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1. Blotto (1930)

Approved | 26 min | Short, Comedy

Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 1,307

dvr tcm 6/16

2. The Music Box (1932)

Approved | 29 min | Comedy, Short

Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 6,200

dvr tcm 10/16

3. Paree, Paree (1934)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

In this musical short, a condensed version of Cole Porter's "Fifty Million Frenchmen" (1929), a wealthy young American meets the girl of his dreams and makes a bet that they will be engaged without her knowing of his riches.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Dorothy Stone, Bob Hope, Billie Leonard, Rodney McLennan

Votes: 183

dvr tcm 12/16

4. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy

The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer

Votes: 1,547

tcm 3/17

5. Bon Voyage (1944)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, War

A young Scottish R.A.F. gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German Agent.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Blythe, Janique Joelle

Votes: 1,552

TCM 3 / 17

6. Pure Feud (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy

Edgar Appletree and his sister arrive at a mountain resort for a rest cure, only to find themselves in the midst of a shooting war between the McCarthys and their neighbors.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Vicki Cummings, Valerie Bergere

Votes: 57

tcm 6/17

7. The Skull Murder Mystery (1932)

21 min | Mystery, Short

When the skeleton of a young man is dug up in an alley, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion. The team of Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree use the skull of the victim to solve the murder.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Joanna Roos, Harry Mestayer

Votes: 78

TCM 6/17

8. The Face Behind the Mask (1938)

11 min | Short, History, Mystery

Dramatized short film that investigates three possibilities for the identity of France's "man in the iron mask," who was imprisoned for life by King Louis XIV, forced to wear an iron mask, and was buried in the mask upon his death.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: John Nesbitt, Carlos De Valdez, Jack Deery, Ivo Henderson

Votes: 109

tcm 10/17

9. The Sleeping Beauty (1935)

5 min | Short

A witch casts a princess and her kingdom into a deep sleep that lasts for hundreds of years, as attempts are made in vain to break the curse.

Director: George Pal

Votes: 51

saw as part of "The Puppetoon Movie" tcm 10/17

10. Philips Cavalcade (1934)

6 min | Short

You can find any type of music you want in this radio, from soul to classical.

Director: George Pal | Star: Jack Hylton

Votes: 61

saw as part of "The Puppetoon Movie" tcm 10/17

11. The Dentist (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

An unconventional dentist deals with a variety of eccentric and difficult patients in slapstick fashion.

Director: Leslie Pearce | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Arnold Gray, Dorothy Granger

Votes: 1,444

tcm 1/18

12. Return to Glennascaul (1953)

23 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.

Director: Hilton Edwards | Stars: Michael Laurence, Shelah Richards, Helena Hughes, John Dunne

Votes: 517

tcm 3/18

13. Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949)

42 min | Documentary, Short

Released as part of the studio's 25th anniversary (Silver) celebration, the film shows highlights of MGM's major productions from 1924 through 1948. Subtitle depicted: "Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership".

Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Leon Ames, Edward Arnold, Ethel Barrymore

Votes: 67

dvr tcm 4/18

14. The House I Live In (1945)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama, Music

Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Teddy Infuhr, Harry McKim, Ronnie Ralph

Votes: 496

tcm 5/18

15. The Old Grey Mayor (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Bob and his fiancé try to break the news of their engagement to her father, the mayor, who is having a very bad day.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Bob Hope, Ruth Hall, Lionel Stander, Sam Wren

Votes: 133

tcm 7/18

16. Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Garver | Stars: Ann Morriss, Naomi Childers, George Lessey, May McAvoy

Votes: 118

tcm 9/18

17. Hollywood Handicap (1938)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A musical short in which a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Handicap at Santa Anita Park racetrack with many celebrities of the day in attendance.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: The Original Sing Band, Charles Ruggles, Mickey Rooney, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 192

tcm 9/18

18. Take a Cue (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Short

Despite the school just having won an important basketball game, its students are more interested in one of its teachers, namely Charles C. Peterson, who teaches them in the fine art of ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Charles C. Peterson, Pete Smith, Doodles Weaver

Votes: 53

tcm 10/18

19. Return to 'The Great Escape' (1993 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary reviewing the making of the film The Great Escape, as well as some of the historical details on which it was based.

Director: Steven Jay Rubin | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Neile Adams, Fernando Carrere, James Coburn

Votes: 46

10/18; have on "the great escape dvd"

20. You, John Jones! (1943)

Unrated | 11 min | Short, Drama, War

John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm. He sits alone in the evening and contemplates ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sothern, Margaret O'Brien, Carey Wilson

Votes: 278

tcm 10/18

21. Helpmates (1932)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy

Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Bob Callahan

Votes: 1,830

tcm 12/18

22. Towed in a Hole (1932)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too - but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 1,752

tcm 12/18

23. Seasoned Greetings (1933)

20 min | Musical, Short

The owner of an unsuccessful greeting-card store attempts to sell 'talking' greeting cards in the form of records.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Lita Grey, Sammy Davis Jr., Carleton Macy, George Haggerty

Votes: 153

tcm 12/18

12/18; have on dvd of "Miracle on 34th street"

25. Plane Nuts (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Ted Healy and His Stooges alternate mildly risque vaudeville routines with semi-elaborate Berkeleyesque musical numbers with beautiful chorines.

Director: Jack Cummings | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Ted Healy, Curly Howard

Votes: 198

tcm 1/19

1/19; have as dvd of "Out of Time"

27. A Christmas Miracle: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas (2008 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

A behind the scenes look at how A Charlie Brown Christmas was made.

Stars: Mark Evanier, Scott McGuire, Bill Melendez, Lee Mendelson

Votes: 12

12/18; have on dvd

28. Busy Bodies (1933)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dick Gilbert, Charlie Hall

Votes: 2,138

tcm 1/19

29. 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?

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,833

tcm 1/19

1/19; have as bonus on dvd "The Nut Job"

31. Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

This short is an affectionate look at the work of Mack Sennett in the silent era. It includes segments from several unidentified comedies featuring such stars as Ben Turpin and 'Fatty ... See full summary »

Stars: Lou Marcelle, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Billy Bevan, Chester Conklin

Votes: 105

tcm 1/19

32. Romantic Nevada (1943)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

A Traveltalks visit to Nevada focusing on Reno, famous for its association with marriage and divorce. Also seen in the nearby region are two large lakes, Tahoe and Pyramid, the old mining town Virginia City, and a Wahoe Valley dude ranch.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 71

tcm 3/19

33. Home Run on the Keys (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Music, Sport

Babe Ruth returns from hunting to a cabin shared with musicians Zez Confrey and Byron Gay where he regales them with the story of his famous called shot. With Babe's help, they write a song about baseball which then debuts on a radio show.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Babe Ruth, Zez Confrey, Byron Gay, The DeMarco Sisters

Votes: 104

tcm 3/19

34. Yellowstone Cubs (1963)

Not Rated | 48 min | Family

Two bear cubs, Tuffy and Tubby, are separated from their mother and spend an entire summer romping through Yellowstone National Park. In the meantime, the mother bear follows their trail as she searches for them.

Director: Charles L. Draper | Stars: Rex Allen, Joe Way

Votes: 154

tcm 3/19

3/19; have as bonus on dvd "Non-Stop"

36. Minions: Mini-Movie - Competition (2015)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Action

Two minions get in a competition.

Directors: Kyle Balda, Julien Soret | Stars: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Votes: 756

4/19; have as bonus on dvd of "Minions"

37. Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015 Video)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Nelsons go and rob a museum and Binky Nelson loses his pacifier while him and his family were robbing the bank. So Binky Nelson goes back to the museum to get his pacifier back.

Directors: Fabrice Joubert, Brian Lynch | Stars: Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Matt Kawczynski, Michael Beattie

Votes: 402

4/19; have as bonus on dvd of "Minions"

38. Cro Minion (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The minions are in trouble to find everybody gone for a day

Directors: Didier Ah-Koon, Régis Schuller | Stars: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Tara Strong

Votes: 550

4/19; have as bonus on dvd of "Minions"

39. The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short

This short chronicles, in a semihumorous way, events associated with MGM's 1937 convention for the studio's national sales and distribution staff. First the delegates arrive by train in San... See full summary »

Stars: Louis B. Mayer, Al Lichtman, William F. Rodgers, James E. Davis

Votes: 25

tcm 4/19

4/19; have as bonus on dvd "The Ghost Writer"

4/19; have as bonus on "Two Weeks Notice" SAW AS "The Making of Two Weeks Notice" (IMDb export title "HBO First Look: The Making of 'Two Weeks Notice'")

42. Them Thar Hills (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,758

tcm 4/19

43. MGM 40th Anniversary (1964)

32 min | Short

A brief overview of stellar MGM releases from its first 40 years.

Stars: Laurence Harvey, Kim Novak, Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom

Votes: 21

tcm 4/19

44. The Wedding in Monaco (1956)

Approved | 31 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A tribute to the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco, with lots of music, ballet, and fireworks.

Director: Jean Masson | Stars: Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Tamara Toumanova

Votes: 119

dvr tcm 5/19

45. Speed Week (1957)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

This Sportscope entry chronicles the automobile races staged as part of Speed Week, held annually in Nassau, Bahamas.

Director: Howard Winner | Stars: André Baruch, Alfonso de Portago, Masten Gregory, James Kimberly

Votes: 45

dvr tcm 5/19

46. 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: 284

tcm 5/19

47. The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977)

G | 7 min | Comedy, Short

Bernie Cates requests the services of the most absent-minded waiter he's ever seen, who pours water before setting the glasses, endlessly repeats questions, brings wrong orders, and ruins everything- but the bill.

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Steve Martin, Buck Henry, Teri Garr, Ivor Barry

Votes: 596

48. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Star: Mel Brooks

Votes: 828

tcm ??/??

49. For the Common Defense! (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Crime, Drama, Short

This Crime Does Not Pay short shows how cooperation among all the nations of the Americas helps the war effort. In this case, a US government agent travels to Chile and Colombia. He works ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kenward | Stars: John Litel, Douglas Fowley, Stephen McNally, Van Johnson

Votes: 150

tcm 5/19 "A Crime Does Not Pay" subject

50. Headpin Hints (1955)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short, Sport