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1. King for a Day (1934)

TV-G | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A talented tap dancer who can't get an audition uses his prowess at playing craps to gain ownership of a musical show, making himself the star.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Bill Robinson, Ernest Whitman, Dusty Fletcher, Babe Matthews

Votes: 97

2. Romance of Louisiana (1937)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Drama, History

5.7
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This 1937 Vitaphone short was reissued in 1953 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1803, American President Thomas Jefferson appointed James Monroe to ... See full summary »

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Addison Richards, Erville Alderson, Suzanne Kaaren, Ian Wolfe

Votes: 73

3. Duck Soup (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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To flee from a tireless Forest Ranger, the shabby vagrants, Stan and Ollie, find refuge at a colonel's mansion that is vacant for the weekend. Soon, a couple of newly-weds arrive in hopes of renting the manor. Where is the rightful owner?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Madeline Hurlock, William Austin

Votes: 746

4. A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,360

5. Big Business (1929)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall

Votes: 2,642

6. Fifi Blows Her Top (1958)

Passed | 17 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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The stooges reminisce about their wartime romances in Europe. After they finish their tales, they discover that Joe's girl Fifi, whom he left behind in Paris, has moved in next door. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, Wanda Ottoni

Votes: 190

7. High and Dizzy (1920)

Passed | 26 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

Votes: 935

8. The Second 100 Years (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Thrown in prison for a hundred years, Little Goofy and Big Goofy finally break free, posing as an anarchic duo of undercover painters. Soon, the boys wind up in a private party as visiting French dignitaries; however, who are they kidding?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 606

9. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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When Laurel visits Hardy at home, hi-jinx occur and the Mrs. orders them out. They go to a golf course where they try to impress two young ladies and wind up in a mud-slinging fight with other golfers.

Directors: Leo McCarey, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, John Aasen

Votes: 612

10. Leave 'em Laughing (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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In the dead of night, a terrible toothache wakes up poor Stan, and after a series of home-made remedies, Ollie takes him to the dentist. There, ample amounts of laughing gas lead to the perfect mess. Will Stan ever visit the dentist again?

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 835

11. One Good Turn (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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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... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, James Finlayson

Votes: 1,147

12. The Battle of the Century (1927)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge

Votes: 886

13. Love 'Em and Weep (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Caught between a rock and a hard place, an honest man has to cover for his partner's shenanigans when an old flame threatens to destroy both his career and his marriage with a compromising photograph. Will she spare him?

Directors: Fred Guiol, F. Richard Jones | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, James Finlayson

Votes: 458

14. Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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The Merry Maiden's tough captain sets his sights on the love-smitten Willie Brisling's charming fiancée and kidnaps her. Now, she is a prisoner of love. Will the adulterous sea captain get away with cheating?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Viola Richard, Anita Garvin

Votes: 403

15. Men O'War (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall

Votes: 1,016

16. Twice Two (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Stan and Ollie are married to each other's sisters, and plan a dinner party to celebrate their mutual anniversaries.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Baldwin Cooke, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,010

17. Haunted Spooks (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe, Marie Benson

Votes: 1,088

18. Balto's Race to Nome (1925)

Documentary, Short

9.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Colin Campbell | Star: Balto

Votes: 9

19. The Bank (1915)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 1,640

20. Their First Mistake (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 1,145

21. Hats Off (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Handymen (Laurel & Hardy) deliver a cumbersome washing machine to a house fronted by a huge flight of stairs.

Director: Hal Yates | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Coburn

Votes: 94

22. Pardon My Pups (1934)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday, and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Kenneth Howell, Dorothy Ward

Votes: 186

23. Perfect Day (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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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... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys

Votes: 1,297

24. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.7
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Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 512

25. They Go Boom! (1929)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin

Votes: 870

26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

Directors: James Parrott, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Carle, Charley Rogers

Votes: 645

27. Flying Elephants (1928)

Passed | 17 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Laurel & Hardy, in pre-historic times, vie for the hand of the same Stone Age beauty.

Directors: Frank Butler, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Edna Marion

Votes: 489

28. With Love and Hisses (1927)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Dimwitted Cuthbert Hope is enlisted in the army, and gets himself and his sergeant in constant trouble

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anita Garvin

Votes: 504

29. A Lad an' a Lamp (1932)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.8
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The gang finds what they think is a magic lamp.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 165

30. Sailors, Beware! (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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A con artist (Garvin) and her infant son, are unmasked aboard a ship by a steward (Laurel.)

Directors: Fred Guiol, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Ed Brandenburg

Votes: 448

31. The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

Votes: 1,161

32. Do Detectives Think? (1927)

19 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chester A. Bachman, Wilson Benge

Votes: 741

33. Call of the Cuckoo (1927)

Passed | 17 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Mishaps befall a new home owner located next door to an insane asylum.

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Max Davidson, Spec O'Donnell

Votes: 473

34. The Beggar King (1916)

Short, Drama

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John Haller, a banker, is head of the powerful organization of beggars in his city. His daughter, Meta, knows nothing of the double life her father is leading. She is loved by Paul Wilson, ... See full summary »

Director: Wilbert Melville | Stars: R. Henry Grey, Jay Morley, Louis Fitzroy, M. de la Parelle

35. Mama's Little Pirate (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Family, Short, Comedy

8.0
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The gang goes after pirate treasure they believe is hidden in a cave.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 177

36. The Perfect Lie (1926)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Neely and his bitter rival are both in love with Betty but both are rejected by her father, an irate Scotsman who is an avid golfer. An 18-hole golf game is suggested, with the winner ... See full summary »

Director: Slim Summerville | Star: Neely Edwards

37. Night 'n' Gales (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.6
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Because of a storm, the Gang has to stay overnight at Darla's house, and they drive her father crazy.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 100

38. Teacher's Beau (1935)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.5
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The gang tries to dissuade their teacher from getting married.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 169

39. An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Family

6.9
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Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, J. Ray Avery

Votes: 1,221

40. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.4
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Directors: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Pete the Dog, Syd Crossley

Votes: 290

41. The Pooch (1932)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The gang tries to save Petey from the dogcatcher.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 169

42. That's My Wife (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married. But when Mrs. Hardy walks out just before Uncle Bernal is due for a visit... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Aubrey, Harry Bernard

Votes: 602

43. Early to Bed (1928)

Passed | 19 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Oliver inherits a fortune and hires Stan as his butler and proceeds to torment him. Stan finally rebels and goes on a rampage, destroying Oliver's fancy furnishings.

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

Votes: 593

44. Get Out and Get Under (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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The comic adventures of a new car owner.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson, Roy Brooks

Votes: 782

45. The Declaration of Independence (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Drama, History

5.8
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This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware, who cast the deciding vote so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: John Litel, Ted Osborne, Rosella Towne, Richard Bond

Votes: 209

46. Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)

Approved | 17 min | Family, Comedy, Short

8.0
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The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond

Votes: 197

47. Angora Love (1929)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord. Attempts to bathe the smelly animal result in a waterlogged free-for-all.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall

Votes: 705

48. His Royal Slyness (1920)

Passed | 27 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, 'Snub' Pollard, Gus Leonard

Votes: 564

49. The Wide Open Spaces (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Western

6.4
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A Wild West spoof by The Masquers Comedy Club of Hollywood

Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Ned Sparks, Antonio Moreno, Dorothy Sebastian, William Farnum

Votes: 13

50. Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.9
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A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Bud Jamison, Shirley Temple

Votes: 226



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