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1. Ain't It Aggravatin' (1954)

Passed | 9 min | Comedy, Short

A sketch of human foibles that lead to major aggravations. Pete Smith's 'Mr. Fall Guy' Dave O'Brien has problems while attempting to park his car on a city street; he bumps cars in front of... See full summary »

Director: Dave O'Brien | Stars: Pete Smith, Dave O'Brien, Sally Payne, Frank Sully

Votes: 72

2. Decathlon Champion: The Story of Glenn Morris (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

This Pete Smith Specialty tells how Glenn Morris trained for and won the 1936 Olympic decathlon event.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Glenn Morris, Claire McDowell, Lee Phelps, Pete Smith

Votes: 34

3. Hollywood: City of Celluloid (1932)

Documentary, Short

A brief tour of Hollywood, California, including looks at the various movie studios and the homes of celebrated movie stars.

Stars: Wallace Beery, Maurice Chevalier, Mickey Daniels, Roy O. Disney

Votes: 9

4. Hollywood's Make-Up Magic (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short

Behind-the-scenes look at the various make-up creations used during Hollywood film productions.

Stars: Max Factor, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 8

5. Ice Climbers (1956)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

This documentary short shows two unnamed mountain climbers scaling Grossglockner, the tallest mountain in the Austrian Alps.

Star: Harry Wismer

Votes: 30

6. Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Music

The Brian Sisters are also featured in this short.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Reginald Denny, George Hamilton, Louis & Celeste, Connee Boswell

Votes: 247

7. Dry Wood (1973)

Not Rated | 37 min | Documentary, Short

A portrait of black Creole life in the Louisiana Delta, accompanied by the hot sounds of Zydeco music.

Director: Les Blank

Votes: 192

8. Party Fever (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Alfalfa, Butch and Waldo compete for Mayor For A Day. Whoever becomes Mayor gets to take Darla to the Strawberry Festival.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 119

9. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #1 (1931)

8 min | Documentary, Short

This first entry in the second "Believe It Or Not" series of shorts visits northern Africa. Included are a look at the Tuareg people of the Sahara Desert, a waterfall whose under-surface ... See full summary »

Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 37

10. Duel Personalities (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Family, Comedy, Short

While under a hypnotic spell, Alfalfa thinks he's one of the Three Musketeers and challenges Butch to a duel.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Our Gang, June Preston, Allan Randall, Ruth Tobey

Votes: 62

11. Rodeo Dough (1940)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Mary & Sally who just want to get home to Kokomo, Indiana but its not so easy.

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: Sally Payne, Mary Treen, Gene Autry, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 90

12. The Infantry Blues (1943)

4 min | Animation, Short

Pvt. Snafu complains about being assigned to the infantry only to learn that other branches have their own problems.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 124

13. Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (1944)

3 min | Animation, Short

Snafu learns hard way the consequences of not protecting himself from malaria infection.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 161

14. Coming!! Snafu (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

Introducing Private Snafu, the nation's worst soldier and his various versions in different branches of the armed forces.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 214

15. Snafuperman (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 292

16. Gripes (1943)

5 min | Animation, Short

Private Snafu learns the hard way about the need for military dicipline and procedures to maintain an effective army.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 183

17. Spies (1943)

Unrated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Private Snafu has a secret: his ship leaves for Africa at 4:30. He's determined to keep it, but bit by bit it slips out, and eventually, the details end up right on Hitler's desk and the ship is engaged.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 519

18. Dexterity (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

Beautiful women allow men to crack whips and throw horseshoes at their heads.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Charles Carrer, Harry Jackson, Mary Jackson, Vyrl Jackson

Votes: 40

19. Going Home (1944)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pvt. Snafu's unit suffers the consequences of blabbing military secrets while on leave at home.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 142

20. Fighting Tools (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

Pvt. Snafu suffers the consequences of not keeping his equipment and weapons properly maintained.

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 160

21. Believe It or Not #10 (1931)

7 min | Short

This entry in the Believe It or Not series (#10) finds Mr. Ripley aboard a US naval ship speaking to a group of sailors. The film he shows them includes items on a Mr. Curt Thompson, a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Robert L. Ripley, Otto Reiselt, Curt Thompson, John R. Voorhees

Votes: 17

22. Mr. Whitney Had a Notion (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Eli Whitney is arguably best remembered for inventing the cotton gin. However, those in the know may argue that his most useful contribution to the world is an idea, one he was able to put ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Erville Alderson, Howard Negley, Harry Hayden

Votes: 43

23. Spend It All (1972)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

Portrait of the Cajun lifestyle in Southwest Louisiana.

Directors: Les Blank, Skip Gerson | Stars: Nathan Abshire, Glenn Allensan, Savy Augustine, Dewey Balfa

Votes: 273

24. The Old Mill (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A variety of animals find a shelter in the old mill during a fierce storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Marie Arbuckle, Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,261

25. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 4,644 | Gross: $0.25M

26. Three Little Wolves (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The two foolish little pigs think crying "wolf" on their brother is great sport. Then the real wolf comes around, with his three little wolves. He dresses as Little Bo Peep, with his sons ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 1,097

27. The Big Bad Wolf (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The two foolish little pigs escort Red Riding Hood on a short cut through the woods, against the advice of their bricklayer brother. When they encounter the wolf, Red runs ahead to granny's... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton

Votes: 1,317

28. Old Hickory (1939)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States. We watch him win the Battle of New Orleans in 1812 after an alliance with pirate... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Hugh Sothern, Nana Bryant, Victor Kilian, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 38

30. The Simple Things (1953)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey and Pluto's peaceful day of fishing is interrupted by a clam that gets lodged in Pluto's mouth and a hungry seagull that steals Mickey's bait.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Pinto Colvig, James MacDonald

Votes: 498

31. Beach Picnic (1939)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore and decides to have some fun with him by sending the rubber horse over to Pluto which ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash

Votes: 623

32. Right or Wrong? (1951)

11 min | Drama, Short

Decisions on the basis what is morally right or wrong is not always black and white. Such a situation with young Harry Green is presented, where he is with a group of his "friends", who ... See full summary »

Votes: 90

33. From the Ends of the Earth (1939)

Documentary, Short

An MGM short showing how materials are shipped by boat 'From the Ends of the Earth' to Hollywood. Featuring footage from the MGM films being made at the time. Such as The Women, Thunder ... See full summary »

Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Ina Claire

Votes: 97

34. Taxi Barons (1933)

20 min | Comedy, Short

After running over a police officer's motorcycle, Ben and Billy are chased by the law onto a docked ship where they disguise themselves as a European baron and general. In the same guises ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Ben Blue, Billy Gilbert, Almeda Fowler, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 24

35. Colorful Islands: Madagascar and Seychelles (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Short, Documentary

A Technicolor travelogue of the islands in the Indian Ocean east of Africa.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 30

36. A Criminal Is Born (1938)

Approved | 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: 68

37. Polar Trappers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 680

38. Picturesque New Zealand (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

This Traveltalks visit to New Zealand starts in Auckland, a bustling, modern city. We see scenes of the downtown area with lots of automobile traffic and streetcars. Next is Christchurch, ... See full summary »

Stars: James A. FitzPatrick, The Rangitoto Maori Choir

Votes: 24

39. The Terrible Truth (1951)

10 min | Drama, Short

A Juvenile Court judge is at a loss to understand why so many of America's youths are marijuana addicts, so he decides to investigate on his own. He visits Phyllis, a high school senior and... See full summary »

Star: William B. McKesson

Votes: 183

40. Merbabies (1938)

TV-G | 9 min | Family, Fantasy, Animation

A salt water version of "Water Babies" (1935); adorable redheaded 'merbabies' materialize out of the crashing surf and proceed to the sea floor where they conduct a circus along with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rudolf Ising, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 309

41. Floral Japan (1937)

9 min | Documentary, Short

This Traveltalks visit to Japan starts with a look at the country's cherry blossom trees, tulips, and ubiquitous gardens. We then see the proper manner for preparing a woman's hair and wearing a kimono.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 55

42. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 526

43. Sydney: 'Pride of Australia' (1938)

Documentary, Short

A Technicolor travelogue of Sydney, Australia and its harbor. Part of MGM's "FitzPatrick Traveltalk" series.

Stars: Bertram Stevens, James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 16

44. Bob's Busy Day (1942)

11 min | Short, Comedy

Bob, his girlfriend and her mother are driving through South America. Bob wants to get married at the next town, Los Poach-os Egg-os, where they are currently holding a festival called ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie | Stars: Bob Hope, Leah Ray, Frances Halliday, Jules Epailly

Votes: 16