Ne Plus Ultra (Short Films Pre-1970)by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 11 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Favorite Films, Short Films Pre-1970,
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3. A Day in the Country (1946)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.
Whistle and I'll Come to You
Not Rated | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Classic BBC adaptation of an equally classic ghost story about a skeptical professor on vacation in Norfolk who finds a cursed whistle. Unlike most other episodes of this documentary series about music, this one is live action folk horror.
5. The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
46 min | Drama
Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »
7. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)
Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.
8. Simon of the Desert (1965)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
12. De Düva: The Dove (1968)
15 min | Short, Comedy
This short film is a parody of some of Ingmar Bergman's best known films, including Wild Strawberries (Smultronstaellet) and The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet). The dialog, seemingly in... See full summary »
14. Cantinflas ruletero (1940)
Cantinflas Ruletero is one of his most famous short films, where the great comedian acts as a taxi driver, making his passengers work without taking them to their destination.
16. That Mothers Might Live (1938)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The story of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a pioneer in medical hygiene in hospitals who paid the price from colleagues who refused to believe him.
18. Pop Goes the Easel (1935)
20 min | Comedy, Short
The stooges are down and out. With a cop chasing them, they flee into an artists studio where they are mistaken for students. The cop continues to hunt for them and they use a variety of ... See full summary »
22. The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald (1961)
5 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
A subtitle warns, "Beware of dark sunglasses." Anna and her lover, whose looks in bowler and bow tie are reminiscent of a young Buster Keaton, kiss chastely on a bridge overlooking the ... See full summary »
23. La Cucaracha (1934)
Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
Señor Martinez, a famous theater owner, visits a local café in Mexico because of its reputation for good food and to audition the famous dancer who performs there. Martinez tells the café ... See full summary »
24. 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.
25. Woman Haters (1934)
Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Musical, Short
The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train ... See full summary »
26. Antoine and Colette (1962)
32 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Antoine Doinel is 17, lives in a hotel and works in a factory making records; he loves music. He falls in love with a woman he meets at a concert. She sees him as a friend, but her parents love him.
27. So This Is Harris! (1933)
28 min | Short, Comedy, Music
Walter can't stand the singing of Phil Harris - unfortunately, he can't seem to escape it, even on the golf course. His golf partner sympathizes, but when Walter discovers that the fellow ... See full summary »
31. Restless Knights (1935)
17 min | Short, Comedy
Set in Medieval times, the stooges learn they are of royal blood and vow to save the kingdom. They become the queen's royal guards but are sentenced to die when the queen is abducted on the... See full summary »
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 »
34. Swingtime in the Movies (1938)
Approved | 20 min | Musical, Short, Comedy
In this musical short, a director named Nitvitch, unhappy with the lead actress in his Western, makes an unexpected discovery in the studio cafe where some big stars are being served by a bevy of beautiful singing, dancing waitresses.
36. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)
6 min | Short, Drama
A 1933 screen test for a proposed, but never filmed, movie version of "Hamlet" in Technicolor, starring John Barrymore - this is the Ghost Scene.
38. Disorder in the Court (1936)
Unrated | 16 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »
39. Tit for Tat (1935)
Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family
After the events in Them Thar Hills (1934), Stan and Ollie encounter their old nemesis whose grocery shop is next to their home appliances store. Unable to let bygones be bygones, a war breaks out. Will those tit-for-tat battles ever end?
41. They're Always Caught (1938)
Approved | 22 min | Short, Crime
Shows the role the crime laboratory plays in the solving of cases, and how even the smallest detail can become a major clue.
44. Punch Drunks (1934)
17 min | Short, Comedy, Sport
Curly is a waiter at a diner where Larry has a job playing music. Moe is a fight manager enjoying a lunch break with his boys. The manager of the diner starts shoving Curly around. Larry ... See full summary »