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Joe Palma

Highest Rated:   97% Gilda (1946)
Lowest Rated:   70% Knock on Any Door (1949)
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Onscreen from 1938, balding American comedian Joe Palma (sometimes billed Joseph Palma) became a fixture in Columbia Pictures short subjects, earning a reported 55 dollars a day supporting everybody from "Woo-Woo" Hugh Herbert to Vera Vague to the Three Stooges. Along with Johnny Kascier and the veteran Al Thompson, Palma played bit parts and did stunt work in virtually all the Stooges comedies of the 1940s and early '50s. When Shemp Howard died suddenly of a heart attack in November 1955, Palma doubled him in four comedies before producer/director Jules White finally settled on Joe Besser as the third Stooge. The studio kept up the charade by filming Palma, as Shemp, from the back or having him carry heavy loads of props that completely obscured his face. Joe Palma outlasted the Columbia short subject department, retiring from screen work in 1965.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
74% The Great Race
  • Conductor
1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam
  • Postman
1964
86% Irma La Douce
  • Prison Guard
1963
No Score Yet The Notorious Landlady
  • Reporter
1962
No Score Yet Strangers When We Meet
  • Bit
1960
83% The Sniper
  • Man
1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts)
  • Convict Driver
1952
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl
  • Cop
1950
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro
  • Guard
1949
No Score Yet The Undercover Man
  • Policeman
1949
70% Knock on Any Door
  • Reporter
1949
No Score Yet The Reckless Moment
  • Card Player
1949
86% The Lady From Shanghai
  • Cab Driver
1948
No Score Yet Night Editor (The Trespasser)
  • Newsboy
1946
97% Gilda
  • Waiter
1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast
  • Sailor
1946
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
  • Third Cop
1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
  • Policeman
1945

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