Briefly and comic! (silents 1929-1906)

by quietgiant2 | created - 25 Feb 2013 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords




IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Movie Night (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A family goes on its weekly outing to the movies, but the evening is hampered by an attempt to pass the wife's brother off as a child, a crowded theater, and the daughter's apparently contagious case of the hiccups.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Charley Chase, Eugenia Gilbert, Edith Fellows, Spec O'Donnell

Votes: 73

2. Big Business (1929)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall

Votes: 2,541

3. Liberty (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

With the police hot on their trail, Stan and Ollie attempt to change clothes in their getaway car, only to find themselves struggling to balance atop the girders of an unfinished skyscraper. Will they return to ground level in one piece?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy, Sam Lufkin

Votes: 1,367

4. Double Whoopee (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 908

6. Cat, Dog & Co. (1929)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Farina, Joe, and friends use dogs to power their "roadsters," but following a lesson from the head of the Be Kind to Animals Society, they make it their cause to rescue animals from bad ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 43

7. Saturday's Lesson (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

A man dressed as the devil scares the gang into minding their mothers.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 46

8. Little Mother (1929)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Trying to take the place of her deceased mother, a little girl struggles to care for her younger brothers. But the children and their papa have a wonderful surprise in store for them.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 18

9. Pink Pajamas (1929)

Short, Comedy

Billy treats his marriage vows lightly, and his wife suspects him. Nieghbor Vernon is murderously jealous. Billy sends his wife some silk pajamas to mollify her, but they're sent to Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Billy Bevan, Natalie Joyce, Vernon Dent, Alice Ward

10. The Cardboard Lover (1928)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Jetta Goudal, Nils Asther, Andrés de Segurola

Votes: 756

11. Day-Dreams (1928)

25 min | Short, Comedy

A young cleaning woman in a boarding-house relieves the drudgery of her job by daydreaming that a foreign student at the house, who she believes is interested in her, is actually a wealthy nobleman who sweeps her off on a romantic journey.

Director: Ivor Montagu | Stars: Elsa Lanchester, Harold Warrender, Charles Laughton, Dorice Fordred

Votes: 15

12. Limousine Love (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

On the way to his wedding the bride groom finds a nude, married woman in his car.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Charley Chase, Edna Marion, Viola Richard, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 61

13. Blue Bottles (1928)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

As criminals assemble for a convention, a policeman investigates and is abducted. A young woman finds his whistle and blows it. The full forces of the law assemble. The confrontation ... See full summary »

Director: Ivor Montagu | Stars: Elsa Lanchester, Joe Beckett, Dorice Fordred, Marie Wright

Votes: 34

14. Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

The gang are living in a posh, but boring, hotel. They decide to stage a circus with their motley collection of dressed up pet animals which gets out of hand causing chaos throughout the hotel.

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

Votes: 64

15. The Finishing Touch (1928)

19 min | Comedy, Short

The boys are contracted to build a house in one day. Upon completion, a bird lands on the chimney and the house collapses, bit by bit. When the owner demands his money back, mayhem ensues.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Coburn, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 963

16. Two Tars (1928)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Hill

Votes: 1,170

19. Pass the Gravy (1928)

23 min | Short, Comedy

Max's neigbour Schultz is breeding chicken, that are always after Max's flower seed, and Schultz bride is his rooster Brigham. Max's daughter loves Schultz's son, so they try to forget ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Max Davidson, Martha Sleeper, Bert Sprotte, Gene Morgan

Votes: 255

20. The Spanking Age (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Mary and Wheezer live with a malicious step mother. One day, when she is out, they decide to throw a party for the Gang.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 25

21. We Faw Down (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers

Votes: 774

22. There It Is (1928)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley ... See full summary »

Directors: Harold L. Muller, Charles R. Bowers | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Kathryn McGuire, Melbourne MacDowell, Buster Brodie

Votes: 331

23. Say Ah-h! (1928)

14 min | Comedy, Short

Charley has to find an ostrich egg in a hurry for a disgruntled visitor, but he doesn't count on the introduction of some surreal plot twists and turns that foil his every attempt.

Director: Charles R. Bowers | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, J. Gordon Russell, Jean Douglas, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 53

24. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

When Laurel visits Hardy at home, hi-jinx occur and the Mrs. orders them out. They go to a golf course where they try to impress two young ladies and wind up in a mud-slinging fight with other golfers.

Directors: Leo McCarey, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, John Aasen

Votes: 577

25. You're Darn Tootin' (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor. Soon they're out of a job, as well as their... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Kennedy | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilson Benge, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 918

26. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

In the dead of night, a terrible toothache wakes up poor Stan, and after a series of home-made remedies, Ollie takes him to the dentist. There, ample amounts of laughing gas lead to the perfect mess. Will Stan ever visit the dentist again?

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 794

27. Their Purple Moment (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie hold out money from their paychecks from their shrewish wives so they can enjoy a night out on the town... with predictable results.

Directors: James Parrott, Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Kay Deslys

Votes: 581

28. Rainy Days (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Jay and Wheezer are left alone on a rainy afternoon when Mom goes out to run errands. But when their friends drop by and trash the place, the boys must struggle to clean up before Mom returns.

Directors: Robert A. McGowan, Charles Oelze | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 24

29. The Boy Friend (I) (1928)

21 min | Comedy, Short

Max, a bank clerk, gives his pretty daughter some money to buy shoes. At the shop she meets a handsome college student, who has holes in his socks. When she leaves the shop in anger, after ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey | Stars: Max Davidson, Bill Elliott, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 57

30. Feed 'em and Weep (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Anita & Marion take a temporary job as waitresses in Max's diner, next to a train station. When the train stops off, pandemonium erupts when the passengers fill the diner and all want meals immediately.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Max Davidson, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 32

31. The Sting of Stings (1927)

Comedy, Short

Charley and Edna are feeling very pleased with themselves and their new car. They decide to share their good fortune and offer to take six underprivileged children out for a fun day at the ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Edna Marion, Bull Montana, Mickey Bennett

Votes: 12

33. Dizzy Sights (1927)

Comedy, Short

A sailor home from the sea sets off on a road trip to pick up his girlfriend from work. Unfortunately, he's a better sailor than he is a driver. Complications ensue.

Director: William Watson | Stars: Billy Dooley, Vera Steadman, William Blaisdell, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 7

34. Johnny Get Your Hair Cut (1927)

Comedy

An orphan is adopted by a kindly old racehorse owner. He decides to pay back his benefactor by training to ride the horse so he can win an important race.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Archie Mayo | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Harry Carey, James Corrigan, Maurice Costello

Votes: 7

35. Chasing Choo Choos (1927)

21 min | Short, Action, Comedy

A two-reel version of Play Safe (1927) showing only the train chase.

Stars: Monty Banks, Virginia Lee Corbin, Leo Willis

Votes: 81

36. The Battle of the Century (1927)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge

Votes: 849

37. Hats Off (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Handymen (Laurel & Hardy) deliver a cumbersome washing machine to a house fronted by a huge flight of stairs.

Director: Hal Yates | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Coburn

Votes: 90

38. A Wild Roomer (1927)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Charles Bowers is once again an eccentric inventor. This time, he has only a matter of hours to debut his extraordinary new invention in order to collect a huge bequest from his deceased ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Star: Charles R. Bowers

Votes: 86

43. Many a Slip (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Charley attempts to invent a non-slippery banana peel.

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Corinne Powers, Ricca Allen, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 65

44. Sailors, Beware! (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

A con artist (Garvin) and her infant son, are unmasked aboard a ship by a steward (Laurel.)

Directors: Fred Guiol, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Ed Brandenburg

Votes: 431

45. Do Detectives Think? (1927)

19 min | Short, Comedy

An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Viola Richard

Votes: 709

46. Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder, greets his nephew from Scotland, who arrives in kilts. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants.

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chester A. Bachman, Don Bailey

Votes: 690