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1. The Live Ghost (1934)
Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy
A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »
2. Good Morning, Eve! (1934)
19 min | Musical, Comedy, Short
Adam and Eve are in the Garden of Eden preparing their latest meal, which includes contemplating if they should try eating an apple despite the serpent's warning. After their meal, they ... See full summary »
5. The Burying Beetle (2010 Video)
TV-G | 27 min | Short, Drama, Family
A boy trying to cope with his terminally ill father's impending death discovers religion and becomes convinced that his father must repent and get baptized to save his soul before he dies. ... See full summary »
6. Patient (2009)
TV-MA | 15 min | Short, Action, Crime
A man and a woman meet at a coffee shop for the first time. As if on an awkward date, they exchange timid pleasantries, however as their conversation unfolds the horrifying truth behind their meeting is revealed.
7. Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (1915)
22 min | Comedy, Short
Mickael GoUpSkey, a foreign agent, is aboard a train en route to purchase planes for his country's military. A.C. Walrus, an agent for a rival country, is also aboard that same train and is... See full summary »
8. Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)
Not Rated | 34 min | Comedy, Short
The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water.
9. Cinema Circus (1937)
Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Family
Various entertainment celebrities take part in a circus performance, along with authentic acrobats and other performers of the big top.
10. Show Kids (1935)
21 min | Short, Musical
It's the Depression, and the vaudeville house, the Palace Theater, is not able to stay afloat. The proprietor, Mr. Jenkins, grudgingly let's his 12-year-old son stage a kiddie show that draws in the crowds.
11. Bob's Busy Day (1942)
11 min | Short, Comedy
Bob, his girlfriend and her mother are driving through South America. Bob wants to get married at the next town, Los Poach-os Egg-os, where they are currently holding a festival called ... See full summary »
12. Carmen, Jr. (1923)
11 min | Comedy, Short
A spoof of Bizet's Carmen. Somewhere in Spain, a young girl gets the better of the neighborhood boys, then, dressed as a fashionable senorita, visits a club where a boy is demonstrating a ... See full summary »
14. Peg o' the Mounted (1924)
Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short
A child plays in the woods next to an isolated cabin. An exhausted Mountie faints by the cabin, and the child helps him inside to the bed. She gives him a spoonful of liniment and rubs ... See full summary »
15. Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder (1929)
8 min | Short, Musical
Rose Marie, aged five or six, sings three numbers in the Vitaphone sound stage decorated as an elegant drawing room. "Heigh Ho, Everybody, Heigh Ho," "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You," and "... See full summary »
18. Jumpers (1997)
TV-MA | 18 min | Action, Comedy, Short
It's Christmas, and in a Belfast toyshop, three despairing people are forced to contemplate suicide on a dangerous window ledge; a recently fired dad who has only enough money to buy his ... See full summary »
21. Eyes of the Navy (1940)
Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short
Produced by MGM in 'cooperation' with the US Navy, Eyes of the Navy amounts to a prewar (for the US at least; by 1940 England had been at war for a while) recruitment film for young men to ... See full summary »
23. The Tanks Are Coming (1941)
Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy
Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.
24. Now You See It (1947)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short
This Pete Smith Specialty demonstrates the uses of micro- and macrophotography. We see extreme closeups of the mechanical workings of a tiny wristwatch, the surface of a cat's tongue, and several insects.
25. So You Want to Be on the Radio (1948)
Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short
Joe McDoakes and his wife love to participate in radio show contests, but something seems to interfere every time they are lucky enough to be chosen as participants.
26. Stairway to Light (1945)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History
The story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, whose initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.
27. Hitler Lives (1945)
Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short
This short propaganda film, produced at the end of World War II, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas of racial hatred, violence and conquest live on in the German people, and in like-minded people in the United States.
28. The Week End Mystery (1931)
17 min | Short, Mystery
During a rainstorm at a remote manor house, Richard Crayell plays host to several guests. At nine o'clock sharp, he excuses himself from the card table to take his medicine, promising to ... See full summary »
29. Passing Parade (1938)
10 min | Short, Drama
Three specific and separate stories of life's passing parade are presented. In "Unclaimed Millions", millions of dollars sit in banks unclaimed often because those accounts are forgotten. ... See full summary »
9 min | Short, Documentary
In 1934, MGM held a convention in Chicago, inviting its company distributors from all over the United States to preview the films scheduled for the 1934-1935 exhibition season. After a ... See full summary »
31. Stop Look and Listen (1967)
10 min | Short, Comedy
A man wearing suit, tie, black-framed glasses, and a hat, leaves his house in LA's San Fernando Valley and heads off in his car. Except his car is him, seated on the ground - he moves via ... See full summary »
33. The Devil's Cabaret (1930)
Passed | 16 min | Comedy, Musical, Short
At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his... See full summary »
34. Who's Superstitious? (1943)
Approved | 11 min | Short
This short film examines the origins of several superstitions including crossing your fingers, knocking on wood, rabbit's feet, and breaking champagne bottles to christen ships, plus the role of superstitions in the Flying Dutchman tale.
36. So You Think You're Allergic (1945)
Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Short
Average Joes have struggled throughout the centuries to deal with allergies like hay fever, and Joe McDoakes is no exception.
37. Little White Lie (1945)
11 min | Short, Drama
It's February; Elizabeth is keeping a diary. She and her husband Paul are adopting Tommy, a child of one, and she asks Amber, Tommy's precocious older sister - who's five or six - to come ... See full summary »
41. The Camera Caught It (1954)
Approved | 9 min | Short
A man looks at stacks of canisters of film on shelves. He pulls out a few to show real-life events caught on camera. He pulls out spools of film that include clips of the effects of heavy ... See full summary »
42. Hollywood - The Second Step (1936)
Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama
This short follows the early career of actress Jane Barnes. She starts by doing extra work. After several months she is offered a studio contract (the "first step"). However, her work ... See full summary »
43. Gadgets Galore (1955)
10 min | Short, History
Assembled from dozens of film clips, with voice-over narration, this short film is a humorous "little history of a very big event, the coming of the automobile." It highlights the first few decades of autos and their impact in the U.S.
44. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)
Approved | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »
46. The Operation (1930)
10 min | Comedy, Short
One evening, a lovely young woman stops to see what's wrong with a news boy who's stretched out on a park bench. A dapper gentleman stops as well. The boy, aged 11, is Charlie McCarthy, and... See full summary »
48. 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 »
49. Trifles of Importance (1940)
Approved | 9 min | Short
This short shows how three seemingly unimportant things can affect people. The first is how the number 7 affects a student accused of theft charges. The second segment shows that a person's... See full summary »
52. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.
11 min | Animation, Short
After eating rarebit, a woman has a strange dream in which her husband converts their home into a flying machine to escape having to pay the exorbitant interest on the mortgage. It takes them around the world and to the moon.
Director: Winsor McCay
57. The Centaurs (1921)
3 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A female centaur (a creature half-human and half-horse) enters a clearing in the woods, and picks some flowers. She is soon met by a male centaur, and the two then romance each other. They then seek parental consent for their union.
Director: Winsor McCay
58. The Flying House (2011)
9 min | Animation, Short
Winsor McCay's last animated film, the 1921 classic "The Flying House - Dream of the Rarebit Fiend" follows a woman's dream about escaping foreclosure, taking to the skies with her husband - using their own house as a vehicle.
60. Night Intruder (1938)
14 min | Short, Crime, Drama
A middle-aged woman with friends and a sleeping mother upstairs uses her head to protect everyone when she finds out that there is a burglar in her house.
62. Star in the Night (1945)
Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama, Family
Three cowboys riding across the desert with gifts for no particular recipient, see a distant bright light and find it comes from the Star Auto Court sign where the owners and guests work together to help a young pregnant wife and husband.
64. Lambchops (1929)
8 min | Comedy, Short
George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their ... See full summary »
65. Vaudeville (1935)
Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music
A vaudeville revue is presented. Ray and Sunshine perform a high spirited acrobatic routine, demonstrating both their strength and flexibility. Chaz Chase then performs a comic routine, ... See full summary »
68. Behind the Lines (1926)
8 min | Short, Music
Elsie Janis entertains the troops from the back of a truck. She calls a French soldier up to sing with her, then dances to an American song while everyone sings, and finally shares the ... See full synopsis »
72. Don't Talk (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Drama, Short
This MGM short, part of the Crime does not Pay series, focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime. After a valuable shipment of manganese is blown up at a plant, the FBI try to find out ... See full summary »
73. Electrical Power (1938)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short
A promo short looks at how electricity generated at Boulder (Hoover) Dam is sent to Hollywood to make films. A brief tour of the M-G-M power plants is followed by behind-the-scenes footage and previews of several upcoming releases.
75. Those Good Old Days (1941)
Approved | 10 min | Musical, Short
Young Gloria's father and mother go out for the evening to see a television broadcast (yes, there was television in 1941!). Gloria's grandfather entertains her with stories about his days ... See full summary »
76. Shoe Shine Boy (1943)
Approved | 15 min | Drama, Musical, Short
A Young shoeshine boy must earn $6 by the end of the day so he can buy a second-hand bugle, because the next day he is going into the U.S. Army.
77. Love-Tails of Morocco (1931)
17 min | Comedy, Short
This Dogville short takes place at an outpost in the Dogville Foreign Legion. As the story opens, the soldiers watch a newsreel, which includes the opera singer Galli Cur (a spoof of ... See full summary »
78. Stopover in Hollywood (1963)
Approved | 16 min | Documentary, Short
A young lady drives her red Chevy convertible into Southern California where she has a stopover to enjoy many of the famous landmarks and attractions in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the surrounding area.
79. So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946)
Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short
White collar worker Joe McDoakes is full of fears and phobias and his most deeply-rooted psychic disturbance is fear of his boss. He has a dream and sees himself as besting his boss and ... See full summary »
80. My Old Town (1948)
Approved | 10 min | Short
Narrator 'John Nesbitt' visits his old hometown and reminisces about how much simpler things were there when he was growing up. He also says that he wouldn't want to visit that time again, ... See full summary »
81. I Won't Play (1944)
Passed | 18 min | Short, Drama, Music
In this Warner Bros. short, a Marine in a South Sea island during World War II, Joe Fingers, tells tales of the influence he's had on various personalities. In the words of one of his ... See full summary »