Sonny falls for the pretty new girl next door and decides to take her to a party. First, however, he has to get his sister Mary Lou to go to sleep, which is proving to be a harder task than he anticipated.
Frank Coghlan Jr.,
Sonny Rogers has just gotten elected class president, he's a star baseball player, and has a cute girlfriend. But, thanks to the conniving of his rival, Harry Vanderpool, he and his whole ... See full summary »
Frank Coghlan Jr.,
So, there is this SUPER CUTE girl (Shirley Temple) and a boy she likes, but all the boys like her, but she sticks with him. But meanwhile, another boy is getting chased by a bear, and then ... See full summary »
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Jack La Rue
Schoolteacher Andy Wilson makes his usual morning stop for coffee and donuts at Dora's Home Bakery. Today he enjoys talking to Dora so much that he is late to school for the first time. Later that day, Dora tells him about some wonderful new donuts that she has made. Andy is so impressed with them that he decides to have his students help him make a radio commercial, in order to help Dora sell her new product.Written by
Taking his musical students with him, a school teacher goes on live radio to promote DORA'S DUNKING DOUGHNUTS - a specialty snack invented by his sweetheart.
This is an amusing little film, with lots of slapstick worked into the plot. Miss Shirley is sweet & adorable, but really has not much to do. The real star is Scottish comic actor Andy Clyde, who played slightly befuddled or cantankerous gentlemen for years in films and later on television. Appearing all too briefly is English actress Florence Gill, playing herself in her film debut; this lady, who had the odd talent of being able to sing like a chicken, voiced the formidable Clara Cluck for a handful of Walt Disney cartoons in the 1930's & '40's.
Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.
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