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1. Hearts Are Thumps (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.3
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The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

Writer: Jack Jevne | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

2. The Dancing Town (1928)

20 min | Short

6.8
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Add a Plot

Writer: Rupert Hughes | Director: Edmund Lawrence | Stars: Helen Hayes, Clarence Nordstrom, Ada May, Hal Skelly

3. Movie-Town (1931)

Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

5.7
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In this fictional film with fictional characters, Baron Gonzola (Luis Alberni)is trying to sell Mack Sennett (Mack Sennett) and William Beaudine (William Beaudine)on the idea of starring ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry McCoy, Earle Rodney, John A. Waldron | Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Marjorie Beebe, Luis Alberni, Frank Eastman, Mack Sennett

4. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

5. Big Business (1929)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall

6. The Bell Boy (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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At the Elk's Head Hotel bellhops torment the lobby, each other and guests. The elevator is powered by a stubborn horse. A sham robbery turns into a real one. And there is a chase on a ... See full summary »

Writer: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

7. 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.

Writers: Frank Terry, H.M. Walker | Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, J. Ray Avery

8. Police (1916)

34 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house, but Edna, the house's owner, catches them and ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles, John Rand

9. The Bank (1915)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Carl Stockdale

10. Teacher's Beau (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.3
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The gang tries to dissuade their teacher from geting married.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

11. High and Dizzy (1920)

Passed | 26 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Writer: Frank Terry | Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

12. The Battle of the Century (1927)

19 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge

13. The Movies (1925)

TV-G | 19 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton.

Writer: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Marcella Daly, Arthur Thalasso, Frank Jonasson

14. His Royal Slyness (1920)

27 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, 'Snub' Pollard, Gus Leonard

15. Perfect Day (1929)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »

Writers: Leo McCarey, Hal Roach, H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys

16. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.3
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Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

17. Catalina Interlude (1948)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance

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Virginia Maxey runs away from her actress mother to find a career for herself. The mother hires a private detective to find her, which he does, auditioning for Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra. ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Roberts | Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Jimmy Dorsey, Richard Webb, Virginia Maxey, Bernadene Hayes

18. Duck Soup (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Pursued by forest rangers who want to press them into fire-fighting duty, Stanley and Oliver hide in the home of a big-game hunter who has just left town. When they find out that the ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur J. Jefferson, H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James A. Marcus, William Austin

19. The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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A gruff sea captain is having trouble manning his ship because of rumors it's haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him shanghai a crew from the sailors at a dockside bar. ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

20. One Good Turn (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, James Finlayson

21. Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)

17 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.4
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The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond

22. Them Thar Hills (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

23. Haunted Spooks (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe, Sammy Brooks

24. Men O'War (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall

25. Berth Marks (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Sammy Brooks

26. 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

27. Boy Oh Boy! (1932)

21 min | Comedy, Short

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To celebrate Father and Son Week, Andy takes his son roller skating.

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Andy Clyde, James Finlayson, Ted O'Shea, Gwen Lee

28. Swingtime in the Movies (1938)

Approved | 20 min | Musical, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Trouble is brewing on the set of the musical western, "The Texas Tornado". Nitvitch, the director, is having problems getting his leading lady to speak with a southern accent. When he ... See full summary »

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Fritz Feld, Kathryn Kane, John Carroll, Charley Foy

29. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Reed Heustis, Hal Roach | Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy

30. A Lad an' a Lamp (1932)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.5
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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

31. Their First Mistake (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Billy Gilbert

32. The Second 100 Years (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Two convicts (Laurel & Hardy), in an escape attempt, tunnel into the warden's office, instead. They then disguise themselves as painters and walk out the front gate. Needing new clothes, ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, James Finlayson

33. 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.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

34. Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

19 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Hardy), greets his nephew from Scotland (Laurel,) who arrives in kilts. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants.

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charles A. Bachman, Don Bailey

35. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.4
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Writer: Tay Garnett | Directors: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Pete the Dog, Syd Crossley

36. Gangway (1931)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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In this Vitaphone short, Joe Penner) plays a jester of a New York gangster who is invited to a big masquerade party but sends Joe in his place. Joe dresses up as Napoleon. But another ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Penner | Director: Joseph Henabery | Star: Joe Penner

37. Captain Kidd's Kids (1919)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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After a wild bachelor party, our hero finds himself aboard a sailing vessel where he encounters numerous adventures. In a dream sequence, he fantasizes that the ship is seized by a band of female pirates.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard, Fred C. Newmeyer

38. Second Childhood (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.3
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A lonely, rich, hypochondriac is celebrating her 65th birthday in the same manner in which she observes the other 364 days of the year by complaining, berating her servants, taking her ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Jevne | Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

39. Twice Two (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Baldwin Cooke, Charlie Hall

40. Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.0
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A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Ewart Adamson | Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Shirley Temple, Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Bud Jamison

41. Habeas Corpus (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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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.

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Directors: James Parrott, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Carle, Charley Rogers

42. Do Detectives Think? (1927)

19 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

Writers: Hal Roach, H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Viola Richard

43. Flying Elephants (1928)

17 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Laurel & Hardy, in pre-historic times, vie for the hand of the same Stone Age beauty.

Writers: Hal Roach, H.M. Walker | Directors: Frank Butler, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Edna Marion

44. Angora Love (1929)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord. Attempts to bathe the smelly animal result in a waterlogged free-for-all.

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall

45. 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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo McCarey, James Parrott, H.M. Walker | Directors: Leo McCarey, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, John Aasen

46. Pardon My Pups (1934)

19 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

Writer: Ewart Adamson | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Kenneth Howell, Dorothy Ward

47. Big Sister Blues (1948)

Approved | 14 min | Short, Musical

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Jacqueline and Geraldine Saunders, two sisters at boarding school, want more than anything for their estranged parents to get back together. A school show gives them the chance to make ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Roberts | Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: John Ridgely, Lee Patrick, Virginia Maxey, Anna Mae Slaughter

48. Cool and Groovy (1956)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Music

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On many of the musical featurettes from the mid-50's on, until they closed the Shorts department for good, Universal resorted to just sticking an editor in a room, and having him scalp ... See full summary »

Writer: Will Cowan | Director: Will Cowan | Stars: Anita O'Day, Buddy De Franco, Buddy DeFranco Quartet, Conley Graves

49. The Pooch (1932)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The gang tries to save Petey from the dogcatcher.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba

50. The Declaration of Independence (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Drama, History

6.0
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This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware, who cast the deciding vote so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.

Writer: Charles L. Tedford | Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: John Litel, Ted Osborne, Rosella Towne, Richard Bond