The Stooge

The Stooge (1952)


  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
  • Release Date: 1952-12-21
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 23 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Norman Taurog
star 6.7/10
From 23 Ratings


Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his handlers convince him to enhance his act with a stooge—Ted Rogers, a guy positioned in the audience to be the butt of Bill's jokes. After Ted begins to steal the show, Bill's girlfriend and his pals advise him to make Ted an equal partner.

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  • Dean Martin

    as Bill Miller
  • Jerry Lewis

    as Theodore 'Ted' Rogers
  • Polly Bergen

    as Mary Turner
  • Marion Marshall

    as Genevieve 'Frecklehead' Tait
  • Eddie Mayehoff

    as Leo Lyman
  • Richard Erdman

    as Ben Bailey
  • Frances Bavier

    as Mrs. Rogers
  • Percy Helton

    as Sam Robertson (uncredited)
Production Hal B. Wallis Producer
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Art Hal Pereira Art Direction
Camera Daniel L. Fapp Director of Photography
Art Sam Comer Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor
Art Franz Bachelin Art Direction
Crew Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Writing Fred F. Finklehoffe Screenplay
Writing Fred F. Finklehoffe Story
Art Bertram C. Granger Set Decoration
Editing Warren Low Editor
Writing Martin Rackin Screenplay
Directing Norman Taurog Director
Sound Walter Oberst Sound Recordist
Crew Elwood Ullman Additional Dialogue
Sound Joseph J. Lilley Original Music Composer
Sound Joseph J. Lilley Music Director
Writing Sid Silvers Story
Sound Don McKay Sound Recordist