Shorts 1928

by randvan | created - 09 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Jun 2012 | Public

All short movies I have seen from 1928 ranked from best to worst.

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1. Oh What a Knight (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Wandering minstrel Oswald must rescue his lady love from imprisonment.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 181

2. There It Is (1928)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley ... See full summary »

Directors: Harold L. Muller, Charles R. Bowers | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Kathryn McGuire, Melbourne MacDowell, Buster Brodie

Votes: 306

3. La coquille et le clergyman (1928)

28 min | Short

7.0
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Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

Director: Germaine Dulac | Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille

Votes: 1,378

4. Bright Lights (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Penniless Oswald tries sneaking backstage to meet the shimmy dancer he fancies.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 150

5. Plane Crazy (1928)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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Inspired by Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip involving some necking, though Minnie objects to the necking.

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 1,339

6. La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby

Votes: 966

7. Two Tars (1928)

21 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Hill

Votes: 1,073

8. Steamboat Willie (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 5,512

9. Rival Romeos (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Oswald is off to see his sweetheart when he is passed by a rival in a faster car. He takes the lead, though, when both drivers encounter a mud puddle; Oswald isn't afraid to get a little ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 138

10. Ozzie of the Mounted (1928)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Ozzie tries to find a way to arrest the scoundrel Pete.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 124

11. Polizeibericht Überfall (1928)

21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.

Director: Ernö Metzner | Stars: Heinrich Gotho, Eva Schmid-Kayser, Sybille Schmitz, Alfred Loretto

Votes: 328

12. Woos Whoopee (1928)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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Felix is up all night at the Whoopee Club, having a hell of a time, overindulging himself with drink, and dancing about with another inebriated friend. Meanwhile, at home, his angry wife ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 140

13. Ko-Ko's Earth Control (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Koko the Clown and his dog Fitz walk into a building where levers that control various aspects of the Earth are located. After Fitz presses a particular lever, the world goes topsy-turvy and out-of-control.

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 294

14. The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Mickey rides up to a cantina and does a tango with Minnie. When a big cat steals her away, Mickey gives chase, riding a drunken ostrich. At the hideout, Mickey has a swordfight with the cat.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 570

15. Sky Scrappers (1928)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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Construction worker Oswald must save his sweetheart when his boss makes advances toward her.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 140

16. The Finishing Touch (1928)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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The boys are contracted to build a house in one day. Upon completion, a bird lands on the chimney and the house collapses, bit by bit. When the owner demands his money back, mayhem ensues.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Coburn, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 849

17. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)

6 min | Short

7.3
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Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud

Votes: 1,214

18. Comicalamities (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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An animated short in which Felix the Cat is drawn, but he is not satisfied with the results and he attempts to fix it.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 152

19. The Fox Chase (1928)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Oswald is with his mates in a fox hunt, but he finds his horse is stubborn and won't let him ride at first. Meanwhile, the sly fox outwits the dogs and riders in pursuit at every turn.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 121

20. From Soup to Nuts (1928)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Inexperienced waiters (Laurel & Hardy) are hired for a swank dinner party.

Director: Edgar Kennedy | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, Anita Garvin

Votes: 716

21. Tall Timber (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Oswald struggles with clever ducks, rolling boulders, and bears in his encounter with nature.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 123

22. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Leaving the dentist's office, where Hardy's teeth have been extracted by mistake, the boys, still under the influence of laughing gas, meet up with a traffic cop (Kennedy) and cause a huge ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 698

23. The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich | Stars: Jules Raucourt, Voya George, Robert Florey, Adriane Marsh

Votes: 924

24. You're Darn Tootin' (1928)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.8
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Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor. Soon they're out of a job, as well as their... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Kennedy | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilson Benge, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 834

25. L'étoile de mer (1928)

21 min | Short, Romance

7.3
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Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, André de la Rivière, Robert Desnos

Votes: 1,081

26. Sure-Locked Homes (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 36

27. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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When Laurel visits Hardy at home, hi-jinx occur and the Mrs. orders them out. They go to a golf course where they try to impress two young ladies and wind up in a mud-slinging fight with other golfers.

Directors: Leo McCarey, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, John Aasen

Votes: 509

28. Astronomeous (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 53

29. Their Purple Moment (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Stan and Ollie hold out money from their paychecks from their shrewish wives so they can enjoy a night out on the town... with predictable results.

Directors: James Parrott, Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Kay Deslys

Votes: 515

30. De brug (1928)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Close shots of a railway train underway: track racing underneath, steam escaping, cars coupling, gears ratchetting, signals changing. The train reaches a lift bridge which must rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens

Votes: 347

31. Early to Bed (1928)

18 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Oliver inherits a fortune and hires Stan as his butler and proceeds to torment him. Stan finally rebels and goes on a rampage, destroying Oliver's fancy furnishings.

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

Votes: 515

32. The Sex Life of the Polyp (1928)

11 min | Comedy, Short

5.6
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Dr. Benchley lectures the women's club on the unusual but important title-topic.

Director: Thomas Chalmers | Star: Robert Benchley

Votes: 235

33. We Faw Down (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers

Votes: 698

34. Arabiantics (1928)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 36

35. Habeas Corpus (1928)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

Directors: James Parrott, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Carle, Charley Rogers

Votes: 545

36. Dinner Time (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Directors: John Foster, Paul Terry

Votes: 35

37. Futuritzy (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Felix goes to a fortune teller and then an astrologer to learn his future.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 60

38. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Unrated | 13 min | Short, Horror

7.0
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A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher, are living under a mysterious family curse: Roderick's senses have become ... See full summary »

Directors: James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber | Stars: Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, Melville Webber, Friedrich Haak

Votes: 1,015

39. Outdoor Indore (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.0
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 25

40. Flying Elephants (1928)

17 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Laurel & Hardy, in pre-historic times, vie for the hand of the same Stone Age beauty.

Directors: Frank Butler, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Edna Marion

Votes: 422

41. Fiery Fireman (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Oswald and his engine company are called on to help put out a fire.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Rudolf Ising

Votes: 29