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5 February 2002 (USA) See more »
This documentary on the history of short subjects was first shown on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable network... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Chevy Chase ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Anger ... Himself (uncredited)
Richard L. Bare ... Himself (uncredited)
Nat Benchley ... Himself (uncredited)

Sid Caesar ... Himself (uncredited)

Phyllis Coates ... Herself (uncredited)

Tim Conway ... Himself (uncredited)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (uncredited)

Dorothy DeBorba ... Herself (uncredited)
Joe DeRita ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Dunster ... Himself (uncredited)
Raymond Fielding ... Himself (uncredited)

Larry Fine ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Franklin ... Himself (uncredited)

Sylvia Froos ... Herself (uncredited)
Richard Goldstone ... Himself (uncredited)

Lorna Gray ... Herself (uncredited)
Sanford Green ... Himself (uncredited)

Bruce Helford ... Himself (uncredited)
Robert Henabery ... Himself (uncredited)

Gregory Hines ... Himself (uncredited)

Moe Howard ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ron Hutchinson ... Himself (uncredited)
Illinois Jacquet ... Himself (uncredited)
Robert Lees ... Himself (uncredited)
Frank Lillo ... Himself (uncredited)

Harold Lloyd ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Howie Mandel ... Himself (uncredited)

Rose Marie ... Herself (uncredited)

Branford Marsalis ... Himself (uncredited)
Dorothy Morris ... Herself (uncredited)

Howard Morris ... Himself (psa for savings bonds) (uncredited)

Bob Newhart ... Himself (uncredited)
Joseph M. Newman ... Himself (uncredited)
Fayard Nicholas ... Himself (uncredited)

Hal Roach ... Himself (1992 interview) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mack Sennett ... Himself (uncredited) (archive sound)

George Sidney ... Himself (uncredited)
Jay R. Smith ... Himself (uncredited)
Pete Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Viola Smith ... Herself (uncredited)

Jacqueline Taylor ... Herself (uncredited)
Sam White ... Himself (uncredited)
Thelma White ... Herself (uncredited)
Toby Wing ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
John Griffin 
Writing credits
Leonard Maltin (writer)

Leonard Maltin (book "The Great Movie Shorts")

John Griffin (writer)

Produced by
Tom Brown .... executive producer: Turner Classic Movies
George Feltenstein .... executive producer: Turner Entertainment
Peter Jones .... executive producer
Peter Jones .... producer
Melissa Roller .... supervising producer: Turner Classic Movies
Helen Hood Scheer .... associate producer
Tanayi Seabrook .... associate producer
Andrew Tilles .... supervising producer
Film Editing by
Rick Weis 
Sound Department
Mike Forslund .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Lars Bunch .... motion control camera operator (as Lars Bunche)
Music Department
George Feltenstein .... music supervisor
Other crew
Richard Bann .... source: archival materials
Richard L. Bare .... source: archival materials
William Chertok .... source: archival materials
Erwin Dumbrille .... source: archival materials
William Dunster .... source: archival materials
Raymond Fielding .... source: archival materials
Arthur B. Friedman .... source: archival materials
Sanford Green .... source: archival materials
Robert Henabery .... source: archival materials
Ron Hutchinson .... source: archival materials
Robert Lees .... source: archival materials
Lanny Lewin .... source: archival materials
Leonard Maltin .... source: archival materials
Dorothy Morris .... source: archival materials
Joseph M. Newman .... source: archival materials (as Joseph Newman)
Dora E. Porter .... source: archival materials
Marc Prevost .... title designer: opening titles
Douglas Smith .... source: archival materials
Laura Steinhoff .... researcher
Olivia Varela .... researcher
Marc Wanamaker .... source: archival materials
Sam White .... source: archival materials
Paul E. Gierucki .... source: archival materials (uncredited)
Ron Bernkopf .... special thanks
Bill Cappello .... special thanks
Daniel Cardenas .... special thanks
Colin Egan .... special thanks
Tom Karsch .... special thanks
Richard P. May .... special thanks (as Richard May)
Roger Mayer .... special thanks
John Newton .... special thanks
Paul Stiegelbauer .... special thanks
Rabbi Zwick .... special thanks

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Additional Details

89 min

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Included as a bonus feature in Warner Home Video's 2006 2-disc DVD release "TCM Archives - Laurel and Hardy Collection".See more »
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I very much enjoyed Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story, 20 January 2013
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Just watched this fascinating documentary on the "TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy Collection" DVD. It tells of the short film from the silent era to the '50s when television phased them out. We get glimpses of Mack Sennett and the way he made his silent comedies leading to Hal Roach and his founding of Our Gang and later Laurel & Hardy. We see many of the musical acts of vaudeville make their way to the Vitaphone studios of Brooklyn. We see some classic scenes of The Three Stooges. And then there's the various series of short subjects from M-G-M like Dogville, Pete Smith Specialties, Robert Benchley, the Travelogues, and Crime Does Not Pay. Finally, there's the Joe McDoakes shorts from Warner Bros. that starred George O'Hanlon as Joe. He would later become George Jetson's voice on "The Jetsons". Chevy Chase narrated with much of the info provided by Leonard Maltin, expert movie historian. In summary, Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story is well worth a look for anyone interested in this sort of thing.

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