2013 Shorts

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1. Summer Daze (1932)

18 min | Short, Comedy

Karl's so lethargic and sleepy, he dozes off at his club, and nobody notices him for days. To give him some pep, George takes him and their wives camping in the Adirondacks, but Karl still ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: George K. Arthur, Karl Dane, Aileen Cook, Marjorie Beebe

2. An Incompetent Hero (1914)

Short, Comedy

Fatty's flirting with neighbor Kennedy's wife, and he isn't happy about it. Al's a crook, Minta's a maid and Fatty gets caught in a chase through the house while Edgar's shooting at him.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Lucille Ward, Minta Durfee

Votes: 7

3. Summer Daze (1932)

18 min | Short, Comedy

Karl's so lethargic and sleepy, he dozes off at his club, and nobody notices him for days. To give him some pep, George takes him and their wives camping in the Adirondacks, but Karl still ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: George K. Arthur, Karl Dane, Aileen Cook, Marjorie Beebe

4. An Incompetent Hero (1914)

Short, Comedy

Fatty's flirting with neighbor Kennedy's wife, and he isn't happy about it. Al's a crook, Minta's a maid and Fatty gets caught in a chase through the house while Edgar's shooting at him.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Lucille Ward, Minta Durfee

Votes: 7

5. A Busy Night (1916)

Short, Comedy

Perez plays all the parts in this tale of a lonely wife that invites a stranger into her flat while her hunter husband is away, only for him to return and chase the lover down the street, into a field, and onto a pier.

Director: Marcel Perez | Stars: Marcel Perez, Nilde Baracchi, Tom Murray

Votes: 9

6. Dough Nuts (1917)

Comedy, Short

West modifies the story from Chaplin's "Dough and Dynamite", with the emphasis on throwing and covering everyone with bread dough.

Director: Arvid E. Gillstrom | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Billy West, Ethel Marie Burton, Leo White

7. Outs and Ins (1916)

Short, Comedy

Musty works in an automat where the customers steal food using slugs and reaching through the vending doors. Musty smashes them over the head with a mallet, and dumps the bodies down a chute to what appears to be a sausage processor.

Director: Louis Myll | Stars: Harry Watson, Dan Crimmins, Della Connor, Maxfield Moree

Votes: 5

8. Under a Spell (1925)

Short, Comedy

When Neely is hypnotized to think he's a monkey, he goes on a freewheeling chase where he climbs things he wouldn't ordinarily and throws lots of things.

Director: Richard Smith | Stars: Neely Edwards, Bert Roach, Alice Howell

Votes: 13

9. Honeymoon Trio (1931)

10 min | Comedy, Short

As Al and Dorothy start their honeymoon, Al finds to his horror that Catlett is coming along, and takes the wheel of their car, putting Al in the rumble seat. He pushes Al around,until he can't stand it and resorts to violence.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Walter Catlett, Al St. John, Dorothy Granger, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 11

10. Queenie of Hollywood (1931)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Three girls apply for maid jobs at a resort but are taken for royalty when a telegram about their dog Queenie is intercepted.Film producers vie to put them under contract but selling a ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Jeanne Farrin, Queenie the Dog

Votes: 5

11. So Near, Yet So Far (1912)

17 min | Romance, Short

A very pretty girl, is always surrounded by many male admirers, much to the dismay of one very shy fellow, who never can get a chance to speak with her. One day the girl visits a friend in ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Mary Pickford, L.M. Wells, Robert Harron

Votes: 76

12. The Fuller Gush Man (1934)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Walter goes to his girlfriend's parents to ask their permission to marry her; but the family puts on an act and pretends to be totally loony.

Director: Al Boasberg | Stars: Walter Catlett, Al Boasberg, Billy Franey, Lew Kelly

13. Camp Meetin' (1936)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Members of the Hall Johnson Choir play members of a church congregation in the deep South in 1936. THey hold an open-air tent-and-camp meeting in order to raise the funds needed to send the... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Hall Johnson Choir, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Clinton Rosemond, Libby Taylor

14. Sammy's Scandalous Scheme (1915)

Comedy, Short

Sammy can't get any attention from his girlfriend Dot because all she can think of is Charlie Chaplin. She sends Chaplin an enticing letter and Sammy a rejection, but the two get mixed up, ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert P. Hamilton | Stars: Sammy Burns, Dot Farley, Dorothea Clarke, James Green

17. It's a Frame-Up! (2013)

30 min | Short, Comedy

Those merry madcaps of mayhem, Biffle & Shooster, in the movie that sets comedy back 75 years--to when it was, y'know, actually funny. The less-than-legendary vaudeville team made 20 comedy... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Andrew Parks, Alison Martin

Votes: 20

18. The Smile Wins (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Farina's mother is very ill and the mortgage is due. He tries to take over her laundry business, but the kids just wreck the clothes. Joe takes pity and devises a scheme to make money: the gang builds their own oil well.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Jannie Hoskins

Votes: 12

19. Sailors Beware! (1933)

18 min | Short, Comedy

A pair of sailors are on shore leave - skirt chasing and raising hell. They're targeted and pursued by a gang looking for a sailor with a winning lottery ticket. Mayhem ensues.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Eugene Pallette, Walter Catlett, Dorothy Granger, Matt McHugh

21. Hurricane Hunters (1953)

10 min | Short

An overview of how approaching hurricanes are analyzed by the weather bureau, by sending Navy and Air Force flyers into the heart of the impending storm (in the years before satellites.)

Director: Justin Herman | Star: Ward Wilson

22. The Circus Show-Up (1932)

Passed | 18 min | Mystery, Short

The sixth in The Shadow series of shorts from Universal. In this one the circus trapeze artist falls to her death when someone flips the light switch just as she starts her famed triple ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Sally Blane, Russell Hopton, Paul Nicholson, William Halligan

23. House of Mystery (1931)

16 min | Mystery, Short

Two hunters discover a dead young woman in a cabin in the woods.One of them being the sheriff, he proceeds to press the wealthy owner for an explanation. At first it looks like his son has ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: James Durkin, Wilfred Lucas, Leyland Hodgson, Frank Austin

24. A Burglar to the Rescue (1931)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

The story is about a bank president who has been stealing from the bank. One night, as he is working on the books to cover his crimes,a visitor arrives with a gun. In the conversation that ... See full summary »

Director: George Cochrane | Stars: Thurston Hall, Charlotte Wynters, Frank Shannon, Arthur Aylesworth

Votes: 8

26. On the Loose (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

The girls, tired of being taken to Coney Island by all the local boys, meet up with two Englishmen who offer to take them on a date--to Coney Island.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd

Votes: 329

27. Soak the Poor (1937)

Approved | 16 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Entry number 11 in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with racketeers shaking down small grocers and horning in on the relief tickets, forcing prices up with the consumers paying the freight.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Leslie Fenton, Leon Ames, Ted Billings, John Butler

Votes: 67

28. It May Happen to You (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

From MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" Series. Mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, King Baggot, William Bailey, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 44

29. Give Till It Hurts (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Crime, Short, Drama

The MGM crime reporter introduces Mr. Duncan, the head of a charity chest of a large city. Duncan talks about racketeers who steal from charities, which in essence is robbing those who ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Janet Beecher, Clay Clement, Howard Hickman, King Baggot

Votes: 26

31. What Price Safety! (1938)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Racketeers muscle in on construction business, use inferior materials, make big profits and endanger the public safety.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Royce, George Houston, John Wray, John Butler

Votes: 51

32. Give Till It Hurts (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Crime, Short, Drama

The MGM crime reporter introduces Mr. Duncan, the head of a charity chest of a large city. Duncan talks about racketeers who steal from charities, which in essence is robbing those who ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Janet Beecher, Clay Clement, Howard Hickman, King Baggot

Votes: 26

34. What Price Safety! (1938)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Racketeers muscle in on construction business, use inferior materials, make big profits and endanger the public safety.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Royce, George Houston, John Wray, John Butler

Votes: 51

35. The Fortune Teller (1923)

Animation, Comedy, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 10

36. Miracle Money (1938)

Approved | 21 min | Crime, Short

A quack doctor convinces people that this "Volta Ray" cures cancer.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: John Miljan, Boyd Crawford, Robert Middlemass, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 78

37. Allez Oop! (1934)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy

When Buster's girlfriend falls for a trapeze artist, Buster tries to beat him at his own game.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, George J. Lewis, Harry Myers

Votes: 254

38. The Butcher Boy (1917)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy

Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Josephine Stevens

Votes: 1,271

39. The Rough House (1917)

19 min | Comedy, Short

Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop.

Directors: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 1,053

40. His Wedding Night (1917)

19 min | Short, Comedy

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 835

41. Oh Doctor! (1917)

23 min | Comedy, Short

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 749

42. Palooka from Paducah (1935)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

A hillbilly family, hard-hit by the end of Prohibition, decide to set the biggest brother up as a professional wrestler.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Myra Keaton, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton

Votes: 105

43. The Gold Ghost (1934)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Warren Hymer, Dorothy Dix, Roger Moore

Votes: 192

44. One Run Elmer (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Lona Andre, Dewey Robinson, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 132

45. Coney Island (1917)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Joe Bordeaux, Jimmy Bryant

Votes: 1,394

46. Out West (1918)

25 min | Short, Western, Comedy

6.3