Most Popular "Vitaphone Varieties" Titles
1. Trifles (1930)
16 min | Short, Drama
The Sheriff and County Prosecutor come to an isolated country farm where a woman killed her husband, attempting to gather evidence. Only their wives are able to solve the mystery, which they decide to keep to themselves.
2. Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder (1929)
8 min | Short, Musical
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 »
4. Don't Get Nervous (1929)
TV-G | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
Georgie Price tells Bryan Foy, who is to direct his short film, that he is nervous about performing to a camera and microphone instead of an audience. He then sings a couple songs, in an Al Jolson/Eddie Cantor style.
6. Chaz Chase: 'The Unique Comedian' (1928)
7 min | Comedy, Short
Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »
9. Harlem-Mania (1929)
8 min | Short, Music
Opens with a man singing. He is followed by a couple of tap dancers and a comic drummer who is also unique. The person playing the keyboards may not ever be outperformed.
10. Five Minutes from the Station (1930)
14 min | Drama, Short
When Bert Adams brings his boss, Mr. Mason, home for dinner, he and his wife Carrie hope Mason will take the opportunity to announce that Bert will be promoted to fill a new vacancy in the ... See full summary »
15. Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra (1928)
10 min | Short, Music
A performance film showing Arnheim and his tuxedo-clad musicians playing their instruments, facing the viewer. Two cameras are used, one taking a long view of the band, the other, medium close ups of the men as they do their various solos.
18. Compliments of the Season (1930)
13 min | Drama, Short
A released robber stops a young lady on Christmas eve from committing suicide by jumping in the water. She's from the country and can't find her friend who came to New York earlier but has ... See full summary »
27. Fashion's Mirror (1930)
10 min | Short, Musical
Duval's Fashion House is struggling, Mr. Duval believes in large part because of his playboy son, Jack, not pulling his weight in the business. Instead, Jack likes to gamble and cavort with... See full summary »
32. Hot Sands (1931)
10 min | Comedy, Short
Owing to a wrongly posted road sign, a newlywed couple drive into Death Valley instead of their intended destination. After two days in the desert, they meet three men, also lost, who now ... See full summary »
33. A Neckin' Party (1937)
Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Western, Short
Edgar Bergen)and his wooden dummy, Charlie McCarthy), tired of night life, go do a dude ranch, in Mexico, for rest and recreation. But Charlies recreation consists of flirting with a pretty... See full summary »
35. Yamekraw (1930)
10 min | Short, Musical
In a wordless story with semi-surreal stage sets, a poor black man ventures from his ramshackle rural home to the big city, where a dancing girl in a dive two-times him. He returns to his home and wife's arms.
49. When Sports Were King (1954)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, History
A compilation of archive footage from the 1920's (known as The Golden Age of Sports) that shows clips of the leading sports figures in America during that decade, including the great race ... See full summary »