their girls. The boys captured the escaped convicts and used the reward money to marry their sweethearts. It appears to be an early attempt at 3D.
Private detectives are hired to find missing girls. The boys are trying to find a girl in a mad scientist's mansion. The boys saved the girl after confronting a gorilla and other bad guys.
Rip, Sew and Stitch
stooges run a tailor shop and need money to pay their debts A man leaves his coat in the shop with a combination to a safe. The stooges captured the crook when he came back to get the coat.
Icabob Slipp, the executor of the estate, is a crook who stole money from the stooges. The stooges chase him to a theater where they engage in a chase and recover their inheritance.
stooges invented the fountain of youth formula that can turn old people young. They turn an old lady into a young woman, but when her husband takes the formula it turns him into a gorilla.
Goof on the Roof
A friend of the Stooges is getting married. A friend wants them to get a TV and an antenna. There is a great idea by the Stooges. They save the money for a wedding present by installing the TV themsel...
Booty And The Beast
The stooges helped a stranger open a safe in a man's house. The man is a criminal and the boys were involved in a robbery. When they realize what happened, the stooges go after the bad guy and leave h...
Up in Daisy's Penthouse
The rich fathers of the Stooges were sent by their mother to stop them from remarrying. Shemp is both Father and Shemp.
Policemen are on the trail of a murderer. The bad guy was caught after a gun fight that nearly destroyed the police station.
Three Dark Horses
The campaign boss wants three delegates to the convention that are too stupid to discover that his candidate is a crook. The janitors were sent to clean the man's office. The boy's suitability for the...
A Missed Fortune
Shemp wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into a fancy suite at the Hotel Costa Plente. While they wait for the prize money to arrive, the boys are pursued by three gold-digging dames...
Gents in a Jam
Shemp's rich Uncle Phineas comes to visit the stooges who are broke and about to evicted. The boys convince their landlady Mrs. McGruder not to toss them out as Shemp is set to inherit a fortune. The ...
The stooges are fix-it men who are brought before a judge on a charge of chicken stealing. They escape from the courtroom and wind up getting hired in the judges' house after their antics attempting t...
Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
The film "A Street Car named Desire" won an Oscar. Brando is mimicked in the story by Larry, which takes place on a railroad car. The most controversial short. It is thought to be the most innovative ...
He Cooked His Goose
Larry is a pet dealer and trying to steal Shemp's fiancée at the same time. Larry tried to frame Shemp as the boyfriend when Moe became suspicious. He got Shemp a job as a door to door pajama salesman...
The stooges don't know it, but they are all engaged to the same girl, a gold-digger who plans to abandon them and get an engagement ring from each of them. When all three show up at her house at the s...
Set in the old west, the stooges are mistaken for lawmen and manage to capture a gang of crooks. The boys then get the job of guarding some money in an old house reputed to be haunted by the ghost of ...
The Tooth Will Out
The stooges graduate from dental school and go out west to open a practice. Everything goes well until Shemp "cures" an outlaw's toothache from the instructions in a carpentry book, and the boys must ...
Three Arabian Nuts
The stooges are delivering some Arabian antiques, which include a magic lamp complete with genie. Three Arabian bad guys are after the magic lamp, but the stooges defeat them once they get the "genius...
Pest Man Wins
The stooges are hired to kill pests in a mansion where a party is going on. The boys are hired, but have to dress up. A wild pie fight ensues after they disrupt the party.
The Three Stooges become heroes when they nabbing a gang of would-be robbers.
The stooges are dance instructors sent by a movie company to a tropical island to teach the natives how to dance so they can appear in a movie. The boys run into trouble with the local witch doctor wh...
Don't Throw That Knife
The stooges become census takers and end up in the apartment of a jealous husband and a knife thrower. When the husband arrives home, the boys try to hide, but are discovered, and after dodging some k...
Baby Sitters Jitters
The stooges are facing eviction and want to raise money by babysitting. A woman separated from her husband gives her son "Junior" to care for the boys. When The husband stole the baby, the stooges set...
Shemp is a sick man. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse is beautiful. When they take him home from the sanitarium, they discover he's become engaged to a woman. The boys got into a fight with a s...
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The stooges become detectives and go to the aid of girl in the clutches of a mad scientist. The boys arrive at a spooky mansion where the madman is building a mechanical man that needs a human head. A...
A Snitch in Time
The stooges are carpenters who are re-staining some furniture they've delivered to a boarding house. The plot gets complicated when the boys confront some crooks who are hiding out there. They defeat ...
Three Hams on Rye
Stage hands and small parts in a big play are what the stooges are. They are quickly on the bad side of the producer. They failed to prevent a critic from entering the audience. Shemp made a cake out ...
The stooges are hired by a movie studio as publicity men. Their first assignment is to get publicity for Dolly Devore, a pretty starlet. They fake a kidnapping, but the cops won't believe their story....
The Dillon clan are making life miserable for a small Western town. A couple of people rush off to find help. The cavalrymen are making life miserable for the superior. Mullins tried to get the boys i...
Love at First Bite
While in the military, the stooges met some girls. As they wait for the girls' ship to arrive, they get drunk and Shemp ends up sleeping in a tub of cement. They free Shemp with a blast that lands the...
Self Made Maids
The stooges are artists who want to marry their models. The father doesn't like it when the stooges tickle him.
Hugs and Mugs
The stooges are in possession of a stolen necklace. Three crooked dames convince the boys that the necklace is theirs, and when the real thieves arrive, the stooges fight to defend the girl's property...
The investigators for Onion Oil are stooges. The company's service stations are being robbed by a gang of crooks, so the boys pose as gas station attendants to capture the bad guys.
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Professor Sneed is a scientist who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio and take them to the country of Anemia where they are ord...
The stooges are the "Day and Night" plumbers. Called out to a fancy mansion where a society party is going on, they cross the electrical and water systems and generally ruin the place. Despite their i...
Mary is confined to a wheelchair and the stooges are taking care of her. Mary is faking her disability to get more money from the insurance company. When the boys see a hypnotist doing his act on the ...
Dunked in the Deep
The stooges are tricked into becoming spies by their neighbor. When they were stranded on the high seas, they discovered that their friend had hidden some stolen microfilm in watermelons. They capture...
Malice in the Palace
Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has fled with the jewel. T...
The Ghost Talks
On a rainy night, the stooges are sent to move some junk, including a suit of armor, from a spooky old house. The armor is haunted by the ghost of a man named Peeping Tom. Lady Godiva shows up and the...
Who Done It?
The stooges are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire. They wander around the millionaire's spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous dame. The stooges vanquish the croo...
Jerks of All Trades
The idiots are painters and paperhangers.
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The stooges witness an armed robbery and are brought in by the cops as suspects. After passing a lie detector test, the boys are freed but are now the only ones who can identify the crooks. Meanwhile,...
Pardon My Clutch
The stooge's friend Claude sells them his old lemon of a car so they can take Shemp, who is sick with a toothache, camping. The car won't work and the boys are apparently out a bundle, when a car coll...
Set in ancient Egypt, the stooges run a used chariot lot where they unload defective chariots on unsuspecting customers. When they gyp the head of the palace guard, they're brought to the palace to be...
I'm a Monkey's Uncle
The stooges are cavemen who lived in the stone age. The boys fight off the other cavemen with a catapulting tree branch that shoots rocks and eggs.
The Hot Scots
The stooges apply for job as 'Yard Men' at Scotland Yard, thinking they'll become detectives, but instead wind up as gardeners. When they learn that detectives are need to guard a Scottish castle wher...
The stooges play music at the court. When they ask the king for permission to marry their sweethearts, he agrees, but only after the bride has married the groom. Mergatroyd is an evil magician who pla...
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Shemp can't get into heaven until he reforms Larry and Moe. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges from selling a fake invention to a wealthy couple. ...
Squareheads of the Round Table
The stooges helped their friend win the hand of the fair princess. The group sneaks into the castle at night to serenade Elaine, but they are caught by the King. The boys were thrown in the dungeon an...
Crime on Their Hands
The janitors work in the newspaper office. The boys decided to become reporters after an anonymous caller tipped them off about a famous diamond theft. Shemp accidentally swallowed a diamond that was ...
Sing a Song of Six Pants
The stooges are trying to save their tailor shop by paying past due notes to the skin and flint company.
A professor bets that he can turn stooges into gentlemen in 60 days. The professor tried to teach the boys proper manners with the help of his daughter. He introduces the stooges to society at a fancy...
The stooges are managers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys decide to pl...
Shemp needs to marry within seven hours in order to inherit $500,000. The threesome will work immediately with hilarious results.
All Gummed Up
The stooges run a drug store and are about to have their lease taken away by the mean old man who owns the place. The stooges tried to helpFlint's wife by inventing a formula that makes old people you...
The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and end up with some bad guys. The leader of the villains plans to marry the girl of the Arizona Kid. The boys help the Arizona Kid escape. The bad guys are ...
Hold That Lion!
Icabob Slipp, a crooked lawyer, gypped the stooges out of their inheritance. The boys followed Slipp onto the train and cornered him, but they accidentally let a lion loose on the train. There is only...
Three Little Pirates
Dead Man's Island is where everyone is living in olden times and the stooges are from a garbage scow. To escape from the governor, they disguise Curly as a Maharaja and travel to their own country to ...
Rhythm and Weep
The stooges are actors who can't seem to find a job, so they decide to jump off a high building. They meet three girl dancers on the roof. They meet a Broadway producer who hires them all for his next...
After being fired for their incompetence, the stooges decide to go away for a rest. Dr runs the rest home they chose. A quack named Mallard gypsies the patients for everything they have. Curly acciden...
A Bird in the Head
Professor Panzer, a mad scientist looking for a brain to use in his experiments, has stooges working in his home. The professor wants to put a human brain into a gorilla but has trouble finding a brai...
Uncivil War Birds
The stooges are civil war soldiers who are constantly changing their uniforms. They eventually decide to be loyal to the south. Curly is detected as a spy but not executed. The boys escape with a secr...
Beer Barrel Polecats
When Curly sells some to a cop, the stooges get thrown in jail. A keg of beer hidden under Curly's coat explodes while the boys are being photographed, turning their minor indiscretion into a forty ye...
G.I. Wanna Home
The stooges are discharged from the army and go to see their fiancée, but they are dispossessed and the wedding is off until they find a home. The boys set up housekeeping in a vacant lot because they...
Three Loan Wolves
The stooges told their son how he came to have three fathers. The owners of a pawn shop owed money to a bunch of loan sharks. A lady leaves a baby in the shop as part of a plan to sell a fake diamond ...
The Three Troubledoers
In a town with a high death rate for lawmen, stooges become marshals. The boys set out to prevent a marriage between the villain Blackie and the damsel in distress. When Blackie and his cronies are de...
Swing Parade of 1946
An aspiring singer, Carol Lawrence, and a nightclub owner, Danny Warren, are helped by the Three Stooges. The musical numbers include "Stormy Weather" and "Caldonia."
Rockin' in the Rockies
A rancher is away at college and leaves his spread to his cousin. He wants to run a ranch but has no money to do so. He recruited a pair of partners in the guise of two vagrants and a pair of backers ...
If a Body Meets a Body
The boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will after Curly was named in his uncle's will. The lawyer's will and body have gone missing after he was murdered on a dark night. T...
Three fish peddlers decided to cut out the middleman by catching their own fish. They trade their car and $300 for a new boat that ends up being a piece of junk that falls apart and sinks in the middl...
A Hit with a Miss
Shemp Howard is a prizefighter in this Columbia All-Star Comedy who has a complex that leaves him a coward and unable to fight unless he hears "Pop Goes the Weasel." He hears it enough here, from vari...
A pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name and the stooges are working in a radio station. While auditioning for Mrs, she wants to hide her singing career from...
The man is on trial for attacking Curly and Larry with an ax. Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. When Curly and Larry confronted a bear in the woods, Curly and Larry thought it...
Three Pests in a Mess
Three inventors are trying to get a patent on a fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to get a patent, some crooks think the boys are the $100,000 sweepstakes win...
Crash Goes the Hash
Mrs is suspected of being a society matron. The exotic Prince Shaam will marry Van Bustle. The reporters took jobs in her mansion as a cook and two butlers to get the story. The parrot climbing into t...
No Dough Boys
The stooges are dressed as Japanese soldiers. On their lunch break, they go into a restaurant with their Japanese uniforms on, causing the proprietor to mistake them for the real thing, and a chase en...
Gents Without Cents
Three small time actors are looking for a job. They get a small part in a producers show at the shipyard after meeting three girl dancers. When the rest of the cast doesn't show up, the stooges and th...
The stooges are working as bellboys in a large hotel when a side show promoter shows up with a wild wolfman. The stooges tried to calm the wolfman by playing music, but he went crazy and soon the stoo...
The Yoke's On Me
When the armed services turn down the Stooges, they become farmers. This short was banned from television because of strong anti-Japanese content during World War II.
Curly is entered in a milk contest at the county fair. Curly doesn't know a cow from a bull when they take him to a pasture to practice.
Three Little Twirps
In order to get a job putting up posters for a circus, the Stooges have to pay for tickets to the show. When trying to sell tickets gets them in trouble, they hide out backstage, Curly has an encounte...
They Stooge to Conga
The secret headquarters of some Nazi spies are where the stooges fix the doorbell in a large house. They ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy ...
Higher Than a Kite
The stooges work for the R.A.F. In England. After hitting an officer's car, they need a place to hide and a sewer pipe turns out to be a bomb. When they found themselves behind enemy lines, Curly and ...
A Gem of a Jam
Doctors Harts, Burns and Belcher have janitors working in their offices. The crooks went to the hospital after their boss was wounded in a shoot out with the cops. Mistaken for doctors, the boys are f...
The stooges are carpenters. A man dressed as a gorilla is a mystery to the cops. The police chief's job was threatened by the head of the citizens league. The boys are posing as night watchmen at an a...
I Can Hardly Wait
When Curly gets a tooth, stooges have trouble sleeping. Curly was taken to the dentist because nothing worked to remove the tooth. The dentist pulls the tooth of Moe while he is in the chair to show C...
The Wrong Bothers aided the war effort by inventing a new plane. They are trying to avoid the draft but when their plane fails, they go to war. Richard Fiske appeared in this two-reeler thanks to stoc...
Back from the Front
The Merchant Marines are where the Stooges joined the war effort. They had a run-in with a secret German Nazi officer. The torpedo was mistaken for a beached whale. They have to kill it, and it explod...
The stooges are wanted for vagrancy in the old west. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them to be three famous lawmen com...
The stooges are selling something. They don't have any luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist goes to Washington to show h...
What's the Matador?
The stooges are going to perform in Mexico. They have to sneak into the house of the lovely senorita to get their suitcase after they accidentally switched it with hers. He vows to kill them if he see...
Loco Boy Makes Good
The stooges decided to get some easy money by having Curly slip on a bar of soap in the lobby of a hotel. The hotel turns out to be run by an old lady who is about to lose her lease to the evil landlo...
Even as IOU
A mother and child move into a vacant lot home and the boys help them. They steal the kids money and sneak into the race track. They were gypped out of their winnings by two con men who sold them a wa...
Cactus Makes Perfect
The stooges are being told by their mother to leave home and seek their fortune. The boys head west after a con man sells them a fake deed to a lost gold mine. They locate the mine and strike it rich ...
My Sister Eileen
The sisters moved from Ohio to New York in order to build their careers. Eileen wants to succeed on the stage, while Ruth wants to get a job as a writer. A parade of odd characters are constantly bree...
The baby was mistakenly kidnapped by the stooges. When the cops and the baby's mother come looking for the baby, the boys panic and flee into the country with the cops (one of them is the baby's fathe...
Three Smart Saps
Three daughters of a prison warden are engaged to stooges. They decided to go undercover to rescue their prospective father-in-law when they learned that crooks had taken over the prison. The stooges ...
During the reign of Emperor Grabus, the stooges were potters. Diana, a pretty red-headed woman, sought refuge with the stooges when the emperor ordered all beautiful red-headed women to be brought bef...
In the Sweet Pie and Pie
The stooges are about to be executed for murders they didn't commit. They were tricked into marrying three girls who needed husbands to collect a legacy the day before the execution. The stooges and r...
Dutiful But Dumb
The stooges are photographers for Whack magazine who are sent to the country of Vulgaria to get a picture of a death ray gun after messing up an assignment.
Some More of Samoa
The rich old man enlisted the stooges to find a mate for his rare puckerless persimmon tree. The boys sail to the island to find a tree. If Curly doesn't marry the ugly daughter of the Chief, they wil...
So Long Mr. Chumps
The stooges are street cleaners who find bonds and return them to their owners. If they can find an honest man with executive ability, the man will give them a big reward. Their search leads them to a...
The Three Stooges: Live and Hilarious
The Ed Wynn Show is the location for a hilarious and extremely hard-to- find turn by the Three Stooges.
Time Out for Rhythm
A producer and his partner clash over two women in show business.
All the World's a Stooge
The stooges are window washers who lose their jobs after they clean a dentist's office. They were hired to pose as children on the run. The man's wife wants to impress her friends by adopting refugees...
An Ache in Every Stake
The stooges destroy cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home when they deliver ice to a house on a high hill. When their antics cause the servants at their customer's house to quit, the boys a...
I'll Never Heil Again
The country of Moronica has been taken over by stooges. Curly is a field marshal and Larry is the Minister of Propaganda. The stooges plan to conquer the world by fighting over a globe. The daughter o...
No Census, No Feeling
stooges get jobs as census takers and end up in a fancy mansion looking for people to survey Curly adds Alum to the lemonade while Moe and Larry join a bridge game. The result is puckered lips and shr...
How High Is Up?
Three tinkers who live under their car are the stooges. The boys decided to punch holes in the lunch boxes of the workmen. They escape and get hired as riveters on a new building, working on the 97th ...
Boobs in Arms
The stooges are greeting card salesmen who get into the army because they escaped from the jealous husband of one of their customers. They constantly vex and bewilder their sergeant, who turns out to ...
Nutty But Nice
The doctors enlisted the help of the stooges to cheer up the little girl. The girl's father was kidnapped with $300,000 worth of bonds. Failing to cheer up the girl, the stooges go out looking for the...
A Plumbing We Will Go
stooges are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion in order to escape the police. They ruin the place by crossing the electrical system with the plumbing. There is a scene in which the lady of the hou...
Three fish peddlers are looking for a new business opportunity and are opening a beauty salon south of the border. Chorus girls from a local night club are their first customers. After the stooges rui...
Rockin' Thru the Rockies
The stooges are leading a show. The horses are stranded when hostile Indians run them off. They have to contend with a snow storm and a bear. They solved their problems by rigging up a sail on the wag...
From Nurse to Worse
The stooge's friend Jerry convinces them to take out insurance on Curly and then have him act insane to collect it. They put Curly on a leash and took him to the insurance doctor to have him act like ...
You Nazty Spy!
In the country of Moronica, the stooges are paperhangers. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler because he'll be stupid enough to follow their orders. C...
We Want Our Mummy
The stooges go to Egypt to look for the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin in order to win a $5000 prize. They end up in the mummy's tomb after being harassed by some bad guys. The villains want the jewels b...
Saved by the Belle
The stooges are traveling salesmen stranded in Valeska, a tropical country prone to earthquakes. Having no luck selling fur coats to the natives they are arrested when they receive a telegram instruct...
Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
They are three hapless people. After nearly destroying a farmer's pile of firewood, the boys come to the assistance of the Widow Jenkins, who has just been cheated out of her land by a trio of swindle...
Calling All Curs
The surgeons of Garon, a prized poodle, are skilled veterinarians who work at a pet hospital. There is a city called BEDFORD. The boys were pretending to be reporters when they kidnapped the poodle. T...
Yes, We Have No Bonanza
Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiter in a saloon with three girls they hope to marry. The proprietor of the saloon has buried $40,000 of stolen money with his partner. The boys go ...
Three Little Sew and Sews
Sailors are working in a tailor shop. When they can't get passes to go to the beach, they steal officers uniforms and go to a party with Curly as his aides. One of the spies tricked the stooges into s...
Three Sappy People
The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for psychiatrists. A rich man hires them to treat his impetuous young wife who is always running for submarine rides. The stooges are paid off handsome...
A Ducking They Did Go
The stooges were tricked by some con men into selling memberships to a fake duck hunting club. stooges are stranded at a duck-less lake with a lodge full of cops when crooks skip town.
Termites of 1938
The stooges were hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy party. The guest of honor, an English Lord, is befuddled by the stooges as they wreck the mansion where the party is taking place...
Tassels in the Air
The janitors in the building are stooges. The stenciling of the wrong names on the offices causes a rich lady to make mistakes. She hires the boys to redecorate her house. When the real Omay shows up,...
Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb
Curly won $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges moved into the hotel. Their suite is furnished with many expensive items which they systematically wreck, running up quite a bill. They agree to ma...
Wee Wee Monsieur
The stooges are artists. The boys join the French Foreign Legion when the landlord comes after their rent. Their assignment is to guard captain Gorgonzola from the natives. When the captain is kidnapp...
Three Missing Links
The janitors in the movie studio are stooges. They got jobs as actors in an African movie after they wrecked the bosses office. Curly is a gorilla and Larry is a primitive native. On location in Afric...
Violent Is the Word for Curly
The stooges blew up the car of their first customers, three famous European professors, after being left in charge of a gas station. Three professors are expected atMildew, a women's college where the...
Flat Foot Stooges
Horses are still used to pull the engines at the station where the stooges are firemen. A salesman wants to sell equipment that has gun powder in it. The chiefs daughter caught him and after a chase b...
Mutts to You
The stooges, professional dog washers, found a baby on a doorstep and thought it was abandoned, so they took it home. When they read in the paper that the baby is believed to have been kidnapped, they...
A man retires from movies to get an education and discovers his former staff is trying to have him kicked out.
Playing the Ponies
The stooges traded their restaurant for a washed up race horse. Curly runs towards the nearest water when he gets some chili pepperinos. The boys are in a race. With Larry feeding the pepperinos, and ...
Back to the Woods
The stooges are convicted criminals who are sent to the American colonies. The local Indians won't let them on their hunting grounds so the colonists are starving. After a chase, the stooges are captu...
3 Dumb Clucks
The stooges escape from jail when they learn their father is going to marry a young girl and leave their mother. Curly was mistaken for the stooges father and married the girl instead. They escaped an...
Cash and Carry
A boy and his sister are living in a dumpyard shack. They buy a fake treasure map from a con man to raise money. The boys started digging and ended up in a US treasury vault because they thought the t...
Goofs and Saddles
"Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup", and "Just Plain Bill" were all set in the old west. They were sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers and ended up in a saloon where the boss...
The stooges sell "Brighto", which they think is cleaning fluid. Brighto is actually medicine after ruining a cop's uniform and a new car. Taking their sales pitch to a hospital, they get into more tro...
Grips, Grunts and Groans
The stooges become trainers of a champion wrestler. The boss has a lot of money and wants the boys to take good care of him. They accidentally knocked him out and Curly had to wrestle in his place. Th...
The Sitter Downers
When the prospective father-in-law refuses to consent to the marriages, the stooges go on a sit down strike. The strike makes them famous and they receive a lot of gifts. The wives decree no honeymoon...
The stooges are trying to make it in the movie business. They sneak into a movie studio and are mistaken for three new executives. After the director and cast walked off, Curly and Larry took over as ...
Ants in the Pantry
The stooges are hired to kill pests in a mansion where a party is going on. They must pose as guests to work. They ruin a piano and generally make a mess of the party, but the hostess passes them off ...
A Pain in the Pullman
The stooges are actors who travel by train to an engagement. Along with their pet monkey, they ruin the trip for a few of the other passengers, including the conductor and a big movie star. Their anti...
carpenters inherit a fancy dress boutique They put on a fashion show with designs based on furniture. A wild cream puff fight ensues when the owner of an antique box shows up.
Whoops, I'm an Indian
The residents of a frontier town are gypping the stooges. They must escape into the woods. They disguise themselves as Indians to get away from the sheriff. Curly, dressed as a squaw, is forced to mar...
Three firemen are trying to avoid being fired.
Half Shot Shooters
After being discharged from the army, the stooges retaliate against their mean sergeant. The same sergeant is their superior after years in the army. When the stooges go crazy with a cannon, blowing u...
The Three Stooges: Five of Their Greatest Shorts
Relive the hilarity of The Three Stooges with this compilation of five of their greatest shorts. Included are: Brideless Groom, Color Craziness, Disorder in the Court, Malice in the Palace, Sing a Son...
Disorder in the Court
A murder trial has key witnesses. Gail Tempest is accused of killing Kirk Robin while dancing at the Black Bottom cafe.
The stooges are spies. They impersonate southern officers to get intel. When they are discovered, they hide in a cannon and are blown back to their headquarters.
Three Little Beers
Deliverymen are working at a brewery. They sneak onto a golf course. The course is destroyed quickly. Forced to escape in their beer truck, more havoc ensues when the load of beer barrels are spilled ...
Pardon My Scotch
The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at a party to fool the prospective buyer. Their...
The stooges are private detectives in the old west trying to help a girl recover an IOU from a bad guy. Their attempts to steal the IOU from the villains wallet and then from a safe meet with problems...
A professor believes he can turn stooges into gentlemen. After many attempts to teach them how to curtsy, he brings them to a fancy party. The stooges new found manners don't last very long. The other...
Set in Medieval times, the stooges learn they are of royal blood and vow to save the kingdom. They become the queen's royal guards but are sentenced to die when the queen is abducted on the orders of ...
Pop Goes the Easel
The stooges are down and out. With a cop chasing them, they flee into an artists studio where they are mistaken for students. The cop continues to hunt for them and they use a variety of disguises and...
Men in Black
Three doctors who were in medical school for too long are stooges. An overly chirpy nurse, a mental patient, and a combination to a safe are some of the problems that come across when trying to get th...
The stooges join the " Women Haters" club and vow to have no relation to fair sex. Larry married a girl while they were on the train.
Three Little Pigskins
The stooges are mistaken for famous football players. They lose the big game and get it in the end. Lucy Ball is a gun moll.
Moe discovers Curley's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, w...
Jail Birds of Paradise
The daughter attempts to turn the prison into a paradise.
Letty Morris tried to evade Legs Caffey by hopping a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles. Along the way the bus picks up escaped convict Paul Porter. With the police in pursuit and Legs watching his...
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
Short film in which Frankie Darro as a Telegram delivery boy visits various Hollywood locations to make deliveries. He visits the Los Angeles Pier and a Gala Hollywood Premiere.
The Captain Hates the Sea
Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private detective hoping...
Hollywood on Parade No. B-9
Mack Gordon and Harry Revel are a popular song writing team. There is interplay with many people.
The public is tired of Schnarzan the Conqueror's fake lions. When Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party so that he can use the lions in his next movie. ...
The Big Idea
Ted is the proprietor of the Big Idea Scenario Company. His train of thought is constantly interrupted by visitors to his one-room office. There is a man with a machine gun, a woman who empties waste ...
A stage director is trying to put on a musical and comedy show but has to contend with a bunch of people.
Turn Back the Clock
While in the hospital after being hit by an automobile, a struggling shopowner dreams of what his life would have been like if he'd made different choices.
Meet the Baron
A man is invited to speak at a girls' school.
Janie will dance anywhere, even stripping in a Burlesque house. The rich playboy discovers her and helps her get a job in a Broadway musical being directed by Patch. Janie thinks Patch is the greatest...
Ted Healy and His Stooges alternate mildly risque vaudeville routines with semi-elaborate Berkeleyesque musical numbers with beautiful chorines.
Myrt And Marge
Myrt has a show chock full of talented performers that deserves to be on Broadway, but can't raise the necessary money. Jackson, a lecherous "producer", provides the money in order to get his hands on...
Some "bedtime stories" are told to three boys by their parents.
Broadway to Hollywood
The fame of husband and wife vaudeville of the 1880s is overshadowed by their son in this through-the-years saga about a show business family.
Beer and Pretzels
Ted was kicked out of a theatre because he was annoying women. They get jobs at a nightclub. There is chaos.
Soup to Nuts
Mr. The bankrupt costume store is run by a man who spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions, and a young manager who falls for his niece. Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out ...
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The New 3 Stooges
There are plenty of places from the Old West to Outer Space where Larry, Moe and Curly Joe can be found. The Boys bumble their way from one crazy adventure to the next in this animated slapstick serie...