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1. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 60

2. Spring Fever (II) (1919)

Short, Comedy

8.9
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Baseball legend Honus Wagner teaches future Three Stooges leader Moe Howard how to hit a baseball.

Stars: Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Honus Wagner

Votes: 8

3. The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (1955– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Add a Plot

Stars: Eddie Cantor, Keith Richards, Joe Besser, Ida Tobias Cantor

Votes: 17

4. Who Done It? (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

8.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 351

5. The Morey Amsterdam Show (1948–1950)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.1
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The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in New York City's Times Square. Charlie the Doorman (later Newton the ... See full summary »

Stars: Morey Amsterdam, Art Carney, Johnny Guarnieri, Don Russell

Votes: 21

6. Too Many Blondes (1941)

60 min | Drama, Musical

8.1
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A man whose girlfriend turned him down and married another man tries to break up their marriage.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Helen Parrish, Lon Chaney Jr., Jerome Cowan

Votes: 8

7. Hold That Lion! (1947)

17 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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The stooges are tricked out of their inheritance by Icabob Slipp, a crooked lawyer. The boys follow Slipp onto a passenger train and corner him, but not before they accidentally let a lion ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 354

8. Scrambled Brains (1951)

16 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful. When Moe and Larry come to take him home from the sanitarium, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Babe London

Votes: 236

9. Crime on Their Hands (1948)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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The stooges are janitors working in a newspaper office. When an anonymous caller phones in a tip about the theft a famous diamond, the boys decide to become reporters and go after the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 312

10. All Gummed Up (1947)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their lease taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks his wife out for being old, the stooges ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 260

11. Dopey Dicks (1950)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 261

12. The Hot Scots (1948)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Herbert Evans

Votes: 271

13. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 81

14. Slaphappy Sleuths (1950)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The stooges are investigators for the Onion Oil company. 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.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 182

15. Heavenly Daze (1948)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges from selling a phony invention... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent

Votes: 283

16. The Frank Sinatra Show (1950–1952)

60 min | Music

7.8
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The Frank Sinatra Show (also known as Bulova Watch Time) was an American musical variety series hosted by Frank Sinatra from 1950 to 1952.

Stars: Frank Sinatra, June Hutton, Ben Blue, The Whippoorwills

Votes: 22

17. Goof on the Roof (1953)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Frank Mitchell

Votes: 228

18. Squareheads of the Round Table (1948)

18 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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Set in Arthurian times, the stooges decide to help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. At night the group sneaks into the castle to serenade Elaine,... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 279

19. Corny Casanovas (1952)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The stooges don't know it, but they are all engaged to the same girl, a gold-digger who plans to get an engagement ring from each of them and then abandon them. When all three show up at ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Connie Cezon

Votes: 231

20. Three Arabian Nuts (1951)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Philip Van Zandt

Votes: 247

21. Studio Stoops (1950)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 217

22. Fuelin' Around (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The stooges are carpet layers working in the home of a scientist, Professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 230

23. Punchy Cowpunchers (1950)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.7
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The Stooges are cavalrymen in the old west, who are hired to track down the Dillons, a notorious outlaw gang with the help of a pretty female barkeeper and her boyfriend, a handsome cowboy,

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Jock Mahoney

Votes: 235

24. Out West (1947)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.7
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The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 270

25. Loose Loot (1953)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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The stooges are willed a lot of dough from a rich uncle, but the executor of the estate, Icabob Slipp, is a crook who absconds with the money. The stooges trail him to a a theater where ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 210

26. A Missed Fortune (1952)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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Shemp wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente where they live it up and wreck their fancy suite. While they wait for the prize money to arrive, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Nanette Bordeaux

Votes: 197

27. Gents in a Jam (1952)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kitty McHugh

Votes: 234

28. A Snitch in Time (1950)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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. ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Jean Willes

Votes: 207

29. Three Hams on Rye (1950)

Approved | 15 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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The stooges are stage hands who also have small parts in a big play. They quickly get on the bad side of the producer. First they fail to prevent a famous critic from sneaking into the ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Nanette Bordeaux

Votes: 210

30. Behind Prison Gates (1939)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Det. Norman Craig assumes the identity of a dead bank robber (killed in a police shoot out), Red Murray, so he can infiltrate the prison and find three other bank robbers that the police ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Julie Bishop, Joseph Crehan, Paul Fix

Votes: 7

31. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 2,730

32. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 2,126

33. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.6
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 692

34. Pardon My Clutch (1948)

Approved | 15 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Matt McHugh

Votes: 215

35. Fright Night (1947)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Dick Wessel

Votes: 328

36. Hokus Pokus (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. What they don't is that Mary is only faking her disability to swindle the insurance company. When the... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Mary Ainslee

Votes: 288

37. Mississippi Gambler (1942)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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A journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Kent Taylor, Frances Langford, John Litel, Shemp Howard

Votes: 15

38. Close Relations (1933)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Young Wilbur Wart gets a letter from a man who may be his rich uncle. It seems the uncle is dying and looking for heirs to leave his fortune to. On his way to his uncle's place, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Harry Shannon, Charles Judels, Mildred Van Dorn

Votes: 36

39. Vagabond Loafers (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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. ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 243

40. Listen, Judge (1952)

Not Rated | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kitty McHugh

Votes: 248

41. Pest Man Wins (1951)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. The boys are hired, but must dress as guests to work unobserved. ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Margie Liszt

Votes: 200

42. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,142

43. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 378

44. Murder Over New York (1940)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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When Charlie's old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered when they attend a police convention in New York, Chan picks up the case he was working on.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver, Robert Lowery, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 940

45. Malice in the Palace (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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 absconded ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent

Votes: 719

46. Income Tax Sappy (1954)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Margie Liszt

Votes: 230

47. Hugs and Mugs (1950)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The stooges run a furniture store and come into possession of a stolen pearl necklace. Three crooked dames convince the boys that the necklace is theirs, and when the real thieves arrive, ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Nanette Bordeaux

Votes: 184

48. Blunder Boys (1955)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The stooges go to criminology school and graduate with the lowest possible honors. The boys join the police force and are assigned to track down a crook called the "Eel", who disguises ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Benny Rubin

Votes: 235

49. Mr. Noisy (1946)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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This All-Star Comedy (production number 7437, and a remake of 1940's "The Heckler" with Charley Chase) has Shemp Howard, noise-maker and heckler deluxe, hired by two gamblers to rattle a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent, Walter Soderling, Tom Coleman

Votes: 39

50. Brideless Groom (1947)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Dee Green

Votes: 806