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1. The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,043

2. Good Morning, Eve! (1934)

19 min | Musical, Comedy, Short

Adam and Eve are in the Garden of Eden preparing their latest meal, which includes contemplating if they should try eating an apple despite the serpent's warning. After their meal, they ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Leon Errol, June MacCloy, Vernon Dent, Maxine Doyle

Votes: 164

3. Tal Henry and His North Carolinians (1929)

9 min | Short, Music

The title orchestra play three popular tunes of the day.

Star: Tal Henry and His North Carolinians

Votes: 36

4. Not Interested (2010 Video)

TV-MA | 9 min | Short, Comedy

A spaced out knife salesman makes the house call of a lifetime.

Director: D.W. Young | Stars: Leslie Hendrix, Khan Baykal, Zachary Fletcher

Votes: 13

5. The Burying Beetle (2010 Video)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Drama, Family

A boy trying to cope with his terminally ill father's impending death discovers religion and becomes convinced that his father must repent and get baptized to save his soul before he dies. ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Rock | Stars: John Michael Higgins, Jacob Bertrand, Margaret Welsh, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 17

6. Patient (2009)

TV-MA | 15 min | Short, Action, Crime

A man and a woman meet at a coffee shop for the first time. As if on an awkward date, they exchange timid pleasantries, however as their conversation unfolds the horrifying truth behind their meeting is revealed.

Director: Daniel Clements | Stars: Siobhan Murphy, Jenny Raven, Randy Thomas, Shawn Thomsen

Votes: 16

7. Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (1915)

22 min | Comedy, Short

Mickael GoUpSkey, a foreign agent, is aboard a train en route to purchase planes for his country's military. A.C. Walrus, an agent for a rival country, is also aboard that same train and is... See full summary »

Director: Walter Wright | Stars: Chester Conklin, Claire Anderson, Nick Cogley, Dave Anderson

Votes: 56

8. Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)

Not Rated | 34 min | Comedy, Short

The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John, Frank Hayes

Votes: 335

9. Cinema Circus (1937)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Various entertainment celebrities take part in a circus performance, along with authentic acrobats and other performers of the big top.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Lee Tracy, California Collegians, Marcus Show Girls, The Fanchonettes

Votes: 40

10. Show Kids (1935)

21 min | Short, Musical

It's the Depression, and the vaudeville house, the Palace Theater, is not able to stay afloat. The proprietor, Mr. Jenkins, grudgingly let's his 12-year-old son stage a kiddie show that draws in the crowds.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Tad Alexander, Arthur Aylesworth, Florence Fair, The Meglin Kiddies

Votes: 75

11. Bob's Busy Day (1942)

11 min | Short, Comedy

Bob, his girlfriend and her mother are driving through South America. Bob wants to get married at the next town, Los Poach-os Egg-os, where they are currently holding a festival called ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie | Stars: Bob Hope, Leah Ray, Frances Halliday, Jules Epailly

Votes: 15

12. Carmen, Jr. (1923)

11 min | Comedy, Short

A spoof of Bizet's Carmen. Somewhere in Spain, a young girl gets the better of the neighborhood boys, then, dressed as a fashionable senorita, visits a club where a boy is demonstrating a ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Baby Peggy, Lillian Hackett, Inez McDonnell, Tommy Wonder

Votes: 50

13. Such Is Life (1924)

17 min | Comedy, Short

A street urchin is trying to survive on her own, getting into mischief along the way.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Baby Peggy, Joe Bonner, Tommy Wonder, Jack Henderson

Votes: 63

14. Peg o' the Mounted (1924)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

A child plays in the woods next to an isolated cabin. An exhausted Mountie faints by the cabin, and the child helps him inside to the bed. She gives him a spoonful of liniment and rubs ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Baby Peggy, Bert Sterling, Jack Earle, Tiny Tim the Pony

Votes: 61

15. 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 »

Director: Bryan Foy | Star: Rose Marie

Votes: 134

16. How to Raise a Baby (1938)

Passed | 10 min | Comedy, Short

A humorous look at the trials and tribulations of fatherhood.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Benchley, Margaret Bert, Ricardo Lord Cezon, Paul Clark

Votes: 100

17. Watch the Birdie (1935)

18 min | Comedy, Short

A practical joker takes a cruise with his fiancée and her family.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Bob Hope, Nell O'Day, Arline Dinitz, George Watts

Votes: 125

18. Jumpers (1997)

TV-MA | 18 min | Action, Comedy, Short

It's Christmas, and in a Belfast toyshop, three despairing people are forced to contemplate suicide on a dangerous window ledge; a recently fired dad who has only enough money to buy his ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Jay | Stars: Peter Hanly, James Nesbitt, George Shane, Tim Loane

Votes: 23

19. Santa's Little Helper (1999)

11 min | Romance, Short

Desperate love seeking Cindy's day seems ruined when her blind date turns out to be a lunatic dressed as one of Santa's little helpers.

Director: Jason Grant Smith | Stars: Anita Barone, David Kelsey, Taylor Nichols, Tom Schanley

Votes: 15

20. The House I Live In (1945)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama, Music

Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Teddy Infuhr, Harry McKim, Ronnie Ralph

Votes: 458

21. Eyes of the Navy (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short

Produced by MGM in 'cooperation' with the US Navy, Eyes of the Navy amounts to a prewar (for the US at least; by 1940 England had been at war for a while) recruitment film for young men to ... See full summary »

Stars: Warren McCollum, Charles Middleton, Russell Wade, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 123

22. Story of a Dog (1945)

10 min | Documentary, Short

We watch the life of a Coast Guard dog, from the dog's point of view, from induction to graduation and then into a jungle to hunt for an enemy sniper. To pass muster, dogs must be of a ... See full summary »

Star: Knox Manning

Votes: 77

23. The Tanks Are Coming (1941)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: George Tobias, Richard Travis, Gig Young, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 158

24. Now You See It (1947)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

This Pete Smith Specialty demonstrates the uses of micro- and macrophotography. We see extreme closeups of the mechanical workings of a tiny wristwatch, the surface of a cat's tongue, and several insects.

Director: Richard L. Cassell | Star: Pete Smith

Votes: 81

25. So You Want to Be on the Radio (1948)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

Joe McDoakes and his wife love to participate in radio show contests, but something seems to interfere every time they are lucky enough to be chosen as participants.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, George Ford, Fred Kelsey

Votes: 137

26. Stairway to Light (1945)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

The story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, whose initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: John Nesbitt, Harry Cording, Lotte Palfi Andor, Dewey Robinson

Votes: 164

27. Hitler Lives (1945)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short

This short propaganda film, produced at the end of World War II, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas of racial hatred, violence and conquest live on in the German people, and in like-minded people in the United States.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Knox Manning, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 240

28. The Week End Mystery (1931)

17 min | Short, Mystery

During a rainstorm at a remote manor house, Richard Crayell plays host to several guests. At nine o'clock sharp, he excuses himself from the card table to take his medicine, promising to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hurley | Stars: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Jane Winton, Walter Petrie

Votes: 36

29. Passing Parade (1938)

10 min | Short, Drama

Three specific and separate stories of life's passing parade are presented. In "Unclaimed Millions", millions of dollars sit in banks unclaimed often because those accounts are forgotten. ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: John Nesbitt, Margaret Bert, William Lally

Votes: 70

30. MGM's March on in 1934-35 with Metro Goldwyn Mayer: Convention of the Century (1934)

9 min | Short, Documentary

In 1934, MGM held a convention in Chicago, inviting its company distributors from all over the United States to preview the films scheduled for the 1934-1935 exhibition season. After a ... See full summary »

Stars: Felix E. Feist, Norman Pyle, William Bishop, E.B. Coleman

Votes: 40

31. Stop Look and Listen (1967)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A man wearing suit, tie, black-framed glasses, and a hat, leaves his house in LA's San Fernando Valley and heads off in his car. Except his car is him, seated on the ground - he moves via ... See full summary »

Directors: Len Janson, Chuck Menville | Stars: Len Janson, Chuck Menville, Don Alleyn, Howard Deitrich

Votes: 258

32. Black Cats and Broomsticks (1955)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

This short film examines the role in mid-20th century America of superstitions, personal rituals, taboos, talismans, and the black arts.

Director: Larry O'Reilly | Star: Peter Roberts

Votes: 166

33. The Devil's Cabaret (1930)

Passed | 16 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Edward Buzzell, Mary Carlisle, Ann Dvorak, Vera Marshe

Votes: 328

34. Who's Superstitious? (1943)

Approved | 11 min | Short

This short film examines the origins of several superstitions including crossing your fingers, knocking on wood, rabbit's feet, and breaking champagne bottles to christen ships, plus the role of superstitions in the Flying Dutchman tale.

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: John Nesbitt, Ernie Alexander, Barbara Bedford, Margaret Bert

Votes: 60

35. Wild People (1933)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

The Globe Broadcasting Company does a radio broadcast from Dutch New Guinea, with the aborigines as performers.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Harry Jans, Harold Whalen, Eleanor Thatcher, Joyzelle Joyner

Votes: 75

36. So You Think You're Allergic (1945)

Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Short

Average Joes have struggled throughout the centuries to deal with allergies like hay fever, and Joe McDoakes is no exception.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Knox Manning, Barbara Billingsley, James Gonzalez

Votes: 84

37. Little White Lie (1945)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

It's February; Elizabeth is keeping a diary. She and her husband Paul are adopting Tommy, a child of one, and she asks Amber, Tommy's precocious older sister - who's five or six - to come ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Burnford | Stars: Sharon McManus, Marta Linden, Donald Curtis, Naomi Childers

Votes: 44

38. Luncheon at Twelve (1933)

21 min | Comedy, Short

Charley unwittingly becomes a house painter.

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Charley Chase, Betty Mack, Gale Henry, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 38

39. A Lady Fights Back (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

The saga of the Normandie is recounted from her life as a luxury liner, the horrific fire that nearly destroyed her, and her resuscitation to join in the war effort

Star: John Nesbitt

Votes: 78

40. Toyland Casino (1938)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A score of amateur children sing and dance in costume in a multi-act musical revue.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Albert Adams, Kingsley Colton, Bernard Daly, Barbara Dennison

Votes: 48

41. The Camera Caught It (1954)

Approved | 9 min | Short

A man looks at stacks of canisters of film on shelves. He pulls out a few to show real-life events caught on camera. He pulls out spools of film that include clips of the effects of heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Smith, Jeff York

Votes: 51

42. Hollywood - The Second Step (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

This short follows the early career of actress Jane Barnes. She starts by doing extra work. After several months she is offered a studio contract (the "first step"). However, her work ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Carey Wilson, Jane Barnes, Maureen O'Sullivan, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 43

43. Gadgets Galore (1955)

10 min | Short, History

Assembled from dozens of film clips, with voice-over narration, this short film is a humorous "little history of a very big event, the coming of the automobile." It highlights the first few decades of autos and their impact in the U.S.

Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: Dwight Weist, Ward Wilson, Barney Oldfield, Russell Simpson

Votes: 67

44. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Approved | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 1,173

45. The Naggers at Breakfast (1930)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy

As a husband and wife eat breakfast, they argue about anything and everything.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Jack Norworth, Dorothy Adelphi

Votes: 59

46. The Operation (1930)

10 min | Comedy, Short

One evening, a lovely young woman stops to see what's wrong with a news boy who's stretched out on a park bench. A dapper gentleman stops as well. The boy, aged 11, is Charlie McCarthy, and... See full summary »

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Christina Graver, Charlie McCarthy

Votes: 28

47. Souvenirs of Death (1948)

Approved | 10 min | Short

The story of a gun, and how it made its way from a battlefield in Germany during WW2 to the American underworld.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Nesbitt, Morris Ankrum, Barbara Billingsley, Don Castle

Votes: 68

48. Beau Hunks (1931)

Passed | 37 min | Short, Comedy

Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James W. Horne, Charles Middleton

Votes: 1,257

49. Trifles of Importance (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Short

This short shows how three seemingly unimportant things can affect people. The first is how the number 7 affects a student accused of theft charges. The second segment shows that a person's... See full summary »

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: John Nesbitt, Erville Alderson, Clark Gable, Sam Harris

Votes: 42

50. The Great Library Misery (1938)

Approved | 12 min | Short, Comedy

A man desiring to join the Grouch Club describes the terrible experience of trying to check out a book from a public library.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Jack Lescoulie, Arthur Q. Bryan, Nancy Evans, Detmar Poppen

Votes: 169