Titles you haven't rated - Writer (36)
Hi De Ho (1937) - Short Film
Young Cab Calloway's mother is concerned, because Cab spends his days listening to the radio, pretending to lead a miniature orchestra. A deacon passing by the apartment hears him singing and advises him go to his wife's gypsy tea room. As she reads the tea leaves, she sees situations which lead to Cab and his orchestra performing musical numbers. (imdb)
The Hard Guy (1930) - Short Film
An unemployed man hangs around his flat. Finally he puts a pistol in his pocket and walks out, leaving his wife in fear. (imdb)
Bubbling Over (1934) - Short Film
In this all-black short musical comedy, a woman has a husband so lazy she can stick a pin in him without him waking up... but announcing lunch gets him up pretty fast. She's also saddled with a bevy of his lazy relatives. Four more come by and sing as a quartet. After the wife learns they had been traveling men, she advises them to keep traveling and kicks them out... (imdb comments)
Double Talk (1937) - Short Film
The wealthy Mrs. Virginia Delaware is at the Bergen Orphanage to choose a child to adopt. Dr. Bergen wants Mrs. Delaware to choose the troublesome Charlie McCarthy if only to get rid of him. Charlie, on the other hand, doesn't want Mrs. Delaware to adopt him. (imdb)
A crooked lawyer trying to cheat a young girl out of her inheritance tries to convince a sea captain to help him. (imdb)
A Modern Cinderella (1932) - Short Film
Anita Ragusa, the daughter of a costume company owner, delivers a dress for a costume ball at the last minute. The snobbish customer doesn't like the design at first, but agrees to let Anita model it for her to decide whether to keep it. Charlie, a drunk partygoer, sees Anita in the dress and invites her to attend the festivities. She reluctantly agrees and sings for the other guests.
The Wall Street Mystery (1931) - Short Film
When the apparent murder of two stockbrokers are discovered in their Wall Street office. Police Inspector Crane summons forensic expert Dr. Crabtree to the crime scene. A beautiful woman found in the closet, a frightened African-American elevator operator, and a suspicious business associate are among the witnesses questioned. (imdb)
Henry the Ache (1934) - Short Film
Shemp Howard stars in this old parody of the then-current film "King Henry The Eighth". Also starring Bert Lahr in the title role. (youtube.com)
Double Exposure (1935) - Short Film
At the time this was made Hope was still a Broadway star and I'm sure did this one at Warner Brothers New York studio. It looked like old ski nose was trying to find his particular comedy style. He's in a team with John Berkes, but Hope comes across a lot like Moe Howard vis a vis Berkes and Berkes is like a bargain basement version of Stan Laurel. (imdb)
A race car driver, injured during an accident, opens up a repair shop only to become the target of crooked government agents. (imdb)
Nut Guilty (1936) - Short Film
In this short subject, Charlie and Mr. Bergen preside over the courtroom for a day, dispensing their own comic brand of justice. (imdb)
Yours Sincerely (1933) - Short Film
A resort owner tries to marry his daughter to a millionaire, but his scheme doesn't turn out exactly as planned. (imdb)
The Officer's Mess (1935) - Short Film
The day before he is to report to the national guard, Gus Doaks played by Shemp Howard, an obnoxious water at a french restaurant, serves up a disater to a Major and his girlfriend. (stooges.wikia)
All American Drawback (1935) - Short Film
The Dean and Board of Flunk Well College are arguing with its football coach, Bergen, about the team's star player, Charlie McCarthy, who is the only reason the team is a winning one, but who isn't doing well academically and could be pulled from the team if his grades and behavior don't improve. In other words, Charlie is a dummy in more ways than one. (imdb)
The Studio Murder Mystery (1932) - Short Film
When the leading lady of a motion picture is murdered in the middle of a scene, Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree are called in to investigate. (imdb)
The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (1932) - Short Film
A couple of murderous crooks try to smuggle the famous Stanhope diamonds into New York but they're double-crossed and killed before reaching New York. (imdb)
The Smart Set-Up (1931) - Short Film
A womanizing night club singer who has his pick of many beautiful showgirls tries to climb socially and break into society but soon discovers the social and class differences are insurmountable. (imdb)
Here, Prince (1932) - Short Film
Joe Penner as a incompetent crown prince in the middle of a revolution.
Absorbing Junior (1936) - Short Film
Johnny's freeloading brother Henry will go to any length to bet on a tip at Belmont, including stealing from Junior's piggy bank. When Johnny's mother-in-law tells them to take Junior to the dentist to have a tooth pulled, and gives them $2 for the doctor, the game is afoot. The money goes to Henry's bookie, and the boys decide to pull Junior's tooth themselves... by tying a string onto the back bumper of a car.
Thrills of Yesterday (1931) - Short Film
This short takes a comic look at serious moments from past serials. In part I - "Gin" - of "The Curse of a Drinking Heart", a woman is drowning her sorrows in a bar. Upon leaving, she is attacked. Will anyone come to her rescue? In "Gun-and-a-Half Dugan", the hero and heroine are trapped in a house by marauding gunman above Cactus Gulch. Can our two heroes escape capture? In "The Man Without a Country-Club", a villain is holding a young couple out fishing at gunpoint.... (imdb)
Inklings (1933) - Short Film
An animator is in the process of creating a series of three drawings of prominent historical figures. As the animator goes about his drawings, a narrator tells some stories about the historical figure in question. The drawings come to life as the narrator tells some anecdotes about the historical figure. As each drawing nears its completion and as the story about that figure nears its end, it becomes more and more apparent who the historical figure in question is. (imdb)
The Nickelette (1932) - Short Film
This short humorously recreates the experience of going to a nickelodeon during the silent film era, using footage of silent films and sarcastic narration. (imdb)
Crimes Square (1931) - Short Film
When a crook decides to go straight, his jealous cast off moll exposes him to the police. (imdb)
The Gigolo Racket (1931) - Short Film
As a publicity stunt, a musical comedy star announces her engagement to a young man she believes is a gigolo, with whom she eventually falls in love. (imdb)
No More West (1934) - Short Film
Bert Lahr is a big city boy hung up on tales of the Old West. When his playing cowboys and Indians causes a ruckus, he's brought before a judge who prescribes him rest and relaxation...out West.
Africa Speaks -- English (1933) - Short Film
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy's plane runs out of gas and lands in the African jungle. After a short comedy routine between the two, some natives come by and insist that they stay for dinner. The question then becomes what (or who) will the dinner be.
Sea Sore (1934) - Short Film
Monte is a hapless bumbler in love with a police sergeant's daughter, but he says no to their marrying until Monte shows he can get a responsible job with a uniform.He gets one as a ship's orderly on a Dayliner, but tells his prospective father-in-law he's the Captain. They all show up on the ship, and Monte must keep the real Captain locked up , away from his fiancée and father.
The Skull Murder Mystery (1932) - Short Film
When the skeleton of a young man is dug up in an alley, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion. The team of Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree use the skull of the victim to solve the murder.
Public Jitterbug No. 1 (1939) - Short Film
The government has set up a special agency to stamp out what it considers the number one public menace: the jitterbug. They aren't after the many followers, but the primary perpetrator of the jitterbug, who they've coined "Public Jitterbug No. 1". Hal Sturges is one of several agents working on the case who goes undercover as a dancer in Broadway haunts to find and capture Public Jitterbug No. 1. In his investigation, Hal runs across the beautiful Betty, a seemingly innocent bystander.
Shop Talk (1936) - Short Film
A former art student returns from Europe to run the department store he inherited from his father and finds his employees behaving very bizarrely.
On the Wagon (1935) - Short Film
Shemp and Rosco are husbands who married sisters and all live with the wive's mother. The husbands have been out late at night drinking and are trying hard no to make any noise as they slip back into the house, where the mother-in-law is guarding the door armed with a rolling pin. But they get into a neighbor's house and the lady in that house has a very large, jealous husband.
For the Love of Pete (1936) - Short Film
Boxer Joe Palooka steps into the ring after a friend’s dog gets kicked.
Here's Howe (1936) - Short Film
Heavyweight champion Joe Palooka (Robert Norton) and his manager/trainer Knobby Walsh (Shemp Howard), are eating a poor farmer out of house and holdings while Joe prepares for a championship bout at Madison Square Garden. The farmer sends the local sheriff to collect from Knobby.
Punch and Beauty (1936) - Short Film
Before the big fight, Joe and his opponent come to blows at their hotel. Palooka knocks him out and the fight has to be postponed.
The Choke's on You (1936) - Short Film
Joe Palooka and Strangler Chokeovitch have set up training camps on adjacent beachfront sites. When Joe knocks out the Strangler after a misunderstanding, Chokeovitch's manager challenges the champ to a professional wrestling bout, with the winner taking all the gate receipts.