MGM short subjects

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1. Hot Dog (II) (1930)

Passed | 15 min | Short, Comedy

This Dogville short starts in a nightclub. A married dog is out on the town with her lover boyfriend, which has everybody gossiping. The husband shows up, and after a fight between the ... See full summary »

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 88

2. College Hounds (1929)

16 min | Short, Comedy

This Dogville comedy is a spoof of college football movies. A man in debt to a loan shark uses his daughter to stop football hero Red Mange from playing in the big game between Airedale ... See full summary »

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 66

3. So Quiet on the Canine Front (1931)

Approved | 16 min | Short, Comedy, War

This Dogville short presents a spoof of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 99

4. Who Killed Rover? (1930)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

In this Dogville mystery, a wealthy resident leaves his fortune to his nephew, who is then kidnapped by jealous relatives. Detective Phido Vance tries to find the nephew before any harm can come to him.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 106

5. The Big Dog House (1931)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy

This MGM short, which stars an all-dog cast, is about Trixie and Fido and their evil boss. They all work at the Dogville Department Store but the boss has his eye on Trixie and so frames ... See full summary »

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 133

6. Love-Tails of Morocco (1931)

17 min | Comedy, Short

This Dogville short takes place at an outpost in the Dogville Foreign Legion. As the story opens, the soldiers watch a newsreel, which includes the opera singer Galli Cur (a spoof of ... See full summary »

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 73

7. The Two Barks Brothers (1931)

17 min | Comedy, Short

Twin brothers are separated at birth when one is stolen by gypsies. One becomes a district attorney. The other becomes a drifter. Thirty years later, circumstances bring them together again, unbeknownst to them.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 53

8. Trader Hound (1931)

Approved | 15 min | Comedy, Short

Four-legged Trader Hound, that fearless veteran of the jungle, and his companion, a young sheik in search of adventure, travel to Africa for a safari and to rescue the beautiful White Doggess, Nina T-Bone, from a tribe of fierce savages.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pete Smith

Votes: 108

9. Buried Loot (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An embezzler who expects to serve his time in prison and then pick up his buried loot is in for a surprise.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Brooks Benedict, James Ellison, Chuck Hamilton, Irene Hervey

Votes: 142

10. Alibi Racket (1935)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

How police interrogation cracks the "airtight" alibi of a criminal.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Granville Bates, Al Bridge, Eddie Dunn, Irene Hervey

Votes: 38

11. Desert Death (1935)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A man kills his cousin in the desert, then assumes his identity and tries to collect insurance on himself.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Raymond Hatton, Harvey Stephens, Erville Alderson, Richard Carlson

Votes: 14

12. A Thrill for Thelma (1935)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way, and winds up in jail.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Irene Hervey, Robert Livingston, Robert Warwick, William Tannen

Votes: 100

13. Hit-and-Run Driver (1935)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A man runs over a young couple on a deserted road, then leaves the scene and tries to cover up the incident.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Sam Flint, William Gould, Jonathan Hale, Irene Hervey

Votes: 53

14. The Perfect Set-Up (1936)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

The City of New York Police Captain Detectives Hewitt tells the story of Alan Saunders, one of the most unusual criminals of our time, in "A Crime Does Not Pay Subject" short.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Helene Chadwick, Robert Dudley, William Gould, Mahlon Hamilton

Votes: 66

15. Foolproof (1936)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Niles Welch, Alonzo Price, John Marsden, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 11

16. The Public Pays (1936)

Approved | 19 min | Crime, Drama, Short

A protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken through the persistence of law enforcement and the courage of a local businessman.

Director: Errol Taggart | Stars: Richard Alexander, Barbara Bedford, Harry C. Bradley, Russ Clark

Votes: 135

17. Torture Money (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Police go after a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Edwin Maxwell, George Lynn, Murray Alper, King Baggot

Votes: 81

18. It May Happen to You (1937)

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: 43

19. 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: 63

20. 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: 25

22. 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: 49

23. Miracle Money (1938)

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: 57

24. Come Across (1938)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A bank robber pulls off a heist and comes out with a good haul. However, he winds up being forced to give most of it to his gangland "friends" to hide him from the police, and who now turn ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Bernard Nedell, Bernadene Hayes, Rita La Roy, Donald Douglas

Votes: 8

25. A Criminal Is Born (1938)

21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An entry in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series, it tells the true story of how a young man, ignored by his parents, gets into a gang and starts a crime spree which leads to murder.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: George P. Breakston, David Durand, Norman Phillips Jr., Warren McCollum

Votes: 65

26. 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.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Stanley Ridges, John Eldredge, Louis Jean Heydt, Charles Waldron

Votes: 132

28. The Wrong Way Out (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Crime, Short, Drama

In this entry in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series, young Ann Stevens and "Windy" Brown, against the advice of both sets of parents, run away and get married as they yearn for'independence.' ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Kenneth Howell, Linda Perry, William Bailey, Robert Elliott

Votes: 64

29. Money to Loan (1939)

20 min | Crime, Drama, Short

The MGM crime reporter introduces Norman Kennedy, District Attorney of a large city, he who talks about the general want for money, and the extraordinary lengths some will go to to get it. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alan Dinehart, Paul Guilfoyle, John Butler, Addison Richards

Votes: 32

30. While America Sleeps (1939)

21 min | Crime, Short

An episode in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series. Dave Miller, an aircraft plant worker, is actually selling secret bomber plans to foreign agents. United States Intelligence Department agents... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lenita Lane, Egon Brecher, Frederick Vogeding

Votes: 15

31. Help Wanted (1939)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A racketeer sets up an employment agency, and then sends his henchmen to lineup foremen in companies that employ unskilled labor. The foreman is promised a cut on each new man he hires, and... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Tom Neal, Jo Ann Sayers, Clem Bevans, Edward Pawley

Votes: 10

33. Drunk Driving (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Drama, Short

In this Crime Does Not Pay series entry, John Jones is an up and coming businessman who drinks too much but denies he has a problem. One day he mixes drinking and driving, and the tragic ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Dick Purcell, Jo Ann Sayers, Richard Lane, King Baggot

Votes: 91

34. Pound Foolish (1940)

20 min | Crime, Short, Drama

An expose of attempts by wealthy people to avoid payment of customs duties. Part of the MGM "Crime Does Not Pay" series.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Lynne Carver, Gertrude Michael, Victor Varconi

Votes: 8

35. Know Your Money (1940)

20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Noel Madison, Dennis Moore, Charles D. Brown, William Edmunds

Votes: 59

36. Jack Pot (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Crime, Drama, Short

An entry in MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series, which deals with illegal gambling and illegal bookmaking.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Morriss, Edwin Maxwell, Jean Rouverol

Votes: 67

37. Women in Hiding (1940)

Approved | 22 min | Crime, Drama, Short

The MGM crime reporter introduces Dr. Mallory, health commissioner of a large Midwestern city, he who talks about the dangers pregnant women face by going to clinics that advertise discreet... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Jane Drummond, Mary Bovard, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 135

38. Buyer Beware (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with shady companies selling fake merchandise.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Charles Arnt, Hugh Beaumont, Margaret Bert, Egon Brecher

Votes: 55