MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 171,566 this week

Tars and Stripes (1935)

 -  Short | Comedy | Romance  -  3 May 1935 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Elmer Doolittle (Buster Keaton), an apprentice seaman doing training at the U. S. Navy's San Diego Training Station, can't seem to keep out of trouble or the brig. Most of his problems ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1433 titles
created 26 Feb 2011
 
a list of 65 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 282 titles
created 05 Apr 2012
 
a list of 191 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 1587 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tars and Stripes (1935)

Tars and Stripes (1935) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tars and Stripes.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Chemist (1936)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Al Christie
Stars: Buster Keaton, Marlyn Stuart, Earle Gilbert
The General (1926)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Scoutmaster falls for a beautiful young carhop, but finds that a beefy traffic cop is also courting her--and he doesn't want any competition.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Lona Andre, Harold Goodwin
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Elmer Butts is a contestant in a radio amateur hour show hoping to win the first price... by dancing and juggling!

Directors: Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Diana Lewis, Harold Goodwin
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Elmer Doolittle,a hired hand on a farm,encounters some complications in his romancing and believes he will have to marry the farm-owner aunt of Molly, the pretty girl he loves. Further ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothea Kent, Jane Jones
One Run Elmer (1935)
Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Lona Andre, Dewey Robinson
Ditto (1937)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Buster, an ice delivery man, falls for one of his customers, not knowing she has a twin sister living next door.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Gloria Brewster, Barbara Brewster
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Buster, the eldest son in a family of hillbillies who manage a hotel, attempts to raise money to save the hotel from foreclosure.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Myra Keaton, Al St. John
Blue Blazes (1936)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Buster becomes a fireman, but unfortunately not a particularly good one. He has a chance to prove himself, however, when three women are trapped in a burning building.

Directors: Raymond Kane, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Arthur L. Jarrett, Marlyn Stuart
Allez Oop (1934)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Buster's girlfriend falls for a trapeze artist, Buster tries to beat him at his own game.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, George J. Lewis
Jail Bait (1937)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Buster agrees to pose as a murderer to throw off the police while his room mate, a reporter, searches for the real killer.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Harold Goodwin, Bud Jamison
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Elmer and his girlfriend run away to elope and spend their trip trying to dodge the police who are on their trail after they mistakenly make their getaway in a police car.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothea Kent, Broderick O'Farrell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle
Vernon Dent ...
Chief Gunners Mate Richard Mack
Dorothea Kent ...
Mack's Girlfriend
Jack Shutta ...
Sailor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Kascier ...
Sailor
William Lewis ...
Sailor
Al Thompson ...
Sailor
Bert Young ...
Sailor
Edit

Storyline

Elmer Doolittle (Buster Keaton), an apprentice seaman doing training at the U. S. Navy's San Diego Training Station, can't seem to keep out of trouble or the brig. Most of his problems derive from the fact that the girlfriend, Dorothy (Dorothea Kent), of Gunners Mate Richard Mack (Vernon Dent)take a liking to Elmer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pece e strisce  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wow...this one really wasn't very good.
28 June 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy short from Educational Films. Despite their name, Educational made short comedies and westerns--not educational movies. In "Tars and Stripes", Buster decides to join the US Navy. And, while military comedies usually are pretty sure-fire winners, this one was amazingly flat. Fortunately, it did have a cute ending...but other than that it was all pretty ordinary at best.

On the plus side, it's nice to see the rotund Vernon Dent in this film, as he's been a foil in quite a few comedies--such as those of the Three Stooges and Harry Langdon. I don't think he was at his best here, however, nor was Keaton--whose films of the 1920s are light-years ahead of this rather limp outing.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tars and Stripes-1935 usfsmart
Discuss Tars and Stripes (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?