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A feature-length documentary devoted to the great clowns of silent comedy. (imdb)
Do or Diet (1947) - Short Film
Edgar's boss gives him a few days off as a reward for being promoted. His wife, Florence (Florence Lake), mother-in-law (Dot Farley) and brother-in-law (Jack Rice), think he has been fired for being too fat and, over his fruitless objections, put him on a strenuous reducing program that nearly kills him.
Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job destroys that dream, and when he finds a particularly potent drink at his local bar, he goes on a very strange and funny rampage (with a lion in tow). (imdb)
Trouble or Nothing (1946) - Short Film
Edgar's brother-in-law persuades Edgar to indulge in a little betting at the race track, and Edgar loses $900. While entertaining a banker to get on a loan, for a supposed worthy purpose, the bookie's henchman shows up demanding to be paid.
Motor Maniacs (1946) - Short Film
Edgar learns that an old, rich, oil-man flame (Tom Kennedy) of his mother-in-law (Dot Farley) is coming to claim his bride. Meanwhile, his brother-in-law (Jack Rice) has bought an interest in an outboard motor that is supposed to run all day on a cupful of gas. The suitor says he will finance it if the test is a success. (imdb)
I'll Build It Myself (1946) - Short Film
Edgar Kennedy, never the one to spend money on a project when he can do it himself and spend twice the money with disastrous results, forgoes hiring a builder to add a new room on the family abode, and contracts himself and family members to do the job. Edgar, doing any job is a recipe for failure, and when his ditsy wife, daffy brother-in-law and domineering mother-in-law are part of the construction crew, failure turns to catastrophe. (imdb)
This tale of two tugboats focuses upon the rivalries between two operators competing to win a major shipping contract. Meanwhile a tugboat office secretary and an ex-con who wants to go straight, fall in love. Tugboat Annie is put in charge of a child violinist. When a waterfront fire breaks out, the two warring captains join forces to put it out. (allmovie.com)
There is movement afoot in Edgar Kennedy's house, where he lives with his wife Florence and reluctantly with Florence's mother and brother. Without Edgar's consent, Florence, mother and brother have decided that Edgar will temporarily move in with brother, while mother will temporarily move in with Florence, giving mother's room to her visiting brother, Wilbur, an entrepreneur, promises to set brother up in one of his companies, making Edgar's dream come true of getting brother out of his house.
Edgar lets his brother-in-law borrow his car (mistake no.1), and soon gets a call from Brother that the car won't start. Edgar borrow's his neighbor's car (mistake no.2) to go haul in his stranded vehicle, and immediately wrecks it. He then goes to buy a replacement car for his neighbor from "Miracle Sam - The Used Car Man" (mistakes no.3 through no.8) and drives off without insurance.
Edgar invites his boss home for a steak dinner, but the steak hasn't arrived. A pushy book salesman does arrives and this causes Edgar a few problems and several slow-burns. The double-take slow-burn comes when the meat arrives in the form of a live, 1000-pound steer.
Edgar's landlord wants to sell the house Edgar is renting. He has to come up with the money in two weeks or the landlord will sell it out from under him.
Radio Rampage (1944) - Short Film
When the family radio goes on the fritz, Edgar, naturally, decides to fix it himself in order to save a few bucks. That Edgar will destroy the house doing this simple project is a foregone conclusion. (imdb)
An ambitious newspaper reporter (Dick Powell), eager to scoop the competition, wishes he could know the news before it happens. A mysterious old man (John Philliber) grants the reporter that power, even as he cautions against using it... (imdb)
Prunes and Politics (1944) - Short Film
Edgar is running for county supervisor against his mother-in-law. Edgar, whose campaign is going nowhere, decides to try some dirty-tricks style tactics, such as turning mice loose at a ladies' meeting and even pulling a disappearing act to hype his bid but, as usual, everything backfires on him.
Feather Your Nest (1944) - Short Film
Edgar is so anxious to get brother out of the house that when a prospective fiancée arrives on the scene, Edgar reluctantly pays for an engagement ring. (imdb)
An amateur detective and a janitor try to find a kidnapped heiress. (imdb)
Story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi SS commander, by Czech partisans and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs.
Mexican club singer Lita Valdez is amazed to find that her younger brother Alberto is a talented boxer and is even more thrilled by his consistent success in the ring. Till he is forced to fight Jerry O'Leary, the man she loves. Caught between her devotion to both men, Lita tries her best to have the match canceled, but there is much more to the boxing racket than she had ever imagined... (imdb)
The Falcon is framed for the murder of a banker and the theft of war bonds. He makes his escape into the mountains where he hides out in a rustic lodge. From here he uncovers a phony war bond operation. (imdb)
Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant. (imdb)
Hold Your Temper (1943) - Short Film
When his wife threatens to leave him because of his notoriously bad temper, Edgar promises that there will be no more tantrums. (imdb)
Edgar Kennedy, in order to attend a prizefight without his brother-in-law, pretends to be sick with intentions of sneaking off later. As usual, his best-laid plan takes another direction. His mother-in-law gives him a foot bath in a tub with what turns out to be quick-setting cement. His pal Sam drills a hole in the cement to blow the cement off with explosives, with a typical-Kennedy result... disaster.
Olsen and Johnson attempt to make a movie. (imdb)
Rough on Rents (1942) - Short Film
After the family leaves for a trip, Edgar rents out the apartment to a troublemaker who likes to throw wild parties. (imdb)
Snuffy Smith grows tired of dodging revenue agents, and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don, a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents. (imdb)
Football player Henry Platt (William Henry)mistakes a helmet for the football in his zeal to make a touchdown during a critical game, his error earns him the accolade of "Dope of the Year" award. Gambler Big George Kilraine hires him to take the $107,000 winnings of the gambler's syndicate on the game to Chicago. On the way the money bag falls out of the airplane and lands in the state penitentiary. Herry now has to figure out how to get into the prison and get the money out of the prison.
Duck Soup (1942) - Short Film
Edgar mistakenly believes that his family wants to kill him to collect his life insurance. (imdb)
Edgar has become a mail-order Private Detective and a client soon knocks on his door with a job for Edgar. On the job, Edgar encounters Beulah Jackson, an applicant for the job, outside the house and scares her away and she leaves her agency papers in her wake. Edgar then puts on black makeup, dons a dress, knocks on the door and is hired.
Nazi spies mistake Snuffy Smith's moonshine for a new secret rocket fuel and try to steal the "formula." (imdb)
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic. (imdb)
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr., son of Cadwalader, Sr., political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson.
Westward Ho-Hum (1941) - Short Film
Edgar, his wife and his brother-in-law are riding through the desert in a convertible to see a restaurant that Edgar has purchased sight unseen. They camp in a ghost town and Edgar sees a "Gold Nugget Restaurant" sign and it dawns on him that is his purchase. Inside, Edgar runs into two outlaws who force him to drive them to the next town. Unknown to Edgar, Sally lassos the renegades out of the back seat, while Edgar drives on in his (usual) blissful state of ignorance. (imdb)
A Quiet Fourth (1941) - Short Film
Edgar decides the 4th of July fireworks celebration in town is too much for his nerves, and he and his wife Sally and her brother will take a nice drive out into the countryside and have a nice, peaceful picnic. His first mistake is inviting the sons of his neighbor to go with them, and his second is picking an Army artillery firing range as the location of the picnic. (imdb)
I'll Fix It (1941) - Short Film
Edgar decides to do a home plumbing job himself. (imdb)
An Apple in His Eye (1941) - Short Film
Edgar tries his hand at making pies for Vivien's charity bazaar with predictable results. (imdb)
Radio mystery script writer Sally Ambler is about to be married, then gets into a quarrel with her intended Kirk Pierce after he finds the story she wrote too contrived. The wedding is put off when a telegram from her Aunt Maggie arrives from Atlanta to let Sally know that her Uncle Charlie has died. Sally is followed to Atlanta after a phone call from a Dr. Benedict warns Kirk of danger lurking for Sally when she gets there. Sally discovers that her uncle's corpse is missing.
A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort. When he buys some land and suddenly "discovers" there's oil underneath it--and generously offers to sell the townspeople shares in his newly found oil reserves--Dr. Christian suspects a swindle and sets out to prove it. (imdb)
A struggling husband-wife songwriting team try to sell a radio program in the midst of crooked producers, song-stealing friends, repo men, and an overly amorous sponsor.
Drafted in the Depot (1940) - Short Film
Edgar Kennedy's hunting trip with his single buddies is kiboshed when his wife, Vivien, has made other arrangements for their vacation time. One of Edgar's friends thinks he has a way for Edgar to go hunting with them. He should pretend to join the National Guard, who are holding a two week camp. In reality, Edgar will have only rented a uniform to convince Vivien that he has joined. (imdb)
Sunk by the Census (1940) - Short Film
Edgar is a census taker, but is primarily interested in finding a rich widow for his father-in-law (Billy Franey), so he won't have to continue to support him. All Pop wants to make him happy is a cow. When Edgar comes home with both a cow and a phony rich widow, the results are not what Edgar planned for.
Fireman Bill Carey and police officer Tom Gerrity are rivals for the hand of Nan Clark. Each hopes to marry Nan so that her father, Councilman Clark, the city finance commissioner, will award their respective departments huge appropriations for new equipment. Bill really loves Nan, but she insists that her baby daughter Sandy select the man she marries. Both Fire Chief Galvin and Police Chief O'Hara support the courtships of their employees and collect money to buy a birthday gift for Sandy.
It is important to Joe and Mary Phillips and their baby Sandy that Joe's employer, the P. J. Barnett Company, get the contract to build Maylor bridge, because it means a pay raise for Joe. Joe's raise hinges upon Davis, the man in charge of bids for the city, accepting his estimate. To insure that Joe will get the raise, the Phillips invite Mr. Barnett to dinner. As Mary shops for the evening's festivities, she leaves Sandy in the charge of Billy Pepino.
A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr. Christian tries to warn them that the man is a dangerous charlatan but, mesmerized by the prospect of almost instantaneous weight loss, the women ignore his warnings. (imdb)
Mutiny in the County (1940) - Short Film
53rd episode of RKO's "Mr. Average Man" Series starring Edgar Kennedy.
A Trailer Tragedy (1940) - Short Film
Edgar starts a trailer vacation with his wife Vivien and father-in-law, but doesn't get far before they are overtaken by two men from the finance company, who repossess the trailer for non-payment. Edgar discovers that Pop had failed to mail the money order he had given him for the payment. He also finds some other items Pop failed to take care of.
The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA. (imdb)
Maid to Order (1939) - Short Film
Father-in-law Billy Franey discovers the letter that Edgar has written a matrimonial agency to marry him off and slips Edgar's picture in it. When Minerva Urecal (sporting an Italian accent) shows up, wife Vivien Oakland resists attempts to get her out of the house so she can confront the interloper and her husband.
Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and sentenced to jail -- Guy for a year, Willie to be executed. On the way to jail Guy comes across a clue and escapes from the police... (imdb)
Kennedy the Great (1939) - Short Film
A short film about a family man who realizes he's a bore at social gatherings so he purchases a trunk full of magic tricks hoping to soon be the life of the party.
Clock Wise (1939) - Short Film
Pop's noisy mechanical clock is driving Edgar crazy.
Comedy about a little girl who's uncle makes her an ice skating star, only to take all of her money. (imdb)
Baby Daze (1939) - Short Film
Edgar starts out in a non-unfamiliar grumpy mood and tells some people off obnoxiously, then becomes overcome with joy and kindheartedness when he discovers that his wife is about to have a baby. (imdb (user)
A baby is passed from hand to hand after her father abandons her.
Four former actresses decide to restart their careers by opening up a nightclub. (imdb)
This British comedy pokes fun at Chicago gangsters as it chronicles the rivalry between to gangs battling it out aboard an ocean liner over the kidnapping of a millionaire's son. The gangs are thwarted by a porter, an ex-teacher. (allmovie.com)
Trouble-prone Billy Peck and his gang descend on a traveling circus that has just hit town, and before long their antics are causing the circus owner all kinds of problems. (imdb)
Ears of Experience (1938) - Short Film
In a misguided effort to get a raise and promotion from his boss, Edgar Kennedy's wife and her father talk him into leasing a swank house and putting on the ritz. A valet comes with the house and he spends a lot of time trying to soften Kennedy;s rough edges, but when he becomes to insistent about giving his master a bath, the always-irritable Kennedy throws the valet in the hot tub, clothes and all.
Edgar lost his job at the bank three months ago, but hasn't told his wife, and they have been living off their savings, while Edgar pretends to go to work everyday. He answers a want-ad for a job selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door. He makes no sales, especially after he fills an apartment hallway with trash to demonstrate his cleaner and then finds there is no electricity to run the machine.
Beaux and Errors (1938) - Short Film
To make Edgar do something about his physical condition, his wife has invited her old boy friend, in tip-top shape, to spend the weekend with them. In addition to getting worn out playing golf, Edgar overhears a phone call that makes him think Vivien is arranging to run off with his hated rival. (imdb)
A rich but crooked businessman and several other people are murdered in an old, dark, seaside house. A black Mexican voodoo doll is left with each dead body. A detective is called to the house to try to solve the mystery and find the killer. (imdb)
A librarian is ostracised by neighbours who feel that her involvement with a local lothario makes her guilty of murder.
The Other Fellow (1937) - Short Film
Comedian Edgar Kennedy teaches a driving safety lesson.
Edgar Kennedy's wife decides he should do the housework for the day, the same day the piano tuner Franklin Pangborn comes by.
Tramp Trouble (1937) - Short Film
Edgar impulsively invites his boss, Mr. Markham, to his home for dinner when his boss compliments him for giving coffee money to a down and out man. At the train station Edgar intervenes, keeping another man from beating a young man named Frankie, and Edgar takes Frankie home with him, even though the stranger warns Edgar that the young man is nothing but trouble.
Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology. (imdb)
Edgar is offered $150 by a nurseryman for a tree on his property, and he plans to remove it with the tractor he won at the county fair. But his neighbor demands some of the tree money as some leafs are hanging over his property. Edgar, on the tractor, ruins a warehouse, smashes a fire hydrant, wrecks a streetcar and tears up the concrete road pavement. Edgar is hauled to court and has to pay the damages. At home, when he yanks the tree out of the ground, it crashes down upon his car.
Dumb's the Word (1937) - Short Film
Edgar finds some gold in his attic and the guy working on his roof tells him he could go to jail for having it!! This is because President Franklin Roosevelt has actually campaigned Congress to make gold ownership illegal in order to force people off the gold standard as well as to try to get more currency into circulation. (imdb)
Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free spirited artist in an auto trailer have romantic complications in this screwball comedy. (imdb)
Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest (and therefore unsuccessful) lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is found dead, all the (circumstantial) evidence points at her. (imdb)
An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime. (imdb)
Philip Trent is tired of playing film detective Shelby James. He thinks that the stories are tripe and plans a vacation to get away from Hollywood. But on the ship, he meets a mysterious young woman and then finds a body, only to find out that the whole affair was staged by Peter Dean - author of the Shelby James novels. But then Mr. Van Mier is found murdered in the same way and the Dragon diamond is missing. (imdb)
Mary Ellis, Paramount's answer to Columbia's Grace Moore, stars in the title role in this musical melodrama/whodunit. When her fiancé dies under mysterious circumstances, neophyte opera diva Mary Stuart (Ellis) flees to South America, assumes a new identity, and obtains a position with a local opera company. (allrovi.com)
Will Power (1936) - Short Film
Edgar thinks he finally has a plan that will force his lazy, mooching brother-in-law to get a job. First, Edgar has some friends help him to stage a fake heart attack. Then, while he is supposed to be recovering, he taps into a source of mystical will power to do the rest. (imdb)
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness. (imdb)
Dummy Ache (1936) - Short Film
Knowing that her husband, Edgar, would disapprove of her starring in a play, Florence acts very suspicious about where she is going when a rehearsal comes up. Edgar follows her to the home of co-star Al St. Claire and spies while they enact a scene in which Florence discovers that her lover is married to Lois (Lucille Ball).
Gasoloons (1936) - Short Film
While filling up with gas, a carload of passengers notices that the service station is up for sale. They decide to buy the station and try to run it themselves - but they aren't very good at it. (imdb)
A down-on-his luck newspaperman finds himself the center of an experiment being conducted by two daffy millionaires--to see if someone can spend $1000 a minute, every minute, for 12 solid hours. If he can do it, he gets $10,000. If he can't do it, he gets nothing. (imdb)
Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as well as his fiancée, with the help of his butler Peedles. Ann is also wanted by the mobsters who really committed the murder as they think she knows where $250,000 worth of bonds are hidden. When the mobsters find and abduct her, Tony enlists the help of the D.A. and the police to try to get her back. (imdb)
Englishwoman falls for dude ranch cowboy but goes back to England when she thinks he's only pretending. But he follows her to England. (imdb)
Join vocalists broadcasting from the Biltmore Bowl in Los Angeles.
In this episode of the "Mr. Average Man" series, Edgar Kennedy lays bricks.
Edgar Hamlet (1935) - Short Film
A quiet day at home is interrupted by arguments over Shakespearean speeches. (imdb)
There are plenty of suspects when an unscrupulous, blackmailing businessman turns up dead, especially the Police Commissioner's current paramour, who actually confessed to the killing before it was committed. (imdb)
In Love at 40 (1935) - Short Film
Edgar falls in love with another woman. (imdb)
Poisoned Ivory (1934) - Short Film
Edgar's wife, Florence, because of an incident with her brother, her husband, and parts from her brother's photogenic set, mistakenly thinks that she accidentally poisoned Edgar instead of giving him his real medicine. (imdb)
Three brash and cocky powder mixers are sent to South America to work at a dynamite plant there. (imdb)
Love on a Ladder (1934) - Short Film
Florence wants to recapture the romance in her marriage and talks a reluctant Edgar into redonning his navy uniform and serenading her.
At Joe's Roadside, a popular but rundown New York roadhouse where the wealthy and not-so-wealthy hang out, a wealthy Manhattan girl and a struggling Brooklyn boy meet and fall in love. She marries him against the wishes of her family, believing that love can solve everything, but she soon wonders if she made the right choice when she finds herself living in a manner, and with the kinds of people, she hadn't counted on. (imdb)
Expelled from his lieutenancy in the Marine Corps, Bill Traylor reenlists as a private. His unit is sent to a Latin American country where a rebel leader called The Torch promotes insurrection. There Traylor encounters again Captain Benton, the man responsible for his disgrace and his rival for the love of a girl. (imdb)
The wedding of their daughter brings many surprises, including a determined bill collector, a bad business venture, an elopement, and an unexpected windfall. They all add up to a barrel of one-liners and slap-stick. (imdb)
A Blasted Event (1934) - Short Film
Mrs. Kennedy tries to convince Edgar that he would make a good father. (imdb)
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. Complications ensue. (imdb)
The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.
Wrong Direction (1934) - Short Film
Edgar (Edgar Kennedy) gets a call from the studio to come in and direct the last scene of a film in production. But, before he can leave the house, his wife Florence (Florence Lake) and her Mother (Dot Farley) make him dress the part with riding breeches, a beret, an ascot, a crop and riding boots, and this rig is met with much derision by both cast and crew when he arrives at the studio. Carol, the star of the movie doesn't want Edgar as the director and makes things difficult for him. (imdb)
Quiet Please! (1933) - Short Film
In this comedy of frustration, the fates conspire against gun salesman Edgar Kennedy, and he cannot find peace on the Pullman train he is traveling on. (imdb)
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (imdb)
Tom Owens, forced to shoot his outlaw friend, wants to make it up to the man's kid brother...but the dead man's girl has other ideas. (imdb)
Art in the Raw (1933) - Short Film
Aspiring artist Edgar, with family in tow, relocates to Greenwich Village - according to his wife, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law the right environment for him to be inspired. (imdb)
Good Housewrecking (1933) - Short Film
Edgar Kennedy and his family open a home decorating service, even though they have no clue what they are doing. The day of their first job, they make the mistake of going to the wrong house. The man of the house is not pleased with all the noise they are making and spends most of his time punching Edgar throughout the film. (matineeclassics.com)
A Merchant of Menace (1933) - Short Film
Edgar and his family buy and run a department store. (imdb)
Tom and five older respected business men run the Sierra mine. When Tom leaves for Europe to fight in WW1, everything is OK. When he returns after the war he finds his former assistant not only in control of the mine but the whole town. His former partners have fled becoming outlaws and are now robbing the mine shipments of money they believe is really theirs. (imdb)
Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film. Tom soon learns her foreman has been rustling and poisoning her cattle. When Tom threatens to expose him, Judy is kidnapped and the troop told to leave. With an expert makeup man available. Tom poses as one of the outlaws in an attempt to rescue her. (imdb)
Edgar's mother-in-law claims that Edgar can't fish. Edgar is determined to prove her wrong.
Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team. (imdb)
A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried. (imdb)
A young man about to inherit management over a lumber crew struggles between the love for a woman and obedience to his father.
Never the Twins Shall Meet (1932) - Short Film
A Roscoe Ates & Edgar Kennedy comedy short.
When a well-known New York businessman is found dead in the penguin pool of a local zoo aquarium, Inspector Oscar Piper is called in to investigate the murder. At first, Inspector Piper is put off by one of the eyewitnesses, a schoolteacher named Hildegarde Withers, who seems overly inquisitive and meddlesome. But as the investigation progresses, Inspector Piper forms an uneasy alliance with the shrewd Miss Withers, whose insights and advice help to crack the case.
Love Fever (1931) - Short Film
An actress is rehearsing a death scene in her apartment, but her neighbors all think it's the real thing. (imdb)
Next Door Neighbors (1931) - Short Film
Song composer Howard Green is frustrated by disturbances his wife, in-laws, and landlord while writing his latest song. (imdb)
High Gear (1931) - Short Film
The gang is out for a drive on a Sunday afternoon. When it starts to rain, they take shelter in an abandoned building. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a gangster's hideout. (imdb)
Bad Company is a 1931 gangster film directed and co-written by Tay Garnett with Tom Buckingham based on Jack Lait's 1930 novel Put On the Spot. It stars Helen Twelvetrees and Ricardo Cortez. Told from the view of a woman, the working titles of this film were The Gangster's Wife and The Mad Marriage.
Help Wanted, Female (1931) - Short Film
A new housekeeper, her son, and two not-too-bright burglars wreak havoc at a doctor's office. (imdb)
The First Seven Years (1930) - Short Film
Jackie gets in a duel over the affections of Mary Ann. (imdb)
Fifty Million Husbands (1930) - Short Film
An estranged couple visit their old apartment, which is now occupied by Charley and his wife. Charley's wife, however, misunderstands the purpose of their visit. (imdb)
The Big Kick (1930) - Short Film
Revenuers have been chasing a gang of bootleggers for years. They're hot on the trail near a gas station operated by Harry, a seemingly slow witted fellow with a cheery and spunky girlfriend. A shootout between treasury agents and the gang - they transport the hooch in manikins seated in a touring car takes place in front of Harry's filling station. While Harry's gal stays outside, Harry carries the liquor-filled dummies into the station. Will there be a reward for the heroics of Harry? (imdb)
All Teed Up (1930) - Short Film
Thelma invites Charley to play golf at her father's exclusive country club. (imdb)
Ladrones (1930) - Short Film
Alternate-language Spanish version of Night Owls (1930). (imdb)
The Real McCoy (1930) - Short Film
Charley poses as a hillbilly in his pursuit of a country girl. (imdb)
Looser Than Loose (1930) - Short Film
Charley is about to get engaged to Thelma when his boss foists some clients upon him to entertain. (imdb)
Charley and Thelma are millionaires, each trying to elude suitors who are trying to marry them for their money.
Charley goes into hysterics whenever his fiancée touches him.
Ladies Last (1930) - Short Film
The boys boycott the girls when they insist that the boys wear tuxedos to a big dance. (imdb)
Bigger and Better (1930) - Short Film
On the train trip home from school, all the kids except Dave talk about taking a vacation trip to Lake Arrowhead; Dave wants a summer job. Alabam suggests that his uncle might hire Dave at a department store. The uncle likes Dave's attitude and tells Alabam and Mickey they should work there too. Reluctantly, Alabam takes a sales assignment in ladies' accessories, where he's charming but clueless. Mickey, lazy and on the take, sees the store detective helping himself to a chocolate bar.... (imdb)
Doctor's Orders (1930) - Short Film
Alabam is lovesick. He tells Mickey how he can't get close to the girl of his dreams; he's overheard by Dave, a smooth operator, who insists that Alabam leave everything to him. He contrives to have Alabam and Mickey wreck Alabam's car in the girl's front yard, then he arrives, posing as a doctor, asking the residents of the house if they'll let the injured boy come inside while the doctor examines him. (imdb)
Night Owls (1930) - Short Film
After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his reputation, in exchange for not jailing them for sleeping on park benches. Kennedy sets them to burgling the Police Chief's own house, planning to arrest them in front of his boss, and later "fixing it" for the boys. (imdb)
Unaccustomed As We Are (1929) - Short Film
Oliver surprises his wife by bringing his pal, Stanley, home for dinner. After exploding at both men, Mrs. Hardy leaves them to fend for themselves. Mrs. Kennedy from across the hall tries to help them, which ends up being misunderstood by Mr. Kennedy, a jealous police officer! (imdb)
Angora Love (1929) - Short Film
Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord. (imdb)
Hurdy Gurdy (1929) - Short Film
A woman receives many ice deliveries over the course of one day, leading her neighbors to become suspicious.
Going Ga-ga (1929) - Short Film
Anita and Marion realize that an abandoned baby they sneaked into an orphanage was kidnapped from a millionaire. For the reward, they proceed to break into the institution at night, dressed as men to beat curfew, to get the kid out again. (imdb)
Bacon Grabbers (1929) - Short Film
Stan & Ollie find work as debt collectors. Their first assignment is to collect a late payment on a radio set. The owner refuses to pay the debt, so Stan & Ollie decide to reclaim the set. The owner will not let the duo in to reclaim the radio, and a fight breaks out as Stan & Ollie try to break in while the owner tries his hardest to keep them out. (imdb)
Perfect Day (1929) - Short Film
Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car... (imdb)
Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get "culture" and meet "the right kind of people." Pike and his grown son and daughter soon have flirtatious French admirers; Idy rents a chateau from an impoverished aristocrat; while Pike responds to each new development with homespun wit. In the inevitable clash, will pretentiousness and sophistication or common sense triumph? (imdb)
A Pair of Tights (1929) - Short Film
Two girls are invited by one of the girls boy-friend's tight boss for dinner. On the way they stop for a cheap ice-cream. But swinging doors, ventilators, cops and a brat make it nearly impossible to get the ice cream even close to the car where the rest are waiting. (imdb)
Moan & Groan, Inc. (1929) - Short Film
The gang ignores the warning of a local cop and goes exploring in a haunted house. (imdb)
Feed 'em and Weep (1928) - Short Film
Anita & Marion take a temporary job as waitresses in Max's diner, next to a train station. When the train stops off, pandemonium erupts when the passengers fill the diner and all want meals immediately. (imdb)
Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) - Short Film
Leaving the dentist's office, where Hardy's teeth have been extracted by mistake, the boys, still under the influence of laughing gas, meet up with a traffic cop (Kennedy) and cause a huge traffic jam. (imdb)
Dumb Daddies (1928) - Short Film
Max mistakes his son's acting for reality. When the play calls for the son to commit a murder (on a mannequin), Max winds up trying to hide the body from the police. (imdb)
Limousine Love (1928) - Short Film
On the way to his wedding the bride groom finds a nude, married woman in his car.
Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) - Short Film
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. (imdb)
Two Tars (1928) - Short Film
Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of tit-for-tat retaliations which eventually has most of the cars in pieces. (imdb)
You're Darn Tootin' (1928) - Short Film
Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor... (imdb)
From Soup to Nuts (1928) - Short Film
The newly rich Mrs. Culpepper, eager to make an impression in high society, has planned a big dinner party. Her husband is less than enthusiastic, and she herself has much to learn about society ways. But her worst problem is that the two special waiters whom she has hired turn out to be clumsy and inexperienced bumblers. (imdb)
The Finishing Touch (1928) - Short Film
Mayhem ensues as Stan and Ollie attempt to build a house in one day.
The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War. (imdb)
Following the Spanish-American War, a soldier is given the assignment of finding the leader of a band of rebels in the Phillipines. In order to do this he must romance Roma, a cabaret spy, working for the rebels. This does not please the daughter, whom he is romancing, of his commanding officer.
Wall Street Blues (1924) - Short Film
A bumbling bank custodian becomes an unlikely hero when he foils a robbery.
Three Foolish Weeks (1924) - Short Film
A roguish baron saves a girl from a carriage accident, and brings her to a backwoods Inn during a storm for refuge. There he hopes to have his way with her. She's actually the queen traveling incognito, which the loyal residents recognize. The cross-eyed baron keeps getting caught trying to get into the queen-then the inn keeper's wife's bedroom. (imdb)
A series of six two-reel episodes, each individually titled: #1: Let's Go (1922); #2: Round Two (1922); #3: Payment Through the Nose (1922); #4: A Fool and His Honey (1922); #5: The Taming of the Shrewd (1922); #6: Whipsawed. Only #2 & #3 survive.
The Guide (1921) - Short Film
Clyde Cook working as a guide at a snowy mountain resort.
Snooky continually rescues a couple of small children from the depredations of adults.
Billy West, doing his Charlie Chaplin imitation, helps Oliver Hardy moving as they both court the same lady.
Her Torpedoed Love (1917) - Short Film
A young woman works as a cook as the sole means of support for herself and her husband, who, because of the nature of his profession, only works one day a year. She is unaware that her wealthy, aging and gout-ridden employer, Phillip Nobrains, has left her everything in his will. (imdb)
Her Fame and Shame (1917) - Short Film
A slapstick comedy with Charles Murray & Louise Fazenda. (imdb)
Bobby Vernon is fooled into a mock bigamist gag and chaos assures.
Bombs! (1916) - Short Film
A World War 1 slapstick comedy from Keystone. (imdb)
A Scoundrel's Toll (1916) - Short Film
Slapstick comedy about a poor and unlucky life of a inventor.
His Bitter Pill (1916) - Short Film
Jim, the apple of his mother's eyes, is the big-hearted galoot of a man and is sheriff of his small town. He is sweet on Nell, who he has known all his life. Just as he is about to propose to her, he finds out that he has missed his opportunity as Diamond Dan, a big city slicker, has already proposed to her, to which she's accepted. Regardless, she has always loved Jim more as a brother. But when Jim finds out that Diamond Dan isn't as upstanding as he appears... (imdb)
Madcap Ambrose (1916) - Short Film
Ambrose has a heart of gold and is as strong as an ox. His mother, who runs a boarding house, can see that her maid, Rosie Bloom, is smitten with Ambrose by the way she is always neglecting her work while staring longingly at Ambrose. Despite Ambrose not having asked Rosie to marry him, Ambrose's mother disapproves of a union between the two because she does not want Ambrose to marry beneath him. (imdb)
His Luckless Love, starring Tom Kennedy, has some funny moments as confusion surrounds the maid’s new beau.
Mabel's Wilful Way (1915) - Short Film
Mabel sneaks away from her parents for some mischievous fun at the fairgrounds with a pair of impromptu suitors. (imdb)
Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915) - Short Film
Four bad men have kidnapped Fatty's girlfriend and plan to kill her. Fatty's dog knows where she is, but Fatty doesn't and he was crying. However the dog came back to get Fatty, and they and the Keystone Cops went to rescue her. (imdb)
Fatty's Reckless Fling (1915) - Short Film
Left alone by his wife, Fatty joins a poker game across the hall from his apartment and is left to face the law when the game is raided by police. He is given shelter by a neighbor, Mrs. Kennedy, leading to suspicions that they are romantically involved. (imdb)
Ambrose's Sour Grapes (1915) - Short Film
Ambrose loses his girl-friend to Harry Gribbon in the park. When Ambrose's "girl-friend"'s twin sister and husband arrive everybody gets mixed-up between the two twins. (imdb)
Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915) - Short Film
A man, tired of his mother-in-law's henpecking, leaves home in anger and sits on a park bench, where a photographer takes a picture of him sitting next to a married woman, whose husband is not pleased. (wikipedia)
The Noise of Bombs (1914) - Short Film
The Police Chief is tracking a band of four desperadoes, who vow revenge by blowing up his house. The desperadoes manage to kidnap one of the Chief's hapless constables - the boyfriend of the Chief's baby's nursemaid - by kidnapping the constable and the baby. They force the constable to plant the bomb while they hold the baby hostage. (imdb)
A Flirt's Mistake (1914) - Short Film
A woman's rotund husband finds it nearly impossible to resist flirting with any girl who comes in sight. He goes so far as to sneak out of the house in order to find girls to flirt with. One morning he spots a likely target, but the "girl" turns out to be a bearded rajah with a big sword and little patience for being mistaken for a girl. (imdb)
Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) - Short Film
Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie's friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman shows up. Charlie sprays the policeman with soda until he friends makes it through the hole. In the grandstand, Mabel abandons her beau for Charlie. Both Charlie's friend and Mabel's are arrested and hauled away. (imdb)
Getting Acquainted (1914) - Short Film
Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife. The partners become fond of their counterparts and begin chasing each other around. A policeman looking for a professional Don Juan becomes involved, as does a Turk. (imdb)
The Knockout (1914) - Short Film
In an effort to protect his girlfriend, Pug (Fatty Arbuckle) decides to sign up for a local boxing contest against the champion, Cyclone Flynn. Charles Chaplin makes an appearance as the referee.
Twenty Minutes of Love (1914) - Short Film
Lonely Charlie walks through a park and is jealous of a pair of lovers on a park bench. So what better to do than break up their relationship and take the girl for himself? By then end, Chaplin has involved not just the couple, but another young woman, a pickpocket, and the police.
Cruel, Cruel Love (1914) - Short Film
A silly aristocrat who believes he's been jilted attempts suicide, but is saved from death and reunited with his fiancee. (imdb)
Ambrose's First Falsehood (1914) - Short Film
After running into a friend and two ladies, a married man sends his wife a note saying that he's taken a train for business, but then his wife reads that the train crashed.
The Star Boarder (1914) - Short Film
Charlie is the favorite of his landlady, and the other boarders are jealous. He cares for her after she falls from a ladder. Her son photographs what looks like an amorous moment. He next photographs his father in a similar situation with another woman. That evening the boy puts on a slide show for the guests, resulting in a battle between Charlie and his landlady's husband. (imdb)
'Curses!' They Remarked (1914) - Short Film
Keystone melodrama parody in which two dastardly men conspire to keep their ward from marrying in order to maintain control of her vast fortune.
Leading Lizzy Astray (1914) - Short Film
A city slicker is driving through a small town when his car has a flat. A local boy and his girlfriend walk by and the boy volunteers to fix the man's tire. While he's doing that, the city slicker makes a move on the boy's girlfriend and persuades her to go back to the city with him. After she leaves, her boyfriend packs up and goes to the city to try to win her back. (imdb)
Peeping Pete (1913) - Short Film
This early Keystone has Pete spying on his neighbor's wife through one of those little knotholes in a fence. The neighbor (Sterling) notices and chases him all over town with sheriff and family close behind. Fatty Arbuckle plays the peeper's wife(!). (imdb)
Toplitsky and Company (1913) - Short Film
Toplitsky runs a second-hand clothing shop, but his partner "admires" his wife. Two conniving businessmen, intent on gaining a place in the store, inform Toplitsky of an upcoming tryst. A runaway bear adds to the complications. (imdb)
That Ragtime Band (1913) - Short Film
Professor Smelts the band leader gets into a romantic rivalry with one of his musicians over the affections of a pretty girl. (imdb)
Mabel's New Hero (1913) - Short Film
Fatty rescues Mabel twice: first, from the unwelcome attentions of a masher, then from a runaway observation balloon. (imdb)
Bangville Police (1913) - Short Film
At a farm near Bangville, the young daughter see strangers in the barn. She quickly rushes to the house and calls the police. The police engage in a haphazard rush across the countryside to get there in time. (Movieflix.com)