Lloyd Vinnik: The Shorts Collection

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1. Aladdin's Lantern (1938)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.4
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Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 40

2. Beginner's Luck (1935)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Spanky's mother pushes him to join a local theater's amateur night.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 225

3. Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.1
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An abandoned old show boat is moored in a lazy creek. The Our Gang put the old vessel back to use when they stage a show featuring "Darla's Dancin' Dandies" and a "meller dramer" entitled "... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Our Gang, Robert Blake, Tommy Bond, Buddy Bowles

Votes: 46

4. Came the Brawn (1938)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.3
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The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 83

5. Bear Shooters (1930)

Approved | 20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

6.3
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While on a camping trip, the gang comes across poachers.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 191

6. A Lad an' a Lamp (1932)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.9
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The gang finds what they think is a magic lamp.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 131

7. Choo-Choo! (1932)

20 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The gang trades places with a group of orphans about to take a train ride.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 182

8. 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 »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James W. Horne, Charles Middleton

Votes: 1,192

9. Another Fine Mess (1930)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

Votes: 1,524

10. Be Big! (1931)

Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 968

11. A Bird in the Head (1946)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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The stooges are working as paperhangers in the home of Professor Panzer, a mad scientist looking for a brain to use in his experiments. The professor wants to put a human brain into a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Vernon Dent

Votes: 311

12. A Ducking They Did Go (1939)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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Con men hire the Stooges to sell memberships to a phony duck hunting club.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lynton Brent

Votes: 397

13. All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lelah Tyler

Votes: 370

14. Cactus Makes Perfect (1942)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.4
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The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Ernie Adams

Votes: 304

15. A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

18 min | Comedy, Short

8.4
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To escape the police, the Stooges pose as plumbers contracted to fix a mansion's plumbing, which inevitably causes destructive chaos.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Wilson Benge

Votes: 760

16. Busy Buddies (1944)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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To save their debt-ridden diner, the Stooges enter a cow milking contest.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Nick Arno

Votes: 305

17. Calling All Curs (1939)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough spot. First they try... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Blinn

Votes: 350

18. An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Family

8.2
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The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Wilson Benge

Votes: 384

19. Back to the Woods (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Western

7.1
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A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against the Indians.

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Curtis

Votes: 354

20. Beer Barrel Polecats (1946)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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The stooges make a whole batch of homemade beer, but get tossed in jail when Curly sells some to a policeman. Their minor indiscretion turns into a forty year sentence when a barrel of beer... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Robert B. Williams

Votes: 314

21. Boobs in Arms (1940)

18 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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The stooges are greeting card salesmen who are mistakenly inducted into the army after escaping from the jealous husband of one of their customers. In bootcamp their sergeant turns out to ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Richard Fiske

Votes: 376

22. Back from the Front (1943)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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Set in WW II, the stooges are the only survivors of an American ship sunk by an enemy torpedo. Adrift on a raft, they come upon a German battleship and by various means, such as Moe ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 305

23. Booby Dupes (1945)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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The stooges are three fish peddlers who decide to cut out the middleman by catching their own fish. They trade their car and $300 for a "new" boat which turns out to be a piece of junk that... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Rebel Randall

Votes: 296

24. A Gem of a Jam (1943)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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The stooges are janitors working in the offices of Doctors Harts, Burns and Belcher. Some crooks arrive seeking medical attention after their boss has been wounded in a shoot out with the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dudley Dickerson

Votes: 312

25. A Pain in the Pullman (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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The stooges are small time actors traveling by train to an engagement. Along with their pet monkey, they manage to spoil the trip for quite a few of the other passengers including the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Loretta Andrews

Votes: 424

26. Ants in the Pantry (1936)

17 min | Comedy, Short

8.1
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 484

27. 3 Dumb Clucks (1937)

Not Rated | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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The Stooges escape from jail in order to save their father from gangsters and a beautiful gold-digger.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Frank Austin

Votes: 405

28. Cash and Carry (1937)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their dumpyard shack. To raise money to pay for the little boys operation they buy a phony treasure map from a con man. Thinking the... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Sonny Bupp

Votes: 382

29. Beer and Pretzels (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Ted Healy and the 3 Stooges are fired and evicted from a theatre because Ted is annoys women working there. They then get jobs as waiters at a night club. Chaos leads to destruction of the business. At the end, Ted pursues another woman.

Director: Jack Cummings | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Ted Healy

Votes: 194

30. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,115

31. A Really Important Person (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A policeman's son searches for a suitable subject for an essay about an important person.

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Connie Gilchrist, Clancy Cooper, Chick York

Votes: 124

32. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #2 (1931)

8 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Ripley shows an aged Japanese statesman, a strange fish with legs, the 'Rubaiyat' in a finger ring, how a house of cards is torn up, and a giant typewriter in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 11

33. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #9 (1932)

G | 8 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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In this short film, Robert L. Ripley introduces narrator Leo Donnelly who presents various "Believe It or Not" oddities from around the world as gathered by Ripley.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Leo Donnelly, Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 11

34. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #6 (1932)

7 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Robert Ripley draws and shows movies to train passengers. Highlights include a Manchurian lady with very long eyelashes, a wooden flower garden, a merry go round lunch counter, chickens ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 5

35. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #4 (1932)

TV-G | 9 min | Short

5.2
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Billy falls asleep and dreams Robert L. Ripley takes him on a tour of Believe-It-or-Not land to see many oddities.

Stars: Robert L. Ripley, Sigmund Shuster, Tom Green, Serge Detouloff

Votes: 17

36. Bucking Broadway (1922)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Neal Burns, Vera Steadman, Lincoln Plumer, Tom O'Brien

37. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #8 (1932)

G | 8 min | Documentary, Short

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In this entry to the documentary short series, a $5000 contest is revealed for fans. Robert Ripley presents a well-dressed cocktail party an assortment of drawings and film clips: a 17-year... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Star: Robert L. Ripley

38. A Night at the Movies (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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A man and his wife have a less-than-enjoyable time at the movies.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Benchley, King Baggot, Jack Baxley, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 297

39. At the Stroke of Twelve (1941)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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This entry in Warner's "Broadway Brevity" series of shorts is based on Damon Runyon's short story, "The Old Doll's House". Racketeer Lance McGowan, on the night he has decided to go ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Risdon, Knox Manning, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 30

40. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #10 (1932)

Not Rated | 7 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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The second entry of the series in which Robert Ripley does not present drawings and film clips personally: he just introduces Leo Donnelly the narrator at the beginning. This omnibus of ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Leo Donnelly, Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 6

41. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #11 (1932)

Not Rated | 8 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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This entry of the Robert Ripley series does not feature Robert (who is away gathering material on his tours). Leo Donnelly narrates various odds and ends like a church service held on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Leo Donnelly, Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 12

42. Army Champions (1941)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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This MGM short, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, focuses on the young men who have signed up to serve their country. Speed, teamwork and accuracy are the hallmark of all army ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Vogel | Star: Pete Smith

Votes: 70

43. Bacall to Arms (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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The auditorium of a movie theater is crowded with animals in human clothes, eagerly waiting for the film to start. The show opens with a newsreel called Warmer News. It presents the ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Clampett, Arthur Davis | Stars: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 532

44. Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1944)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Music

5.7
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Bob Wills put a band together after he'd won lots of belt buckles but had a slim bank account, playing warm simple tunes with the rhythm of the heart. A narrator provides a bridge between ... See full summary »

Director: LeRoy Prinz | Stars: Bob Wills, Brooks Benedict, James Bloodworth, Tommy Duncan

Votes: 33

45. Ancient Egypt (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This travelogue starts in the Valley of the Kings at the tomb of King Tutankhamun, then it's on to the Valley of the Nile: the Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Karmak, and the ancient city of ... See full summary »

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 40

46. Beautiful Budapest (1938)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This entry in James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks series looks at Budapest, the capital of Hungary, before World War II.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 35

47. A Peach of a Pair (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Shemp Howard, Daphne Pollard, Elmer Brown, John Brown

Votes: 11

48. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,123

49. Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.2
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Cab Calloway performs two numbers at the Cotton Club, then takes his friends down to Harlem for a jitterbug party.

Director: Fred Waller | Stars: Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra, Lena Horne, Avon Long

Votes: 46

50. Black and Tan (1929)

19 min | Drama, Short, Music

6.4
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Duke Ellington in a jazz musical short with a tragic plotline.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Fredi Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 305

51. A Bundle of Blues (1933)

9 min | Short, Music

6.8
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Duke Ellington and his orchestra play two jazz compositions plus 'Stormy Weather' (sung by Ivy Anderson).

Director: Fred Waller | Stars: Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson, Florence Hill, Bessie Dudley

Votes: 40

52. Admission Free (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Koko and Bimbo visit Betty Boop's penny arcade, Bimbo to flirt with Betty; but his turn at the shooting gallery becomes a hunting trip.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 74

53. Captain EO (1986)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Michael Jackson, Anjelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox

Votes: 3,317

54. Aunt Fannie (1994 Video)

22 min | Drama, Short

2.3
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Director: Neil Ira Needleman | Stars: Quentin Crisp, David Nahmod, Robert Parker, Colleen O'Neill

Votes: 10

55. A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (1923)

Not Rated | 7 min | Comedy, Short, Music

6.6
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This experimental talking short shows Cantor in his vaudeville act.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Eddie Cantor

Votes: 104

56. An All American Toothache (1936)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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Thelma volunteers Patsy as a subject for her friend who is in dental school and needs somebody to practice on.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Johnny Arthur, Mickey Daniels

Votes: 37

57. A House Divided (I) (1913)

Unrated | 13 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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A married couple decide to "live separately together."

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne

Votes: 216

58. 100% Service (1931)

11 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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George registers at the Jefferson Hotel; after the desk clerk gives him the runaround, he meets Gracie at the cigar counter.

Director: Ray Cozine | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Chester Clute

Votes: 62

59. A Broadway Romeo (1931)

15 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Jack Benny, his finances at a low ebb, watches a newsstand for a friend and picks up a young lady customer, equally broke.

Director: Mort Blumenstock | Stars: Jack Benny, Estelle Brody, Tammany Young, Walter Wilson

Votes: 44

60. Cab Waiting (1931)

17 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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In an erudite driver's taxi, Jack Benny shares a ride with a very pretty and delightfully flirtatious young lady.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Benny, June O'Dea, Walter Wilson

Votes: 23

61. 11th. Naval District 'United States Coast Guard Band' (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

5.5
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Singer Rudy Vallee, a Coast Guard Reserve officer leads the Coast Guard Band in a salute to all the uniformed services.

Director: Bobby Connolly | Stars: 11th Naval District United States Coast Guard Band, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 21

62. Basque Sports (1957)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.5
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An RKO-Pathe Sportscope focusing on sports played by Basques living along the Spain-France border in the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay coast. Pelota, jai alai, wood chopping, and rowing as well as traditional dances are featured.

Director: Van Campen Heilner | Star: Harry Wismer

Votes: 24

63. Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics - And Other Things (1940)

Approved | 19 min | Short

6.9
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Judge Hardy teaches his son Andy a lesson about charity while used car shopping.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Rand Brooks, Roger Moore

Votes: 134

64. Annie Was a Wonder (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Short

6.3
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In this entry in the Passing Parade series, narrator John Nesbitt tells the story of Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook/housekeeper in the Nesbitt home when he was growing up. Annie was ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Kathleen Freeman, Howard Negley, Ruth Lee, Sven Hugo Borg

Votes: 163

65. A Lady Fights Back (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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The saga of the Normandie is recounted from her life as a luxury liner, the horrific fire that nearly destroyed her, and her resuscitation to join in the war effort

Star: John Nesbitt

Votes: 75

66. Blue of the Night (1933)

20 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

6.9
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Bing Crosby as himself in a comedy of romance and mistaken identity.

Director: Leslie Pearce | Stars: Bing Crosby, Marjorie Kane, Franklin Pangborn, Ernie Alexander

Votes: 53

67. A Way in the Wilderness (1940)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography

6.3
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This Passing Parade entry tells the story of Dr. Joseph Goldberger (1874-1929), a Hungarian immigrant who devoted his life to finding the cause of pellagra, a disease that killed hundreds ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: John Nesbitt, Shepperd Strudwick, Barbara Bedford, Helen Brown

Votes: 58

68. Forbidden Passage (1941)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The MGM Crime Reporter introduces Frank J. Maxwell, Florida District Director of the US Immigration Service, who talks about illegal immigration, and the unscrupulous people and ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Addison Richards, Wolfgang Zilzer, Hugh Beaumont, George Lessey

Votes: 154

69. Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (1932)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.9
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On a south sea isle, Bimbo meets Betty in the guise of a hula dancer.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: The Royal Samoans, Billy Murray, Satini Pualoa, Mae Questel

Votes: 222

70. Bubbles (1930)

Unrated | 8 min | Short, Fantasy, Musical

4.8
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A Vitaphone Varieties short. Features costumed children in a cavern-like land of 'make believe' where they sing and tap dance. Marjorie Kane sings an introductory song.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: The Vitaphone Kiddies, Judy Garland, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm

Votes: 172

71. 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955)

18 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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This MGM short introduces some of the movies the studio will be releasing in 1955. Presented by George Murphy they include Jupiter's Darling (1955) with Esther Williams, Bedevilled (1955) ... See full summary »

Stars: George Murphy, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Cyd Charisse

Votes: 52

72. They're Always Caught (1938)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Crime

6.8
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Shows the role the crime laboratory plays in the solving of cases, and how even the smallest detail can become a major clue.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Stanley Ridges, John Eldredge, Louis Jean Heydt, Charles Waldron

Votes: 112

73. Cavalcade of San Francisco (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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A Technicolor travelogue celebrating San Francisco - past and present

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 160

74. Angel of Mercy (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Story of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Nesbitt, Oscar Apfel, William Bailey, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 47

75. Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (1938)

Passed | 21 min | Musical, Short

5.7
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The scene is set at Billy Rose's Casa Manana Revue, filmed at the Fort Worth Frontier Fiesta (1937), an enormous production created as part of the Texas Centennial civic celebrations. The ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Lee Dixon, Virginia Grey, Peggy Ryan, Harriet Hoctor and Ballet

Votes: 22

76. Canadian Carnival (1955)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.8
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Carnival time in Quebec, Canada, it's also time for racing with sled-dogs, horse-drawn sleighs, hockey competition, the carving of ice-statues, obstacle races by youngsters, fireworks, and also the selection of a queen for the carnival.

Director: Douglas Sinclair | Star: Peter Roberts

Votes: 20

77. Arctic Roundup (1957)

Approved | 28 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This RKO-Pathe short film is about an expedition to study the musk ox in Northern Canada and to safely capture young calves for further study. In the past, the usual way to capture young ... See full summary »

Stars: John Teal Jr., Dave Floyd, John Kelsaw, Alden Taylor

Votes: 31

78. America, Preferred (1941)

7 min | Short, Documentary

5.6
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Short documentary pitching sales of U.S. Defense Bonds and Savings Stamps.

Stars: Earl Robinson, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 50

79. Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder (1929)

8 min | Short, Musical

6.8
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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 »

Director: Bryan Foy | Star: Rose Marie

Votes: 128

80. Audioscopiks (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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After the audience is instructed how to use the 3-D glasses they received, demonstrations of three-dimensional films are presented. Various objects move towards the camera, including a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacob Leventhal, John Norling | Star: Pete Smith

Votes: 116

81. Chili and Chills (1932)

Approved | 9 min | Short

4.6
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This MGM Oddity shows a couple driving through Mexico. Their first stop is a small village in which all the residents are Russian. They speak only Russian and follow their native customs as... See full summary »

Director: Harold Austin | Star: Paul Girard Smith

Votes: 14

82. Big Blue Goose (1956)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Documentary

4.6
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In this Sportscope entry, naturalist Van Campen Heilner and his wife go to Louisiana bayou country to hunt a particular species of goose. They first use a motorboat and see the local Cajuns... See full summary »

Director: Van Campen Heilner | Stars: Harry Wismer, Pervis Hebert, Raquel Romero Heilner

Votes: 19

83. Capriccio Italien (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Musical, Short

6.6
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Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work.

Stars: The MGM Symphony Orchestra, Johnny Green

Votes: 44

84. Big Timers (1945)

Not Rated | 36 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

3.7
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A wealthy young society man is dating a beautiful young woman who he believes is also in his "class" because of her beautiful, classically trained singing voice. In actuality, she is the ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Pollard | Stars: Stepin Fetchit, Francine Everett, Lou Swarz, Gertrude Saunders

Votes: 24

85. A Word for the Greeks (1951)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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A visit to Athens, Greece and the island of Rhodes.

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 27

86. Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow (1956)

Approved | 16 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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This RKO-Pathe short film promotes the need for cooperation and neighborliness in the event of a nuclear disaster and associated civil defense procedures. After preaching the power of ... See full summary »

Director: Larry O'Reilly | Stars: André Baruch, Val Peterson, Marguerite Osmond

Votes: 78

87. An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935)

9 min | Short, Musical

7.0
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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers,... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Adelaide Hall, The Nicholas Brothers, The 3 Whippets, The Five Racketeers

Votes: 75

88. Alien Adventure (1999)

35 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

5.5
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Aliens arrive on Earth and explore an amusement park thinking it it is a modern city.

Director: Ben Stassen | Stars: John Boyle, Bouli Lanners, Pierre Lebecque

Votes: 154 | Gross: $5.02M

89. Bunny (1998)

Unrated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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An elderly widowed rabbit grieving her husband's death is encountered by a moth who invites her into the afterlife.

Director: Chris Wedge

Votes: 1,624

90. Cad and Caddy (1947)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Lulu plans her revenge against a distressed golfer who refuses to give her a lollipop after he promised her one for caddying for him.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Cecil Roy

Votes: 65

91. Bars and Stripes Forever (1939)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.4
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some canine prisoners attempt to make a break from prison.

Directors: Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 144

92. Cheese Burglar (1946)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Herman the mouse attempts to break up the smarmy friendship between the cat and dog of the house in order to raid the icebox.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Carl Meyer, Arnold Stang

Votes: 91

93. A Dairy Tale (2004 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.1
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Disney's Home on the Range (2004) spin-off short where Mrs. Caloway attempts to tell the tale of Three Little Pigs to the four piglets, but Maggie, Buck and others keep interrupting her and adding story elements they want to hear.

Directors: Will Finn, John Sanford | Stars: Judi Dench, Roseanne Barr, Joe Flaherty, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 75

94. Banned in Oklahoma (2004 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A documentary that covers the 1997 Oklahoma confiscation of the film "The Tin Drum" due to a judicial ruling of child pornography, and the six years of legal wranglings that ensued.

Director: Gary Don Rhodes | Stars: Anita Hill, Gerry Spence

Votes: 40

95. Artists' Paradise (1921)

Documentary, Short

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96. A Day of Thanksgiving (1951)

12 min | Drama, Short

5.0
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At Thanksgiving, the Johnson family is awaiting the dinner hour, but Mom and Dad have some bad news--because of increased expenses that month, there's no money to buy a turkey. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur H. Wolf | Star: Dan Palmquist

Votes: 46

97. Bubbling Over (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.1
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Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Ethel Waters, Southernaires Quartet, Hamtree Harrington, Frank L. Wilson

Votes: 33

98. Boogie-Woogie Dream (1944)

13 min | Musical, Short

7.2
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After hours at a nightclub, the hired help have a jam session, which proves to be just what a couple of belated customers wanted to hear.

Director: Hans Burger | Stars: Lena Horne, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Teddy Wilson

Votes: 38

99. An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Family

6.9
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Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, J. Ray Avery

Votes: 1,002

100. Beauty and the Beast (1981)

12 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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Director: Sam Weiss | Stars: Claire Bloom, James Earl Jones, Michael York, June Foray

Votes: 16