Larry, Moe & Curly Joe DeRita

Have Rocket Will Travel

Release Date: 1/1/1959

The Stooges travel by accident to Venus and encounter a monster and a mad robot. First appearance as a Stooge for Curly-Joe DeRita, replacing Joe Besser as the third Stooge. First full length Columbia feature film for the Three Stooges. The Stooges had contemplated retirement until Columbia released the Stooge shorts to nationwide TV in 1958. The Stooges were an overnight success, which set the stage for this film. Actor Don Lamond was Larrys son-in-law. Read More »


Stop! Look! and Laugh!

Release Date: 1/1/1961

Combination of segments from eleven Stooge shorts from Columbia. This film caused a lawsuit to be filed by the Three Stooges against Columbia Pictures when the studio attempted to make this film without any involvement or permission from the Boys. The Stooges won an injunction against Columbia and a settlement which lead to their next Columbia Picture “Three Stooges Meet Hercules” (1962). Read More »


Snow White and The Three Stooges

Release Date: 1/1/1961

Story based on the famous Snow White fairy tale. Second feature made by the Stooges for Fox, the first being “Soup To Nuts” (1930) 31 years before. First and only Stooge feature film in color. The film was intended to feature Carol Heiss, the USA gold medalist champion womens figure skater in 1960. It was her only film. Screenwriter Noel Langley had co-written “The Wizard Of Oz” (1939). The Boys were later disappointed that their role in the film was not greater. Read More »


The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

Release Date: 1/1/1962

The Stooges travel by time machine back to ancient Greece to encounter Hercules. The most successful Three Stooges film financially. It grossed $2,000,000 in its initial theatrical release, which was substantial at that time and lead to 3 more feature films from Columbia. Norman Maurer was Moes son-in-law. Read More »


The Three Stooges in Orbit

Release Date: 1/1/1962

The Stooges save humanity from invasion by the martians. Actor Don Lamond was Larrys son-in-law. Norman Maurer was Moes son-in-law. Read More »



The Outlaws is Coming

Release Date: 1/1/1965

The Stooges travel out West as 3 bumbling printers to investigate the slaughter of Buffalos in the Wild West. Last major Hollywood feature film for The Three Stooges. Don Lamond was Larrys son-in-law. Adam West later starred in the popular TV series “Batman.” Nancy Kovack starred in the TV series “Annie Oakley.” Henry Gibson went on to star in the TV series “Laugh-In.” Don Lamond was Larrys son-in-law. Norman Maurer was Moes son-in-law. Read More »


Kook’s Tour

Release Date: 1/1/1970

Never “officially” released or broadcast. Story documents a 5-week Stooge vacation in the wilderness of Idaho and Wyoming with the “Retired” Stooges. Last film for The Three Stooges. The Stooges filmed this comic travelogue in the Fall of 1969 as a TV pilot designed originally for 39 half-hour shows, but tragedy struck as Larry suffered a debilitating stroke on January 9, 1970. Larry died five years later on January 24, 1975, and Moe died the same year on May 4, 1975. The last Stooge – Curly-Joe DeRita, passed away on July 3, 1993. Norman Maurer was Moes son-in-law. Read More »