2012 shorts

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1.
Insurance (1930 Short Film)
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A session with the insurance doctor turns into a comedy routine. (9 mins.)
 
2.
Getting a Ticket (1930 Short Film)
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Eddie Cantor tries to fix a speeding ticket. (11 mins.)
 
3.
Scram! (1932 Short Film)
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Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion... (20 mins.)
Director: Raymond McCarey
 
4.
County Hospital (1932 Short Film)
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In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem. (19 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
5.
Towed in a Hole (1932 Short Film)
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Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too, but making a boat seaworthy is an easy task. (21 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
6.
The Midnight Patrol (1933 Short Film)
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Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner... (20 mins.)
Director: Lloyd French
 
7.
Helpmates (1932 Short Film)
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Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up... (20 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
8.
Laughing Gravy (1930 Short Film)
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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. (21 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
9.
Any Old Port! (1932 Short Film)
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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. (20 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
10.
Their First Mistake (1932 Short Film)
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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby... (21 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
11.
Me and My Pal (1933 Short Film)
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It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony... (20 mins.)
Director: Charles Rogers
 
12.
The Music Box (1932 Short Film)
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Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs. (29 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
13.
Come Clean (1931 Short Film)
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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... (20 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
14.
The Chimp (1932 Short Film)
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Two bumbling circus performers inadvertently help drive the circus into ruin and then end up in possession of a flea circus and an oversized chimp. (25 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
15.
Twice Two (1933 Short Film)
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Stan and Ollie are married to each other's sisters, and plan a dinner party to celebrate their mutual anniversaries. (20 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
16.
Busy Bodies (1933 Short Film)
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Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill. (19 mins.)
Director: Lloyd French
 
17.
Beau Hunks (1931 Short Film)
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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him... (37 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
18.
Mary Last Seen (2010 Short Film)
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A young woman embarks on a road trip with her boyfriend to a place he promises will be beautiful and peaceful... (14 mins.)
Director: T. Sean Durkin
 
19.
A Pair of Tights (1929 Short Film)
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Two girls are invited by one of the girls boy-friend's tight boss for dinner. On the way they stop for a cheap ice-cream... (20 mins.)
Director: Hal Yates
 
20.
Feed 'em and Weep (1928 Short Film)
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Anita & Marion take a temporary job as waitresses in Max's diner, next to a train station. When the train stops off, pandemonium erupts when the passengers fill the diner and all want meals immediately. (20 mins.)
Director: Fred Guiol
 
21.
The Pajama Party (1931 Short Film)
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After running their car off the road, a society matron insists that the girls spend the evening at her mansion. (20 mins.)
Director: Hal Roach
 
22.
Show Business (1932 Short Film)
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The girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe. (20 mins.)
Director: Jules White
 
23.
Asleep in the Feet (1933 Short Film)
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The girls moonlight as taxi dancers in order to earn some extra money. (19 mins.)
Director: Gus Meins
 
24.
The Bargain of the Century (1933 Short Film)
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After accidentally getting a policeman friend fired, the girls must come up with some way to get him re-hired or be stuck with him as an unwanted roommate. (20 mins.)
Director: Charley Chase
 
25.
Beauty and the Bus (1933 Short Film)
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The girls win a car in a raffle. (18 mins.)
Director: Gus Meins
 
26.
Babes in the Goods (1934 Short Film)
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Thelma and Patsy get jobs demonstrating washing machines in a department store window. However, on their first day on the job, they accidentally get locked in the store overnight. (19 mins.)
Director: Gus Meins
 
27.
Maid in Hollywood (1934 Short Film)
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Thelma, who came to Hollywood from Joplin to be a star, is ready to go home. She and her pal Patsy are packing up and packing it in... (20 mins.)
Director: Gus Meins
 
28.
The Misses Stooge (1935 Short Film)
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(19 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
29.
Top Flat (1935 Short Film)
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Patsy and her boyfriend come to visit Thelma in her penthouse apartment, where she works as a maid. (18 mins.)
 
30.
Football 40 Years Ago (1931 Short Film)
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Pop Warner shows 1890s football equipment and explains to his modern 1931 team how the game was played. (10 mins.)
 
31.
Hello Out There (1949 Short Film)
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A down on his luck gambler ends up in jail in a small Texan town where he meets and falls in love with Emily. They make plans to go to San Francisco but may not get the opportunity. (31 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
32.
Wife Trouble (1928 Short Film)
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Graves has a model come and demonstrate some lingerie at his office, with a view toward buying a birthday gift for his overly jealous wife...
 
33.
Matchmaking Mamma (1929 Short Film)
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This marriage is the second for both Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius McNitt. His social-climbing second wife has... (23 mins.)
Director: Harry Edwards
 
34.
N.Y., N.Y. (1957 Short Film)
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A day in the life of the city and citizens of New York as seen through the fantastic eye, and the incredibly distorted optic lenses, of filmmaker Francis Thompson. (15 mins.)
 
35.
Crashing Hollywood (1931 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
 
36.
Skirmish on the Home Front (1944 Short Film)
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Promotional short extolling the virtues of the American government's wartime Economic Stabilization Plan. (13 mins.)
 
37.
Contented Calves (1934 Short Film)
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An add campaign for stockings embarrasses the girls. (21 mins.)
Director: Sam White
 
38.
His New Lid (1910 Short Film)
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The next time Jenks purchases a new hat he will have it screwed to his pate so that he and the lid will be absolutely inseparable...
Director: Frank Powell
 
39.
Just Nuts (1915 Short Film)
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Director: Hal Roach
 
40.
A Deep Sea Panic (1924 Short Film)
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A cruel sea captain shanghais Jimmie to work on his ship, but Jimmie's girlfriend also stows away on board, disguised as a sailor.
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
41.
Astray from the Steerage (1921 Short Film)
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While an immigrant couple are detained by authorities to see if they're fit, a smuggler tries to sneak a bottle into their luggage, but he accidentally gets trapped inside, and gets sent to the house where the new Americans will work. (20 mins.)
Director: Frank Powell
 
42.
The Toy Shop (1928 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
Director: Martin Justice
 
43.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
44.
The Aviator's Generosity (1913 Short Film)
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45.
Flaming Fathers (1927 Short Film)
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Papa Gimplewart, alerted to his daughter's hopes to elope with her current beau, accompanies them both to the beach... (25 mins.)
 
46.
Call of the Cuckoo (1927 Short Film)
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Mishaps befall a new home owner located next door to an insane asylum. (20 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
 
47.
Pass the Gravy (1928 Short Film)
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Max's neigbour Schultz is breeding chicken, that are always after Max's flower seed, and Schultz bride is his rooster Brigham... (23 mins.)
Director: Fred L. Guiol
 
48.
What, No Men? (1935 Short Film)
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A bill collector and a policeman are captured by a group of mad scientists and taken to an all-female Indian tribe for study. (21 mins.)
Director: Ralph Staub
 
49.
Gypsy Sweetheart (1935 Short Film)
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Tina (Wini Shaw), a singing Gypsy with a band of roving gypsies, is invited by Tom (Phillip Reed)... (20 mins.)
Director: Ralph Staub
 
50.
Love 'em and Feed 'em (1927 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
 
51.
Dumb Daddies (1928 Short Film)
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Max mistakes his son's acting for reality. When the play calls for the son to commit a murder (on a mannequin), Max winds up trying to hide the body from the police. (20 mins.)
Director: Hal Yates
 
52.
Came the Dawn (1928 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
 
53.
The Boy Friend (1928 Short Film)
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Max, a bank clerk, gives his pretty daughter some money to buy shoes. At the shop she meets a handsome college student... (21 mins.)
 
54.
The Itching Hour (1931 Short Film)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
55.
Why Girls Say No (1927 Short Film)
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(23 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
56.
Jewish Prudence (1927 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
57.
Should Second Husbands Come First? (1927 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
58.
Don't Tell Everything (1927 Short Film)
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Max and his son Asher are invited to a party, where Max meets a rich widow, but Asher keeps annoying all of the guests... (20 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
59.
Patience Labour (1987 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
 
60.
Destination Earth (1956 Short Film)
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A Martian explorer discovers the secrets behind the USA's prosperity: oil and free enterprise! (14 mins.)
Director: Carl Urbano
 
61.
Hawaiian Nights (1927 Short Film)
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The Hawaiian Beach Scene Orchestra performs six local Hawaiian tunes for the Vitaphone cameras. (7 mins.)
 
62.
A Queen for a Day (1911 Short Film)
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As a cook Bridget feels very much discontented. She has a sneaking regard for Heinrich Vondiddlebach...
Stars: John Bunny
 
63.
The Faker (1929)
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(61 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
64.
In My Merry Oldsmobile (1931 Short Film)
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A lady is rescued from a villain by a heroic young man, who then takes her for a spin in his Oldsmobile. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
65.
Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields (1927 Short Film)
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The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes... (10 mins.)
 
66.
His Marriage Mix-up (1935 Short Film)
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Harry's fiance is the exact double of an escaped axe murderess. (20 mins.)
Director: Jack White
 
67.
Somewhere in Somewhere (1925 Short Film)
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Director: James W. Horne
 
68.
How to Break 90 #3: Hip Action (1933 Short Film)
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In this episode of his "How To Break 90" series, 'Bobby Jones' explains how improper hip motion adversely affects the backswing. (9 mins.)
 
69.
The Lightning Raider (1919)
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A beautiful young woman is a daring master thief. She meets the young millionaire Thomas Babbington Norton, while fleeing from the scene of her latest theft. (300 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
70.
A Burglar to the Rescue (1931 Short Film)
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The story is about a bank president who has been stealing from the bank. One night, as he is working... (18 mins.)
Director: George Cochrane
 
71.
A Star Is Shorn (1939 Short Film)
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Bumbling talent agent Danny Webb tries to help a struggling actress get work. (19 mins.)
Director: Del Lord
 
72.
Lightnin' Wins (1926 Short Film)
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Lightnin' the dog and his master, Tom Harding are on to a group of smugglers who operate down at the harbor...
Director: Alvin Neitz
 
73.
Snug in the Jug (1933 Short Film)
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Two ex-cons try to help their warden by tacking up wanted posters of their fugitive boss, who's currently posing as a famous criminologist. (19 mins.)
Director: Ben Holmes
 
74.
Chicago After Dark (1946 Short Film)
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An upstanding young attorney and his girlfriend go after a crooked politician.
Director: Josh Binney
 
75.
A Blasted Event (1934 Short Film)
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Edgar's family wants to adopt a baby, so Florence "borrows" the am infant boy from her next-door neighbor and leaves it with a note so Edgar will find it. (18 mins.)
Director: Alf Goulding
 
76.
The Death Mask (1914 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Thomas H. Ince
 
77.
An Apple in His Eye (1941 Short Film)
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Edgar tries his hand at making pies for Vivien's charity bazaar with predictable results. (18 mins.)
Director: Harry D'Arcy
 
78.
Clown Car (1999 Short Film)
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Two clowns break down in the middle of the desert and wander for days with nothing to live on but cream pies and seltzer. (7 mins.)
Director: David Garrett
 
79.
Strange Case of Hennessy (1933 Short Film)
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An escaped lunatic poses as famed detective Silo Dance in this musical comedy mystery set in an old dark house in this spoof of S.S. Van Dine's famed sleuth Philo Vance. (20 mins.)
Director: Ray McCarey
 
80.
Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared (1951 Short Film)
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An adaptation of the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a very wealthy businessman with a strange secret. (26 mins.)
Director: Richard M. Grey
 
81.
Lost in Limehouse (1933 Short Film)
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A slapstick burlesque of 19th Century Victorian melodrama featuring a parody of Holmes and Watson who rescue a heroine held by a mustache-twirling villain in a den of caricatured Chinese gangsters. (21 mins.)
Director: Otto Brower
 
82.
The Copper Beeches (1912 Short Film)
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An adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story about a father trying to gain control of his daughter's inheritance does not include Watson. (25 mins.)
 
83.
The Man with the Twisted Lip (1921 Short Film)
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Holnmes finds that the disappearance of respectable middle class Neville St. Clair may be linked to a filthy beggar living above an opium den. (28 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey