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1. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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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: 54

2. The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (1955– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Eddie Cantor, Keith Richards, Joe Besser, Ida Tobias Cantor

Votes: 17

3. Who Done It? (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 303

4. Close Relations (1933)

21 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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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 »

Writers: Glen Lambert, Jack Henley | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Harry Shannon, Charles Judels, Mildred Van Dorn

Votes: 31

5. Spring Fever (II) (1919)

Short, Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Honus Wagner

Votes: 7

6. Scrambled Brains (1951)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 203

7. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.7
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Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 2,257

8. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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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: 70

9. Hold That Lion! (1947)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 298

10. Heavenly Daze (1948)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 241

11. The Hot Scots (1948)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 222

12. Dopey Dicks (1950)

15 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 218

13. Goof on the Roof (1953)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 201

14. Pugs and Kisses (1934)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Writers: Glen Lambert, Jack Henley | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Charles Judels, Lionel Stander, Shemp Howard, Greta Granstedt

Votes: 7

15. Mr. Noisy (1946)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 31

16. 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.

Writers: Damon Runyon, Allen Boretz, John Grant | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 632

17. Fright Night (1947)

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 »

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

Votes: 284

18. Squareheads of the Round Table (1948)

18 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 241

19. Three Arabian Nuts (1951)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 226

20. A Snitch in Time (1950)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 189

21. Crime on Their Hands (1948)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 266

22. Fuelin' Around (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 190

23. Punchy Cowpunchers (1950)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.6
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Writer: Edward Bernds | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Jock Mahoney

Votes: 201

24. All Gummed Up (1947)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 219

25. 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 »

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

Votes: 177

26. Three Hams on Rye (1950)

15 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 180

27. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama

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

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dashiell Hammett | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 4,374

28. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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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.

Writers: Nat Perrin, Warren Wilson | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 1,805

29. 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.

Writers: Lester Ziffren, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver, Robert Lowery, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 820

30. Out West (1947)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 241

31. Hokus Pokus (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 251

32. Vagabond Loafers (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 203

33. Studio Stoops (1950)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 181

34. Corny Casanovas (1952)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 191

35. Gents in a Jam (1952)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 207

36. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 351

37. Buck Privates (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in boot camp. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than the cop... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur T. Horman, John Grant | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 2,996

38. The Bank Dick (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

7.4
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Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

Writer: W.C. Fields | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

Votes: 4,933

39. Listen, Judge (1952)

Not Rated | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 212

40. Slaphappy Sleuths (1950)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 152

41. Pardon My Clutch (1948)

Approved | 15 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 179

42. In the Dough (1933)

22 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Slim starts his first day of work at a bakery on the same day that local gangsters pay a visit to his boss demanding protection money. When the boss refuses to pay, the gangsters hatch a ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Henley | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Dan Coleman, Ethel Davis, Fred Harper

Votes: 39

43. Three Dark Horses (1952)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 226

44. A Missed Fortune (1952)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Searle Kramer, Jack White | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Nanette Bordeaux

Votes: 173

45. Loose Loot (1953)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Felix Adler, Jack White | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 176

46. Tricky Dicks (1953)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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The stooges are policemen on the trail of a murderer. They unsuccessfully interrogate an Italian organ grinder, among other suspects, and then catch the bad guy after a gun fight that nearly destroys the police station.

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

Votes: 177

47. Brideless Groom (1947)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 685

48. Malice in the Palace (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 601

49. Spooks! (1953)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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The stooges are private detectives hired to find a missing girl. The boys disguise as pie salesmen and end up wandering around a mad scientist's mansion, trying to find the girl. The boys ... See full summary »

Writer: Felix Adler | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Norma Randall

Votes: 250

50. Hula-La-La (1951)

Not Rated | 16 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 168