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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 August 4, 2020


HAL ROACH / MGM / RKO "2-REEL" 800' COMEDIES

  • 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
  • CLOCK WISE - 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
  • I CAN'T REMEMBER - 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 excellent quality dupe of a C&C TV print in Excellent to Like New condition, 800' - $69
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  • 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

  • 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. 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

 

  • 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. Like New Blackhawk print, 800' - $129
  • THEM THAR 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 CURLY
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' - $139
  • MICRO-PHONIES - Columbia 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
   

THREE STOOGES COMEDIES with SHEMP
Original Prints on 800' or 1200' Reels.

  • 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. 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

 VINTAGE 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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