In short, The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection collects all of the Three Stooges short from Columbia Pictures (the same content as The Three Stooges Collection volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) . So, if you are a Three Stooges fan, and you don’t already have the majority of the individual volumes, it makes financial sense to buy The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection instead of buying the individual volumes.
In addition to these 190 short films (starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, Curly Joe DeRita) there are three bonus DVDs as well:
- Rockin’ In The Rockies (1945) (feature film with Curly)
- Have Rocket–Will Travel (1958) (feature film with Curly-Joe)
- Columbia Color Rhapsody cartoons:
- The Bon Bon Parade (1935)
- The Merry Mutineers (1936)
- A Hollywood Detour (1942)
Shemp Howard solo shorts:
Home on the Range (1938)
An Andy Clyde comedy.After getting bit by Andy’s dog, Andy’s wife & brother-in-law (Shemp) plot to kill the dog. Andy over hears this and thinks they are trying to kill him.
The Glove Slingers (1939)
The Glove Slingers series. Fight promoter Shemp hires Noah Beery Jr. (Rockford Files) to be the new boxing champ, fighting his girlfriend’s brother!
Money Squawks (1940)
An Andy Clyde comedy.Railway station operators Andy & Shemp watch over a payroll that arrived, protecting it from bandits.
Boobs in the Woods (1940)
An Andy Clyde comedy.Shemp is the brother-in-law again as he joins Andy & his wife on a hunting trip.
Pleased to Mitt You (1940)
The Glove Slingers series. School kids are having a party at Shemp’s house.
Pick a Peck of Plumbers (1944) – with El Brendel
El Brendel & Shemp re-make “A Plumbing We Will Go“.
Open Season for Saps (1944)
Marital mix-ups as Shemp enters the wrong apartment to find his old girlfriend and her insanely jealous husband. Then Shemp’s wife finds him!
Off Again, On Again (1945) – with Christine McIntyre, Joe Palma
Despondent Shemp hires a gangster to do him in.
Where the Pest Begins (1945) – co-starring Tom Kennedy with Christine McIntyre
Shemp antagonizes his new neighbor Tom.
A Hit with a Miss (1945) – with Charles Rogers, Joe Palma
Shemp remakes “Punch Drunks“, complete with stock footage from that film.
Mr. Noisy (1946) – with Vernon Dent
Re-making Charley Chase’s “The Heckler“, Shemp takes on the role of an obnoxious loud baseball fan at the game.
Jiggers, My Wife (1946) – with Tom Kennedy, Christine McIntyre
Shemp has a suspicious wife thinking there is another woman.
Society Mugs (1946) – co-starring Tom Kennedy with Snub Pollard, Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre.
Tom & Shemp re-make the Stooges “Termites of 1938” as exterminators who are mistaken for party escorts.
Bride and Gloom (1947) – with Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre.
After being late for his wedding, Shemp’s fiance doesn’t believe that the blond girl with Shemp is just an innocent situation. To make matters worse, Shemp keeps running across the same blond woman, causing chaos to his marriage.
Joe Besser solo shorts:
- Waiting in the Lurch (1949) – with Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre.
- Dizzy Yardbird (1950) – with Emil Sitka
- Fraidy Cat (1950) – with Tom Kennedy, Joe Palma.Re-make of the Stooges “Dizzy Detectives“
- Aim, Fire, Scoot (1952)
- Caught on the Bounce (1952)
- Spies and Guys (1953) – with Emil Sitka
- The Ire Chaser (1954) – with Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre, Joe Palma.
- G.I. Dood It (1955) – with Emil Sitka
- Hook a Crook (1955) – with Dan Blocker (Bonanza), Tom Kennedy, Joe Palma.
- A re-make of the above “Fraidy Cat” which was a re-make of the Stooges “Dizzy Detectives”.
- Army Daze (1956)
Joe DeRita solo shorts:
Slappily Married (1946) – with Christine McIntyre, Dorothy Granger
The Good Bad Egg (1947) – with Dorothy Granger, Vernon Dent, Symona Boniface.
Wedlock Deadlock (1947) – with Christine McIntyre, Patsy Moran, Dorothy Granger.
Jitter Bughouse (1948) – with The Nov-Elites, Christine McIntyre, Emil Sitka, Patsy Moran.