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SUPER 8MM ( SUPER-8 ) MAGNETIC SOUND SHORT SUBJECTS

Feature Condensations, Castle Films, Trailers, Comedy Films, Classic TV, Westerns & much more.

Updated May 21, 2024

Like New to Near Mint condition, black & white, on 400' reel unless noted. OB indicates the film is in it's original box. A number in brackets ( ) after a title indicates if I have more than one copy of that title. Lots of images here so give it time to feed in.
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CLASSIC COMEDY SHORTS

SUPER-8 SOUND CARTOONS

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CASTLE FILMS & UNIVERSAL-8 DIGESTS

DIGEST FILMS - TV - NEWS DOCUMENTARIES & TRAILERS

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THEATRICAL COMEDIES

All on 400' reels unless noted

  • HUSTLING FOR HEALTH - Very rare 1918 Stan Laurel comedy by the Rolin Film Company. After missing his train, Stan Laurel meets a Good Samaritan who invites him back to his home for rest and relaxation. It proves a most arduous vacation but even amidst the angry suffragettes and demanding hosts, Laurel hazards into love.
    This was a lost title until I discovered an old mint condition original 1942 16mm print in a well preserved old film collection. It h
    as a very special unique sound track I made in 1990 of syncronized period music and sound effects (better than the music tracks added to the dupe quality prints on YouTube). I had only about 12 prints made up at Perry's Movies in England in super-8 from the original 16mm print. The prints are brand new on Eastman pre-striped black and white acetate film stock, about 225' on a 400' reel in a special box I designed for this and another film. Runs over 15 minutes at 18 frames per second speed setting. Image quality is outstanding! Only one Mint print is available - $149
  • GIANTS VS. YANKS - Hal Roach 1923 OUR GANG Comedy with the Our Gang kids. This is the TV "Scalawags" release of these silent comedies with a music and effects sound track. The game gets started with Farina as the umpire, at one point pulling a razor on Ernie for arguing balls and strikes. After a while, they're chased off by the owner of the vacant lot where they want to play. They head to a house where a doctor there suspects one of the couple's maids has a contagious fever and quarantines the gang to the house as he tries to get a diagnosis. Mint condition in the Niles Films OB, 400' - $39
  • CRADLE ROBBERS - Cradle Robbers is a 1924 short silent Hal Roach comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 26th Our Gang short subject released. When the gang hears about prizes being offered at a baby show, they get their younger siblings ready to earn some money. Mickey dresses Joe up to win the prize for fattest baby, but Joe runs off when it comes time to be inspected by a pediatrician. The gang then stages its own baby show, but their mothers arrive with the police to reclaim their babies. The gang hides in a gypsy's wagon, and find themselves being kidnapped by the unknowing gypsy.  With a sound track of music and effects. A Mint condition Thunderbird Films print, about 250' on an over-full 200' reel in the OB - $39
  • KID'N' AFRICA - 1933 "Baby Burlesk" comedy series. An excellent quality Niles print with all original titles. 200', Near Mint in the OB - $29
  • THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER - 1933 Mack Sennett comedy with W.C. Fields. The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast." Near Mint Niles print with all original Paramount titles in the Niles Films worn OB - $39
  • THE GOLF SPECIALIST - 1930 RKO W.C. Fields comedy. Fields recreates one of his most famous stage sketches, "An incident on the Links", a piece he had used on Broadway and at times over the years in the annual Ziegfield Follies, as well as several times in silent features. However, this was the first time the routine would be filmed with sound; indeed, it was the first time Fields himself would be heard on film. Mint print in a worn Niles Films OB - $49
  • HONEYMOON BRIDGE (2) - 1935 Leon Errol Columbia comedy. His wife's obsession with playing bridge is starting to drive Leon crazy. 400', Excellent+ print in a white box - $24
  • THE MUSIC BOX - 1932 Laurel & Hardy comedy. Mint Walton Films print with all Film Classics titles. Abridged 400' version in the OB - $29

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THREE STOOGES COMEDIES

All are Near Mint to Mint condition complete prints, 400' in the OB's.

Three Stooges with Curly - $69 each:

  • UNCIVIL WARRIORS - 1935
  • HOI POLLOI - 1935
  • AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE - 1941
  • DUTIFUL BUT DUMB - 1941
  • MICRO-PHONIES - 1945

Three Stooges with Shemp - $59 each:

  • PARDON MY CLUTCH - 1947
  • THREE DARK HORSES - 1952

 

 


CASTLE FILMS & UNIVERSAL-8 DIGESTS

  • Abbott & Costello Comedies - Universal Abbott and Costello comedies. All Near Mint condition Castle Films prints unless noted, in the SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED OB:
    HAVE BADGE WILL CHASE - $39
  • CAMERA THRILLS IN WILDEST AFRICA & AFRICAN ANIMAL HUNT - Two Castle Films travel adventure films on one 400' reel. Near Mint in Eastman Color with some color fading, 400' reel in a white box - $39
  • WESTERN FILMS HIGHLIGHTS - Highlights from western classics released by Universal-8 in the OB. Excellent+ to Near Mint condition: BADMEN OF ARIZONA with Richard Dix, THE COWBOY AND THE GIRL with John Wayne, FLAMING GUNS with Rory Calhoun, FRONTIER FURY with James Stewart - $29 each
  • THIS IS WAR - The Marx Brothers comedy. Excerpt from DUCK SOUP. Mint in excellent condition OB - $29

  • PIGSKIN CAPER (2) - The Marx Brothers comedy. Excerpt from MONKEY BUSINESS. Mint in excellent condition OB - $29

  • CIRCUS THRILLS - Like New in the OB - $29

  • PIRATE'S HAVEN - 1967. Adventure excerpt from "King's Pirate" starring Doug McClure and Jill St. John. Near Mint in the OB - $39

  • NEWS PARADE OF THE YEAR - Castle Films released one of these every year from 1937 to 1972. These are very hard to find in super-8 sound. Excellent to Near Mint condition: 1938, 1941, 1969 - $39 each

  • CIRCUS THRILLS - From Universal Education Division. Lots of exciting circus acts. Mint in the Universal-8 OB - $39

  • DR. CYCLOPS - 1939 fantasy horror film start Albert Dekker. Near Mint in the Castle Films OB - $39
    Also a Universal-8 200' print, Mint in shrinkwrap - $39

Castle Films changed into Universal-8 Films in the early 70's. They finally responded to collectors demands by releasing films in these longer 400' digest versions. All are Eastman Color with faded color (unless noted as Black & White).

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  • MUHAMMAD ALI VS LEON SPINKS- Universal-8 400' digest print. On February 15, 1978 Ali and Spinks went head-to-head for the undisputed heavyweight championship in Las Vegas. Spinks, the 10-1 underdog, defeated Ali, making him the newest heavyweight champion. With only seven professional bouts on his resume, Spinks became the only the second man to defeat Ali in a title match. Spinks was later stripped of his heavyweight title because he refused to fight Ken Norton, the No. 1 contender. Mint Eastmann Color Estar print 400' in the OB - $49

  • SWASHBUCKLER - 1976. Stars Robert Shaw. Excerpts from the 1973 feature.  400' Eastman Color extract, with fair color, in the OB - $25


DIGEST FILMS - NEWS - TELEVISION - DOCUMENTARIES - TRAILERS

  • THE LONE RANGER - 1953 TV show stars John Hart and Jay Silverheels. Episode title "The Ghost of Coyote Canyon". A gang of thieves has convinced the people of Crooked Fork that a nearby canyon, which they're using for a hideout, is haunted by ghosts. The Lone Ranger and Tonto must prove to the townspeople that they're wrong, and bring the gang to justice. Mint on 2x400' reels - $39

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  • MOVIEMAN - JAMES NARIN'S 60 YEARS OF CINEMA - 1979, Group 5 Production in Scotland. A film by Ron Miller. The cinema manager is the often forgotten link between film-makers and their audience. MOVIEMAN follows the career of one such showman, James S. Nairn who, for almost all his working life, aspired to the highest standards in cinema presentation. Starting in 1915 as an apprentice operator in the Govan Cinema Glasgow, he was quickly promoted and in 1924 was managing the Savoy Cinema in Edinburgh. In 1929 he was manager of the Ritz, Edinburgh when it opened with the newly-arrived talkies. During a career which took him to Stirling, and then in the forties to Inverness, where the Playhouse Cinema became his great passion, he was continuously involved with the ever challenging technical aspects of the cinema and made local centered newsreels so locals could come to the Playhouse and see themselves on the screen. Despite some illness, two eye operations and a disastrous fire which destroyed the Playhouse, James Nairn continued to display the energy, interest and spirit of a man many years his junior. Using everything from historical footage to contemporary interviews, MOVIEMAN takes an affectionate look at a man in love with his work and with the public he served. This is a beautiful Perry's Movies LPP Color Mylar print in Mint condition on 2x600' reels - $399

  • THUNDERBIRD TRAILER REEL #41 - A full 200' reel of Color trailers includes "Easter Parade" with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, "Because Your Mine" with Mario Lanza and "Meet Me In St. Louis" with Judy Garland. Near Mint Eastman Color print with reddish color, full 200' in the OB - $29

  • GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 - Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. While the story is secondary to Berkeley's numbers, the movie's premise is about four chorus girls trying to find work during the height of the depression. Condensed version, approximately 35 minutes long, of the feature film. On 2x400' reels in a storage case. Derann digest in Excellent used condition with some wear - $59

  • GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 - Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart. Condensed version, approximately 35 minutes long, of the feature film. On New Bonum 800' reel in case, but can be put on 2x400' reels if required. Derann digest in Near Mint condition - $99

  • THE GLOB FAMILY & THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT - 1970, Learning Corporation of America. "The Glob Family" is an animated film by Jean-Charles Meubier. An abstract animation about a pair of leucocytes that fall in love and decide to have a little glob family of their own. A witty and bizarre parable of human behavior as told by blobs. "This Is The House That Jack Built" is another simple animated film of the famous nursery rhyme. Both shorts are Eastman Color, Like New condition, about 300' together on a 400' reel. Both are OPTICAL SOUND, so be sure you can run optical sound film - $49

 

  • THE CRIMSON CULT - AIP, 1968. Starring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and Barbara Steele. When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming, and his niece more demonstrably so, Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with a terrible legend hanging over everything. Highlights reel, 200' Eastman Color faded. Mint in the OB - $25
  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM - AIP, 1961. Starring Vincent Price and Barbara Steele. In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor. Highlights reel, 200' Eastman Color faded. Mint in a soiled OB - $25
  • EVEL KNIEVEL - Stars George Hamilton as the daredevil. Ken Films 400' digest version. Eastman Color film is reddish, but the film and original box are in Mint condition - $29

  • THE VIGILANTE - 1947 Columbia serial starring Ralph Byrd, well known for his central role in the Dick Tracy serials. This was was the 33rd serial released by Columbia Pictures. It was based on the comic book cowboy, who first appeared in Action Comics better known as DC comics. The Vigilante, a masked government agent, is assigned to investigate the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", a cursed string of rare blood red pearls sought by a gang led by the unknown X-1 that may have been smuggled into the country. Each chapter a full 400'. Not in boxes. The following chapters are avialable: 2,3,4,7,8,12,13 - All in Near Mint condition - $24 for each chapter

  • SHAW'S PYGMALION - 1938. Excerpt from the feature "Pygmailon" by George Bernard Shaw. Stars Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. The snobbish & intellectual Professor of languages, Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend that he can take a London flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, from the gutters and pass her off as a society lady. However he discovers that this involves dealing with a human being with ideas of her own. Excellent+ condition, 400' - $39
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2) - A live-action visualization of the poem, blended with animation. A narrator says the opening of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof, comes down the chimney, magically decorates the tree and sets out the presents as the children sleep. Excellent Niles Films print of the 1946 Castle Films release, Mint condition - $24
  • DUEL OF THE WIZARDS - Extract from the Disney cartoon feature "Sword In The Stone". 200' Mint in shrinkwrap with Spanish soundtrack - $29
  • BROKEN ARROW - Theatrical "Coming Soon" trailer for the 1996 feature starring John Travolta. Like New AGFA Color Cinemascope (Anamorphic) print - $29
  • Ken Maynard Westerns - Walton Films 400' digest prints of Ken Maynard westerns. Like New condition prints: DEATH RIDES THE RANGE (in worn OB), FLAMING LEAD (in square can) - $39 each
  • Thrilling Westerns of Hopalong Cassidy - British company Fletcher Films releases. Like New print, 200' in the decorative plastic OB: THE LOST MINE - $29
  • HOLLYWOOD AND THE STARS, THE GREAT DIRECTORS - Wolper Productions, 1964. Narrated by Joseph Cotten. British print in Excellent+ condition on a full 400' reel - $29
  • HORSES AND GUNS - This was a Hollywood Films 16mm release. Gene Autry demonstrates shooting and horse tricks with his horse Champion, then sings "Private Buckaroo" in a recording session. A Niles print in Mint condition in the OB. Reduces from a used 16mm print, 200'. Print is on the light side - $20
  • SOS COAST GUARD - Chapter 1, "Disaster At Sea", of this 1937 Republic Pictures serial. Mint Thunderbird Films print, 400' in the OB - $39
  • SOUVENIR TRAVEL FILMS FROM GERMANY - ROTHENBERG / O.T. - With an English soundtrack. Near Mint with Eastman Color reddish. 400' in the OB - $29
  • GONE WITH THE WIND, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT 1 AND 2 - Theatrical trailers, Like New condition with Eastman Color reddish on Mylar stock. GWTW has one 5 second spot where the sound goes out then comes back. All 3 MGM trailers on one full to the brim 200' reel - $29
  • HOP HARRIGAN - 1946 Columbia Films serial, based on the Hop Harrigan comic books by DC Comics. Hop Harrigan (William Bakewell) and his pal "Tank" Tinker (Sumner Getchell) operate a small airport and flying service where they are hired to fly a scientist to his secret laboratory where he has a revolutionary new power unit. This is the complete Chapter 1 othe 15 chapter serial. 400', Mint in the OB - $39
  • DARERDEVIL DAYS - Warner Brothers,1956. Stunts of the "roaring" 1920s are profiled. Excellent Robert Youngson documentary. Near Mint, 225' on a full 200' reel - $29

 

 
COLUMBIA, MGM, 20TH CENTURY FOX 400' DIGESTS OF FEATURE FILMS

  • Columbia, Mountain Films, Fox, Ken & MGM Color Feature Digests - All 400', Near Mint to Mint condition prints. Eastman Color will have some fading or reddish - $25 each or 5 for $100
    • BORN FREE
    • CAT BALLOU
    • BRIAN'S SONG
    • THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
    • COWBOY with Glenn Ford
    • SANTA FE with Randolph Scott
    • THE JOLSON STORY (2)
    • EASTER PARADE
    • TORA TORA TORA
    • COMMANCHE STATION with Randolph Scott
    • PATTON
    • THE BLUE MAX
    • EMMANUELLE
    • MORE FROM EMMANUELLE
    • JESSIE JAMES
    • THE THREE MUSKETEERS (2)
    • MACHINE GUN McCAIN! with Peter Falk
    • LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL
    • BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
    • COFFY
    • THE PETTY GIRL - Bob Cummings

     

 

 

     

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