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1. The Little Rascals (1955– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Television syndication package of the classic 1929-1938 shorts from the "Our Gang Comedies" movie series.

Stars: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

2. Way Out West (1937)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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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 »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

3. College (1927)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.2
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To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Writers: Carl Harbaugh, Bryan Foy | Directors: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin

4. The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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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 »

Writer: Michael William Balfe | Directors: James W. Horne, Charley Rogers, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Antonio Moreno

5. Bonnie Scotland (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.

Writers: Frank Butler, Jefferson Moffitt | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Lang, William Janney

6. Liberty (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy, Sam Lufkin

7. Laughing Gravy (1931)

Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charles Dorety

8. The Shadow (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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.

Writers: Joseph O'Donnell, Ned Dandy, Joseph F. Poland, Walter B. Gibson | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Victor Jory, Veda Ann Borg, Roger Moore, Robert Fiske

9. Beau Hunks (1931)

Approved | 37 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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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 »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James W. Horne, Charles Middleton

10. Big Business (1929)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall

11. Thicker Than Water (1935)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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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 »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Daphne Pollard, James Finlayson

12. Chickens Come Home- (1931)

Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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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 »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Baldwin Cooke

13. One Good Turn (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, James Finlayson

14. Terry and the Pirates (1940)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Milton Caniff, Mark Layton, George Morgan, Joseph Levering | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Allen Jung

15. The Green Archer (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Morgan Cox, John Cutting, Jesse Duffy, James W. Horne, Edgar Wallace | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske

16. Our Wife (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Babe London

17. Be Big! (1931)

Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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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 »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: James W. Horne, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chet Brandenburg, Baldwin Cooke

18. Any Old Port! (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Stan and Ollie check into a seedy hotel and help a young girl escape the clutches of the landlord (Long). They are forced to flee the hotel with no money and Ollie arranges for Stan to ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Walter Long, Julie Bishop

19. When the Wind Blows (1930)

Comedy, Family, Short

7.2
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The kids foil a burglary.

Writer: Robert A. McGowan | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

20. Come Clean (1931)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Gertrude Astor

21. All Over Town (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy

5.6
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Two zanies try to stage a show in a theater that has a reputation for being being jinxed.

Writers: Jack Townley, Jerome Chodorov, Richard English | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Mary Howard, Harry Stockwell

22. The Spider's Web (1938)

Approved | 300 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.1
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A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.

Writers: Robert E. Kent, George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Mart Ramson | Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Warren Hull, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske, Kenne Duncan

23. Captain Midnight (1942)

Passed | Action, Adventure

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton, Jack Stanley, Wyndham Gittens | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, James Craven, Sam Edwards

24. The Spider Returns (1941)

Approved | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.

Writers: Morgan Cox, Lawrence Taylor, John Cutting, Harry L. Fraser, Jesse Duffy, George H. Plympton | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Warren Hull, Mary Ainslee, Dave O'Brien, Joseph W. Girard

25. White Eagle (1941)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Morgan Cox, John Cutting, Arch Heath, Lawrence Taylor, Fred Myton | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Buck Jones, Raymond Hatton, Dorothy Fay, James Craven

26. The Iron Claw (1941)

Approved | 289 min | Crime

6.5
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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

27. Holt of the Secret Service (1941)

278 min | Crime, Action, Drama

6.8
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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.

Writers: Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton, Wyndham Gittens | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Jack Holt, Evelyn Brent, C. Montague Shaw, Tristram Coffin

28. Red Noses (1932)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Thelma and Zasu go to a Turkish bath to try to get rid of a cold.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Blanche Payson, Wilfred Lucas

29. Perils of the Royal Mounted (1942)

Approved | 275 min | Action, Western

6.7
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Columbia Pictures 18th serial (between "Captain Midnight" and "The Secret Code"). The trading post of Sitkawan, Canada is stunned one morning to learn that the previously peaceful Indians ... See full summary »

Writers: Basil Dickey, Scott Littleton, Louis E. Heifetz, Jesse Duffy | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Robert Kellard, Nell O'Day, Kenneth MacDonald, Herbert Rawlinson

30. Los calaveras (1931)

63 min | Comedy

6.4
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Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Linda Loredo

31. Politiquerías (1931)

56 min | Comedy

6.8
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Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Enrique Acosta, Hadji Ali

32. Les carottiers (1931)

Comedy

6.4
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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.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Germaine De Neel

33. Deadwood Dick (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Western

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Wyndham Gittens, Morgan Cox, George H. Plympton, John Cutting | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Donald Douglas, Lorna Gray, Harry Harvey, Marin Sais

34. Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel (1932)

Comedy

7.6
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Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Gertrude Astor, Julie Bishop, Mae Busch, James Finlayson

35. Looser Than Loose (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Charley is about to get engaged to Thelma when his boss foists some clients upon him to entertain.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Betty Mae Crane, Beverly Crane

36. Home on the Rage (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Andy mistakenly believes his wife and brother-in-law are conspiring to murder him for insurance.

Writer: James W. Horne | Director: Del Lord | Stars: Andy Clyde, Shemp Howard, Lela Bliss, Gene Morgan

37. Flying G-Men (1939)

Approved | 257 min | Adventure, Action

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Robert E. Kent, Basil Dickey, Sherman L. Lowe | Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Paige, Richard Fiske, James Craig, Lorna Gray

38. American Manners (1924)

Action

6.6
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Writers: Frank Howard Clark, Joseph Farnham | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Richard Talmadge, Mark Fenton, Lee Shumway, Helen Lynch

39. Girl Shock (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Charley goes into hysterics whenever his fiancée touches him.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charley Chase, Carmen Guerrero, Edgar Kennedy, Jerry Mandy

40. Somewhere in Somewhere (1925)

Short, Comedy

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Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charles Murray, Lucien Littlefield, Noah Young

41. The Hottentot (1922)

60 min | Comedy

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A young man happens to have the same name as a famous steeplechase jockey, and when he finds out that people keep mistaking him for the jockey (even though he's never been on a horse in his... See full summary »

Writers: Del Andrews, William Collier Sr., Tay Garnett, Victor Mapes | Directors: James W. Horne, Del Andrews | Stars: Harry Booker, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy, Douglas MacLean

42. Palsie Walsie (1934)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Writers: Albert Austin, James W. Horne | Director: James W. Horne | Star: Lillian Elliott

43. Room Mates (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Writers: Fred Guiol, James W. Horne | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Frank Albertson, Grady Sutton, June Clyde, Dorothy Ward

44. The False Prophet (1917)

Short, Thriller, Western

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A faker, calling himself Daniel II, with his three "saints," comes to Santa Loma with warnings that the end of the world is near and calling to the populace to give up their worldly ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Welles Ritchie | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Marin Sais, True Boardman, Frank Jonasson, Ronald Bradbury

45. Whispering Whoopee (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Charlie hires three "party girls" to help him land a business deal.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin, Dolores Brinkman

46. Perfectly Mismated (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Leon's ex-wife moves into the apartment next to him.

Writer: Andrew Bennison | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Leon Errol, Dorothy Granger, Vivien Oakland, Fred Malatesta

47. Old Age Pension (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy

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Made about the time Congress was about to enact the Social Security Act, which was often referred to as an Old Age Pension plan. Henry Armetta's family members are a squabbling, selfish ... See full summary »

Writers: Raymond Cannon, Albert Austin | Director: James W. Horne | Star: Henry Armetta

48. Love Pains (1932)

21 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Mickey and Grady are left behind when a new kid comes to town and all the girls fall for him.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Dorothy Ward, Grady Sutton

49. The Corsican Sisters (1916)

Short, Drama

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Writer: George Bronson Howard | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Marin Sais, Ollie Kirby, Thomas G. Lingham, Paul Hurst

50. The Resurrection of Gold Bar (1917)

Short, Thriller, Western

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It is Barbara Brent's birthday and under her breakfast plate her father has just placed a jewel box. As he sits waiting for Barbara to appear, he recalls the circumstances of her birth, and... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Welles Ritchie | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Marin Sais, True Boardman, Frank Jonasson, Ronald Bradbury