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Jun 26, 2005 Boris Morros
movies
eye 398,888
favorite 84
comment 8
This was the first comedy that Laurel and Hardy starred in without producer Hal Roach, although they had previously been "guest stars" in four MGM movies. After they finished making "The Flying Deuces," they returned to Hal Roach Studios to make films. In order to make this movie, producer Boris Morros bought the rights to the 1931 French film "Les deux legionnaires," which had a similar plot. "The Flying Deuces" was Morros' first independent production...
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Topics: Comedy, Laurel And Hardy
Silent Films
Jul 16, 2005 Gilbert M. Anderson
movies
eye 97,089
favorite 40
comment 6
'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand .. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Stan Laurel
Silent Films
Jul 26, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 31,709
favorite 43
comment 1
Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat. This funny short has some good subtile gags plus the usual slapstick and gadgets.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Aug 1, 2005 Buster Keaton, Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 230,610
favorite 73
comment 14
Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates. The General based on a real incident during the American Civil War when a posse of northern soldiers...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Romance, War, Buster Keaton, pdmovies
Silent Films
Aug 30, 2005 Raymond Rohauer and Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 36,358
favorite 22
comment 2
Blacksmiths' assistant inadvertent clowning around in the shop, gets into fight with the smithy who is then arrested and placed in jail. In the meantime, the assistant tries to help several customers with devastating comedic consequences.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Sep 19, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 38,338
favorite 45
comment 5
Buster Keaton stars in this comedy as the captive of hostile Indians. His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire. Keaton moves with the stake as the Indians try frantically to place the firewood around him. When he survives the flames due to his fire-resistant clothes, Keaton is made a member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface. He then foils the scheme of unsavory oil speculators to steal the land from his Indian companion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Sep 25, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 27,077
favorite 30
comment 2
Buster Keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see Keaton make something of himself first. "I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself," Buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned. So Keaton heads off for the big city and tries his hand at a number of different jobs. But his letters to his girl suggest more noble and enterprising...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Sep 29, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 61,454
favorite 55
comment 9
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Oct 6, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 42,907
favorite 40
comment 5
The opening scene, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous. In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures). He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Oct 30, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 37,857
favorite 27
comment 3
The Electric House starts with Buster's graduation ceremony as the first of his comic misfortunes, including a mix-up of diplomas so Buster receives a diploma in electrical engineering. This leads to a job opportunity: electrifying the family house of the girl he's sweet on. A great chance, so Buster studies hard and soon installs a useful and impressive set of electric appliances.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Film Noir
Nov 5, 2005 Fritz Lang, Walter Wanger
movies
eye 372,401
favorite 211
comment 29
German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
Silent Films
Nov 20, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 22,185
favorite 14
comment 1
AKA Balloonatics Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Jan 2, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 25,335
favorite 16
comment 1
When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married. She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton, my wife's relations
Silent Films
Feb 23, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 181,195
favorite 64
comment 12
Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Mar 5, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 22,860
favorite 17
comment 2
Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Mar 30, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 48,316
favorite 39
comment 4
A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Apr 25, 2006 Mack Sennett
movies
eye 42,168
favorite 18
comment 5
Charlie the Tramp comes to a kid auto race, which a director just happens to be filming. Charlie constantly gets in the way, annoying the director, cameraman, and public. This film marks the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin's famous Tramp character.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
Jul 1, 2006
movies
eye 23,431
favorite 10
comment 0
An oddly enjoyable comedy full of violence & nasty behavior
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
Jul 14, 2006
movies
eye 160,915
favorite 19
comment 1
Charlie plays two roles as two spectators at a music-hall show. It has a few good laughs and also provides an interesting look at old-fashioned theater entertainment.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
Aug 12, 2006
movies
eye 160,821
favorite 42
comment 6
Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Comedy Films
Sep 1, 2006 Buster Keaton
movies
eye 30,705
favorite 30
comment 4
Naive, bookish Professor Post (Buster Keaton) inherits a huge amount of money and decides that now he can afford to go out and enjoy life
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
Sep 27, 2006 Charles Laughton, Erich Pommer
movies
eye 35,541
favorite 40
comment 5
AKA Vessel of Wrath. If you enjoy Somerset Maugham stories, then you will enjoy this near-perfect, delightful film adaptation. The characters catch the essence of Maugham, and both Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester (husband and wife team) breath life into two very opposite sorts of people who discover--through adversity--that they have more in common than they dreamed possible
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Drama
Comedy Films
Dec 19, 2006 Buster Keaton
movies
eye 58,174
favorite 28
comment 7
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a curious mixture of all that was good and everything that was bad in Buster Keaton's talkie features. sidenote: The Movie was completely filmed in Buster Keaton private 10,000- square-foot Mediterranean palazzo in Beverly Hills
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Buster Keaton
Comedy Films
Jan 24, 2007 Tay Garnett
movies
eye 49,045
favorite 51
comment 6
When a magician's act takes precedent over his marriage, his wife gives him trouble. Stars Loretta Young and David Niven.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Loretta Young, David Niven
Silent Films
May 29, 2007 Joseph Schenck, Buster Keaton
movies
eye 34,105
favorite 30
comment 3
Buster Keaton goes to college and trys to master sports ... all or any of them.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Jun 3, 2007 Howard Hughes, Preston Sturges
movies
eye 46,925
favorite 56
comment 2
This final film by silent screen star Harold Lloyd comes nine years after his previous feature. In this film, that reprises a character portrayed by Lloyd in a 1925 film, it is shown what happened to our hero, Harold Diddlebock (Lloyd), twenty years after his big triumph on the college football field. Struggling in the same job he received twenty years previous, Diddlebock is fired so he wanders the streets and eventually goes into a bar. After drinking his first drink in his life, and a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Preston Sturges, Harold Lloyd
Short Format Films
Jun 17, 2007 Pat Casey
movies
eye 75,377
favorite 42
comment 7
The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film made in 1931. It features many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. They appeared to help raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium. This film is also known by the name The Slippery Pearls. Cast: * Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. * Buster Keaton * Stan Laurel * Oliver Hardy * Barbara Stanwyck * Joan Crawford * Edward Robinson * Gary Cooper * Maurice Chevalier * Norma Shearer * Eddie Kane * Dorothy Lee * Loretta Young * Wallace...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short
Comedy Films
Jul 31, 2007 Robert Sisk
movies
eye 23,189
favorite 28
comment 1
This film starts with Andy Hardy returning home after serving in the army. And it's not too long before he's caught up in the usual Hardy capers. Stars Mickey Rooney as the freshman and Lewis Stone as his dad.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Mickey Rooney
Feature Films
Jan 30, 2008 David O. Selznick
movies
eye 28,932
favorite 31
comment 3
This was the first film shown at the RKO Roxy Theater. An awkward love triangle is created when a publisher (Howard) encounters a moral speed bump and engages in an affair with an open-minded artist (Harding) while married to a stodgy suburbanite (Loy). Complicating matters is the tendency of the mistress to play the role of unassuming wife while inelegant and deceptive wife acts as the mistress.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Leslie Howard
Comedy Films
Feb 14, 2008 Edward Small
movies
eye 24,076
favorite 28
comment 5
Palooka is a 1934 comedy film based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) is a naive young man whose father Pete (Robert Armstrong) was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme (Marjorie Rambeau) to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him. But when a shady boxing manager (Jimmy Durante) discovers Joe's natural boxing talent, Joe decides to follow him to the big city, where he becomes a champion and begins to follow his father's...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Jimmy Durante
Short Format Films
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 2,188
favorite 6
comment 0
The film was made by "Sepia Productions" which company sought in part to present images of African Americans not seen in white-produced movies. The plot of this short film is that the upstairs border, Adam Jones, has been seen sneaking in the house late at night with round packages, which starts the rumor that he's building an atom bomb in his room. There's going to be a party at the house that night & Johnson makes sure his police detective friend is invited, so he can have a...
Topics: Comedy, Short
Silent Films
Feb 16, 2008 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 11,270
favorite 8
comment 1
William S. Hart's melodramatic film finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Short Format Films
Feb 16, 2008 Meyer Davis, Monroe Shaff
movies
eye 4,387
favorite 9
comment 1
In a Harlem flat, Ethel (Ethel Waters) works night & day feeding & cleaning up after her loafter of a husband & his exceedingly numerous useless relatives who've taken over the place without ever helping, treating her as their personal maid. Bubbling Over (1934) is a short "soundie," such as were the music videos of their day. Many a soundie featured all-black casts, with slim stories concocted, on which to hang a number of songs.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Short
Short Format Films
Feb 16, 2008 William Forest Crouch
movies
eye 5,389
favorite 3
comment 1
In "Open the Door Richard," Dusty Fletcher plays a drunk in top hat and large shoes who performs for a dinner audience. Another man plays a barman or restaurateur who has kicked him out on the street. Dusty shares his woes and tries to get home, knocking on the arch of the stage as though it were a door, peppering his stand-up (or lay-down) routine with shouts of "open the door, Richard!"
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: stand-up comedy, short
Short Format Films
Feb 18, 2008 E.M. Glucksman
movies
eye 7,396
favorite 19
comment 3
When a poor girl falls in love with an army officer her mother pretends to be the owner of the hotel where she works as a chambermaid. Boasting an "all colored cast," this is one of the few documents of America's African-American talent in a time when the big budgets were reserved for white stars.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Short, Comedy, Musical
Animation & Cartoons
Mar 7, 2008 André Sarrut
movies
eye 113,552
favorite 88
comment 4
Based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson (The Sheperdess & the chimney-Sweep), Mr. Wonderbird (Sir Peter Ustinov) tells the story of two lovers who flee their two dimensional painting and are then hunted by a mean-spirited King.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Comedy Films
Mar 8, 2008 Sol M. Wurtzel
movies
eye 43,193
favorite 28
comment 5
Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Will Rogers
Sci-Fi / Horror
Mar 17, 2008
movies
eye 35,270
favorite 34
comment 3
The Death Kiss re-unites three of the stars of Dracula in a Hollywood movie-set murder mystery
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery, Bela Lugosi
Comedy Films
Mar 18, 2008 Samuel Goldwyn
movies
eye 20,422
favorite 33
comment 3
Three "former chorus girls" team up to capture rich husbands. But they spend as much time fighting with each other as they do the men they try to snare. This film is based on a a play by Zoe Akins "The Greeks Had A Word For It" which is also the basis for the softer and more genteel 50s version "How To Mary A Millionaire". Stars Joan Blondell.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
Aug 12, 2008 LeRoy Prinz
movies
eye 33,677
favorite 20
comment 5
Cholita (Ann Ayars), after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart Jose (Jorge Negrete as George Negrete).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Musical, Comedy, Romance
Short Format Films
Aug 15, 2008 Fred Guiol, Hal Roach
movies
eye 6,877
favorite 10
comment 4
Margie Blake (Marjorie Woodworth), who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson (Tom Brown), who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They soon discover they are polar opposites and dislike each other very much.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Short, Comedy, Romance
Feature Films
Oct 1, 2008 Hunt Stromberg
movies
eye 70,197
favorite 60
comment 7
Barbara Stanwyck portrays Dixie Daisy, a striptease artist at a Broadway theater in New York at the end of the 1930s. In the course of fending off the unwanted advances of brash comic Biff Brannigan (Michael O'Shea), with whom she is teamed in several numbers, and staying clear of the dressing room feuds of her fellow dancers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Barbara Stanwyck
Feature Films
Oct 2, 2008 David O. Selznick
movies
eye 66,393
favorite 70
comment 10
The hotshot newspaper reporter Wallace Cook (Fredric March) tries to get in the good graces of his boss, Oliver Stone (Walter Connolly) by exploiting the "imminent" death of an ailing young woman, Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard). By way of newsprint the doomed young lady becomes the toast of New York City until her health situation is revealed as a hoax. IMHO one of the best comedies that went into Public Domain. The funny story telling by William A. Wellman and the great cast makes this...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Carole Lombard
Feature Films
Oct 13, 2008 Philip Langner, Jerry Tokofsky
movies
eye 135,428
favorite 32
comment 1
J.J. (George Segal) is a former hairdresser turned heroin addict trying to satisfy his $100 per day habit and deal with the New York City drug culture. In order to get by, he turns narc and starts ratting on his friends.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Comedy, George Segal, Robert De Niro
Feature Films
Oct 14, 2008 Trem Carr
movies
eye 18,113
favorite 15
comment 2
A theatrical troupe headed by a flashy showman finds itself in the tiny--and bankrupt--kingdom of Belgardia. The showman falls in love with the daughter of the dotty king, who has promised her to another.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Feature Films
Oct 29, 2008 Charles E. Ford
movies
eye 53,798
favorite 21
comment 2
After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Action, Comedy, Western, Roy Rogers
Feature Films
Oct 29, 2008 Ernst Lubitsch, Sol Lesser
movies
eye 48,228
favorite 40
comment 5
Against her better judgement, happily married Jill Baker (Merle Oberon) is persuaded to see a popular psychoanalyst about her psychosomatic hiccups
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Merle Oberon
Feature Films
Nov 7, 2008 Sol C. Siegel
movies
eye 41,811
favorite 27
comment 4
Funloving Pearl White (Betty Hutton), working in a garment sweatshop, gets her big chance when she "opens" for a delayed Shakespeare play...with a comic vaudeville performance. Her brief stage career leads her into those "horrible" moving pictures, where she comes to love the chaotic world of silent movies, becoming queen of the serials. But the consequences of movie stardom may be more than her leading man can take
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Biography, Comedy, Betty Hutton
Short Format Films
Nov 26, 2008 Mack Sennett
movies
eye 6,773
favorite 7
comment 1
Ben Turpin playing a postman who everyday goes to a block of apartments to look at his love. Soon he finds out that some mechanics a making a robot dummy that looks exactly like him. He soon takes over and at the dummy's debut at the theatre he dresses himself and hides the dummy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent: Short, Comedy
Feature Films
Dec 3, 2008 Robert Buckner, Jack L. Warner
movies
eye 67,152
favorite 49
comment 12
This film's excellent cast brings interest to a story of otherwise routine family events. Almost all of the performers are nicely matched with their characters, especially William Powell and Irene Dunne as the parents.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor
Feature Films
Jan 30, 2009 William Cagney
movies
eye 57,589
favorite 55
comment 5
In this adaptation of William Saroyan's award-winning play The Time of Your Life, James Cagney plays a gentle barfly named Joe who settles in Nick's (William Bendix) Bar with various colorful characters like an imaginative old cowboy or a tap dancing comic who can't get laughs. His sister Jeanne plays Kitty Duval, a woman who claims to once have been in burlesque. She and her brother have some of the most touching scenes in the movie. The pace takes a while to get used to but if you're in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, James Cagney
Comedy Films
Jan 30, 2009 Fred F. Finklehoffe, Abner J. Greshler
movies
eye 163,018
favorite 39
comment 3
This is a fun WWII-era B&W movie, full of Jerry Lewis and his ridiculous goofiness! Featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first collaboration. Jerry is a hapless private and Dean is the bossy First Sergeant of a slipshod platoon at a stateside training base. Jerry and Dean were friends who grew up in the same neighborhood before Uncle Sam made GIs out of them. All of the stereotypical military comedy characters are present, including the loudmouth drill instructor, the conniving...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance, War, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin
Feature Films
Feb 3, 2009 Nat Levine, Victor Zobel
movies
eye 33,471
favorite 37
comment 9
This adaptation of an Ellery Queen mystery concerns the theft of a rare Chinese stamp (the Mandarin of the title), which takes place in a hotel with several shifty characters and an hysterical manager (the priceless Franklin Pangborn). The mystery, such as it is, concerns both the stamp theft and two murders, and shows Ellery and his father the Inspector as a team rubbing together just enough to solve the case.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery
Sci-Fi / Horror
Feb 16, 2009 Maurice Duke
movies
eye 40,865
favorite 28
comment 10
Entertainers Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo parachute into the jungles of the Pacific island of Cola-Cola, where they meet primitive tribesmen, the chief's sarong-clad daughter Nona, and mad scientist Dr. Zabor (Bela Lugosi) conducting experiments in evolution. Jealous of Mitchell's relations with Nona, Zabor has just the thing to make a monkey of him...
favoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Bela Lugosi, pdmovies
Feature Films
Mar 2, 2009 Alexander Korda, Grace Blake
movies
eye 131,398
favorite 81
comment 8
London fop Percy Blakeney (Leslie Howard) is also secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel who, in a variety of disguises, makes repeated daring trips to France to save aristocrats from Madame Guillotine. His unknowing wife (Merle Oberon) is also French, and she finds that her brother (Walter Rilla) has been arrested by the Republic to try and get her to find out who "that damned elusive Pimpernel" really is.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Adventure, Comedy, Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon
Short Format Films
Mar 3, 2009 Bert Gilroy
movies
eye 3,446
favorite 4
comment 1
A short comedy with Edgar Kennedy and Vivien Oakland
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, Edgar Kennedy
Feature Films
Mar 15, 2009 Edward Black
movies
eye 19,351
favorite 9
comment 3
This wartime farce concerns the Crazy Gang who get involved in World War Two, which for them means running a fish and chips shop off a barrage balloon, floating accidentally into Germany, being interned in a concentration camp, acting as Hitler doubles and escaping. The Crazy Gang starred in something short of a dozen movies in the late 1930s and early 1940s, a sort of all-star supporting comics' series.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Adventure, Comedy, The Crazy Gang
Comedy Films
Mar 15, 2009 Bud Pollard, Robert M. Savini
movies
eye 21,375
favorite 16
comment 4
Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Bing Crosby
Feature Films
Apr 13, 2009 Leo McCarey
movies
eye 73,288
favorite 60
comment 6
Directed by Leo McCarey, this 1939 romantic classic is the first and best version of the old warhorse of a fateful shipboard romance between an aimless playboy and a nightclub singer, both engaged but appearing to be destined to reunite on the top floor of the Empire State Building. The elaborate, shot-for-shot 1957 remake again directed by McCarey with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr is much better known, and Warren Beatty even saw fit to remake it yet again with his wife Annette Bening for a 1994...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer
Feature Films
Jun 5, 2009 Shelley Hull
movies
eye 117,240
favorite 21
comment 1
The old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. It´s the only movie where you can see Fred Astaire with a mustache!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Western, Family, Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Edgar Buchanan
Feature Films
Jun 7, 2009 Edward Black
movies
eye 23,774
favorite 36
comment 16
After being jilted by his fiancee, Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) wants a job where he will encounter no women. He is sent to a lighthouse on a remote Scottish island which is being run as a meteoroligical station where he is supposed to be the only inhabitant. However, Jane (Vera Frances), a young girl, has stowed-away on his boat. She is looking for her uncle on the neighbouring island. Then model Bobbie turns up - her boat has been torpedoed. With the arrival of another boatload of survivors,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Arthur Askey
Sci-Fi / Horror
Jun 10, 2009 Edward Black
movies
eye 181,726
favorite 86
comment 16
Mismatched travellers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station. They soon learn of local superstition about a phantom train which is said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago train wreck in the area. The travelers eventually get to the bottom of the things that go bump in the night. In between the scary bits, comedian Arthur Askey plays the gags with his Vaudeville style humor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Horror, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
Jun 20, 2009 Shelley Hull
movies
eye 89,640
favorite 10
comment 1
Captain Oren Hayes (Pat O'Brien) of the Texas Rangers takes a break to visit his daughter (Kristin Harmon) in a neighboring town. When he arrives he find's his daughter Hannah's husband Jeff (Ricky Nelson) is running for Mayor against a corrupt town boss, Nard Lundy (Edward Andrews). Lundy has no intention of allowing the free election of the honest Jeff Rose, so he has his henchmen beat them up. Hayes then calls for the help of some his old buddies in the Rangers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Western, Family, Walter Brennan, Andy Devine, Edgar Buchanan
Feature Films
Jun 20, 2009 Rick Pleven, Everett Rosenthal
movies
eye 14,132
favorite 22
comment 1
Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's wealthy owner, is none too happy about that, so he dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie, Irving, is the island's only resident. Junior sends Irving to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother, Herman, and Herman's high-school...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Jayne Mansfield
Feature Films
Jul 3, 2009 Nat Levine
movies
eye 16,434
favorite 27
comment 9
In this film Charley Grapewin has the lead role as Jasper Whyte, a crotchety head of a family, who are planning how to spend his money before he is dead. Jasper has a surprising announcement - he is going to give each of his relatives a $1 million before he dies! But if his granddaughter can be found, it all goes to her!!!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery
Feature Films
Jul 8, 2009 Mary Pickford, Jesse L. Lasky
movies
eye 25,324
favorite 20
comment 6
Actor Philippe Martin (Francis Lederer) and his married date Yvonne (Liev De Maigret) plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique (Ida Lupino), a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée (Erik Rhodes) feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Francis Lederer, Ida Lupino
Sci-Fi / Horror
Jul 14, 2009 Jack Dietz, Sam Katzman
movies
eye 53,069
favorite 46
comment 5
Glimpy's surprisingly beautiful sister (Ava Gardner) is getting married to Jack (Rick Vallin), a young engineer, and moving to a 'bargain' suburban house neither has ever seen. During the honeymoon, the East Side Kids decide to fix up the house for the newlyweds...but mistakenly pick the 'haunted' house next door, which is occupied by some mysterious live men (Bela Lugosi), dodging in and out of secret panels and clearly up to no good
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Horror, East Side Kids, Ava Gardner, Bela Lugosi
Feature Films
Jul 15, 2009 David Diamond
movies
eye 5,817
favorite 7
comment 1
Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is Myrtle Montrose (Isabal Jewell), a typical "Sweetheart of the Navy." Seeking to discourage Husky's plans is his pal, Pete Kelly (Wallace Ford), who uses Husky to fight his battles and do his work. Pete frames Husky and he is confined to the brig, as their ship docks in San Francisco. Pete goes ashore,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
Jul 15, 2009 Buddy G. DeSylva
movies
eye 16,317
favorite 32
comment 8
An enticing French girl named Nicole(Danielle Darrieux) has no employ and without rent. She is helped by an ex-actress (Broderick) and a maitre of New York city Hotel (Mischa Auer). They are planning a plot for snare a rich hubby and catch the eyes on Bill (Louis Hayward). The scheme works and the engagement is quickly publicized in the newspapers. But Bill's friend (Douglas Fairbanks J.R) knows the true intentions and the plans may be thwarted.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Danielle Darrieux
Feature Films
Jul 16, 2009 Zion Myers, Victor Schertzinger
movies
eye 15,124
favorite 20
comment 1
A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, James Cagney
Feature Films
Aug 10, 2009 Edward Black
movies
eye 14,503
favorite 9
comment 3
World War II, the plot involves the diminutive Arthur (Arthur Askey) joining the army to prove himself to his girlfriend Susan (Evelyn Dall), who is in the same unit as him. Here, his idealistic notions about King Arthur prompt his messmates to trick him into believing that a sword they have dug up is the fabled Excaliber. Armed with this talisman Arthur strides forth to deal with the German Army.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
Oct 10, 2009 Andy Babbish
movies
eye 14,954
favorite 17
comment 4
Mooch, a stray dog, rides the train to Hollywood to become a star. It would be best if she could find an owner/manager so she tries to ingratiate herself with famous stars. These include Vincent Price, James Darren, Jim Backus and others. Along the way, Zsa Zsa Gabor, the film's narrator, gives her helpful advice on practical matters.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Family
Film Noir
Oct 17, 2009 Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger
movies
eye 23,884
favorite 25
comment 3
St. Benny the Dip is blessed with a marvelous cast. Dick Haymes, Lionel Stander, and Cosmo Topper himself, Roland Young, play a trio of small time hoodlums who disguise themselves as priests to escape a police dragnet. Finding themselves in an abandoned Bowery mission, the threesome take their masquerade to extremes, holding services and feeding the poor. This marvelous tale of redemption also stars a luminous Nina Foch as love interest and Freddie Bartholomew in his final screen appearance....
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Film-Noir
Feature Films
Oct 23, 2009 LeRoy Prinz
movies
eye 8,816
favorite 13
comment 3
All-girl school Mar Brynn tries to get more pupils and publicity by making fun of the Quincton college. For revenge, the boys there sent Bob Sheppard (Johnny Downs) to Mar Brynn, dressed as a girl, to give them a slight scandal. But he falls in love with Virginia (Frances Langford), the girl who is putting on a show there. Now Bob has the problem of getting revenge for Quinceton and not loosing his girl, especially when Quinceton hears about his relationship and decides to sent him support.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical
Feature Films
Nov 3, 2009 Irving Asher
movies
eye 22,824
favorite 31
comment 11
A secret British aviation project is being disrupted by a foreign power, until an effete but supremely confident military-intelligence agent, Charles Hammond (Ralph Richardson), is assigned the case. What follows is a tense espionage thriller that refuses to take itself seriously. Yet strangely, this odd mixture of screwball comedy and political-thriller works and everyone involved with this brisk comedy/thriller seems to be enjoying themselves immensely.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Feature Films
Nov 25, 2009 Albert E. Levoy
movies
eye 6,478
favorite 17
comment 1
In this musical comedy, a struggling songwriter (Patricia Ellis) fakes a letter of admittance into the apartment of a rich composer (Warren Hull). It is most convenient as the successful fellow is out of town. The girl is hungry and unable to pay her own rent, so she takes full advantage until he returns and finds his well-ordered life in shambles
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical
Feature Films
Dec 7, 2009 Alexander Korda
movies
eye 20,486
favorite 17
comment 1
In his last film role, Douglas Fairbanks as an ageing legendary lady-killer Don Juan. It is set in Seville, Spain in centuries past, where once a young Don Juan caused ladies to swoon and jealous husbands to challenge him to a duel. After 20 years absence, he returns as a middle-aged married man feeling trapped by marriage and tempted to re-visit his old haunts. As it often happens with legends, however, the Don Juan of the past has become far greater and more wonderful in women's minds than he...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon
Feature Films
Dec 14, 2009 Michael Balcon
movies
eye 20,817
favorite 23
comment 6
A businessman's daughter (Jessie Matthews) runs away from an arranged marriage, only to find herself penniless and suspected of theft after she becomes the victim of a bag thief (Owen Nares) in the train. When she refuses to tell him who she really is, her accuser decides to take her home where he can keep an eye on her until 12 o'clock the next day, the time at which she has calculated that it will be safe to tell the truth! But when his fiancée arrives unexpectedly and then his 'guest' is...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Comedy Films
May 22, 2010 Edward Black
movies
eye 15,464
favorite 25
comment 5
Terry Arden (Evelyn Dall) arrives in London from the USA to re-establish an ailing escort agency providing suitable companions to young men for the evening. The agency is called Miss London and half-owned by diminutive joker Arthur Bowden (Arthur Askey). Terry examines the current portfolio and decides the agency must embark on a recruitment drive and enlist a handful of beautiful London glamour ladies to accompany the many single officers on leave revelling in the capital. Their first client...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Comedy Films
Aug 17, 2010 Michael Balcon
movies
eye 22,140
favorite 23
comment 4
Captain Ben Cutlet (Will Hay) likes to spin yarns about all of his {fake} seafaring adventures, one day his false past comes to bite him as he is bluffed into captaining the Rob Roy at sea, the Rob Roy being barely sea worthy and doomed to be wrecked by a crafty shipping agent.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Silent Films
Aug 27, 2010 Ernst Lubitsch, Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 20,541
favorite 27
comment 0
Mrs Erlynne (Irene Rich), the mother of Lady Windermere (May McAvoy) - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton (Edward Martindel). Lord Windermere (Bert Lytell), who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wifes birthday-party, but Lady Windermere thinks, she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington (Ronald Colman), who is pining for her. Mrs Erlynne finds this out...
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Drama
Silent Films
Aug 29, 2010 Mary Pickford, Paul Powell
movies
eye 26,992
favorite 16
comment 3
When Pollyanna (Mary Pickford) is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly (Katherine Griffith). Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game," in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - bring a change to the staid old community.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Drama, Mary Pickford
Comedy Films
Sep 10, 2010 Edward Black
movies
eye 11,232
favorite 19
comment 4
Will Hay plays Dr. Benjamin Twist, a man whose ambitions outstrip his abilities. Twist is a porter on an ocean liner bound for America who, through convoluted plot twists, finds himself masquerading as a professor. Teaming up with a gangster stowaway (Edgar Kennedy), Twist finds himself embroiled in a kidnap plot on the far side of the pond that is complicated by the fact that two sets of gangsters are attempting to get their hands on the ransom money.
favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Comedy Films
Sep 10, 2010 Michael Balcon
movies
eye 25,275
favorite 21
comment 0
Will Hay plays Benjamin Stubbins a penniless seedy solicitor cum jack of all trades who happens to have rich relations in the country, and a cluttered office in the City directly above a bank. Unfortunately he makes the acquaintance of a gang of acquisitive gun-toting thieves who think he's a useful contact to have in the furtherance of their aims.
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Comedy Films
Sep 11, 2010 Edward Black
movies
eye 19,606
favorite 20
comment 4
A WW2 bomber crashes on an island that turns out to be inhabited by an all-female society, whose mating rituals entail the death of the male. The bomber crew (little Arthur Askey & co) try to avoid betrothal, while convincing the girls to update their traditions.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Comedy Films
Sep 14, 2010 Edward Black
movies
eye 8,927
favorite 14
comment 2
Set in London during World War II Blitz period, the story sees Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch as a couple of variety entertainers who find themselves out of work. In desperate need of money to put on a show, the pair dress up as house servants {Murdoch a servant and Askey in drag as a cook} and bluff their way into the home of Lady Randall (Lily Morris), an ex-music hall star known to give financial aid to performers in the arts close to her heart. However, chaos reigns.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Comedy Films
Sep 14, 2010 Edward Black
movies
eye 30,692
favorite 25
comment 5
Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch are discovered after months of living on the roof of Broadcasting House with their chickens and Lewis the goat, waiting for their chance at stardom. On their subsequent aimless travels in their overladen car, the Askeytoff II, they end up renting the haunted Droom Castle for the princely sum of £3. The perfectly natural explanation for the ghost is that Nazis are at the bottom of it all (in the basement), using a TV hook-up to Berlin. Of course Arthur has a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
Sep 20, 2010 Edward Black
movies
eye 10,381
favorite 14
comment 1
Benjamin Twist {Will Hay} is a different kind of schoolteacher, he teaches the pupils very little of worth. That is except gambling and bluffing a way thru life. When grumpy Colonel Willoughby-Gore (Peter Gawthorne) visits the class, he is mortified to find the boys have learnt next to nothing of value in Twist's class. Seeking to get Twist fired, Gore calls on the school board to fire him. But wanting to be fair, the board suggest that Twist and eight of is class enter the inter-school...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Comedy Films
Oct 18, 2010 John M. Stahl
movies
eye 11,907
favorite 25
comment 3
An aging actor (Adolphe Menjou), trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter (Andrea Leeds) shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama
Feature Films
Nov 11, 2010 Lee S. Marcus
movies
eye 35,769
favorite 20
comment 6
When an Englishwoman dies, leaving behind two children, her devoted friend (Ann Richards) decides to take the children to find the woman's husband (Franchot Tone), an American serviceman who had returned to the USA. But the father, now a successful architect, claims not to remember ever having gotten married or having any children.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Comedy Films
Nov 25, 2010 Mack Sennett
movies
eye 21,105
favorite 20
comment 8
A henpecked but stoic pharmacist (W.C. Fields) tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, W.C. Fields
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
Nov 26, 2010 Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber
movies
eye 108,118
favorite 20
comment 0
Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.
Topics: Animation, Short, Comedy
Feature Films
Nov 27, 2010 Hal Roach
movies
eye 10,691
favorite 10
comment 1
The movie starts with William Tracy as Dodo Doubleday, proving his incredible memory on a radio talk show. He joins the army after memorizing the regulations, which gets him quickly promoted to sergeant. His youth and inexperience bothers the other NCO's, namely Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer), who spends the movie trying to get Doubleday in trouble. But because of is inherent honesty and cleverness, Doubleday is able to bumble through the requisite series of mishaps and inspire loyalty in what looked...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
Dec 1, 2010 Sigmund Neufeld
movies
eye 14,648
favorite 13
comment 0
Rags-to-riches-to-rags story features Benny Goodman vocalist Martha Tilton as an unemployed big band singer who takes a job as an operator at a jukebox company. After falling in love with a bandleader, she gets a chance to get back in the limelight by singing for his group.
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Music
Feature Films
Dec 11, 2010 Gabriel Pascal
movies
eye 90,491
favorite 72
comment 7
Loosely based on the Greek myth "Pygmalion" a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory but his statue was so fair and realistic that he fell in love with it. The snobbish & intellectual Professor of languages, Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) makes a bet with his friend (Scott Sunderland) that he can take a London flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller), from the gutters and pass her off as a society lady. However he discovers that this involves dealing with a human...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard
Feature Films
Dec 30, 2010 David L. Loew
movies
eye 13,383
favorite 13
comment 2
Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) a prizefighter and a strong believer in horoscopes/astrology wins only when his astrological signs are just right, a talent he also uses to pick winning horses.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh
Feature Films
Jan 3, 2011 Mary Pickford
movies
eye 8,424
favorite 6
comment 0
A tough slum girl, Annabelle 'Little Annie' Rooney (Mary Pickford), faces a crisis of the heart when the boy she loves (William Haines) is accused of shooting her cop father (Walter James). Her brother (Gordon Griffith) stalks the accused slayer and finally shoots him down in the street. Annabelle rushes to the hospital and offers her blood for a life-saving transfusion, even though she thinks she'll die.
Topics: Silent, Drama, Comedy, Mary Pickford
Feature Films
Jan 14, 2011 Paul Czinner, Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 455,458
favorite 57
comment 5
In this first film version of William Shakespeare's classic pastoral comedy, Sir Laurence Olivier stars as Orlando while Elisabeth Bergner is Rosalind, his secret admirer who disguises herself as a boy in order to stay near to him. Nearly all of the actors involved had performed the work on stage previously, adding to the stellar overall performance. A particular highlight is Olivier's magnificent delivery of the famous "All the world's a stage..." monologue.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier
Feature Films
Jan 14, 2011 Ralph Block
movies
eye 15,059
favorite 17
comment 1
A early talkie from Pathé, this crime drama starred relative newcomers Robert Armstrong and a very young Carole Lombard, the title credits still spelling her first name Carol. They play husband and wife, she threatening divorce unless he devotes more of his time to their marriage. In reality, Armstrong is an undercover detective busy investigating a dope ring lead by Reno (Sam Hardy), a crook with friends in high places. When Armstrong gets too close to the truth, Reno has him framed in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Comedy, Carole Lombard
Feature Films
Feb 8, 2011 Bert Goldberg
movies
eye 12,666
favorite 21
comment 2
Hitch-hiking conmen Bad News Johnson (Spencer Williams) and July Jones arrive in a Midwestern small town with a capital of 25 cents. Taking a room with Mama Lou (Inez Newell), whose daughter (Melody Duncan) is entered in a local beauty contest, they pose as Hollywood actors who can train Honey Dew in stagecraft. Meanwhile, Mama's other daughter Florida (Katherine Moore) prepares to elope to Chicago with Johnny (Howard Galloway), owner of the Juke Joint...where, after a jitterbug contest, Mama...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama