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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 November 14, 2018


HAL ROACH / MGM & OTHER "2/3-REEL" COMEDIES

Note: When a film is described in the number of reels it has, one reel equals about 8 to 10 minutes, or up to 400' of film.

  • WRECKETY WRECKS - 1933 Hal Roach "Taxi Boys" comedy starring Billy Gilbert, Ben Blue and Arthur Housman. Taxi drivers Billy and Ben run over a dummy, but mistakenly believe that they've run over a man. They make a desperate attempt to bury him in a cemetery. They mistake a seminary for a cemetery and the gags continue to erupt one after another as they make false assumptions about the "seminary" and mistake a girl's dorm for a morgue. The film is all slapstick as the two are constantly running into obstacles that prevent them from getting the job done. Outstanding 35mm quality 1945 Kodak print with Film Classic titles. Like New to Near Mint condition, 800' - $259
  • HOT SPOT - 1932 Hal Roach "Taxi Boys" comedy starring Billy Gilbert, Ben Blue and Muriel Evans. When Ben ends up with a half-naked Muriel in his cab, and later Billy when she sneaks into his cab, trouble ensues when her jealous husband appears. Outstanding 35mm quality 1947 Kodak print with Film Classic titles. Like New to Near Mint condition, 800' - $259
  • 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
  • SPOOKY WOOKY - RKO, 1950. Stars Leon Errol and Dorothy Granger. Leon manages to get a new house in the country cheap, and the whole family finds out that a mysterious death occurred in it. No one but Leon wants to live there, and so, a wacky plan is conceived by his daughter with her friends to make Leon think the house is haunted. Excellent Like New condition dupe print, 800' - $89

 

  • MIDSUMMER MUSH - 1933 Hal Roach comedy starring Charley Chase. Charley and his troop of trusting scouts navigate the wilds of city sidewalks and traffic jams until he literally falls for pretty Betty Mack. She nearly knocks him down while driving past him when she puts out her arm to signal a turn. But since she was holding an ice cream cone, Charley is soon eating out of her hand. Charley manages to make life miserable for a certain traffic cop played in Edgar Kennedy slow burn fashion by Eddie Baker. The traffic jam he causes trying to help the cop is a riot. Near Mint Blackhawk original print, 800' - $129
  • A TOUGH WINTER & LAZY DAYS - Two classic Hal Roach Little Rascal comedies on one full 1600' reel. Interstate Television Corp. prints head titles. Prints from all the credits on are Like New and outstanding quality 35mm negative print-downs on 1955 Kodak stock. "Tough Winter" (1930) features Stepin Fetchit, Farina and Jackie Cooper. "Lazy Days" (1929) features Farina, Chubby and Joe Cobb. Both films are complete and uncut. Sharp 35mm quality - $299
  • 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

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (good but dupe quality) 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 on a 1600' reel - $189

THREE STOOGES COMEDIES with CURLY
Original Prints on 800' Reels.

  • 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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • THREE HAMS ON RYE - 1950. The stooges are stage hands who also have small parts in a big play. They quickly get on the bad side of the producer. First they fail to prevent a famous critic from sneaking into the audience. Then Shemp accidentally adds a pot holder into a cake they bake as a prop. Like New 1960 Kodak 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 absconds 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 - $89
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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

 

 
   

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 fiancĂ©e, 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' - $69
  • INSURANCE - Paramount, 1930. Starring Eddie Cantor. Sidney Swieback visits the insurance doctor; the examination turns into an stand-up comedy routine, including the song "Now That the Girls are Wearing Long Dresses." Like New vintage 1960's Eastman NTA print, 400' - $89
   
   

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