With Educational Films Corporation of America (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. War Babies (1932)

Passed | 11 min | Short, Comedy, War

5.0
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A group of soldiers in a café watch a dancer as she entertains them, but later two of them become rivals over her.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Billings, Eugene Butler, Philip Hurlic

Votes: 356

2. Polly Tix in Washington (1933)

11 min | Comedy, Short

4.7
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A child runs for the Senate, in a short film where toddlers play adults.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Eugene Butler, Gloria Ann Mack, Georgie Smith

Votes: 134

3. The Pie-Covered Wagon (1932)

10 min | Comedy, Western, Short

5.0
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Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Smith, Eugene Butler, Philip Hurlic

Votes: 206

4. Kid 'in' Africa (1933)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.0
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Missionary Cradlebait goes to the jungle to "civilize" the cannibals, but ends up in a cooking pot.

Director: Jack Hays | Stars: Shirley Temple, Danny Boone Jr.

Votes: 181

5. Pardon My Pups (1934)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Kenneth Howell, Dorothy Ward

Votes: 186

6. Kid in Hollywood (1933)

10 min | Short, Comedy

4.9
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An aspiring actress is rejected by casting, but gets her chance to perform when the star doesn't feel like performing. The cast is all young children, performing adult roles.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Billings, Gloria Ann Mack, Georgie Smith

Votes: 137

7. That's the Spirit (1937)

19 min | Short, Comedy

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Dance instructors Herman and Pat visit Hugo Sinclair, a devout believer in spiritualism. Pat wants to speak with Sinclair about his daughter Ruth, but SInclair is intent on an upcoming ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Kane | Stars: Tim Herbert, Pat Rooney Jr., George Shelton, Sally Starr

8. Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.9
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A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Bud Jamison, Shirley Temple

Votes: 226

9. Poppin' the Cork (1933)

Passed | 24 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.9
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During the movement to repeal Prohibition, Oxidontal University student editor Elmer Brown is strongly in favor. He loves the daughter of an ardent prohibitionist; by chicanery, he tries to... See full summary »

Director: Jack White | Stars: Milton Berle, Norma Taylor, Mary Cole, Gertrude Mudge

Votes: 34

10. The Kid's Last Fight (1933)

11 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Diaper Dampsey must defend his diaper-weight championship, but someone has kidnapped his girlfriend to make him lose!

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Smith, Lawrence Harris, Arthur J. Maskery

Votes: 54

11. Palooka from Paducah (1935)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

5.6
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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

12. Merrily Yours (1933)

21 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Sonny falls for the pretty new girl next door and decides to take her to a party. First, however, he has to get his sister Mary Lou to go to sleep, which is proving to be a harder task than he anticipated.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Frank Coghlan Jr., Mary Blackford, Sidney Miller

Votes: 107

13. Wings Over Everest (1934)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A documentary about the first flight over Mt Everest.

Directors: Geoffrey Barkas, Ivor Montagu | Stars: Alexander John, Michael Kilgarrif, David Timson

Votes: 69

14. The Timid Young Man (1935)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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A man who has sworn off women and a woman who has sworn off men must find their budding relationship threatened by aggressive romantic rivals.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Buster Keaton, Lona Andre, Tiny Sandford, Kitty McHugh

Votes: 95

15. Tars and Stripes (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Elmer Doolittle (Buster Keaton), an apprentice seaman doing training at the U. S. Navy's San Diego Training Station, can't seem to keep out of trouble or the brig. Most of his problems ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent, Dorothea Kent, Jack Shutta

Votes: 122

16. Calling All Crooners (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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An Alderman;s wife demands that the police calls be pepped up with some programs that are entertaining. Her husband petitions the police chief and the department is forced to broadcast a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Graham | Stars: Lester Cole, Buddy Page, Buddy Page and His Orchestra, The Three Orchids

17. Jail Bait (1937)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Buster agrees to pose as a murderer to throw off the police while his room mate, a reporter, searches for the real killer.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Harold Goodwin, Matthew Betz, Bud Jamison

Votes: 228

18. Allez Oop! (1934)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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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: 253

19. Way Up Thar (1935)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.1
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The Kurtz and Higgins families in the Ozarks can't seem to agree on anything, The Kurtzes, led by their matriarch, harbor ambitions to be a musical success on the radio while the Higginses ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Joan Davis, Myra Keaton, John W. Jackson, June Gittelson

Votes: 16

20. One Run Elmer (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Action, Comedy

6.4
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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

21. The Gold Ghost (1934)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

6.2
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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

22. Ditto (1937)

Not Rated | 17 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Buster, an ice delivery man, falls for one of his customers, not knowing she has a twin sister living next door.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Gloria Brewster, Barbara Brewster, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 88

23. The E-Flat Man (1935)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Elmer and his girlfriend run away to elope and spend their trip trying to dodge the police who are on their trail after they mistakenly make their getaway in a police car.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothea Kent, Broderick O'Farrell, Charles McAvoy

Votes: 98

24. Haunted Hills (1924)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Gavie Chahal, Krishna Chaturvedi, Zuber K. Khan, Surendra Pal

25. Krakatoa (1933)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Documentary describing the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies, destroying 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Graham McNamee

Votes: 22

26. Hayseed Romance (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Elmer Doolittle,a hired hand on a farm,encounters some complications in his romancing and believes he will have to marry the farm-owner aunt of Molly, the pretty girl he loves. Further ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Jane Jones, Dorothea Kent, Robert McKenzie

Votes: 100

27. Grand Slam Opera (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Elmer Butts is a contestant in a radio amateur hour show hoping to win the first price... by dancing and juggling!

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Diana Lewis, Harold Goodwin, John Ince

Votes: 243

28. One Big Happy Family (1935)

21 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Director: Al Christie | Stars: Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan, George Shelton, Emerson's Mountaineers

Votes: 13

29. Getting an Eyeful (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Henry Groper a struggling Optician, gets married to Eleanor to her Father's dismay. But on their wedding day, Henry is told he has 30 days to make a go of his business or else his Father ... See full summary »

Director: William Watson | Stars: Charles Kemper, Danny Kaye, Sally Starr, Clyde Fillmore

Votes: 33

30. Dime a Dance (1937)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.0
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June Allyson is a cashier in a dance hall and her friend Imogene Coca wants to get a job there as a dance hostess. June advises her she needs to first make herself attractive to men,and ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie | Stars: Imogene Coca, Danny Kaye, June Allyson, Hank Henry

Votes: 22

31. Farmer Al Falfa's 20th Anniversary (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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The barnyard animals throw Al a party commemorating his long career as an animated star. But as happened often before, and would again, uninvited skunks crash the affair, stink up the farmhouse, and all descends into destruction and chaos.

Directors: Mannie Davis, George Gordon

Votes: 11

32. Mixed Magic (1936)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A professional magician, "The Great Spumoni", fires his male assistant and his female assistant insists that he hire another one. The young man he hires turns out to have no aptitude whatsoever for a magic act. Complications ensue.

Director: Raymond Kane | Stars: Buster Keaton, Eddie Lambert, Marlyn Stuart, Eddie Hall

Votes: 86

33. Honeymoon Beach (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Glenn Tryon is at his Bachelor's Dinner, attended only by a dozen of his girl friends, prior to marrying Connie Watts but Ma Watts has plans for Connie to marry playboy Billy Bevan, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Billy Bevan, Glenn Tryon, Ruth Hiatt, Fern Emmett

34. The Private Life of the Gannets (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A 1934 GB production that was picked up in 1937 by Educational for 20th Century Fox distribution about the gannet, (a beautiful white and exceedingly graceful bird deemed the best fisherman... See full summary »

Director: Julian Huxley | Star: A.L. Alexander

Votes: 50

35. Pete and Repeat (1931)

21 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Bud Harrison, Peenie Elmo

36. Going Spanish (1934)

19 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

5.0
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A South American festival brings slapstick love trouble to Bob Hope.

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

Votes: 103

37. A Nose for News (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

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Joe gets a job as a newspaper reporter and is sent to the jail to interview a notorious gangster the police have just captured. The gangster steals Joe's newspaper pass, and walks out of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Joe Cook, Richard Cramer, Jimmie Fox, Edward Guhl

38. Love Nest on Wheels (1937)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Buster, the eldest son in a family of hillbillies who manage a hotel, attempts to raise money to save the hotel from foreclosure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Myra Keaton, Al St. John, Lynton Brent

Votes: 113

39. Don't Be Nervous (1929)

25 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Escaped gangster "Nick the Shiek" (Lloyd Hamilton) is a dead ringer for Vernon Snodgrass, (Lloyd Hamilton). Vernon realizes it from seeing a newspaper the same time the police do, and chase... See full summary »

Director: William Watson | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Rita La Roy, Mahlon Hamilton, Glen Cavender

Votes: 13

40. Techno-Crazy (1933)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Billy Bevan, Monte Collins, Eleanor Hunt, John T. Murray

Votes: 8

41. Si Si Senor (1930)

19 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Tom Patricola, Joe Phillips, Chaquita de Montes, Carmel Guerrox

42. Marriage Rows (1931)

19 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Addie McPhail, Al St. John, Doris Deane

Votes: 6

43. Won by a Neck (1930)

25 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Ruth Hiatt, Addie McPhail, Ed Brady

44. Managed Money (1934)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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Young Mary Lou tries to help her brother Sonny raise money so that he can attend a military academy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Harry Myers, Helene Chadwick

Votes: 103

45. Play! Girls (1937)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Director: Walter Graham | Stars: Joe May, June Earle, The Five Ames Sisters, The Three Graces

Votes: 12

46. Gandy the Goose (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.2
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In Gandy's debut film, he leaves home to make is way in the world. Suprisingly, he's a silly goose with an Ed Wynn voice, and a wolf with a George Givot voice tries to lure him into his ... See full summary »

Director: John Foster | Star: Arthur Kay

Votes: 14

47. Three Hollywood Girls (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Leota Lane, Phyllis Crane, Rita Flynn, Edward J. Nugent

48. The Sound of Laughter (1963)

72 min | Comedy, Documentary

5.1
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A compilation that features film clips mostly from Educational Film Company comedies of the 1930s

Director: John O'Shaughnessy | Stars: Ed Wynn, Buster Keaton, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby

Votes: 20

49. Ex-Plumber (1931)

21 min | Comedy, Short

3.8
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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Addie McPhail, Stanley Blystone, Mitchell Lewis

Votes: 5

50. Up a Tree (1930)

19 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Addie McPhail, Dell Henderson


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