Most Popular Titles With James W. Horne
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2. Way Out West (1937)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Western
Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey ... See full summary »
3. College (1927)
Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.
4. The Bohemian Girl (1936)
Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical
A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. ... See full summary »
5. The Shadow (1940)
Approved | 285 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray.
6. Bonnie Scotland (1935)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy
Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.
7. Big Business (1929)
19 min | Short, Comedy, Family
Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.
8. Beau Hunks (1931)
Approved | 37 min | Short, Comedy
Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »
10. Thicker Than Water (1935)
Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short
Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ... See full summary »
11. The Green Archer (1940)
Approved | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the... See full summary »
12. Liberty (1929)
20 min | Comedy, Short, Family
Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in ... See full summary »
13. Our Wife (1931)
Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy
Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »
14. Chickens Come Home- (1931)
Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy
Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... See full summary »
15. Laughing Gravy (1931)
Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy
Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.
16. Be Big! (1931)
Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy
On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »
17. Any Old Port! (1930)
20 min | Short, Comedy
In need of funds, Hardy happens to meet an old friend, now a boxing promoter, and volunteers "Battling Laurel" as the team's prizefighter, only to discover their opponent in the ring is a fearsome old nemesis.
18. Come Clean (1931)
20 min | Short, Comedy
The Hardys, hoping to avoid having the Laurels drop in and spoil their quiet evening, pretend not to be home when the couple inevitably call. But their subterfuge is discovered, and to make... See full summary »
19. Captain Midnight (1942)
Passed | 270 min | Action, Adventure
Secret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in American aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator ... See full summary »
20. One Good Turn (1931)
Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy
Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... See full summary »
21. The Spider's Web (1938)
Approved | 300 min | Crime, Action, Drama
A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.
22. Terry and the Pirates (1940)
Passed | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Dr. Herbert Lee (John Paul Jones), an archaeologist seeking to decipher ancient Mara inscriptions, is aided by his son, Terry (William Tracy), and Terry's pal, Pat Ryan (Jeff York), and ... See full summary »
23. Holt of the Secret Service (1941)
278 min | Crime, Action, Drama
A murderous gang of counterfeiters has kidnapped the government's best engraver and is forcing him to print virtually undetectable phony money. The Secret Service sends its toughest agent, Jack Holt, and a female partner after the gang.
24. Deadwood Dick (1940)
Approved | 285 min | Western
Columbia's 11th serial (between "Terry and the Pirates" and "The Green Archer") and the first western serial that James W. Horne solo-directed. The standard one-man-to-a-hoss and nobody ... See full summary »
25. The Spider Returns (1941)
Approved | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.
27. The Iron Claw (1941)
Approved | 289 min | Crime
Miserly old Anton Benson once recovered a treasure in gold from a sunken Spanish galleon, and in his greed murdered anyone who got in his way of keeping it. Now his family is gathered at ... See full summary »
Writers: Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton, Jesse Duffy, Charles R. Condon, Jack Stanley, Arthur Stringer | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charles Quigley, Joyce Bryant, Forrest Taylor, Walter Sande
28. White Eagle (1941)
Approved | 290 min | Action, Adventure, Western
White Eagle is the son of a massacred army officer, who has been raised by an Indian tribe and believes himself to be the son of the tribal chief. White Eagle is working to get a peace ... See full summary »
30. Politiquerías (1931)
56 min | Comedy
A remake in Spanish of the Laurel and Hardy short Chickens Come Home (1931) , expanded into a feature by adding scenes of a magician and a regurgitator performing.
31. The Tabasco Kid (1932)
Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
A timid accountant for a California cattle ranch and a lookalike dashing bandit become rivals for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy rancher.
33. Flying G-Men (1939)
Approved | 257 min | Adventure, Action
Columbia's 6th serial (following "The Spider's Web" and preceding "Mandrake the Magician") is a pre-WW II sabre-rattler that has planes crashing, secret plans disappearing and a reign of ... See full summary »
35. Hands Up! (1918)
A newspaperwoman finds trouble aplenty when an Inca tribe believes her to be the reincarnation of their long-lost princess.
36. The Social Pirates (1916)
Two women finally tire of being taken advantage of by men, and vow that they will stop these cads from preying on helpless young girls.
39. Father Knows Best (1935)
Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy
Sterling is a bashful suitor escorting an aggressive girl, while her stern father disapproves of the romance. The girl's mother and the family butler, however, are on Sterling's side.
40. Les carottiers (1931)
63 min | Comedy
Stan & Ollie (speaking phonetic French!), having been kicked out by their wives on a wintry night, attempt to smuggle their little dog into an apartment house where dogs are not allowed.
41. The Bronze Bell (1921)
60 min | Drama, Romance
In the 1850s, a young prince in India promises his dying father he will lead a revolt against the English colonial masters of India. However, since he is half-European himself, he can't ... See full summary »
42. Going Ga-Ga (1929)
20 min | Short, Comedy
Anita and Marion realize that an abandoned baby they sneaked into an orphanage was kidnapped from a millionaire. For the reward, they proceed to break into the institution at night, dressed as men to beat curfew, to get the kid out again.
46. His Old Flame (1935)
18 min | Comedy, Short
A local citizen decides to run for town mayor, on a "family values" and "morality" platform. However, an old girlfriend shows up with some steamy love letters he had written to her and ... See full summary »