Films that should be easily accessible by anywayby fomlife777 | created - 25 Oct 2013 | updated - 04 Nov 2013 | Public
These are films that are either not on video or DVD at all or are on VHS but too highly priced. You can find some of these titles at rare DVD websites or at your local library
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1. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Will Rogers, beloved American humorist, takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court. With Maureen O'Sullivan and Myrna Loy.
Will Rogers ON VHS
2. General Spanky (1936)
Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Family, War
A small boy is instrumental in a famous Civil War victory.
Our Gang’s Only Feature Film
3. Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter ... See full summary »
4. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »
5. Hellzapoppin' (1941)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Musical
Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.
6. Song of the South (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.
Votes: 9,373 | Gross: $63.72M
The Disney Classic they won’t realize for fear of offending someone. You can find it on DVD (not by Disney) and on Youtube.
7. The Good Humor Man (1950)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't ... See full summary »
My most desired film to see. Is found at plenty of rare DVD sites.
8. The Milkman (1950)
87 min | Comedy
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ... See full summary »
10. Fireman Save My Child (1954)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy
A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all... See full summary »
Was originally an Abbott and Costello film.
11. The Baby and the Battleship (1956)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy
After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists... See full summary »
I found a copy online at some website.
12. The Light in the Forest (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.
Another Disney Click. Rented it from the Library on VHS.
13. The Miracle (1959)
121 min | Drama
During the Napoleonic era, in Spain, a young postulant falls in love with a handsome British soldier who is recovering with others of his regiment after being wounded. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »
14. Almost Angels (1962)
Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Music
Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard ... See full summary »
Another Disney classic. Saw on DVD at a library I had to drive an hour to get to. Not available in regular rental outlets.
16. Angel in My Pocket (1969)
G | 105 min | Comedy, Family
A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation.
Currently on Youtube
17. Olly, Olly, Oxen Free (1978)
G | 83 min | Adventure
Two young boys and an eccentric old woman who owns a junkyard work together to build a hot-air balloon in time to launch it on the birthday of one boy's late grandfather.
Was on Netflx at one point and may be at Blockbuster. It is on DVD.
18. Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)
G | 101 min | Action, Comedy
After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.
Not available on Netflix or Blockbuster. If you pay money it can be yours.
19. The Plank (1979 TV Short)
28 min | Comedy, Short
This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use ... See full summary »
An English classic not available in the US.
20. Take Down (1979)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An unqualified teacher finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.
Disney’s first official PG movie. Not on DVD/VHS.
21. Saving Grace (1986)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
A young pope who feels he has lost touch with the people accidentally locks himself out of the Vatican and believes it is part of God's plan for him.
Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.02M
Saw a long time ago and found a VHS copy at the library.
22. Dr. Plonk (2007)
85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition.
An Australian film that harkens back to the silent slapstick days. Why isn’t it available in America?
23. Terumae romae (2012)
108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to ... See full summary »
A good looking sci-fi time travel story. Got it from the library but it was not the proper region DVD for the America’s.
25. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.
26. A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup... See full summary »
27. George Washington Slept Here (1942)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy
When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.
ON Youtube/On VHS
28. Crazy House (1943)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music
Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.
29. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »
30. Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Approved | 93 min | Action, Biography, Crime
In 1905, a crusading priest tries to help poor newsboys.
On VHS. I can order it from the Library.
32. Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Biography, History
In 1769, a Spanish expedition to California seeks to conquer the land and discover its famed gold treasures while missionaries aim to gain new converts and establish a network of Catholic missions.
I own a VHS copy of this film.
33. We're No Angels (1955)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.
35. The Miracle of the Hills (1959)
73 min | Western
A minister arrives at a run-down mining town to take over the church there. He finds he has his work cut out for him, especially when an earthquake causes a flood in the mineshaft and traps some of the local children.
36. Circus World (1964)
Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western
When circus proprietor Matt Masters decides to take his show on a European tour, it is beset by problems, while he searches for Lili, the mother of his adopted daughter, who disappeared years before.
On VHS and I can order it from the Library.
37. Around the World Under the Sea (I) (1966)
G | 110 min | Action, Adventure
The crew of a five-man submarine travels the world oceans, planting sensors on the ocean floor to warn scientists of any impending earthquakes.
Oh VHS. I can borrow it from the Library.
38. The Detective (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
39. 1984 (1956)
90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
40. Hardly Working (1980)
PG | 91 min | Comedy
In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis ... See full summary »
41. High Road to China (1983)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.
Votes: 4,228 | Gross: $28.40M
43. Fireman, Save My Child (1932)
67 min | Comedy, Sport
Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small home town. He gets an offer to play in a big team, he hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited to ... See full summary »
44. Elmer, the Great (1933)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country bumpkin Elmer Kane joins the Chicago Cubs as the greatest hitter in baseball. His skill with a bat takes the team to the World Series, but on the way to the championship he has to deal with gamblers and crooked pitchers.
46. $1000 a Touchdown (1939)
71 min | Comedy, Sport
A show-biz couple inherit a college on the brink of bankruptcy. In a bid to increase funding they attempt to build up the college football team by offering $1,000 for every touchdown scored.
47. Sylvie et le fantôme (1946)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a ... See full summary »
49. Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
Clifton Webb recreates his Sitting Pretty role as Mr. Lynn Belvedere, the World's Greatest Genius. Belvedere discovers that he is ineligible for an honorary award because he never attended ... See full summary »
50. Jour de Fête (1949)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »
51. Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
Unrated | 87 min | Comedy
An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »
52. The First Time (1952)
89 min | Comedy
Expectant parents Joe and Betsy Bennett anxiously await the arrival of their new baby. Then after the baby arrives, they discover the unpleasant side of parenting: sleepless nights, extra ... See full summary »
54. Marry Me Again (1953)
73 min | Comedy
Bill (Robert Cummings), a jet pilot hero from the Korean War, returns home with intentions of marrying his sweetheart, Doris (Marie Wilson.) But Doris has inherited a million dollars and ... See full summary »
55. 3 Ring Circus (1954)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy
Jerry and Pete are two friends with no money, looking for some job. They finally find one as workers in a circus, but Jerry has different dreams. He wants to become a clown.
56. The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy
In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman who plans to re-enlist (Ewell) is shocked to learn that not only did he fail his medical... See full summary »
58. Bachelor Flat (1961)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy
British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.
59. The Young Adventurers (1993)
A trio of strictly disciplined youths takes flight from their humdrum lives and set their sites on the jungles of the Amazon in director Peter Pearson's fanciful tale of what it really ... See full synopsis »
61. Circus Angel (1965)
75 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A cat burglar joins the circus to escape the police, and allows the ringmaster to surgically implant him with wings. He continues his thefts during his off-hours, but gets involved in the ... See full summary »
62. Three on a Couch (1966)
109 min | Comedy, Romance
An artist has an opportunity to go to Paris and wants to bring his fiancee along. However, she's a psychiatrist who currently has three female patients who don't like men. So, he guises ... See full summary »
Votes: 761 | Gross: $2.80M
63. The Big Mouth (1967)
107 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful ... See full summary »
65. A Girl Named Sooner (1975 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama
A young girl in the hills of Indiana, who had been abandoned by her family and raised by a bootlegging old woman, is taken by the authorities and made the ward of a childless couple.
66. Hue and Cry (1947)
82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »
67. I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)
Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the... See full summary »
68. Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Phineas T Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into ... See full summary »
69. The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »
70. Super Fuzz (1980)
PG | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods.
72. The Jokers (1967)
94 min | Comedy, Crime
The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.
73. Slaphappy (2001–2003)
30 min | Comedy
SlapHappy showcases brilliant and outrageous clips from comedy's silent era. Fast-paced, funny, and frenetic, the series features famous funny-men like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and ... See full summary »
75. The Daring Dobermans (1973)
G | 90 min | Thriller
Three men track down a pack of dobermans and along with a young Native American boy, train the dobermans to rob the campaign funds of a politician.
77. Alibi Bye Bye (1935)
20 min | Comedy, Short
Flash (Bobby Clark and Blodgett ('Paul McCullough (I)' )qv) are two "alibi photographers" in Atlantic City who let moonlighting husbands and wives pretend to be anywhere but in Atlantic ... See full summary »
79. The Twonky (1953)
84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Tweedy college professor discovers his new TV set is animate, apparently possessed by something from the future, and militantly intent on regulating his daily life.
80. The Projectionist (1971)
GP | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A projectionist bored with his everyday life begins fantasizing about his being one of the superheroes he sees in the movies he shows.
81. Movie Movie (1978)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
82. J-Men Forever (1979)
PG | 73 min | Comedy
The Lightning Bug has a multi-prong scheme to enslave the earth. First, rock and roll, which the JMen counter with Muzac, then marijuana. Finally, the JMen build a bomb to blow up the moon ... See full summary »
83. Scavenger Hunt (1979)
PG | 116 min | Comedy
To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.
84. Lucky Luke (1991)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Western
Lucky Luke becomes the Sheriff of Daisy Town and runs out all the criminals. Then the Dalton brothers arrive and try to get the Indians to break the peace treaty and attack the town.
85. Thor at the Bus Stop (2009)
TV-PG | 101 min | Comedy
THOR AT THE BUS STOP is a comedy that begins with Thor, the Norse God of Lightning, as he makes his final journey through a suburban neighborhood on the day he is going to die fighting to ... See full summary »
86. Flight Command (1940)
Passed | 116 min | Drama, War
A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane... See full summary »
87. The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
Passed | 78 min | Drama
Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's ... See full summary »
88. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
Passed | 83 min | Drama
It is a week before Dr. Kildare's wedding to pretty Nurse Mary Lamont. The hospital is a-buzz with preparation for the big day. Good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a... See full summary »
90. The Show-Off (1946)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating about himself to impress people. His fantastic tales of visiting China and working as a manager at his place of employment charm his... See full summary »
91. Duchess of Idaho (1950)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Ellen Hallet is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it. To help her, her roommate Chris decides to step in and devises a plan. Chris ... See full summary »
92. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama
When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.
94. It's Great to Be Young! (1956)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical
Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »