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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 October 8, 2020


HAL ROACH / MGM / RKO / MACK SENNETT

& OTHER COMEDIES

  • 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 Near Mint 1957 Kodak print, 800' - $139
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 from a 2-reeler. Like New Kodak print, 400' - $49
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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

  • BLOTTO - 1930 Laurel and Hardy comedy. Stan purloins his wife's secret bottle of liquor to have a wild night out at the Rainbow Club with Ollie. However Mrs Laurel has replaced the booze with a noxious mixture of cold tea, mustard power and other hot ingredients. This doesn't prevent the boys from getting tipsy on the contents! Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel are good as always and once more show the wonderful chemistry the both of them had together. Also Anita Garvin is wonderful in the role of Mrs. Laurel. Near Mint 1968 Eastman Blackhawk print on a 1200' reel - $189
  • A PERFECT DAY - 1929 Laurel & Hardy comedy also starring 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. Excellent+ to Like New condition good dupe print with all Film Classic titles and a density sound track. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 800' - $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

   
  • 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
  • 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 original titles. 800' - $129

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
  • 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. If you've seen many of the Three Stooges films, you know the chaos they cause at snobby parties. Dressed in kilts and yelling "hoot, mon", they make a farce out of the party, which always is fun to watch. One difference in this one is most of the snobs actually enjoy the Stooges! Like New 1959 Kodak print - $139
   

THREE STOOGES COMEDIES
with SHEMP

Original Prints on 800' Reels.

  • 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+ 1959 Kodak print - $139

  • WHO DONE IT - 1949 - The stooges are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire. They wander around the millionaire's spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous dame. Their comedic timing is at its honed best here. Aside from the intense slapstick scenes, there are others more subtle, but just as funny. Emil Sitka is at his bewildered goofiest. And the goon may look scary, but he's somehow funny. He seems as frustrated and perplexed with the Stooges. For Shemp aficionados, this is a must have episode that won't disappoint. Excellent+ to Like New 1960 Kodak print - $139
    Another 1970's print of WHO DONE IT in near Mint condition - $169
  • 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 spooky castle of its valuables. Though they do their best to frighten the boys off. Excellent+ to Like New 1959 Kodak print - $119
  • 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
  • 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


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