Lloyd Vinnik: The Shorts Collection

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1. Aladdin's Lantern (1938)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Spanky and Alfalfa wants to do a show based on the "Aladdin's Lamp" story with Darla in the cast, but Darla doesn't want to participate.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 47

2. Beginner's Luck (1935)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Spanky's mother pushes him to join a local theater's amateur night.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 261

3. Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Family

An abandoned old show boat is moored in a lazy creek. The Our Gang put the old vessel back to use when they stage a show featuring "Darla's Dancin' Dandies" and a "meller dramer" entitled "... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Our Gang, Robert Blake, Tommy Bond, Buddy Bowles

Votes: 58

4. Came the Brawn (1938)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 94

5. Bear Shooters (1930)

Approved | 20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

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

Votes: 235

6. A Lad an' a Lamp (1932)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

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

Votes: 181

7. Choo-Choo! (1932)

20 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

The gang trades places with a group of orphans about to take a train ride.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 227

8. 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: 1,565

9. Another Fine Mess (1930)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Comedy

Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

Votes: 2,110

10. Be Big! (1931)

Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy

In order to secretly attend a stag party in their honor, the boys urge their wives to travel ahead alone on a jointly-planned Atlantic City vacation by invoking Oliver's fake migraine as an excuse to remain behind.

Directors: James W. Horne, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Spencer Bell, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 1,269

11. A Bird in the Head (1946)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are working as paperhangers in the home of Professor Panzer, a mad scientist looking for a brain to use in his experiments. The professor wants to put a human brain into a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Vernon Dent

Votes: 385

12. A Ducking They Did Go (1939)

17 min | Comedy, Short

Con men hire the Stooges to sell memberships to a phony duck hunting club.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lynton Brent

Votes: 494

13. All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lelah Tyler

Votes: 475

14. Cactus Makes Perfect (1942)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Ernie Adams

Votes: 391

15. A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

18 min | Comedy, Short

To escape the police, the Stooges pose as plumbers contracted to fix a mansion's plumbing, which inevitably causes destructive chaos.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Wilson Benge

Votes: 954

16. Busy Buddies (1944)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

To save their debt-ridden diner, the Stooges enter a cow milking contest.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Nick Arno

Votes: 380

17. Calling All Curs (1939)

18 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough spot. First they try... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Blinn

Votes: 452

18. An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

18 min | Short, Comedy

The three stooges employed as icemen attempt to deliver ice to a mountaintop house and are forced to cater for a birthday dinner there.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Wilson Benge

Votes: 502

19. Back to the Woods (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Western

A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against its residential Native Americans.

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Curtis

Votes: 472

20. Beer Barrel Polecats (1946)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges make a whole batch of homemade beer, but get tossed in jail when Curly sells some to a policeman. Their minor indiscretion turns into a forty year sentence when a barrel of beer... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Robert B. Williams

Votes: 400

21. Boobs in Arms (1940)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, War

The stooges are greeting card salesmen who are mistakenly inducted into the army after escaping from the jealous husband of one of their customers. In bootcamp their sergeant turns out to ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Richard Fiske

Votes: 481

22. Back from the Front (1943)

19 min | Short, Comedy, War

Set in WW II, the stooges are the only survivors of an American ship sunk by an enemy torpedo. Adrift on a raft, they come upon a German battleship and by various means, such as Moe ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 392

23. Booby Dupes (1945)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are three fish peddlers who decide to cut out the middleman by catching their own fish. They trade their car and $300 for a "new" boat which turns out to be a piece of junk that... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Rebel Randall

Votes: 387

24. A Gem of a Jam (1943)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are janitors working in the offices of Doctors Hart-Burns and Belcher. Some crooks arrive seeking medical attention after their boss has been wounded in a shoot out with the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dudley Dickerson

Votes: 388

25. A Pain in the Pullman (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are small time actors traveling by train to an engagement. Along with their pet monkey, they manage to spoil the trip for quite a few of the other passengers including the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Loretta Andrews

Votes: 530

26. Ants in the Pantry (1936)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 622

27. 3 Dumb Clucks (1937)

Not Rated | 17 min | Comedy, Short

The Stooges escape from jail in order to save their father from gangsters and a beautiful gold-digger.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Frank Austin

Votes: 500

28. Cash and Carry (1937)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

The Stooges find a crippled boy and his sister living in their dumpyard shack. To raise money to pay for the little boy's operation, they buy a phony treasure map from two con men. Thinking... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Sonny Bupp

Votes: 468

29. Beer and Pretzels (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Ted Healy and the 3 Stooges are fired and evicted from a theatre because Ted annoys women working there. They then get jobs as waiters at a nightclub. Chaos leads to destruction of the business. At the end, Ted pursues another woman.

Director: Jack Cummings | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Ted Healy

Votes: 304

30. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 44,421

31. A Really Important Person (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama