Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945

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  • 1943
  • 1 Season

The Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945 from Sony is a hilarious and classic collection of 23 shorts featuring the iconic comedy trio: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard. Originally released over 70 years ago, these shorts have stood the test of time and continue to delight audiences of all ages.

The Three Stooges are known for their slapstick humor, physical comedy, and outrageous antics. They have become cultural icons and their popularity has endured for generations. The shorts included in this collection span two years and showcase some of the best moments of their career.

The shorts are presented in black and white and vary in length, ranging from 15 to 20 minutes each. They are all in the classic 4:3 aspect ratio and have been digitally restored for optimal quality. The collection is divided over two discs and includes a variety of fan-favorite episodes.

Some of the most memorable shorts in this collection include "Higher Than a Kite," "Three Little Twirps," "I Can Hardly Wait," "Phony Express," and "G.I. Wanna Home." Each one showcases the Three Stooges' unique brand of humor, which often involves physical gags, pie throwing, and plenty of eye poking.

The Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945 also features some of the trio's most popular supporting actors, including actors like Vernon Dent, Emil Sitka, and Christine McIntyre. Their chemistry on screen is palpable and adds to the overall hilarity of the shorts.

In addition to the shorts themselves, the collection includes several bonus features, including interviews with family members of the Three Stooges, commentaries from film historians, and a special tribute to Curly Howard.

The interviews with family members offer insights into the personal lives of the Three Stooges, which are often obscured by their on-screen personas. Their children and grandchildren share stories about their fathers and grandfathers, giving fans a glimpse into the people behind the slapstick.

The commentaries from film historians shed light on the making of the shorts and the impact they had on the film industry at the time. They provide valuable context and historical information that enhances the viewing experience.

Finally, the tribute to Curly Howard is a touching reminder of the actor's contributions to the Three Stooges and the legacy he left behind. The tribute includes interviews with fans, family members, and film historians, all discussing the impact that Curly had on their lives and on the world of entertainment.

Overall, The Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945 is a must-have for fans of the comedy trio. The collection is a testament to the enduring appeal of their brand of humor and is sure to delight audiences of all ages. With its digitally restored shorts, bonus features, and touching tribute to Curly Howard, this collection is a gem that fans will cherish for years to come.

Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945 is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1943.

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21. Micro-Phonies
The Stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at a Mrs. Bixby's party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the Stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records.
If a Body Meets a Body
20. If a Body Meets a Body
Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find that the lawyer has been murdered and the will and the body have disappeared. All the relatives must stay in the spooky house while the police investigate and the Stooges are given the bedroom where the uncle was murdered. After a series of misadventures with a walking skull and the uncle's body, which keeps turning up in strange places, the Stooges unmask the butler and maid as the killers and recover the will. Then they learn that Curly has only been left sixty-seven cents.
Idiots Deluxe
19. Idiots Deluxe
Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear, which Curly and Larry stunned, and thinking it was dead, threw it in the back of their car, where it came awake, tossed Moe out and drove the car into a tree. The judge finds Moe not guilty and Moe promptly goes after Larry and Curly again with the ax.
Booby Dupes
18. Booby Dupes
The Stooges are three fish peddlers who decide to cut out the middleman by catching their own fish. They trade their car and $300 for a "new" boat, which turns out to be a piece of junk that soon falls apart and sinks in the middle of the ocean. Luckily the boys also have a rowboat, which they climb into and then try to signal some passing planes for help. Unfortunately, their paint-spattered rag is mistaken for a Japanese flag and they are bombed from the sky.
Three Pests in a Mess
17. Three Pests in a Mess
The Stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, some crooks overhear and think the boys are the $100,000 sweepstakes winners. When the crooks give chase, the Stooges hide in a sporting goods store where Curly shoots a dummy, which they mistake for a real person. The boys decide to bury the "body" in a pet cemetery, but the cemetery owner arrives from a costume party with his partners, all dressed as spooks, and they proceed to scare the devil out of the Stooges.
No Dough Boys
16. No Dough Boys
The Stooges are dressed as Japanese soldiers for their job as magazine models. On their lunch break they go into a restaurant with their Japanese uniforms on causing the proprietor to mistake them for the real thing, and a chase ensues. The boys fall through a trap door, and into a nest of Nazi spies where they are mistaken for "Naki", "Saki" and "Waki", three Japanese saboteurs. The Stooges try to act the part, including demonstrating acrobatics and jiu-jitsu to their hosts. When the real "Naki", "Saki" and "Waki" show up, the boys are exposed and impostors, but after a wild fight manage to capture all the Axis spies.
Gents Without Cents
15. Gents Without Cents
The Stooges are three small time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers in the situation and get a small part in a big producers show at the shipyard. When the rest of the cast doesn't show up, the Stooges and the girls must put on the whole show themselves. The show is a hit and the Stooges marry the girls and head to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon.
Idle Roomers
14. Idle Roomers
The Stooges are working as bellboys in a large hotel when a side show promoter shows up with 'Lupe', a wild wolfman who promptly escapes. The Stooges try to capture the wolfman by playing music to calm him, but music makes the wolfman go berserk and soon the Stooges are the ones trying to run away. The boys end up caught in an elevator with the wolfman who shoots them into the sky.
The Yoke's On Me
13. The Yoke's On Me
Rejected by the armed services, the Stooges decide to "do their bit" by becoming farmers. After paying $1000 and throwing in their car, the boys are owners of a run down farm, which lacks any livestock. After capturing an escaped ostrich, they decide to carve jack-o- lanterns for profit and then must contend with some Japanese who have escaped from a relocation center. The Stooges become heroes by capturing the escapees, with the help of explosive eggs laid by the ostrich who had swallowed some blasting powder.
Busy Buddies
12. Busy Buddies
The Stooges run a small restaurant, and must come up with some quick money to pay off a pie dealer whose wares they ruined. They enter Curly in a milking contest at the county fair, but his technique leaves something to be desired, and he quickly falls behind the champ. Moe and Larry try to help by putting on a cow suit and pouring milk from a concealed bottle, but when their cheating is exposed, they must leave on the run.
Crash Goes the Hash
11. Crash Goes the Hash
The Stooges are hired as reporters and their first assignment is to get a picture of a visiting prince who is planning to marry a local socialite. The boys disguise as servants and infiltrate a party being in thrown in the honor of the prince. The Stooges ruin the party, but save the day as they expose the prince as crook who is planning to rob the house. Their boss is so grateful for the expose that he gives the boys a bonus and the rich lady decides to marry Curly!
A Gem of a Jam
10. A Gem of a Jam
The Stooges are janitors working in the offices of Doctors Harts, Burns and Belcher. Some crooks arrive seeking medical attention after their boss has been wounded in a shoot out with the cops. Mistaken for doctors, the boys are forced to operate on the wounded crook, but instead they accidentally dump him out the window into a passing police car. The rest of the gang chases them into a storeroom filled with dummies where the cops finally catch the bad guys.
Phony Express
9. Phony Express
Set in the old west, the Stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them to be three famous lawmen coming to clean up the town. Assigned to guard the bank, the boys have the local gang scared at first, but when the gang learns who the Stooges really are, they rob the bank. The boys go in pursuit, find the bad guy's hideout, subdue the bandits and recover the money.
Dizzy Pilots
8. Dizzy Pilots
The Stooges are the Wrong brothers, three inventors trying to finish building an airplane they can sell to the army and thereby avoid the draft. When their plane, the "Buzzard", turns out to be a flop, the boys are drafted into the army where they have trouble with a tough drill sergeant.
I Can Hardly Wait
7. I Can Hardly Wait
The Stooges are defense workers who have trouble getting to sleep when Curly gets a toothache. Moe and Larry try various ways to remove the offending tooth, but nothing works so they take Curly to the dentist. While Moe gets in the chair to show Curly how easy it's going to be, the dentist enters and pulls Moe's tooth by mistake. Curly then wakes up and realizes its all been a dream and a punch to the mouth from Moe dislodges the tooth.
Higher Than a Kite
6. Higher Than a Kite
The Stooges are auto mechanics working for the R.A.F. in England. After wrecking an officers car they need a place to hide, but their choice, a sewer pipe, turns out to be a bomb, which is dropped on the enemy. Finding themselves behind enemy lines, Moe and Curly disguise themselves as German officers and Larry dresses as a seductive fraulein. While general Bommel chases after Larry, Moe and Curly steal the secret plans from the high command.
Three Little Twirps
5. Three Little Twirps
The Stooges get a job putting up posters for a circus but discover that instead of money, their pay is tickets to the show. When trying to scalp their tickets gets them in trouble, they hide out backstage where Curly has an encounter with a bearded lady and Moe and Larry hide in a horse suit. When they're caught, the circus manager gives them a choice of going to jail or joining the circus. What they don't know is that they are to be targets for the Zulu spear thrower. When Curly hits the spear thrower with one of his own spears, the boys are on the run once again.
Back from the Front
4. Back from the Front
Moe, Larry and Curly become sailors and go to sea. And the Three Stooges as sailors are really something to see - and laugh about. When their ship is sunk by a nazi cruiser the boys are taken aboard by the enemy and in their own wild and zany way they end up - after some pretty funny and weird happenings, in capturing the entire ship.
Spook Louder
3. Spook Louder
The Stooges are salesman selling a weight-reducing machine. They have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist goes to Washington to demonstrate his death-ray machine to the government, the boys are left to guard his house and must contend with enemy spies and a mysterious pie thrower.
Dizzy Detectives
2. Dizzy Detectives
The Stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar disguised as a gorilla has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the citizens league, threatening the police chief's job. The boys go on the case and pose as night watchmen at an antiques store. They confront the crook, who turns out to be a real gorilla owned by Dill. After defeating Dill and some other bad guys in a wild fight, the gorilla drinks some nitroglycerin and blows up.
They Stooge to Conga
1. They Stooge to Conga
The Stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house, which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy submarine by remote control.
Where to Watch Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945
Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945 is available for streaming on the Sony website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Three Stooges Collection 1943-1945 on demand at Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1943