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Joe Besser

Joe Besser

Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1907

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 49 (Actor)

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    My Smurfy Valentine (1983)
    The Smurfs have a Smurfy Valentine's Day adventure
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    Yogi
    Yogi Bear and his friends enter a race to different galaxies in space, but must battle a variety of space creatures out to see that they don't finish the race. (imdb)
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    Scooby
    The various Hanna-Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games. (imdb)
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    Hand of Death (1962)
    A scientist invents a new serum, tries it on himself and turns into a murderous monster. (imdb)
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    The Joey Bishop Show (1961)
    Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the series playing themselves as guests of Joey's talk show.
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    Let
    Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda rehearsing a song, and the director thinks him an actor suited to play himself in the revue. He takes the part in order to see more of Amanda. (imdb)
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    Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)
    Stranded in Mexico, the stooges need a job and a pretty actress friend gets them an engagement at the Plaza de Toros. When they accidentally switch suitcases with that of their friend, they must sneak into her house to retrieve their own and are confronted by her jealous husband who vows to kill them if he sees them again. At the arena where they perform a comedy bullfight the husband bribes the attendants to let a real bull into the ring. (imdb)
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    Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959)
    A squatter and his mail-order bride resist a cattle baron and his hired gun.
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    The Story on Page One (1959)
    When Jo Morris' marriage turned sour and heartless, she found sympathy and companionship with widower Larry Ellis. After Jo's husband is accidentally killed in a struggle over a gun with Larry, the adulterous couple find themselves on trial for their lives, with their lawyers fighting the pair's reluctance to turn against each other. (imdb)
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    Triple Crossed (1959)
    Triple Crossed (1959) - Short Film
    Larrys a philanderer in love with Joes fiance and Moes wife. Remake of Stooge short "He Cooked His Goose" (1952). (Threestooges.com)
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    Say One for Me (1959)
    Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. (imdb)
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    Quiz Whizz (1958)
    Quiz Whizz (1958) - Short Film
    Joe wins a contest and is promptly fleeced out of his winnings by some con men. When the stooges go to recover his money, the bad guys convince them that they can get rich by posing as children and becoming the wards of a millionaire. The boys go along with the plan, not realizing that the "millionaire" and his pretty niece are in on the scam and are planning to knock them off. The stooges foil the plan and recover Joe's money. (imdb)
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    Flying Saucer Daffy (1958)
    Joe accidentally takes a picture of a paper plate which Moe and Larry submit to a magazine as an authentic picture of a flying saucer. Moe and Larry collect a big prize, but when the picture is proven to be phony, they're hauled off to Jail. Joe then gets a picture of a real spaceship and this time he gets the fame and fortune, while Moe and Larry wind up in a sanitarium. (imdb)
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    Fifi Blows Her Top (1958)
    The stooges reminisce about their wartime romances in Europe. After they finish their tales, they discover that Joe's girl Fifi, whom he left behind in Paris, has moved in next door. The only problem is that she's now married, with a very jealous husband. The husband turns out to be a real cad, and when Fifi overhears him tell about his plans to find a new wife, she clobbers him and goes back to Joe. (imdb)
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    Pies and Guys (1958)
    Pies and Guys (1958) - Short Film
    A professor attempts to win a bet by turning the stooges into gentlemen. After some lessons in etiquette, the boys make their society debut at a fancy party. They soon revert to their old habits and a wild pie fight ensues.
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    Sweet and Hot (1958)
    Sweet and Hot (1958) - Short Film
    Nightclub performer Larry wants Joe and his sister Tiny to join the act. The only problem is that Tiny is afraid to sing in front of people. They take her to a psychiatrist (Moe) who cures her, and the act is a success. (imdb)
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    Oil
    The Stooges need money for their fathers operation, so they head for the country to prospect for uranium. Instead of uranium, the Stooges strike oil. Remake of Stooge short "Oily To Bed, Oily To Rise" (Threestooges.com)
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    Guns A-Poppin (1957)
    Guns A-Poppin (1957) - Short Film
    Told in flashback, Moe is on trial for assaulting Larry and Joe. It seems that Moe was in debt and suffering a nervous breakdown so Larry and Joe took him to the country for rest and relaxation. After a marauding bear ruined the peace and quiet, their cabin became the scene of a shoot-out between the sheriff and an escaped outlaw. The boys captured the bad guy, and the reward would have paid Moe's debts, but the crook escaped and Moe went after Larry and Joe with an ax. (imdb)
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    Rusty Romeos (1957)
    Rusty Romeos (1957) - Short Film
    The Stooges each try proposing to the same girl. Remake of Stooge short "Corny Casanovas" (1952). (Threestooges.com)
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    Outer Space Jitters (1957)
    The stooges accompany professor Jones on an expedition to Venus, where they discover that the Venusians are planning to conquer the earth with an army of zombies. When the boys learn that they're going to be turned into zombies, they escape. The scene changes to the stooges apartment where we learn they are just telling a bedtime story to their kids (also played by the stooges) while they wait for the baby sitter to arrive. (imdb)
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    Horsing Around (1957)
    Horsing Around (1957) - Short Film
    A sequel (sort of) to "Hoofs and Goofs", The stooges are taking care of their sister Birdie who has been reincarnated as a horse. When they learn that her mate "Schnapps", a famous circus horse, is about to be destroyed, they got to the circus grounds to rescue him. The stooges are successful, and Birdie and Schnapps are reunited. (imdb)
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    Muscle Up a Little Closer (1957)
    Moe, Larry and Joe are about propose marriage to their sweethearts. But later, the boys discover that Joe's fiancee's ring has been stolen. The Stooges suspect it is Elmo, a muscular bully who works at their plant. The Stooges come face to face with him in the company gym, but when they try to make him give the ring back by physical force, the plan backfires and Moe and Larry are knocked senseless. (Wikipedia)
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    Space Ship Sappy (1957)
    An eccentric scientist tricks the stooges into joining himself and his daughter on an expedition to Venus. On Venus, the boys go exploring and encounter some cannibalistic amazons who plan to devour them. The stooges escape and take off in the spaceship which goes wildly out of control. As the ship is about to crash, the scene changes to the annual meeting of the Liars Club, where the stooges win the prize as the biggest liars in the world. (imdb)
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    Hoofs and Goofs (1957)
    Joe dreams that the stooge's sister Birdie has died and been reincarnated as a horse. The stooges take Birdie home but must conceal her from the snoopy landlord. They succeed, but more complications ensue when Birdie gives birth to a colt. Joe wakes up to suffer some abuse from the real Birdie (Moe in drag), when he tells her he dreamed she was a horse. (imdb)
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    A Merry Mix-up (1957)
    A Merry Mix-up (1957) - Short Film
    The stooges appear in triplicate as three sets of triplets who were separated a long time ago. Their reunion causes confusion and troubles for various wives and sweethearts, but it all works out in the end. (imdb)
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    Army Daze (1956)
    Army Daze (1956) - Short Film
    Joe is drafted into the army of Starvania, and falls in love with Olga, a beautiful Starvanian WAC, but Joe's sergeant also has his eyes on Olga. But Joe wins her hand when he captures two spies in the Colonel's office. (imdb)
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    Two-Gun Lady (1955)
    A young woman teaches herself to become a sharpshooter so she can hunt down the three men who murdered her parents. She finds a sheriff who is willing to help her track them down.
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    G.I. Dood It (1955)
    Joe Besser has a fight with an army sergeant before he is drafted, and when he arrives at camp, finds the sergeant is his NCO and not adverse to taking revenge. When some documents are missing, the commanding officer offers a promotion to anyone who finds the. Joe and the sergeant get into a fight in the kitchen, and Joe discovers the paper. He is promoted to sergeant and the sergeant is busted to a private. (imdb)
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    It
    A bull terrier tells his life story, from the streets of the Bowery to a life of luxury. (imdb)
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    Headline Hunters (1955)
    City Editor Ned Powers assigns student reporter David Flynn to veteran newsman Hugh Woodruff, primarily to get on Woodruff's nerves. David has long admired Woodruff, but is saddened to see the cynical and unprofessional state to which Woodruff has declined. Woodruff, for his part, tries to cure David of his idealism and cause him to leave the newspaper business. (imdb)
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    Hook a Crook (1955)
    Hook a Crook (1955) - Short Film
    Joe Besser and Jim Hawthorne are detectives trying to recover stolen jewels. They see a necklace on a furry arm, and deduce that a man wearing a fur coat was the thief. They, instead, encounter a gorilla. (imdb)
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    The Fire Chaser (1954)
    Hospitalized Eric Loudermilk Potts tells his story to a golddinging nurse. He's a bridegroom who misses his own wedding because he can't stop chasing fire trucks. Fiancee Mae breaks up with him to marry milksop Wilber at her father's insistence. But Eric's butler Simmons is determined to help true love, and arranges for Eric to crash the wedding and win Mae back. (threestooges.net)
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    Sins of Jezebel (1953)
    The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and, against the advice of his advisers and the prophet Elijah, marries her. Her plan to introduce her pagan idols to Israel angers God, who decides to wreak vengeance on Israel. (imdb)
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    Spies and Guys (1953)
    Spies and Guys (1953) - Short Film
    Joe Besser is sent on a spying mission with a beautiful female officer. Things, as usual when Joe is involved, don't go well and they are captured and about to be executed. The girl drops ... (imdb)
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    Aim, Fire, Scoot (1952)
    Joe and his sergeant fall for the same girl. (imdb)
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    Caught on the Bounce (1952)
    Joe Besser needs money to pay back a loan of $2500 and travels to ask his aunt for the money. She boards the train, along with a man who looks like a wanted bank-robber, and tells Joe she needs $2500 herself and can not help him. Between them they capture the bank robber and split the $5,000 reward. (imdb)
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    Hired as guards to protect an antique shop, Joe and Jim run into a gorilla who has been trained by a gang of thieves to rob the store. (imdb)
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    The Alan Young Show (1950)
    Hosted by and starring veteran radio comedian Alan Young, this program entertained viewers in a less physical, more intellectual style than Milton Berle, Abbott and Costello or other comedy programs. The show typically began with a monologue by Young, followed some musical numbers, then moving on to a pair of comedy skits. The show, unfortunately, failed to become as popular as its competitors, and it was cancelled in 1953.
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    Woman in Hiding (1950)
    Deborah Chandler's rejected suitor, Selden Clark, manages the factory of her father, who dies: did he fall or was he pushed? But charming Clark manages to win her over and marry her. On the honeymoon, Clark's former girl Patricia intervenes and opens Deborah's eyes, alas too late. Now Clark tries to kill Deborah. Believed dead by all but Clark, she flees. But drifter Keith Ramsey recognizes and follows her. Can she trust him? Can he believe her? (imdb)
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    Dizzy Yardbird (1950)
    Dizzy Yardbird (1950) - Short Film
    Joe is in the army, and his sergeant is determined to make a soldier out of Joe if he has to kill him to do it. (imdb)
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    Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)
    Joe and Anne go off on their honeymoon while Knobby books him into a charity fight which Lord Cecil tries to wreck. (imdb)
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    The Desert Hawk (1950)
    A desert guerrilla, with flashing scimitar, opposes a tyrannical prince and marries the caliph's daughter. (imdb)
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    Waiting in the Lurch (1949)
    Eric Loudermilk Potts is a bridegroom who misses his own wedding because he can't stop chasing fire trucks. Fiancee Mae breaks up with him to marry milksop Wilber at her father's insistence. But Eric's butler Simmons is determined to help true love, and arranges for Eric to crash the wedding and win Mae back. (threestooges.net)
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    Africa Screams (1949)
    Buzz and Stanley get roped into an Affrican adventure when some shady characters are lead to believe that Buzz knows how to lead them to a fortune in diamonds. After several run-ins with danger and nature, just desserts are divvied out in the end.
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    Feudin
    A fast-talking salesman is "kidnapped" by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community. (imdb)
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    Talk About a Lady (1946)
    A country girl, wanting to break into show-business, comes to New York City and, by her actions, manages to restore the optimism of a jaded and disillusioned nightclub owner. Eventually she marries the manager of one of the man's nightclubs.
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    Eadie Was a Lady (1945)
    Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is losing the customers attracting, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discovered, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. (imdb)
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    Hey, Rookie (1944)
    Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him his help. He thinks, she does it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about this, till he finds out, that she has no such intentions. (imdb)
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    Hot Steel (1940)
    Matt Morrison gets his old college chum Frank Stewart a job at the steel foundry where he works. Trouble quickly ensues.
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