The Stooge1952

The Stooge

"The Stooge" (also known as "Prügelknabe, Der", "Cantante matto, Il") is a Comedy film directed by Norman Taurog, and written by Sid Silvers (screenplay), Elwood Ullman (screenplay), Fred F. Finklehoffe (screenplay) and Martin Rackin (screenplay), released in the USA on December 31 of 1952 , starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall, Eddie Mayehoff and Richard Erdman.

Directed by:
Norman Taurog
Sid Silvers, Elwood Ullman, Fred F. Finklehoffe and Martin Rackin
Hal B. Wallis


Entertainer Bill Miller believes that he has the ability to become a solo performer. He and his partner Ben Bailey split up and go their separate ways. Miller fails miserably, and his manager, Leo Lyman thinks it would be a good idea to perform with a "stooge." Enter Ted Rogers, who plays an accident-prone foil for Miller. Soon afterwards, Miller's act is a hit.

Along the way Rogers is unaware that he is the real reason the act is a success, and becomes very loyal to Miller. Even though he [...]



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Who is the director of "The Stooge"?

Norman Taurog was an American director, and actor.

Norman Taurog has directed movies such as "Words and Music", released in 1948, "G.I. Blues" (1960), "Young Tom Edison" (1940), "Gold Rush Maisie" (1940), "Men of Boys Town" (1941), and "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1962).

Norman Taurog and Mary Treen have also worked together on "Girls! Girls! Girls!", released in 1962, "Bundle of Joy" (1956) playing Matron.


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What was the release date of "The Stooge"?

"The Stooge" was first released on Wednesday, December 31, 1952, in the United States.

Release date in the United States:
  • Wednesday, December 31, 1952

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