Classic Shorts Movie & TV

by jrrthk7 | created - 24 Oct 2015 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

TV & MOVIE Short films that I've seen. The short subjects that first appeared in movie theaters. Silents, comedy, documentary shorts, travel shorts, and animated cartoons 1900's - 1990's.

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1. The Night Before Christmas (1905)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 433

2. Beach Picnic (1939)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore and decides to have some fun with him by sending the rubber horse over to Pluto which ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash

Votes: 719

3. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 42,317

4. The Idle Class (1921)

TV-G | 32 min | Short, Comedy

A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charles Aber, Joe Anderson

Votes: 3,079

5. Another Fine Mess (1930)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Comedy

Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

Votes: 1,972

6. The Golf Specialist (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: W.C. Fields, Allan Bennett, William Black, Naomi Casey

Votes: 1,005

7. Hoi Polloi (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short

A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Gail Arnold

Votes: 757

8. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,476

9. All a Bir-r-r-d (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and a bulldog are passengers on a train. Sylvester's attempts to catch Tweety are thwarted by the bulldog and a conscientious conductor.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 548

10. When the Cat's Away (1929)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

While Tom Cat goes away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mouse friends break into his house and perform music. They play various tunes on the piano while the other mice hit household objects in tune to the music.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 346

11. Don Donald (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald is courting Daisy (called Donna, here in her first appearance) Duck in Mexico. He arrives on a burro, which doesn't get along at all well with her; she convinces him to buy a car. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 760

12. Just a Gigolo (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Irene Bordoni sings with the Bouncing Ball; plus cartoon segments.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Irène Bordoni, Mae Questel

Votes: 96

One of the Screen Songs titles produced by Fleischer Studios.

13. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Steve Muffati | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,690

14. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 2,560

15. Pay Day (I) (1922)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

After a difficult day at work, a bricklayer tries to enjoy his pay day without his wife knowing.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance

Votes: 3,442 | Gross: $0.13M

16. Sunnyside (1919)

41 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). He loves the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Olive Ann Alcorn, Albert Austin

Votes: 2,557

17. Snow Foolin' (1949)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Various animals prepare for winter and enjoy a variety of winter sports. A hen invites us to follow her bouncing egg and sing along to Jingle Bells. Finally, a turtle dispenses hot coffee to a bird on her nest.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Sid Raymond

Votes: 166

18. A Day's Pleasure (1919)

TV-G | 18 min | Short, Comedy

A father takes his family for an outing, which turns out to be a ridiculous trial.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, C. Allen, Naomi Bailey

Votes: 2,621

19. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 5,137

20. Woody Woodpecker (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The psychiatrist needs a psychiatrist after attempting to treat Woody Woodpecker.

Director: Walter Lantz | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Margaret Hill-Talbot, Danny Webb

Votes: 884

21. Crazy Over Daisy (1950)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's the 1890's, and Donald is riding his penny-farthing bicycle to see Daisy when Chip 'n Dale make fun of him. It quickly escalates into a full-fledged war between Donald and the chipmunks.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Gloria Blondell, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 474

22. Two Chips and a Miss (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Chip 'n Dale pretend not to care about nightclubs, but both sneak out to the Acorn Club after pretending to fall asleep, to meet Clarice. They fight over her, pausing to catch her stage ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Martha Tilton

Votes: 488

23. Three Little Beers (1935)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

The stooges are inept deliverymen at a brewery. When they learn about a company golf tournament, they sneak onto a golf course to get some practice. They quickly proceed to bother the other... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Bud Jamison

Votes: 714

24. A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 833

25. Hawaiian Holiday (1937)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,080

26. Goofs and Saddles (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges are spies for US Calvary; "Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup" and "Just Plain Bill". Sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers, they ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Hank Bell

Votes: 440

27. That's My Wife (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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: 627

28. Snow Business (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Sylvester Cat and Tweety Bird are snowbound in a mountain cabin, and though Tweety has lots of bird seed, Sylvester will starve unless he can cook the unsuspecting Tweety. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 484

29. The Pigskin Palooka (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

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

Votes: 103

30. The Simple Things (1953)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey and Pluto's peaceful day of fishing is interrupted by a clam that gets lodged in Pluto's mouth and a hungry seagull that steals Mickey's bait.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Pinto Colvig, James MacDonald

Votes: 551

31. School's Out (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba

Votes: 348

32. Mickey Cuts Up (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Mickey and Minnie are next-door neighbors tending their yards. When Minnie is captured by a bird's song, Mickey hides in his bird-house and pretends to be a bird himself, until a cat ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 299

33. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Directors: Robert Cannon, John Hubley | Star: Marvin Miller

Votes: 1,709

34. Mummy's Dummies (1948)

Approved | 16 min | Short, Comedy