Larry, Moe & Curly

Woman Haters

Woman Haters

Release Date: 5/5/1934

The Stooges are traveling salesmen who vow not to get involved with women – except Larry has just been secretly married! First Columbia Pictures Three Stooges short feature. Dialogue for this short was billed as a “Musical Novelty,” and is spoken all in rhyme. Long time Stooge supporting actor, Bud Jamison also makes his first appearance in a Stooge short. Read More »

Punch Drunks

Punch Drunks

Release Date: 7/13/1934

Curly gets fighting mad whenever he hears the tune ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ of which fight manager Moe plans to take full advantage. First film in which the Stooges were officially called “The Three Stooges.” Only Stooge film actually written by the Stooges themselves. Read More »

Men In Black

Men In Black

Release Date: 9/28/1934

A parody of MGM’s Clark Cable movie ‘Men in White.’ “For Duty and Humanity” is the pledge the Stooges made when they play medical students who have graduated with the “highest temperatures in their class.” Only Stooge film to receive an Oscar nomination. Read More »

Three Little Pigskins

Three Little Pigskins

Release Date: 12/8/1934

While dressed for an advertising gimmick, the Stooges are mistaken for college football players and asked to play privately for a gangster. Features Lucille Ball of “Lucy” fame. Read More »

Horses’ Collars

Release Date: 1/10/1935

The Stooges are detectives in the old west, who must divert a Ranch Deed from dastardly Double Deal Deckers devious dealings. Clyde Bruckman’s only short he directed for the Stooges. He had previously co-directed “The General” with Buster Keaton in 1929. Read More »

Restless Knights

Release Date: 2/20/1935

The Stooges are in the royal kingdom of Anesthesia when they learn they are of royal blood and offer their protection to the Queen who is promptly kidnapped. Also features Walter Brennan. Famous quote: Moe: “One for all”; Larry: “All for one”; Curly: “Every man for himself.” First “triple slap” in a Columbia Stooge short. Read More »

Pop Goes The Easel

Release Date: 3/29/1935

The Stooges seek refuge in an art school and decide they are the artists. Watch for the climactic fight with modeling clay. Directing debut for famous Stooge director Del Lord. The girls playing hopscotch on the sidewalk are Moe’s daughter, Joan Howard Maurer, and Larry’s daughter, Phyllis Fine Lamond. Only Stooge short to use “Pop Goes The Weasel” as its musical theme song. Read More »

Uncivil Warriors

Release Date: 4/26/1935

The Stooges are Civil War spies for the Union. As operators 12, 14 and 15, the Stooges are sent behind southern lines during the Civil War. Famous Curly line: “Lets have a Nip and Tuck One nip and they tuck you away for the night.” Read More »

Pardon My Scotch

Release Date: 8/1/1935

During Prohibition, the Stooges are asked to mix spirits for a bootlegger. Long time Stooge supporting actress Symona Boniface makes her first appearance in a Stooge short. First Stooge short to use “Listen To The Mockingbird” as its musical theme song. Read More »

Hoi Polloi

Release Date: 8/29/1935

Two rich guys argue over what molds gentlemen, heredity or environment. The Stooges become the experiment. The theme was originated by Moe and his wife Helen. When Helen suggested turning it into a Stooge short, she was offered story credit or fifty dollars. She took the cash. Theme later became basis the for the Eddie Murphy/Dan Ackroyd film “Trading Places.” The dance lesson scene is a Stooge classic. Later remade in “Half-Wits Holiday” (1947). Read More »