Public Domain Catalog

Lost and Rare
Selected Short Subjects!

Theatrical Short Subjects were widely shown in movie theaters through the 1960s. These are available on Mpeg2 video files as well as DVDs.

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Adventure Serials!

More Comedy Shorts!

Shirley Temple Festival (1930's)
Fabulous and funny Shirley Shorts from the early 1930s before her feature film career:
War Babies (9m/1932)
Kid In Africa (8m/1933)
Dora's Dunking Donuts (20m/1933)
Pardon My Pups (18m/1934)
Merrily Yours (21m/1933)
Glad Rags to Riches (10m/1933)
Polly Tix in Washington (10m/1933)
Kiddin' Hollywood (10m/1933)

Bing Crosby at Mack Sennett (1930's)
Bing Crosby's first starring comedies were made for Mack Sennett:
I Surrender Dear (22m/1931)
One More Chance (20m/1931)
Dream House (19m/1932)
Billboard Girl (21m/1932)
Blue of the Night (16m/1933)
Sing, Bing, Sing (13m/1933)

CHARLEY CHASE Silent Era Shorts with public domain Music.
April Fool (13m/1924)
Bad Boy (19m/1925)
Be Your Age (20m.1926)
Bromo and Juliet (23m/1926)
Caretakers Daughter (20m/1925)
Charley My Boy (26m/1926)
Crazy Like a Fox (26m/1926)
Dog Shy (24m/1926)
Fluttering Hearts (27m/1927)
Fraidy Cat (12m/1924)
His Wooden Wedding (20m./1925)
Innocent Husbands (25m./1925)
Isn't Life Terrible (25m./1925)
Long Fliv the King (25m./1926)
Mama Behave (22m./1926)
Mighty Like a Moose (23m./1926)
Mum's the Word (24m./1926)
Uneasy Three (22m./1925)
What Price Goofy? (23m./1925)

HAROLD LLOYD Silent Era Shorts with public domain Music.
Among Those Present (34m/1921)
Are Crooks Dishonest (14m/1918)
Bumping Into Broadway (24m/1919)
Captain Kidd's Kids (22m/1919)
City Slicker (12m/1918)
Eastern Westerner (21m/1920)
Get Out and Get Under (28m/1920)
From Hand to Mouth (22m/1919)
Get Out and Get Under (28m/1920)
Haunted Spooks (23m/1920)
High and Dizzy (28m/1920)
His Royal Slyness (26m/1920)
I Do (22m/1921)
Neighbors (13m/1919)
Never Weaken (24m/1921)
Non-Stop Kid (12m/1918)
Now Or Never (40m/1921)
Number Please (25m/1920)
Pay Your Due (10m/1919)
Two-Gun Gussie (11m/1918)
Grandma's Boy (56m/1922) Harold Lloyd and mildred Davis short feature. A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.
Safety Last (74m/1923) Harold Lloyd climbs a building in classic silent comedy! A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.

OLIVER HARDY Silent Era Shorts with public domain Music.
45 Minutes from Hollywood (22m./1926)
Along Came Auntie (23m/1926)
Crazy to Act (26m/1927)
Hop To It! (23m/1925)
Sawmill (25m/1922)
Should Sailors Marry (18m/1925)
Stick Around (25m/1925)
The Show (26m/1922)

Our Gang Comedies
SILENT ERA SHORTS with musical accompaniment:
THE BIG SHOW (21m/1923) The Gang stages a carnival and a movie show.
BOYS WILL BE JOYS (17m/1925) Gang builds their own amusement park.
DERBY DAY (27m/1923) The Gang visits a race track, then stages their own derby.
DOGS OF WAR (27m/1923) The Gang plays war games, then runs around the Hal Roach studio and meets Harold Lloyd.
THE FOURTH ALARM (21m/1926) Gang builds own firehouse, then mixes with a real fire.
HIGH SOCIETY (25m/1924) The Gang disrupts a wealthy household.
MARY, QUEEN OF TOTS (20m/1925) Neglected rich girl Mary visited by four Little Rascals.
MONKEY BUSINESS (25m/1926) Farina befriends an escaped chimp.
OFFICIAL OFFICERS (21m/1925) Tenement kids form junior police force.
SUNDOWN LIMITED (26m/1924) The Gang visits train yard, then builds their own line.

SOUND ERA Our Gang Shorts:
BEAR SHOOTERS (20m/1930) Jackie, Chubby, Farina and the Gang go camping, but run into poachers and a bear.
SCHOOL'S OUT (21m/1930) The Gang thinks Miss Crabtree's brother is a suitor and set out to discourage him.
OUR GANG FOLLIES OF 1938 (22m/1938) While the Gang puts on a show in a barn, Alfalfa dreams he is an opera singer.
WALDO'S LAST STAND (11m/1940) Spanky, Darla and the Little Rascals put on a show to sell Waldo's lemonade.

Clark and McCullough Comedy Festival (1931-'33) Starring: Bobby Clark and Jimmy Finlayson: The Gay Nighties, Snug in the Jug, False Roomers and Jitters the Butler.

Three Stooges Shorts
Disorder in the Court (17m/1936)
Sing a Song of Six Pants (17m/1947)
The Brideless Groom (17m/1947)
Malice in the Palace (16m/1949)
3 Stooges Pilot TV show (21m/1949)
Live-action Color Stooges Skits. (26m/1962)

W.C. Fields Festival -- The Great Man in...
"The Golf Specialist" (21m/1930)
"Fatal Glass of Beer" (19m/1933)
"The Dentist" (22m/1932)

Leon Errol Festival Leon Errol 2-reel comedies:
Dummy Owner (19m/1938)
Fixing a Stew (20m/1934)
Framing Fathers (18m/1942)
Follow That Blonde (18m/1946)
Mail Trouble (19m/1942)
Man-I-Cured (20m/1941)
Moving Vanities (18m/1939)
Panic in the Parlor (18m/1941)
Triple Trouble (17m/1944)

Other vintage Comedy Shorts
The Stolen Jools (18m/1931) with all-star Hollywood cast.
Cracked Shots (1934) with Tom Kennedy.
A Quiet Fourth (1935) with Betty Grable,
So and Sew (1936) with Lucille Ball, Billy Gilbert.
The Undie World (1934) with Big Boy Williams and Grady Sutton.

Musical Shorts!
Melody in May (1936) with Ruth Etting.
La Cucaracha (1934, color) First 3-strip IB Tech film.
Masks and Memories (1934) with Lillian Roth.
Fiesta (1943, color) 40 min. Hal Roach featurette.

Hours of Musical Soundies from the 1940s.