Introduction to the Three Stooges

Dizzy Pilots - publicity photo showing Curly, Moe and Larry trying to start the engine of their experimental plane, The Buzzard
History of the Three Stooges The Three Stooges are a trio of the greatest slapstick movie clowns of the 20th century. Curiously, they are a trio composed of six people — the initial Three Stooges trio in the movies were Moe, Larry and Curly, later Moe, Larry and Shemp, followed by Moe, Larry and Joe, and finally Moe, Larry...
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Pardon My Clutch

Pardon My Clutch (1948), starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Emil Sitka Synopsis of Pardon My Clutch In Pardon My Clutch, Shemp is feeling sick.  The Stooges’ friend, Claude, “diagnoses” the need for a vacation, and sells them his car.  The car is a lemon, but when...
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Three Smart Saps

Three Smart Saps - Moe, Larry, Curly trying to get Curlys belt on
Three Smart Saps (1942) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) Synopsis of Three Smart Saps Moe, Larry, and Curly are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden who’s lost his job.  The Stooges break into the prison to get proof of the illegal...
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Philip Van Zandt biography

Philip van Zandt with the cork in his eye in Fuelin' Around
Philip Van Zandt biography (October 4, 1904 – February 15, 1958) Born Philip Pinheiro in Amsterdam, Philip Van Zandt made his acting debut in 1927 and soon after left for the United States, where he eventually landed on Broadway, appearing in 10 different productions between 1931 and 1938....
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Bubble Trouble

Shemp, Moe, and landlord turned gorilla in Bubble Trouble
Bubble Trouble (1953) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Emil Sitka, Christine McIntyre Synopsis of Bubble Trouble In Bubble Trouble, the Three Stooges are pharmacists who accidentally invent a fountain of youth formula that can turn old people young.  They turn an old lady into a beautiful young woman....
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Pest Man Wins

Pest Man Wins (1951) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard), Emil Sitka, Vernon Dent, Nanette Bordeaux
Pest Man Wins (1951) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard), Emil Sitka, Vernon Dent, Nanette Bordeaux Synopsis of Pest Man Wins The Stooges are pest exterminators who decide to drum up business by planting mice, moths, and ants in an unsuspecting house. They select a...
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For Crimin’ Out Loud

Shemp Howard in For Crimin' Out Loud
For Crimin’ Out Loud (1956) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard), Emil Sitka, Christine McIntyre For Crimin’ Out Loud begins with the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard) being inept criminal forensic scientists, with slapstick coming fast and furious. Oddly, Larry is...
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Scrambled Brains

Shemp playing the piano in Scrambled Brains
Scrambled Brains (1951) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard), Vernon Dent, Emil Sitka In Scrambled Brains, Shemp Howard is recovering from a nervous breakdown in a sanitarium. However, he’s not quite recovered, as he hallucinates that his homely nurse Nora (Babe London) is a beauty....
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Three Pests in a Mess

Three Pests in a Mess, starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre
Three Pests in a Mess (1945) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre Synopsis of Three Pests in a Mess In Three Pests in a Mess, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their...
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G.I. Wanna Home

Curly, Larry, and Moe in their outdoor 'home'
G.I. Wanna Home (1946) starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) G.I. Wanna Home: When Moe, Larry, and Curly are discharged, they go from bunkers to bunk beds upon learning that they now have no home and there are no vacancies to be had anywhere. With...
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