Shorts 1933

All short movies I have seen from 1933 ranked from best to worst.
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1.
Snow-White (1933 Short Film)
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Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues." (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
2.
Mickey's Gala Premier (1933 Short Film)
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A host of movie stars show up for the premiere of Mickey and Minnie's newest cartoon. (7 mins.)
 
3.
Land Without Bread (1933 Documentary)
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
4.
Three Little Pigs (1933 Short Film)
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house. (9 mins.)
 
5.
The Old Man of the Mountain (1933 Short Film)
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Betty Boop goes to see the fearsome Old Man of the Mountain for herself; he sings the title song and a duet with Betty. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
6.
Ye Olden Days (1933 Short Film)
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The king locks up his daughter, Minnie, when she refuses to wed a dippy prince. Mickey Mouse, a wandering minstrel, comes to the rescue. (8 mins.)
 
7.
The Mad Doctor (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair. (7 mins.)
 
8.
The Pied Piper (1933 Short Film)
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A piper saves a town from rat infestation, but when they refuse to pay him back for his deed, he gets revenge. (8 mins.)
 
9.
Puppy Love (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey's in trouble when Pluto and Fifi eat Minnie's chocolates. (8 mins.)
 
10.
Betty Boop's Penthouse (1933 Short Film)
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While Bimbo and Koko admire Betty, their experiment becomes a monster. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
11.
Building a Building (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse operates a steam shovel; Pegleg Pete is his foreman; Minnie Mouse sells box lunches. Mickey must save the day when Pete makes advances to Minnie. (7 mins.)
 
12.
The Night Before Christmas (1933 Short Film)
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A narrator sings the opening stanzas of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof... (8 mins.)
 
13.
Lullaby Land (1933 Short Film)
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A baby is transported to Lullaby Land, where pacifiers grow on trees, diapers, bottles, and potty chairs march on parade... (7 mins.)
 
14.
Mickey's Mechanical Man (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey has built a robot to compete in the boxing ring against the giant gorilla, the Kongo Killer. Whenever it hears Minnie's car horn... (7 mins.)
 
15.
Popeye the Sailor (1933 Short Film)
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Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
16.
The Mail Pilot (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey the mail pilot is entrusted with a chest of money. He battles rain and snow, but his biggest battle is against Pete... (8 mins.)
 
17.
The Pet Store (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse's new job at Tony's Pet Store is jeopardized when Beppo the Gorilla escapes and kidnaps Minnie... (7 mins.)
 
18.
I Heard (1933 Short Film)
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The miners at Never Mine go to Betty Boop's Tavern (a jazz-jumpin' place) for lunch; back in the mine, Bimbo delves into weird realms. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
19.
Mickey's Pal Pluto (1933 Short Film)
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Pluto rescues a bag of kittens from the river. He feels rejected, then, as Mickey ignores him and blames him for damage the kittens do... (8 mins.)
Director: Burt Gillett
 
20.
Dirty Work (1933 Short Film)
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Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process... (19 mins.)
Director: Lloyd French
 
21.
Giantland (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey's orphans ask for a story; Mickey casts himself as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. He starts... (8 mins.)
 
22.
Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933 Short Film)
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In a circus tent, Betty, Bimbo and Koko demonstrate some gadgets reminiscent of TV ads; an animated sewing machine gets out of hand. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
23.
Techno-Cracked (1933 Short Film)
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24.
Old King Cole (1933 Short Film)
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Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight... (7 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Birds in the Spring (1933 Short Film)
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Two birds rejoice over the hatching of their three eggs; as they grow, the hatchlings are taught to sing and fly... (7 mins.)
 
27.
Betty Boop's Big Boss (1933 Short Film)
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Betty takes a secretarial job where the boss sexually harasses her, but not without some encouragement from Betty. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
28.
The Merry Old Soul (1933 Short Film)
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Oswald the Rabbit gathers some of the greatest entertainers of the age to cure Old King Cole of the blues. (8 mins.)
 
29.
Soda Squirt (1933 Short Film)
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Flip the Frog is a soda jerk who serves movie stars, but one of his concoctions changes an effeminate man into Mr. Hyde. (6 mins.)
Director: Ub Iwerks
 
30.
The Barber Shop (1933 Short Film)
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An inept barber maintains his good-humored optimism in his small town shop despite having a hen-pecking harridan for a wife and a total lack of tonsorial skill. (21 mins.)
Director: Arthur Ripley
 
31.
Father Noah's Ark (1933 Short Film)
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Noah, his family (wife, 3 sons, their wives), and various animals all help build the ark. The rains come... (8 mins.)
 
32.
Is My Palm Read (1933 Short Film)
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For customer Betty Boop, psychic reader Prof. Bimbo conjures up an adventure on a haunted tropical island in his crystal ball. (5 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
33.
Bosko's Picture Show (1933 Short Film)
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Bosko runs a movie theater that shows a wacky newsreel with Jack Dumpsey, a slapstick short from Haurel and Lardy, and a turn-of-the-century melodrama starring Honey. (6 mins.)
 
34.
Betty Boop's Birthday Party (1933 Short Film)
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Betty drudges in the kitchen alone until her friends (including Bimbo and Koko) hold a surprise birthday party for her...which gets rowdy. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
35.
I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (1933 Short Film)
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A series of celebrity sketches set at a radio station. Some unorthodox calisthenics (including corset tightening... (7 mins.)
 
36.
Betty Boop's Ker-Choo (1933 Short Film)
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Betty, Koko, and Bimbo drive at the auto races; Betty has a cold, and her sneezes help her win. (6 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bonnie Poe
 
37.
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
 
38.
Flip's Lunch Room (1933 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
 
39.
The Steeple Chase (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey is set to ride Thunderbolt in the big race; his owner, the Colonel, has bet everything. But the... (7 mins.)
 
40.
Christmas Night (1933 Short Film)
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On Christmas Eve, the Little King sneaks two tramps into the castle. The next morning, the three men are thrilled by the presents Santa left behind. (7 mins.)
 
41.
The Pharmacist (1933 Short Film)
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A henpecked but stoic pharmacist tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family. (19 mins.)
Director: Arthur Ripley
 
42.
Morning, Noon and Night (1933 Short Film)
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To the tune of Rubinoff and his orchestra, Betty Boop and feathered friends try to save a baby bird from the booze-swilling Tom Kats Club. (8 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
43.
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence (1933 Short Film)
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Sex seems to be on the minds of the animals on a backyard fence: the alley cats following a solitary... (7 mins.)
Director: Earl Duval
 
44.
The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933 Short Film)
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The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast." (18 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
 
45.
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1933 Short Film)
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An action figure of Betty Boop drops in on a small toy shop; the other toys come to life and crown her their queen... (8 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
46.
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
 
47.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1933 Short Film)
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Jack sells the family cow for magic beans which grow a vine into the sky. (8 mins.)
 
48.
Ugokie kori no tatehiki (1933 Short Film)
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A farmer walking in the woods is frightened away by a shapeshifting fox, who then disguises himself as a samurai and makes his way to a temple... (11 mins.)
Director: Ikuo Oishi
 
49.
I Yam What I Yam (1933 Short Film)
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Popeye, Olive (rowing), and Wimpy (eating) arrive in America by rowboat. Popeye builds a log cabin (by... (6 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
50.
Mother Goose Land (1933 Short Film)
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In response to Betty Boop's wish, Mother Goose materializes from a book cover and gives her a tour; she's chased by Miss Muffet's spider... (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
51.
Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party (1933 Short Film)
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Betty Boop hosts a Halloween party with aid from a scarecrow, but an uninvited gorilla threatens havoc. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bonnie Poe
 
52.
Bulloney (1933 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Ub Iwerks
 
53.
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933 Short Film)
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Christmas Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin... (7 mins.)
 
54.
Mickey's Mellerdrammer (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse and his friends perform "Uncle Tom's Cabin." (7 mins.)
 
55.
Wild Elephinks (1933 Short Film)
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Popeye and Olive, marooned on a raft, land on what apparently is Africa, and are immediately battling elephants and gorillas... (6 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
56.
I Eats My Spinach (1933 Short Film)
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Popeye sings an extended version of the theme song on his way to see Olive. They go to the rodeo, where... (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
57.
Buddy's Day Out (1933 Short Film)
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Buddy prepare for his romantic picnic with Cookie but along the way she takes her baby little brother Elmer. (7 mins.)
Director: Tom Palmer
 
58.
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
 
59.
The Organ Grinder (1933 Short Film)
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An organ grinder and his monkey make their way down a New York streetscape. The monkey climbs up several stories to get tips from a couple of women... (7 mins.)
 
60.
Bosko in Person (1933 Short Film)
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Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and 'Jimmy Durante'. (8 mins.)
 
61.
Blow Me Down! (1933 Short Film)
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Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit. (6 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
62.
Ain't She Sweet? (1933 Short Film)
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Lillian Roth sings and dances the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: at the cats' barn dance, all have a fine time. (8 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
63.
Goofy Goat (1931 Short Film)
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Goofy Goat thwarts a road hog in order to make it to the glee club on time and play the accordion in an amateur talent show. (7 mins.)
Director: Ted Eshbaugh
 
64.
I Like Mountain Music (1933 Short Film)
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The magazines and books in a drugstore come to life and sing the title song, among others. Some celebrities shown: Will Rogers... (7 mins.)
 
65.
We're in the Money (1933 Short Film)
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After the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where... (7 mins.)
 
66.
Seasin's Greetinks! (1933 Short Film)
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Popeye skates over to Olive's house to give her a Christmas present: ice skates of her own. While he's teaching her... (6 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
67.
Bosko in Dutch (1933 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
68.
Stratos-Fear (1933 Short Film)
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69.
Betty Boop's May Party (1933 Short Film)
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Betty and Bimbo, as Queen and King of the May, host a giant outdoor party that gets sprayed with rubber. Koko appears briefly. (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
70.
Pale-Face (1933 Short Film)
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Director: Ub Iwerks
 
71.
Bosko's Knight-Mare (1933 Short Film)
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Bosko dreams of being a knight and coming to the rescue of his girlfriend. (7 mins.)
 
72.
Shuffle Off to Buffalo (1933 Short Film)
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Baby central. A flock of storks is leaving with babies. An old man at a ledger book is dealing with... (7 mins.)
 
73.
Coo Coo the Magician (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
 
74.
Bosko the Musketeer (1933 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
75.
The Wizard of Oz (1933 Short Film)
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A storybook opens to depict little Dorothy on the grey Kansas prairies, when suddenly a cyclone comes up... (9 mins.)
Director: Ted Eshbaugh
 
76.
The Air Race (1933 Short Film)
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Willie tells his friends that he was once a pilot in an air race. (7 mins.)
 
77.
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (1933 Short Film)
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Dishes and utensils wash, dry, and stack themselves. A duster plays a silverware box like a piano while a salt-pepper-and-sugar set sings... (7 mins.)
 
78.
Bosko the Speed King (1933 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
 
79.
Beau Bosko (1933 Short Film)
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Bosko is a soldier in the Foreign Legion out to capture the desert scourge, Ali Oop. (7 mins.)
 
80.
Une nuit sur le mont chauve (1933 Short Film)
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Mussorgsky's composition is the soundtrack for this pin-screen animated take on night and wild things... (8 mins.)
 
81.
Bosko's Mechanical Man (1933 Short Film)
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Bosko creates a robot. The only problem is that his creation goes mad wreaking havoc. (6 mins.)
 
82.
Buddy's Beer Garden (1933 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Earl Duval
 
83.
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me (1933 Short Film)
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A camp of Russian gypsies, dancing and playing music. After an opening dance, a quartet of beer-drinkers gargles the Volga Boatman song... (7 mins.)
 
84.
The Kid from Borneo (1933 Short Film)
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The gang goes to a circus sideshow to visit Dickie and Spanky's uncle, mistakenly believing he is "The Wild Man from Borneo." (18 mins.)
Director: Robert McGowan
 
85.
Stoopnocracy (1933 Short Film)
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An animated short chronicling the adventures of Colonel Stoopnagle and Budd. (11 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
86.
Bosko the Sheep-Herder (1933 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
87.
Young and Healthy (1933 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Rudolf Ising
 
88.
Hook & Ladder Hokum (1933 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
89.
Spite Flight (1933 Short Film)
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Willie Whooper finds his girl Mary weeping because her mother is being hounded by the evil landlord who holds the mortgage on their house... (7 mins.)
 
90.
Buddy's Show Boat (1933 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Earl Duval
 
91.
The Magic Mummy (1933 Short Film)
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Tom and Jerry are police officers, driving around in their car and enjoying listening to some music on their police radio... (7 mins.)
 
92.
One Step Ahead of My Shadow (1933 Short Film)
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Several Chinese residents play music. A dragon frees himself from a cage and goes after them, but fireworks are shoved down the dragon's throat. This causes him to explode and turn into a walking dragon skeleton. (7 mins.)
 
93.
Chinaman's Chance (1933 Short Film)
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Flip the Frog is a police officer on the trail of the notorious Chinese criminal, Chow Mein.
Director: Ub Iwerks
 
94.
Lot in Sodom (1933 Short Film)
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Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies... (28 mins.)