Phil's Vintage 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm Films and Projectors


16MM SOUND VINTAGE
COMEDY SHORT SUBJECTS

Ranging from 10 minutes (400') to 30 minutes (1,000') in length, most are 800'.

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

Updated February 3, 2023


 COLUMBIA - RKO - HAL ROACH & OTHER CLASSIC COMEDIES

  • THE GHOST TALKS - 1949. The stooges are movers for an express company and on a rainy night are sent to move some junk, including a suit of armor, from a spooky old house. The armor is haunted by the ghost of Peeping Tom, who has no intention of leaving. The ghost foils the stooges attempts to take the armor, until Lady Godiva shows up and the two ride off together. This is on of the spookiest and funniest Three Stooges shorts! It begins with thunder storms and the howling wind! When the Stooges discover that the armor talks and they have a conversation about who he is, its gets really good then. Excellent used beautiful theatrical density 1959 Kodak print, 800' - $119
  • FALSE ROOMERS - RKO, 1938 Edgar Kennedy comedy with Constance Bergen, Bill Franey and James 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
  • DONE IN OIL - 1933 Hal Roach comedy with Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly. Thelma tries to pass herself off as a famous French painter, with Patsy posing as her French maid and mammy cook. Very politically incorrect. Near Mint 1989 Eastman print made by Film Preservation Associates from the Blackhawk Films negative, on an 800' reel - $149
  • THE DENTIST - Classic W.C. Fields 1932 Mack Sennett comedy. After preliminaries with ice and golf, dentist Fields turns to the problems of his patients. He wrestles one woman all over the office during an extraction. One man is so heavily bearded he can't find the man's mouth and uses a shotgun to flush out birds. Near Mint condition Blackhawk print, 800' - $99
  • FRAMING YOUTH - 1937 Hal Roach "Little Rascals" comedy. The gang has turned their clubhouse into Spanky's Voice Studio, with the singular purpose of furthering Alfalfa's singing career. He's scheduled to perform at a radio contest in which Butch is also a contestant. The bully arrives at the studio to intimidate Spanky into keeping Alfalfa out of the show. Using a frog in a scarf, Spanky convinces Alfalfa that he's lost his voice, so the boys sit in the clubhouse listening to the show on the radio. Finally, Spanky gets a guilty conscience and takes Alfalfa to the station, where he wins the contest, even though his singing is repeatedly punctuated by the sound of a croaking frog. Mint (never run) top quality Blackhawk print, full 400' - $89

 

 


STAN LAUREL & OLIVER HARDY COMEDIES

   
  • CHICKENS COME HOME - 1931 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Thelma Todd, James Finlayson and Mae Busch. Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer at bay incur the wrath of the shrewish Mrs Laurel, who takes her revenge with an ax. Mint 1967 Eastman Blackhawk print, 1000' (30 minutes) on a 1600' reel - $169
  • A CHUMP AT OXFORD - 1939 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Charlie Hall and Peter Cushing. While sweeping streets, Stan and Oliver accidentally capture a bank robber. The grateful bank president sends them to Oxford for a proper education. There they become victims of student pranks, getting lost in the university's Maze, and taking over the Dean's quarters as their own; but, then a knock on the head turns Stan "back" into the famed Lord Paddington, scholar and athlete extraordinaire.  This is the 45 minute American release version.  Mint 1963 Kodak Blackhawk with great thedatrical density and with all original United Artists titles, full 1,600' (4 reeler) in the OB - $269
  • NIGHT OWLS - 1930 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Edgar Kennedy. After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his reputation, in exchange for not jailing them for sleeping on park benches. Kennedy sets them to burgling the Police Chief's own house, planning to arrest them in front of his boss, and later "fixing it" for the boys. Print has some occasional brown rust spotting. Excellent+ 1968 Eastman Blackhawk print with all Film Classics titles, 800' in the OB - $69
  • GOING BYE BYE - 1934 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Walter Long. Stan and Ollie give evidence that convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and the boys stop by for her. Meanwhile, Butch escapes; when the boys finally manage to free him from a trunk, he exacts a terrible revenge. Mint 1963 Kodak Blackhawk print with Film Classics titles, 800' in the OB - $149
  • BEAU HUNKS - 1934 Laurel and Hardy comedy. Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh discipline of the Commandant. On a long march to reinforce remote Fort Arid, the boys get lost in the sands, finally reaching the Fort only to find it besieged by the fearsome Riffs. A Mint 1974 Eastman Blackhawk print, they re-made their negative restoring most of the original MGM titles. Full 1,600' (4 reeler) in the OB - $269
  • THE LIVE GHOST - 1934 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Walter Long, Arthur Housman and Mae Busch. A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him shanghai a crew from the sailors at a dockside bar. The comic duo accomplish this by using one of the funniest devices ever put into a movie, and of course it all goes wrong. Once aboard, the captain warns them that whoever says the word "ghost" will get his head twisted from north to south. After much time at sea and many port stops later, one of the drunken sailors falls into a trough of whitewash, terrorizing Stanley and Oliver into blurting out "ghost" in front of the enraged captain, which brings about the story's Laurel and Hardy trademark "another fine mess" ending.  Great density quality Mint condition 1970 Eastman Blackhawk print with all original Film Classics titles, 800' - $199

  • 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 1968 Kodak Blackhawk print, 800' in the OB - $149
  • 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. Near Mint 1968 Eastman Blackhawk print, 800' in the OB - $149
  • TOWED IN A HOLE - 1934 Laurel & Hardy comedy with Billy Gilbert. Laurel and Hardy are in the fish business and they drive around town seeing if they can sell any. Stan suggests that if they catch their own fish, they can keep all the profits when they sell them to people. Ollie likes the idea, so they buy a boat at the junkyard and try to fix it up; when it's finally fixed up, the whole operation goes south.  Near Mint 1963 Kodak Blackhawk print with all Film Classics titles, 800' in the OB - $149
  • THEM THAR HILLS - 1934 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. Mint condition 1974 Eastman Blackhawk print, 800' - $149

    Another print of "Them Thar Hills" in Excellent+ condition (some light emulsion lines on the left side and some occasional brown rust spotting).) 1958 Kodak Film Classics print, 800' - $69

  • TIT FOR TAT - 1935 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. Mint condition 1974 Eastman Blackhawk print, 800' - $149

    Another print of "Tit For Tat" in Excellent+ condition (some light emulsion lines on the left side and some occasional brown rust spotting). 1958 Kodak print with all original MGM opening title cards, 800' - $69

  • BRATS - 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. Near Mint 1969 Eastman Blackhawk print in the OB, 800' - $149
  • MEN O' WAR - 1929 Laurel and Hardy comedy with Jimmy Finlayson and Charlie Hall. 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. Print has some occasional brown rust spotting. Otherwise Near Mint 1968 Blackhawk print. 800' in the OB - $69
  • 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 Mint 1965 Eastman Blackhawk print with excellent density and all Film Classics titles. 800' - $149

    Another of print of "Thicker Than Water" with some occasional brown rust spotting. Otherwise Near Mint 1968 Eastman Blackhawk print with excellent density and all Film Classics titles. 800' - $69
  • 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. 1968 Eastman Blackhawk print in Near Mint condition, 800' - $129
  • THE MUSIC BOX - 1930 Laurel & Hardy comedy with Billy Gilbert. The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands, hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs. Excellent+ 1958 Kodak Blackhawk print with Film Classic titles, 1000' on a 1600' reel in the OB - $149
  • ANOTHER FINE MESS - 1930 Laurel & Hardy comedy with Thelma Todd and James Finlayson. Homeless, penniless, and one step ahead of the police, Stanley and Oliver take refuge in the home of big-game hunter Colonel Buckshot while the owner is on safari. When Lord and Lady Plumtree call to inquire about renting the house, Oliver pretends to be Colonel Buckshot, while Stanley masquerades as both butler and maid. All goes as well as can be expected, with Lady Plumtree and Stanley--in his guise as "Agnes"--engaging in girl talk, until the real Colonel Buckshot returns unexpectedly. Near Mint 1968 Eastman Blackhawk print, 1000' (30 minutes) on a 1600' reel - $169
  • BE BIG! - 1931 Laurel & Hardy comedy with Anita Garvin. Laurel and Hardy and their wives are due to go away for a trip. However when Hardy's pals call him and tell him of a party in his honour he feigns illness and sends them on ahead of him and Laurel. But making excuses to his wife and getting away with it is only the start of the problem when it comes to actually getting ready to go out. 30 minutes. Near Mint 1974 Eastman Blackhawk print, 1000' (30 minutes) on a 1200' reel - $169

 

 


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