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16MM SOUND VINTAGE
COMEDY SHORT SUBJECTS

HAL ROACH & OTHER CLASSIC COMEDIES
Ranging from 10 minutes (400') to 30
minutes (1200') in length.

All 16mm comedy films  are vintage, great quality original prints in Like New condition unless otherwise stated.

Updated January 10, 2017


HAL ROACH / MGM & OTHER 2-REEL COMEDIES

  • BEAUTY AND THE BUS - 1933 Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly comedy. Thelma and Patsy attend a movie theatre in hopes of winning the drawing for a new car. After considerable trouble getting to their seats, they manage to win, despite having thrown away their tickets by mistake. On the way home, they encounter an intransigent motorcycle cop, then end up in a massive multi-car collision resulting in a gigantic tit-for-tat destruction contest. Outstanding quality Mint Blackhawk print with all original Film Classics titles. 800' - $299
  • DANGEROUS FEMALES - 1929 Al Christie comedy starring Marie Dressler and Polly Moran. Very funny and fast moving comedy. Roommates panic and plan when they hear a radio report of a murderer loose in their neighborhood. They think they get the murderer mixed up with the visiting evangelist. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 800' - $149
  • PAN HANDLERS - 1936 Hal Roach comedy with Patsy Kelly and Pert Kelton. Vintage Kodak MGM/Film Classics print-down. This Girl Friends short was the first one after the death of Thelma Todd. Patsy Kelly continued with the series and they brought in Pert Kelton as her new partner in crime. In the film the girls spend their last fifty-dollars buying some pots and pans that they then have to try and sell. Door after door they're turned down until they run across a new bride, Rosina Lawrence,  who offers to buy them if the girls will cook a meal for her husband and his boss. In Excellent+ condition, 800' - $149
  • THE STOLEN JOOLS - 1931. Made by the National Vaudeville Artists (NVA) as part of a charity campaign and distributed free to theatres in 1931. After the showing a live speaker would come out and request donations. The film was rediscovered in 1972 in Britain, where it had been released in 1932 as "The Slippery Pearls," one of the Masquers Club comedy series for RKO. Subsequently a U.S. print was discovered and the film's true title, origin and purpose were at last known. Star studded cast includes Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel. Oliver Hardy, Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Richard Dix, Wheeler and Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Joan Crawford and many more. Mint Blackhawk print, 800' - $129
   

STAN LAUREL & OLIVER HARDY COMEDIES

  • MEN O'WAR - 1929 Laurel and Hardy comedy with James Finlayson. Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't seem to get across to his friend. That problem is solved when Stanley hits the jackpot on a slot machine. Now with enough money to hire a boat, they start a battle-royal with other boaters, with everybody eventually winding up in the lake. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 800' - $129
  • TWO TARS - 1928 Laurel and Hardy comedy. 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. With sound track of music and sound effects. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 800' - $99
  • BELOW ZERO - 1930 Laurel and Hardy comedy. In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable woman. Their luck seems to turn when they find a wallet full of money. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 800' - $129
  • TOWED IN A HOLE - 1932 Laurel & Hardy comedy with Billy Gilbert. Laurel and Hardy are in the fish business. They drive around town seeing if they can sell any. Stan suggests they catch their own fish and could keep all the profits when selling them to people. Ollie likes the idea so they buy a boat at the junk yard and try, sometimes unsuccessfully, to fix it up. Near Mint vintage print with original Film Classics titles - $149
  • DIRTY WORK - 1933 Laurel and Hardy comedy. Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "rejuvination formula." Cackling with glee, the Professor demonstrates his success for the boys, dropping a duckling into the vat and winding up with an egg. There's a somewhat different type of regression, however, when Stanley accidentally knocks Oliver into the formula. Like New Blackhawk print on an 800' reel - $129
  • COUNTY HOSPITAL - 1932 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Billy Gilbert. Visiting Oliver in the hospital where he's recovering from a broken leg, Stanley wreaks havoc on both his friend and the doctor, who winds up dangling out the window. After they're ordered out, Stanley tries to drive Oliver home, unaware that he's just accidentally injected himself with a powerful sedative. Near Mint Blackhawk print with most original opening titles. 800' - $129
  • THEIR FIRST MISTAKE - 1932 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Mae Busch. Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby to keep his wife occupied so that he and Stanley can continue to carouse. But upon returning home with the infant, they find a process server with a divorce summons, and spend a sleepless night caring for the squalling baby. Near Mint Blackhawk print - $129
  • ONE GOOD TURN  - 1931 Laurel & Hardy comedy. Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not pay the mortgage. Not realizing that they are hearing a rehearsal for a play, the boys decide to auction their car to help. Like New Blackhawk print, 800' - $129
  • HOG WILD - 1930 Laurel & Hardy comedy. Mrs. Hardy insists that Oliver mount the radio aerial on the roof before he goes off gallivanting with his friend Stanley. But with Stanley's assistance, Oliver spends more time falling off the roof than atop it. Making one last attempt, Oliver climbs to the top of a ladder he's mounted on his Model T Ford, but just then Stanley accidentally starts the car. A wild ride through the streets of Culver City culminates in an unscheduled streetcar stop. Like New Blackhawk print, 800' - $129
  • BE BIG - 1930 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Anita Garvin. On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in their honor is being held that evening. Oliver feigns illness to get out of the trip, and the wives head off to the train station by themselves. Stanley's attempts to help Oliver get into his lodge uniform turn into a series of disasters. Meanwhile, the wives miss the last train and, returning to discover the deception, come after their husbands with shotguns. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 1100' on a 1200' reel - $159
  • PERFECT DAY - 1929 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Edgar Kennedy. Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car itself keeps acting up, requiring repeated exits and reboardings by the boys, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 800' in the OB - $129
  • THE HOOSE-GOW - 1929 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Jimmy Finlayson. Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck in Oliver's coat, Oliver chopping down a tree which just happens to contain the guard lookout post. When the Governor's party happens by, Oliver accidentally pokes a hole in his car's radiator, then attempts to stop the leak by filling the radiator with rice. Near Mint Blackhawk print, 800' in the OB - $129
 

 

  • THEM THAR HILLS & TIT FOR TAT - Two 1934 Laurel & Hardy comedies with Charlie Hall and Mae Busch. Both together on a 1600' reel. "Them That Hills" is a vintage Library Films print with all Film Classics titles. Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample their 'healthy' mountain water. Mr Hall, who has left his wife with the boys while he re-fuels his car is not amused at his wife's condition when he returns. The sequel, "Tit For Tat", is a vintage Blackhawk print. Stan & Ollie set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in "Them Thar Hills". Stan & Ollie go and visit, to offer the hand of friendship, but the grocer soon becomes convinced that Ollie is trying to seduce his wife. Near Mint, 1600' - $229
THREE STOOGES COMEDIES with CURLY
Original Prints on 800' Reels.
  • IDLE ROOMERS - 1943. The stooges are working as bellboys in a large hotel when a side show promoter shows up with 'Lupe', a wild wolfman who promptly escapes. Excellent+ to Near Mint 1960 Kodak print - $169
  • PARDON MY SCOTCH - 1935. The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at party to fool the prospective buyer. Like New 1959 Kodak print - $149
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  • SPOOK LOUDER - 1943. The stooges are salesman that have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor. Hired as caretakers, when the scientist goes to Washington to demonstrate his death-ray machine to the government, the boys are left to guard his house and must contend with enemy spies and a mysterious pie thrower. Near Mint 1959 Kodak print - $169


THREE STOOGES COMEDIES with SHEMP
Original Prints (unless noted) on 800' Reels.

  • SPOOKS - 1953. The stooges are private detectives hired to find a missing girl. The boys disguise as pie salesmen and end up wandering around a mad scientist's mansion, trying to find the girl. Originally made in 3D. Excellent+ top quality dupe print - $139
  • FUELIN' AROUND - 1949. The stooges are carpet layers working in the home of a scientist, Professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio. Near Mint 1960's Fuji print - $89
  • SCRAMBLED BRAINS - 1951. With Emil Sitka. Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful. Like New 1950's Ferrania print - $79
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  • GENTS IN A JAM - 1952. With Emil Sitka. Shemp's rich Uncle Phineas comes to visit the stooges who are broke and about to evicted. The boys convince their landlady Mrs. McGruder not to toss them out as Shemp is set to inherit a fortune. The boys also have trouble with a circus strongman after Shemp accidentally rips off his wife's dress. Near Mint 1959 Kodak print - $99
  • PARDON MY CLUTCH - 1948. The stooge's friend Claude sells them his old lemon of a car so they can take Shemp, who is sick with a toothache, camping. The car won't work and the boys are apparently out a bundle. Near Mint 1959 Kodak print - $99
  • STONE AGE ROMEOS - 1955. The stooges hope to collect a reward by proving to a museum that cavemen still exist. They return from their expedition with a film purporting to show some stone age stooges. Mint Eastman print - $99
  • SHIVERING SHERLOCKS - 1948. Their friend Gladys has inherited a house in the country and the boys go with her to inspect it so she won't be gypped when its sold. The house turns out to be a crook's hideout. Near Mint 1960's Fuji print - $139
  • SCOTCHED IN SCOTLAND - 1954. Would be detectives, the stooges get a job guarding a Scotch castle while the owner is away. The servants are crooks intent on robbing the castle of its valuables. Though they do their best to frighten the boys off. Excellent+ to Like New 1959 Kodak print - $129
  • SCHEMING SCHEMERS - 1956. The stooges are three incompetent plumbers who foul up the plumbing in a fancy mansion where a society party is going on. They manage to catch a couple of thieves masquerading as guests before the whole party degenerates into a pie fight. Like New 1960 Kodak print - $99
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  • HOLD THAT LION - 1947. The stooges are gypped out of their inheritance by Icabob Slipp, a crooked lawyer. The boys follow Slipp onto a passenger train and corner him, but not before they accidentally let a lion loose on the train. The only time all three Howard brothers; Moe, Shemp, and Curly; appeared in the same scene together. It was Curly's last appearance on film. Near Mint 1950's Ferrania print - $149
  • CUCKOO ON A CHOO CHOO - 1952. Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in love with "Carry", an imaginary giant canary. Near Mint 1960 Kodak print - $99


VINTAGE COLUMBIA, EDUCATIONAL & RKO COMEDIES

  • BACKSTAGE FOLLIES - RKO, 1948. With Dorothy Granger. Faced with a police raid ordered by Errol's wife, turned Reform League president, the manager of the local burlesque theatre sends one of the girls over to get friendly with Errol. Near Mint Original print on an 800' reel - $99
  • SWEET CHEAT - RKO, 1949. With Dorothy Granger. Leon keeps making solo trips to Buffalo and his wife Dorothy has suspicions that some hanky-panky is involved. The next time Leon shuffles off to Buffalo, Dorothy follows on the same airplane disguised as a beautiful, but poor, widow from the south. Near Mint Original print on an 800' reel - $99
  • JUST PLAIN FOLKS - 1936, Educational Pictures comedy starring Tim Ryan and Irene Ryan (Granny in Beverly Hillbillies). In a burlesque of the radio program "One Man's Family", Tim pays a visit to his fiancée, Irene Carr, to meet her crazy family. 1951 Kodak print in Excellent condition. 800' - $89
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  • GROOMS IN GLOOM - Educational Pictures Al Christie comedy, 1935. Comedy starring Tom Howard and George Shelton. George wants to marry Lena Schmidt but her father disapproves. Tom calls on old man Schmidt to fix things up for his friend George. He calls on the wrong Schmidt, who also has a daughter named Lena, and the two think Tom is there to ask for her hand for himself. Arrangements are made for a marriage but Tom and George think the intended bridegroom is George, as George does not know the wrong Schmidt was approached by Tom. Like New 1945 Kodak print in the Comedy House box, 425' on a 400' reel - $89
  • MORON THAN OFF - 1946 Columbia comedy with Sterling Holloway, Emil Sitka and Symona Boniface. Sterling is on his way to make an installment payment on his furniture when a crony talks him into buying an Irish Sweepstakes ticket, and when Sterling's furniture is repossesed, he paints pictures of furniture on his walls to relieve the bareness. He wins the sweepstakes but has forgotten where the winning stub is. Excellent Kodak print, 800' - $99


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