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: 41

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: 234

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: 47

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: 84

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: 197

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: 145

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: 189

8. Beau Hunks (1931)

Approved | 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: 1,229

9. Another Fine Mess (1930)

28 min | Comedy, Short

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: 1,573

10. Be Big! (1931)

Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy

On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,002

11. A Bird in the Head (1946)

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: 321

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: 409

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: 384

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: 322

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: 789

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: 317

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: 363

18. An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Family

The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants... See full summary »

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

Votes: 402

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 the Indians.

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

Votes: 376

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: 329

21. Boobs in Arms (1940)

18 min | Comedy, Short

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: 395

22. Back from the Front (1943)

19 min | Comedy, Short

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: 319

23. Booby Dupes (1945)

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: 306

24. A Gem of a Jam (1943)

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: 320

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: 438

26. Ants in the Pantry (1936)

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: 508

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: 420

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 boys operation they buy a phony treasure map from a con man. Thinking the... See full summary »

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

Votes: 396

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: 226

30. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

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

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

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

Votes: 35,983

31. A Really Important Person (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

A policeman's son searches for a suitable subject for an essay about an important person.

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Connie Gilchrist, Clancy Cooper, Chick York

Votes: 140

32. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #2 (1931)

8 min | Documentary, Short

Ripley shows an aged Japanese statesman, a strange fish with legs, the 'Rubaiyat' in a finger ring, how a house of cards is torn up, and a giant typewriter in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 11

33. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #9 (1932)

Not Rated | 8 min | Documentary, Short

In this short film, Robert L. Ripley introduces narrator Leo Donnelly who presents various "Believe It or Not" oddities from around the world as gathered by Ripley.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Leo Donnelly, Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 11

34. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #6 (1932)

7 min | Documentary, Short

Robert Ripley draws and shows movies to train passengers. Highlights include a Manchurian lady with very long eyelashes, a wooden flower garden, a merry go round lunch counter, chickens ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 5

35. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #4 (1932)

TV-G | 9 min | Short

Billy falls asleep and dreams Robert L. Ripley takes him on a tour of Believe-It-or-Not land to see many oddities.

Stars: Robert L. Ripley, Sigmund Shuster, Tom Green, Serge Detouloff

Votes: 17