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TCM Salutes the Three Stooges

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The Three Stooges made a number of shorts and appearances in MGM films.

 

Hey TCMPROGRAMMER, how about a tribute to these back-biters?

 

Thanks,

 

Yancey

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Sounds like a great idea, but I believe that the cable network "Spike" has a lock on all the Columbia Stooges shorts. From what I understand they are very popular on that channel. Columbia did produced a lot of other shorts besides the Stooges, which nobody ever seems to show, perhaps TCM could get some of those. They may not be "The Stooges", but as I remember they were pretty good.

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A few years ago, TCM featured a "Festival of Shorts" volume (I forget which number) that included two of the MGM shorts the Stooges made with Ted Healy, PLANE NUTS (1933) and THE BIG IDEA (1934). They've been repeating a lot of the earlier volumes lately, so this will probably turn up again soon. Better yet, request it!

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The 3 stooges are on spike tv, i don't recall seeing them on tcm and i've been watching tcm for years now, i guess i must have missed the showing. I hope they run the 3 stooges soon. By the way, curley is my favorite.

 

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Yes, Spike licensed the 3 Stooges package from Columbia. We were also in the conversation for them, but Spike out-bid us. There may be a day when there are Columbia shorts on TCM, it's a good idea. The 3 Stooges remain very popular and tend to be farily expensive to acquire.

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tcmprogrammer -

 

The Columbia shorts aside doesn't TCM own a number of pre Columbia shorts starring The Three Stooges? Not to mention a number of features where they are featured performers?

 

I think there is enough material in the TCM library to warrant an evening if not a whole day dedicated to them.

 

Thanks,

 

Yancey Cravat

 

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tcmprogrammer -

 

Without including the dozens of shorts Shemp Howard made without his brothers for Vitaphone, I believe below is a near complete list of films starring or featuring The Three Stooges which should be in the Turner Library.

 

As you can see there are a number of shorts which, together, might even make a great TCM Archive release which could be cross-promoted!

 

Roast-Beef and Movies (1934) - Curly Only

The Big Idea (1934) - Short

Jailbirds of Paradise (1934) - Short

Plane Nuts (1933) - Short

Hello Pop! (1933) - Short

Beer and Pretzels (1933) - Short

Nertsery Rhymes (1933) - Short

Give a Man a Job (1933) - 2 Minute NRA Short

Fugitive Lovers (1934) - Feature

Dancing Lady (1933) - Feature

Hollywood Party (1934) - Feature (Curly Only)

Meet the Baron (1933) - Feature

Broadway to Hollywood (1933) - Feature

Turn Back the Clock (1933) - Feature

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im a huge three stooges fan but i never heard of any of your three stooges featurs ..from fugitive lovers all the way to turn back the clock i hope the shoe these movies again

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I LOVE the three stooges. I started watching them since I was 5 years old. I do hope that TCM shows some of the movies they starred in. I'm also hoping that TCM shows shorts like "Plane Nuts" and "Beer and Pretzels" as part of their FESTIVAL OF SHORTS.

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A complete (I think) list of all Three Stooges, & related, films in the Warner library. As already mentioned, surely there is enough material here for a Three Stooges tribute in TCM's future.

 

Also, Shemp Howard's Vitaphone short subjects were regularly shown on TNT in the early 1990s before TCM launched, usually as filler after the late-night features, circa 5AM - 7AM. Fans loved 'em, and they've been largely ignored since the classic catalog moved to TCM in 1994. Time to bring 'em back!

 

TED HEALY & HIS THREE STOOGES

Short subjects

BEER AND PRETZELS (1933)

THE BIG IDEA (1934)

HELLO POP! (1933) - 2-strip Technicolor (no prints known to exist)

NERTSERY RHYMES (1933) - 2-strip Technicolor

PLANE NUTS (1933)

Feature films (costars/guest stars/cameos)

DANCING LADY (1933)

FUGITIVE LOVERS (1933)

HOLLYWOOD PARTY (1934)

MEET THE BARON (1933)

MGM’S BIG PARADE OF COMEDY (1964)

TURN BACK THE CLOCK (1933)

 

THE THREE STOOGES

Feature films (guest stars/cameos)

4 FOR TEXAS (1963)

 

SHEMP HOWARD

Vitaphone short subjects (star/costar)

ABSORBING JUNIOR (1936)

ART TROUBLE (1934) - Jimmy Stewart's film debut!

THE BLONDE BOMBER (1936) - "Joe Palooka" series

THE CHOKE’S ON YOU (1936) - "Joe Palooka" series

CLOSE RELATIONS (1933) - "Fatty Arbuckle" series

CORN ON THE COP (1934)

DAREDEVIL O’DARE (1934) - "Ben Blue" series

DIZZY AND DAFFY (1934) - Costarring Dizzy Dean & Daffy Dean

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE (1936) - "Joe Palooka" series

HERE COMES FLOSSIE (1933) - "Ben Blue" series

HERE’S HOWE (1936) - "Joe Palooka" series

HIS FIRST FLAME (1935)

HOW’D YA LIKE THAT? (1934)

I SCREAM (1933) - "Gus Shy" series

IN THE DOUGH (1933) - "Fatty Arbuckle" series

KICK ME AGAIN (1937) - "Joe Palooka" series

MUSHROOMS (1934)

MY MUMMY’S ARMS (1934)

THE OFFICER’S MESS (1935)

ON THE WAGON (1935)

PAUL REVERE JR. (1933) - "Gus Shy" series

A PEACH OF A PAIR (1934)

PURE FEUD (1934) - "Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy" series

PUGS AND KISSES (1934)

PUNCH AND BEAUTY (1936) - "Joe Palooka" series

RAMBLING ‘ROUND RADIO ROW # 7, Series 2 # 1 (1934)

SALT WATER DAFFY (1933)

SERVES YOU RIGHT (1935)

SMOKED HAMS (1934)

SO YOU WON’T T-T-T-TALK (1935)

TAKING THE COUNT (1937) - "Joe Palooka" series

VERY CLOSE VEINS (1934) - "Ben Blue" series

WHILE THE CAT’S AWAY (1936)

WHY PAY RENT? (1935)

THE WRONG WRONG TRAIL (1934)

 

Other solo credits (star/costar)

ANOTHER THIN MAN (1939) - Shemp Howard costars

BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD (1933) - Moe Howard & Curly Howard cameo

THE DOUGHGIRLS (1944) - Joe DeRita costars

GIVE A MAN A JOB (1933 one-reel NRA psa) - Moe Howard guest appearance

THE HELEN MORGAN STORY (1957) - Joe Besser cameo

JAILBIRDS OF PARADISE (1933 short subject) - 2-strip Technicolor, Moe & Curly Howard costar (no prints known to exist)

MILLIONAIRES IN PRISON (1940, RKO feature film) - Shemp Howard costars

ROAST-BEEF AND MOVIES (1934 short subject) - 2-strip Technicolor, Curly Howard costars

THE SAILOR TAKES A WIFE (1945) - Joe DeRita cameo

STAGE MOTHER (1933) - Larry Fine cameo

WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT? (1970) - Joe Besser guest appearance

 

TED HEALY

Feature Films (costar)

THE BAND PLAYS ON (1934)

BOMBSHELL (1933)

THE CASINO MURDER CASE (1935)

DEATH ON THE DIAMOND (1935)

GOOD OLD SOAK (1937)

HERE COMES THE BAND (1935)

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL (1938)

IT’S IN THE AIR (1937)

LAZY RIVER (1934)

THE LONGEST NIGHT (1936)

LOVE IS A HEADACHE (1938)

MAD HOLIDAY (1936)

MAD LOVE (1935)

MAN OF THE PEOPLE (1937)

OPERATOR 13 (1934)

PARIS INTERLUDE (1934)

RECKLESS (1935)

SAN FRANCISCO (1936)

SPEED (1936)

STAGE MOTHER (1933)

VARSITY SHOW (1937)

THE WINNING TICKET (1935)

Short subjects (costar)

LA FIESTA DE SANTA BARBARA (1937)

STOP, SADIE, STOP (1933) (no prints known to exist)

 

The Stooges’ filmography also includes films from RKO and Monogram. I’ve always been unsure as to which RKO and Monogram titles went to Turner and are now in the Time-Warner library. Regardless, here are some films that may, or may not, be in the Warner vaults.

 

THE THREE STOOGES (starring feature films)

SWING PARADE OF 1946 (1946, Monogram)

 

Other solo credits

CRAZY KNIGHTS (1944, Monogram) Shemp Howard costars

EVERYBODY LIKES MUSIC (1934, RKO short subject) Shemp Howard costars

HENRY THE ACHE (1934, RKO short subject) Shemp Howard costars

HIGH SCHOOL HERO (1946, Monogram) Joe DeRita costars

JOE PALOOKA MEETS HUMPHREY (1950, Monogram) Joe Besser costars

KNIFE OF THE PARTY (1934, RKO short subject) Shemp Howard costars

3 OF A KIND (1944, Monogram) Shemp Howard costars

TROUBLE CHASERS (1945, Monogram) Shemp Howard costars

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.........and you can't mention the Three Stooges without also including The Little Rascals or Our Gang. They use to show up on my local PBS station and also on TNT in the mid-80's. I put two of their new 2005 DVD releases in my Queue to try them out. People say that they are in good condition giving them a 4 star rating on quality. I'll let you know if it is true when I get them.

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Shemo,

 

Ya back-biter!!!

 

Many thanks for going the extra mile! Great post!

 

I sure hope the folks at TCM hear our plea. There's enough there for TWO months!!!

 

Keep your fingers crossed... Mine are.

 

Yancey

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hey, has anyone ever seen snow white and the 3 stooges before?

that one was mt fav and i haven't seen it on tv for ages...like at least 30 yrs. Snow white was a figure skater in this movie which was why i love it so...i was too...way back. And the 3 stooges were the ones doing the rescuing...love to have that one again...

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My husband and I are both big fans of the (4) Three Stooges. We can hardly wait to see them again. In the one where they were Doctors, they used their real last names and I thought that was great ! Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr Howard!!

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> has anyone ever seen snow white and the 3 stooges before? that one was mt fav and i haven't seen it on tv for ages...like at least 30 yrs.

 

A 20th-Fox feature film, the Fox Movie Channel shows it several times a year. It's also been on AMC.

 

Fox released SNOW WHITE & THE THREE STOOGES (1961) on DVD last year, in Cinemascope Widescreen (side A) and P&S (side B) formats.

 

http://threestooges.net/videography.php

Link above for a listing of Three Stooges home videos (DVD, Laser Disc, VHS, Beta, and CED) released from 1980 - Present. Inclusive of all studios, and solo films by all the various members of the Stooges.

 

> Snow white was a figure skater in this movie

 

Carol Heiss, 1960 Olympic figure skating gold medalist.

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i want to know which episode of Three Stooges had Larry in the bed that moves into the wall and then into another room. Plus Larry wakes up in that bed next to a guy with a mask with big teeth. Any one remember it? Let me know...Thanks.

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The scene you're describing with Larry in bed (in the haunted castle) is from "The Hot Scots" (1948), starring Moe, Larry, & Shemp.

 

The lovely Christine McIntyre plays a Scottish lass named Lorna Doone. Shemp greets her thusly: "Hi, Lorna. How ya' doone?"

 

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thanks, i will check it out..Larry does a funny scream when he sees the face and i have been looking for this episode to show my kids...thanks again!

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