Vintage 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm Films and Projectors
COMEDY SHORT SUBJECTS
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 August 4, 2020
HAL ROACH / MGM / RKO "2-REEL"
FALSE ROOMERS -
RKO, 1938 Edgar Kennedy
comedy with Constance Bergen, Bill Franey and Jimmy Finlayson.
Edgars wife rents a room to a lunatic old man. But, without
seeing him, he tells her to throw him out. A little later her
Uncle Jim (Finlayson) arrives and she gives him the spare room.
When Edgar comes back he mistakes Uncel Jim for the crazy man
and the fun really begins. Like New to Near Mint 1960 Kodak print, 800' - $129
RKO, 1939 Edgar Kennedy
comedy with Edgar
Kennedy comedy with Vivien
Oakland and Bill Franey.
Vivien can't get a decent
night's sleep, because
father-in-law Billy Franey
has souped up the
grandfather clock so it
produces a loud racket every
hour on the hour. Like New
1958 Kodak print, 800' - $129
- TEXAS TOUGH GUY
RKO, 1950 Leon Errol comedy with Dorothy Granger. Leon poses as
his cousin Tex to call off a marriage his daughter has been
forced into. Cousin Tex looks like an identical twin, so when
cousin Tex shows up, there is a lot of confusion and fun.
Outstanding quality Like New to Near Mint 1957 Kodak print, 800' - $129
DIG THAT GOLD
RKO, 1948 Edgar Kennedy
comedy with Edgar
Kennedy comedy with Florence
Lake and Jack Rice. Edgar has an argument with his next door
neighbor concerning a fence the neighbor is building between the
two properties. He then finds gold coins in his basement. But,
to keep the government from thinking he is hoarding gold, he has
his brother-in-law bury them in the back yard so he can say he
dug them up, but he buries them on his neighbors property by
mistake. This is an Excellent+ 1958 Kodak print but has no
titles. It starts cleanly from the fade-in of the first scene.
800' - $59
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' - $129
- RKO, 1949 Leon Errol
comedy with Dorothy Granger.
Leon picks up the wrong
briefcase and finds it is
filled with stolen money and
bonds, and also finds he is
in hot water because they
have his case and knows
where he lives. 1960's
quality dupe of a C&C TV
print in Excellent to Like
condition, 800' - $69
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
LAUREL & OLIVER HARDY COMEDIES
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
- 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.
Excellent+ used condition Blackhawk print, 800' - $79
- THICKER THAN WATER - 1935
Laurel and Hardy comedy.
Oliver's in trouble with his wife
after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the
money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his
room and board. While doing the dishes, Stanley convinces Oliver
to withdraw the family savings and buy the furniture outright.
But they accidentally squander it at an auction, purchasing a
grandfather clock which gets smashed on the way home. Mrs.
Hardy's reaction sends Oliver to the hospital, where a blood
transfusion from Stanley produces confusing results. Great
quality Near Mint
1965 Eastman Blackhawk print with excellent density and all Film Classics titles. 800' - $149
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
titles. From a new negative in the late 1970's. 800' - $129
1930 Laurel and Hardy comedy. Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet
evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their
squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley. Exasperated,
the fathers send their misbehaving offspring to bed and start in
on a furniture-destroying game of billiards.
Over-sized props for Stan and Ollie give the impression of kids
into everything from a bathtub to a wooden chest of drawers.
Like New Blackhawk
print, 800' - $129
HILLS - Laurel & Hardy comedy with Charlie Hall and Mae
Busch. 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. Vintage
Library Films print, very good dupe quality,
with all Film Classics titles. Near Mint
condition - $69
TIT FOR TAT - Laurel &
Hardy comedy with Charlie Hall and Mae Busch. 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.
Excellent quality dupe print in Near Mint
condition, 800' - $79
THREE STOOGES COMEDIES with
Original Prints on 800' Reel
UNCIVIL WAR BIRDS
- Columbia 1946 Three
Stooges comedy. The stooges are civil war soldiers who are
constantly changing uniforms to avoid the opposing armies, at
one point even dressing as slaves. Eventually they decide to be
loyal to the south, but remain disguised as Union soldiers.
Curly is detected as a spy, but Moe and Larry prevent his
execution. The boys escape with a secret map and marry their
three southern belles. Like New 1959 Kodak print, 800' -
1945 Three Stooges comedy. The stooges are working in a
radio station where Christine McIntyre has just made a recording
of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide
her singing career from her disapproving society parents while
auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program.
After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find her
record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women.
Like New 1959 Kodak print, 800' - $139
STOOGES COMEDIES with SHEMP
Original Prints on 800' or 1200' Reels.
- 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
- 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. Near Mint Eastman print - $99
- LOOSE LOOT
- 1953. The stooges are willed a lot of dough from a rich uncle,
but the executor of the estate, Icabob Slipp, is a crook who
grabs and runs with the money. The stooges trail him to a a
theater where they engage in a wild chase and ultimately recover
their inheritance. Excellent+ to
Like New Kodak print - $99
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 - $99
CRIME ON THEIR HANDS - 1948.
The stooges are janitors working
in a newspaper office. When an anonymous
caller phones in a tip about the theft a
famous diamond, the boys decide to
become reporters and go after the
crooks. They find the crooks, but Shemp
accidentally swallows the diamond which
was hidden in a bowl of candy. The
crooks want to cut the diamond out, but
the boys foil them with the help of a
friendly gorilla. One of Shemp's best.
Excellent+ to Like New
1960 Kodak print - $99
COLUMBIA, PARAMOUNT, EDUCATIONAL & RKO COMEDIES
BOB'S BUSY DAY (GOING SPANISH)
- 1934 Educational Pictures comedy. A South American festival
brings slapstick love trouble to Bob Hope. The story has Bob,
his fiancée, and her mother traveling in South America. They
visit a town in which, on a certain day, you can do or say
anything to anyone, as long as you sing a song to them
afterwards. Bob Hope's very first film. This is a Comedy House
condensed version. Like New Kodak print, 400' - $59
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