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Hal Roach (1892-1992)

Hal Roach
Hal Roach


Hal Roach Hal Roach was an American producer and director who created some of the most successful and long lasting comedy series in movie history. He is best known today for first recognising the comic potential of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and for then producing the Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang film comedy series.

His Laurel and Hardy short 'The Music Box' won the first ever Academy Award for Best Comedy Short but at the time Oscar statuettes were not presented for this category so instead a Certificate was presented. Later Hal gave this to Stan Laurel.

In 1984, Roach, then aged 92,was presented with an honorary Academy Award to honour his "unparalleled record of distinguished contributions to the motion picture art form."

Biography

He was born Harry Eugene Roach in Elmira, New York on January 14, 1892. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother from Swiss stock.

He left home in his teens and became a gold prospector and mule skinner in Alaska until, at age twenty in 1912, he spotted an ad placed by Hollywood's Universal Pictures offering a dollar a day for genuine cowboys to act as western technical advisers. According to his own account, he was a terrible actor but he spent the next year as a stunt man and extra, during which time he made the acquaintance of another young actor called Harold Lloyd.

Harold Lloyd

In 1914 Roach received a small inheritance and he used it to start a film production business. He bought an office in Los Angeles' Bradbury Mansion, and using the name Phun Philms, began producing, directing and writing a series of short film comedies starring Lloyd, who portrayed a character called Lonesome Luke. For 2 years from 1916 the "Luke" comedies were released through Pathé and became very popular. Late in 1917 Lloyd started to play himself in his "glasses" character. Roach ensured a top quality product by setting up a preview system, screening the movies before a test audience and then editing them as necessary for full comic impact. The result was that Harold Lloyd became the most popular movie comedian in America.

The Hal Roach Studios

Roach purchased what became the Hal Roach Studios from Harry Culver in Culver City, California and in 1919 expanded his comedy team, adding actors such as Snub Pollard, "Sunshine" Sammy Morrison and a certain Stan Laurel. He was also very astute in giving opportunity to creative non actors such as writers and directors as Charley Chase, Alf Goulding, and Fred Newmeyer, who controlled the output while Roach concentrated on administrative duties.

Laurel and Hardy

In 1924, and already a well known face in silent movies, comic actor Oliver Hardy signed with the Hal Roach studios, working with such headline acts as Our Gang and Charley Chase. He appeared in the 'Comedy All-Stars' series, and he came into contact with the young British comic, Stan Laurel, who had also signed with Roach as a writer and director. Stan directed Oliver in the movie 'Yes, Yes Nanette' in 1925.

During 1926 Laurel became a regular and important part of the Hal Roach All-Stars and was given more performing roles by Roach. It gradually became obvious that whenever he and Oliver were in the same scene together, some special comic spark was ignited. At first there was no real effort to make them a team but as they appeared in more films together, their partnership became inevitable. Roach's supervising director was future Academy Award-winning director, Leo McCarey, and he began teaming them together deliberately. Gradually the comedians began to develop the characters and interaction which have become so familiar today.

Their first film as a comedy team was 1927's "Putting Pants on Philip". Together they began producing a large number of short brilliant comic films. The team of Laurel and Hardy was born.

Our Gang

Roach and Harold Lloyd had a volatile relationship and they went their separate ways in 1924, when Lloyd became the independent producer of his own films. Despite losing his biggest earner, Roach was already preoccupied with building his new comedy series, 'Our Gang', a comedy series about and starring a group of young children. The series was notable for the naturalness of the children's acting and for being one of the first in cinema history in which coloured and white Americans were portrayed as equals. The show became a big hit with the public, particularly so after the introduction of sound which Roach began to introduce after 1927.

The Mussolini Connection

In 1938, Roach ended his distribution contract with MGM, replacing them with United Artists. The change was partly due to Roach's embarrassing joint business venture in 1937 with Vittorio Mussolini, son of fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, in which he tried to form a production company called "R.A.M" (Roach and Mussolini). He was universally condemned by his peers but stubbornly refused to change his stance. He even proudly displayed an autographed portrait of Mussolini in his home up until his death.

After joining United Artists, Roach had several hits with 'Topper' in 1937, 'Of Mice and Men' in 1939 and 'One Million B.C.' in 1940

WWII

. Roach had been commissioned in the US Army Signal Reserve Corps in 1927 and was called back for active duty in the Signal Corps in June 1942, at age 50. The output he oversaw primarily featured military training films and his studios were leased to the American armed forces. The studios were returned to him after the war with millions of dollars of improvements.

Television

. After the war Roach resumed making movies and was one of the first producers to change to an all colour schedule. He was also one of the first to go into television. From 1948 his son, Hal Roach Jr., produced numerous popular television series including 'The Stu Irwin Show', 'The Public Defender', 'Rocky Jones, Space Ranger' and 'My Little Margie'. BY 1951 the studio's output was 1500 hours of television a year.

Roach also licensed revivals of his Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang series for the small screen with highly successful results.

Later Career

In 1955, Roach retired from active film production and sold his interests to his son, Hal Roach Jr.. The son lost the studio to creditors and it was shut down in 1961. Roach Sr. continued to work as a consultant on movie projects for two decades, well into his nineties.

Personal

Roach was married twice. His first marriage, in 1916 was to actress Marguerite Nichols. They had two children, Hal Jr. who followed his father as a producer and director, and Margaret who worked as an actress in the 1930's and 1940's. The marriage ended with her death in 1941.

In 1942 he married a second time to Lucille Prin, a Los Angeles secretary.They had four daughters and the marriage ended with her death in 1981.

Hal Roach died at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, from pneumonia, on November 2, 1992, at the age of 100 years. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York.


Hal Roach Academy Awards

No Nominations:

Honorary Award:
Won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1968)

Hal Roach Filmography

1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
Willie Runs the Park (Short)
Pete, the Pedal Polisher (Short)
Close-Cropped Clippings(Short)
Beyond His Fondest Hopes(Short)
Just Nuts(Short)
From Italy's Shores(Short)
The Hungry Actors(Short)
Spit-Ball Sadie (Short)
Terribly Stuck Up (Short)
A Mixup for Mazie (Short)
Some Baby (Short)
Fresh from the Farm (Short)
Giving Them Fits(Short)
Bughouse Bellhops(Short)
Tinkering with Trouble (Short)
Great While It Lasted(Short)
Ragtime Snap Shots(Short)
A Foozle at the Tee Party (Short)
Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks(Short)
Peculiar Patients' Pranks(Short)
Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (Short)
Why the Boarders Left (Short)
1916
Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary (Short)
Luke Lugs Luggage (Short)
Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury (Short)
Luke, the Candy Cut-Up (Short)
Luke Foils the Villain(Short)
Luke and the Rural Roughnecks(Short)
Luke Pipes the Pippins(Short)
Lonesome Luke, Circus King (Short)
Luke's Double (Short)
Them Was the Happy Days! (Short)
Luke and the Bomb Throwers(Short)
Luke's Late Lunchers(Short)
Luke Laughs Last (Short)
Luke's Fatal Flivver (Short)
Luke's Society Mixup (Short)
Luke's Washful Waiting (Short)
Luke Rides Roughshod(Short)
Luke, Crystal Gazer (Short)
Luke's Lost Lamb (Short)
Luke Does the Midway (Short)
Luke Joins the Navy (Short)
Luke and the Mermaids(Short)
Jailed(Short)
Luke's Speedy Club Life (Short)
Luke and the Bang-Tails(Short)
Luke, the Chauffeur (Short)
Luke's Preparedness Preparations(Short)
Luke, the Gladiator
Luke, Patient Provider (Short)
Luke's Newsie Knockout (Short)
Luke's Movie Muddle (Short)
Luke, Rank Impersonator (Short)
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (Short)
Luke Locates the Loot (Short)
Luke's Shattered Sleep (Short)
1917
Luke's Lost Liberty (Short)
Schemer Skinny's Schemes(Short)
Luke's Busy Day (Short)
Drama's Dreadful Deal (Short)
Luke's Trolley Troubles(Short)
Skinny's Love Tangle (Short)
Schemer Skinny's Scandal
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer
Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire
Skinny Routs a Robber
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life
Skinny Gets a Goat
Skinny's Shipwrecked Sand-Witch
Skinny's False Alarm
Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon
Lonesome Luke, Plumber
Stop! Luke! Listen!
Lonesome Luke, Messenger
Lonesome Luke, Mechanic
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
Over the Fence
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients
Pinched
By the Sad Sea Waves
Birds of a Feather
Bliss
From Laramie to London
Rainbow Island
Love, Laughs and Lather
The Flirt
Clubs Are Trump
All Aboard
We Never Sleep
Move On
Bashful
The Big Idea
Step Lively
Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle
1918
The Tip (Short)
The Movie Dummy (Short)
The Lamb (Short)
Hello Teacher (Short)
Hit Him Again(Short)
Beat It (Short)
A One Night Stand(Short)
A Gasoline Wedding (Short)
Look Pleasant, Please (Short)
Here Come the Girls(Short)
Fare, Please (Short)
Let's Go (Short)
On the Jump (Short)
Follow the Crowd(Short)
Pipe the Whiskers(Short)
It's a Wild Life (Short)
His Busy Day (Short)
Hey There (Short)
Kicked Out (Short)
The Non-Stop Kid(Short)
Two-Gun Gussie (Short)
The Junk Man(Short)
Fireman Save My Child(Short)
The City Slicker (Short)
Sic 'Em, Towser (Short)
Somewhere in Turkey (Short)
Cleopatsy (Short)
Are Crooks Dishonest? (Short)
The Furniture Movers(Short)
An Ozark Romance (Short)
Fire the Cook (Short)
Kicking the Germ Out of Germany (Short)
Beach Nuts(Short)
That's Him (Short)
Do Husbands Deceive? (Short)
Bride and Gloom (Short)
Nipped in the Bud(Short)
Two Scrambled(Short)
The Dippy Daughter (Short)
Bees in His Bonnet (Short)
The Great Water Peril (Short)
Swing Your Partners(Short)
No Place Like Jail (Short)
Why Pick on Me? (Short)
Nothing But Trouble (Short)
Just Rambling Along (Short)
An Enemy of Soap (Short)
Hear 'Em Rave (Short)
Take a Chance (Short)
Check Your Baggage (Short)
She Loves Me Not (Short)
1919
Do You Love Your Wife? (Short)
Wanted - $5,000 (Short)
Love's Young Scream (Short)
Going! Going! Gone! (Short)
Hustling for Health (Short)
Ask Father (Short)
Toto's Troubles(Short)
On the Fire (Short)
Hoot Mon! (Short)
I'm on My Way (Short)
Look Out Below (Short)
The Dutiful Dub (Short)
Next Aisle Over (Short)
A Sammy in Siberia (Short)
Just Dropped In(Short)
Young Mr. Jazz (Short)
Crack Your Heels(Short)
Ring Up the Curtain(Short)
Si, Senor (Short)
Before Breakfast (Short)
The Marathon(Short)
Back to the Woods(Short)
Pistols for Breakfast (Short)
Swat the Crook (Short)
Off the Trolley (Short)
Spring Fever (Short)
Billy Blazes, Esq. (Short)
Just Neighbors(Short)
At the Old Stage Door (Short)
Never Touched Me (Short)
A Jazzed Honeymoon(Short)
Count Your Change (Short)
Chop Suey & Co. (Short)
Heap Big Chief (Short)
Don't Shove (Short)
Be My Wife (Short)
The Rajah (Short)
He Leads, Others Follow (Short)
Soft Money (Short)
Count the Votes(Short)
Pay Your Dues(Short)
His Only Father (Short)
Start Something (Short)
Bumping Into Broadway (Short)
All at Sea (Short)
Call for Mr. Caveman(Short)
Giving the Bride Away (Short)
Order in the Court (Short)
It's a Hard Life (Short)
Captain Kidd's Kids(Short)
How Dry I Am (Short)
Looking for Trouble (Short)
Tough Luck (Short)
The Floor Below (Short)
From Hand to Mouth (Short)
1920
Red Hot Hottentotts(Short)
Why Go Home? (Short)
Slippery Slickers(Short)
The Dippy Dentist (Short)
All Lit Up (Short)
His Royal Slyness(Short)
Getting His Goat (Short)
Waltz Me Around(Short)
Raise the Rent(Short)
Fresh Paint (Short)
Haunted Spooks(Short)
Flat Broke (Short)
Cut the Cards(Short)
The Dinner Hour (Short)
Find the Girl (Short)
Cracked Wedding Bells(Short)
Speed to Spare (Short)
Shoot on Sight (Short)
Don't Weaken(Short)
An Eastern Westerner (Short)
Trotting Through Turkey (Short)
Drink Hearty (Short)
Nearly a Maid(Short)
Merely a Maid(Short)
All Dressed Up (Short)
Start the Show (Short)
Grab the Ghost (Short)
All in a Day (Short)
Any Old Port (Short)
Don't Rock the Boat (Short)
You're Pinched(Short)
High and Dizzy (Short)
Hello Uncle (Short)
The Home Stretch (Short)
Call a Taxi (Short)
Run 'Em Ragged(Short)
Live and Learn(Short)
Little Miss Jazz (Short)
A London Bobby (Short)
Money to Burn(Short)
A Regular Pal (Short)
Go As You Please (Short)
Get Out and Get Under (Short)
Rock-a-Bye Baby (Short)
Nomads of the North
Doing Time (Short)
Fellow Citizens(Short)
Alias Aladdin(Short)
When the Wind Blows(Short)
When the Wind Blows(Short)
Mamma's Boy (Short)
June Madness(Short)
Insulting the Sultan(Short)
The Sandman(Short)
The Dear Departed(Short)
Queens Up! (Short)
Cash Customers(Short)
Greek Meets Greek (Short)
Park Your Car (Short)
The Sleepyhead(Short)
Number, Please? (Short)
1921
The Morning After (Short)
The Morning After (Short)
The Burglars Bold (Short)
Whirl o' the West (Short)
Pinning It On (Short)
Oh, Promise Me (Short)
Open Another Bottle (Short)
Prince Pistachio (Short)
His Best Girl (Short)
Paint and Powder (Short)
Make It Snappy (Short)
Running Wild (Short)
Now or Never (Short)
Fellow Romans (Short)
The Love Lesson (Short)
Rush Orders (Short)
Hobgoblins (Short)
Bubbling Over (Short)
Hurry West (Short)
No Children (Short)
A Straight Crook (Short)
Big Game (Short)
Save Your Money (Short)
Among Those Present (Short)
The Killjoys (Short)
Blue Sunday (Short)
Where's the Fire (Short)
Own Your Own Home (Short)
High Rollers (Short)
You're Next (Short)
The Bike Bug (Short)
At the Ringside (Short)
No Stop-Over (Short)
What a Whopper! (Short)
Teaching the Teacher (Short)
Spot Cash (Short)
Name the Day (Short)
Stop Kidding (Short)
The Jail Bird (Short)
On Their Way (Short)
I Do (Short)
Late Lodgers (Short)
The Chink (Short)
Rough Seas (Short)
The Lucky Number (Short)
Gone to the Country (Short)
Sweet By and By (Short)
A Zero Hero (Short)
Law and Order (Short)
Dodge Your Debts (Short)
Never Weaken (Short)
Trolley Troubles (Short)
Late Hours (Short)
Fifteen Minutes (Short)
On Location (Short)
Penny-in-the-Slot (Short)
The Joy Rider (Short)
The Pickaninny (Short)
The Hustler (Short)
Sink or Swim (Short)
Shake 'Em Up (Short)
The Corner Pocket (Short)
A Sailor-Made Man
1922
White Eagle
Try, Try Again (Short)
Lose No Time (Short)
Loose Change (Short)
Call the Witness (Short)
Years to Come (Short)
Blow 'Em Up (Short)
Stage Struck (Short)
Rich Man, Poor Man (Short)
Down and Out (Short)
Pardon Me (Short)
The Bow-Wows (Short)
High Tide (Short)
Hot Off the Press (Short)
The Anvil Chorus (Short)
Jump Your Job (Short)
Stand Pat (Short)
Full o' Pep (Short)
Kill the Nerve (Short)
Days of Old (Short)
Light Showers (Short)
Grandma's Boy
Do Me a Favor (Short)
The Movies (Short)
Punch the Clock (Short)
The Non-Skid Kid (Short)
Strictly Modern (Short)
Hale and Hearty (Short)
Good Morning, Judge (Short)
Some Baby (Short)
Many Happy Returns (Short)
The Man Haters (Short)
Friday, the Thirteenth (Short)
The Late Lamented (Short)
A Bed of Roses (Short)
The Timber Queen
The Sleuth (Short)
The Dumb-Bell (Short)
The Bride-to-Be (Short)
Busy Bees (Short)
Take Next Car (Short)
The Stone Age (Short)
Touch All the Bases (Short)
The Truth Juggler (Short)
Rough on Romeo (Short)
Wet Weather (Short)
The Landlubber (Short)
One Terrible Day (Short)
Bone Dry (Short)
365 Days (Short)
Soak the Sheik (Short)
Face the Camera (Short)
The Uppercut (Short)
Fire Fighters (Short)
The Old Sea Dog (Short)
Out on Bail (Short)
Shiver and Shake (Short)
The Golf Bug (Short)
Shine 'em Up! (Short)
Our Gang (Short)
Washed Ashore (Short)
Hook, Line and Sinker (Short)
Harvest Hands (Short)
Young Sherlocks (Short)
The Flivver (Short)
Dr. Jack
Saturday Morning (Short)
Blaze Away (Short)
Newly Rich (Short)
I'll Take Vanilla (Short)
Fair Week (Short)
The White Blacksmith (Short)
Fruits of Faith (Short)
Fire the Fireman (Short)
A Quiet Street (Short)
1923
Watch Your Wife (Short)
Dig Up (Short)
Paste and Paper (Short)
Mr. Hyppo (Short)
The Champeen (Short)
Don't Say Die (Short)
Once Over (Short)
A Tough Winter (Short)
Jailed and Bailed (Short)
The Cobbler (Short)
A Loose Tightwad (Short)
Tight Shoes (Short)
The Big Show (Short)
Do Your Stuff (Short)
Before the Public (Short)
Shoot Straight (Short)
For Safe Keeping (Short)
Bowled Over (Short)
A Pleasant Journey (Short)
Where Am I? (Short)
Safety Last!
Get Your Man (Short)
The Smile Wins (Short)
Boys to Board (Short)
Good Riddance (Short)
Speed the Swede (Short)
The Noon Whistle (Short)
California or Bust (Short)
Sunny Spain (Short)
White Wings (Short)
Giants vs. Yanks (Short)
Don't Flirt (Short)
Sold at Auction! (Short)
For Art's Sake (Short)
Under Two Jags (Short)
Back Stage (Short)
Fresh Eggs (Short)
The Watch Dog (Short)
Dogs of War! (Short)
Pick and Shovel (Short)
Courtship of Miles Sandwich (Short)
Collars and Cuffs (Short)
The Uncovered Wagon (Short)
Kill or Cure (Short)
Jack Frost (Short)
For Guests Only (Short)
Lodge Night (Short)
Gas and Air (Short)
Post No Bills (Short)
Be Honest (Short)
Oranges and Lemons (Short)
Her Dangerous Path
The Mystery Man (Short)
Live Wires (Short)
July Days (Short)
Why Worry?
Short Orders (Short)
Take the Air (Short)
The Walkout (Short)
Let's Build (Short)
A Man About Town (Short)
No Noise (Short)
Finger Prints (Short)
Call of the Wild
Stepping Out (Short)
Roughest Africa (Short)
No Pets (Short)
Heavy Seas (Short)
Jus' Passin' Through (Short)
It's a Gift (Short)
Winner Take All (Short)
Stage Fright (Short)
The Knockout (Short)
Frozen Hearts (Short)
The Whole Truth (Short)
Roughing It (Short)
Hustlin' Hank (Short)
Dear Ol' Pal (Short)
Save the Ship (Short)
Derby Day (Short)
The Soilers (Short)
Go West (Short)
The Great Outdoors (Short)
Join the Circus (Short)
Uncensored Movies (Short)
Scorching Sands (Short)
Sunday Calm (Short)
Fully Insured (Short)
Mother's Joy (Short)
Lovey Dovey (Short)
The Darkest Hour (Short)
It's a Joy! (Short)
Wait for Me (Short)
The Bar Fly (Short)
1924
Two Wagons: Both Covered (Short)
At First Sight (Short)
Tire Trouble (Short)
The Big Idea (Short)
The Home Wrecker (Short)
One of the Family (Short)
Help One Another (Short)
The Cowboy Sheik (Short)
Just a Minute (Short)
Powder and Smoke (Short)
Big Business (Short)
The Man Pays (Short)
Postage Due (Short)
The Perfect Lady (Short)
Political Pull (Short)
The Cake Eater (Short)
Hard Knocks (Short)
The Buccaneers (Short)
Love's Detour (Short)
The Fraidy Cat (Short)
Zeb vs. Paprika (Short)
Love's Reward (Short)
Hunters Bold (Short)
Don't Forget (Short)
Big Moments from Little Pictures (Short)
Why Marry? (Short)
The King of Wild Horses
Seein' Things (Short)
Our Little Nell (Short)
Brothers Under the Chin (Short)
One at a Time (Short)
Hit the High Spots (Short)
High Brow Stuff (Short)
Get Busy (Short)
Publicity Pays (Short)
Commencement Day (Short)
Friend Husband (Short)
North of 50-50 (Short)
Near Dublin (Short)
Bottle Babies (Short)
April Fool (Short)
Position Wanted (Short)
Going to Congress (Short)
Cradle Robbers (Short)
Before Taking (Short)
Up and at 'Em (Short)
Rupert of Hee Haw (Short)
Suffering Shakespeare (Short)
Fast Black (Short)
Young Oldfield (Short)
Don't Park There (Short)
Stolen Goods (Short)
Jubilo, Jr. (Short)
Wide Open Spaces (Short)
Jeffries Jr. (Short)
Why Husbands Go Mad (Short)
Radio Mad (Short)
Our Congressman (Short)
A Ten-Minute Egg (Short)
Seeing Nellie Home (Short)
It's a Bear (Short)
Short Kilts (Short)
A Hardboiled Tenderfoot (Short)
Sweet Daddy (Short)
A Truthful Liar (Short)
High Society (Short)
Why Men Work (Short)
South o' the North Pole (Short)
Outdoor Pajamas (Short)
The Sun Down Limited (Short)
Sittin' Pretty (Short)
Should Landlords Live? (Short)
Gee Whiz, Genevieve (Short)
Lost Dog (Short)
The Battling Orioles
Too Many Mammas (Short)
The Goofy Age (Short)
Every Man for Himself (Short)
The Sky Plumber (Short)
Bungalow Boobs (Short)
Hot Stuff (Short)
Hot Heels (Short)
Accidental Accidents (Short)
Are Blonde Men Bashful? (Short)
Fast Company (Short)
All Wet (Short)
>Deaf, Dumb and Daffy (Short)
The Poor Fish (Short)The White Sheep
The Mysterious Mystery! (Short)
The Royal Razz (Short)
Just a Good Guy (Short)
The Rubber-Neck (Short)
Just a Real Good Car (Short)
1925
The Wages of Tin (Short)
The Rat's Knuckles (Short)
The Big Town (Short)
Hello Baby! (Short)
Laugh That Off (Short)
Fighting Fluid (Short)
Circus Fever (Short)
The Family Entrance (Short)
Change the Needle (Short)
The Fox Hunt (Short)
Plain and Fancy Girls (Short)
Dog Days (Short)
Should Husbands Be Watched? (Short)
Hard Boiled (Short)
Excuse My Glove (Short)
The Haunted Honeymoon (Short)
Is Marriage the Bunk? (Short)
A Sailor Papa (Short)
The Love Bug (Short)
Bad Boy (Short)
Are Husbands Necessary? (Short)
Are Husbands Human? (Short)
Black Hand Blues (Short)
Whose Baby Are You? (Short)
Big Red Riding Hood (Short)
Shootin' Injuns (Short)
Sheiks in Bagdad (Short)
Looking for Sally (Short)
Wild Papa (Short)
Sure-Mike! (Short)
Black Cyclone
Tell It to a Policeman (Short)
What Price Goofy? (Short)
Ask Grandma (Short)
Riders of the Kitchen Range (Short)
Official Officers (Short)
The Royal Four-Flush (Short)
Isn't Life Terrible? (Short)
Thundering Landlords (Short)
In the Grease (Short)
Chasing the Chaser (Short)
Sherlock Sleuth (Short)
Yes, Yes, Nanette (Short)
Daddy Goes a Grunting (Short)
Boys Will Be Joys (Short)
Innocent Husbands (Short)
Madame Sans Jane (Short)
Tame Men and Wild Women (Short)
Mary, Queen of Tots (Short)
The Bouncer (Short)
No Father to Guide Him (Short)
Unfriendly Enemies (Short)
Your Own Back Yard (Short)
The Big Kick (Short)
Moonlight and Noses (Short)
The Caretaker's Daughter (Short)
Solid Ivory (Short)
Cuckoo Love (Short)
There Goes the Bride (Short)
Somewhere in Somewhere (Short)
All Wool (Short)
Better Movies (Short)
Should Sailors Marry? (Short)
Are Parents Pickles? (Short)
The Uneasy Three (Short)
Whispering Lions (Short)
Papa Be Good! (Short)
Laughing Ladies (Short)
One Wild Ride (Short)
Hold Everything (Short)
Starvation Blues (Short)
His Wooden Wedding (Short)
Tol'able Romeo (Short)
Flaming Flappers (Short)
1926
Between Meals (Short)
A Punch in the Nose (Short)
Good Cheer (Short)
What's the World Coming To? (Short)
Don't Butt In (Short)
Charley My Boy! (Short)
Soft Pedal (Short)
Long Pants (Short)
Your Husband's Past (Short)
Pay the Cashier (Short)
Buried Treasure (Short)
Wandering Papas (Short)
The Only Son (Short)
Mama Behave (Short)
Hired and Fired (Short)
The Hug Bug (Short)
Madame Mystery (Short)
Dizzy Daddies (Short)
Monkey Business (Short)
Wife Tamers (Short)
Do Your Duty (Short)
Dog Shy (Short)
Ukulele Sheiks (Short)
The Old War-Horse (Short)
Baby Clothes (Short)
Scared Stiff (Short)
Mum's the Word (Short)
Say It with Babies (Short)
Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short)
Uncle Tom's Uncle (Short)
He Forgot to Remember (Short)
Long Fliv the King (Short)
The Cow's Kimona (Short)
Mighty Like a Moose (Short)
Never Too Old (Short)
Thundering Fleas (Short)
The Devil Horse
Shivering Spooks (Short)
Along Came Auntie (Short)
Merry Widower (Short)
Crazy Like a Fox (Short)
Should Husbands Pay? (Short)
The Fourth Alarm (Short)
Bromo and Juliet (Short)
Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes (Short)
Tell 'Em Nothing (Short)
Get 'Em Young (Short)
Raggedy Rose
Be Your Age (Short)
War Feathers (Short)
On the Front Page (Short)
The Nickel-Hopper (Short)
There Ain't No Santa Claus (Short)
Telling Whoppers (Short)
45 Minutes from Hollywood (Short)
1927
Anything Once! (Short)
Many Scrappy Returns (Short)
Bring Home the Turkey (Short)
Two-Time Mama (Short)
Should Men Walk Home? (Short)
Are Brunettes Safe? (Short)
Seeing the World (Short)
Why Girls Say No (Short)
One Hour Married (Short)
A One Mama Man (Short)
Ten Years Old (Short)
Duck Soup (Short)
Slipping Wives (Short)
Forgotten Sweeties (Short)
Love My Dog (Short)
The Honorable Mr. Buggs (Short)
The Second 100 Years (Short)
Jewish Prudence (Short)
Tired Business Men (Short)
Bigger and Better Blondes (Short)
Eve's Love Letters (Short)
Love 'Em and Weep (Short)
Fluttering Hearts (Short)
The Glorious Fourth (Short)
Baby Brother (Short)
Don't Tell Everything (Short)
Why Girls Love Sailors (Short)
What Women Did for Me (Short)
With Love and Hisses (Short)
The Sting of Stings (Short)
Sugar Daddies (Short)
Olympic Games (Short)
What Every Iceman Knows (Short)
Yale vs. Harvard (Short)
Sailors, Beware! (Short)
The Lighter That Failed (Short)
Now I'll Tell One (Short)
Call of the Cuckoo (Short)
The Old Wallop (Short)
Should Second Husbands Come First? (Short)
The Way of All Pants (Short)
Hats Off (Short)
Chicken Feed (Short)
Love 'em and Feed 'em (Short)
Heebee Jeebees (Short)
Do Detectives Think? (Short)
Us (Short)
Putting Pants on Philip (Short)
Assistant Wives (Short)
Fighting Fathers (Short)
Dog Heaven (Short)
Flaming Fathers (Short)
Never the Dames Shall Meet (Short)
The Battle of the Century (Short)
1928
Playin' Hookey (Short)
Pass the Gravy (Short)
Spook Spoofing (Short)
Should Tall Men Marry? (Short)
All for Nothing (Short)
Leave 'em Laughing (Short)
Dumb Daddies (Short)
Rainy Days (Short)
Flying Elephants (Short)
The Family Group (Short)
The Finishing Touch (Short)
The Smile Wins (Short)
Came the Dawn (Short)
Edison, Marconi & Co. (Short)
Galloping Ghosts (Short)
Aching Youth (Short)
From Soup to Nuts (Short)
Blow by Blow (Short)
Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short)
Limousine Love (Short)
You're Darn Tootin' (Short)
Tell It to the Judge (Short)
Fair and Muddy (Short)
The Fight Pest (Short)
Their Purple Moment (Short)
Should Women Drive? (Short)
Crazy House (Short)
Imagine My Embarrassment (Short)
Should Married Men Go Home? (Short)
That Night (Short)
School Begins (Short)
Growing Pains (Short)
Is Everybody Happy? (Short)
Early to Bed (Short)
Do Gentlemen Snore? (Short)
The Ol' Gray Hoss (Short)
All Parts (Short)
Two Tars (Short)
The Boy Friend (Short)
The Booster (Short)
Habeas Corpus (Short)
Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
The Spanking Age (Short)
Chasing Husbands (Short)
We Faw Down (Short)
1929
Going Ga-Ga (Short)
Election Day (Short)
Ruby Lips (Short)
Liberty (Short)
Noisy Noises (Short)
Off to Buffalo (Short)
Wrong Again (Short)
When Money Comes (Short)
The Holy Terror (Short)
Loud Soup (Short)
That's My Wife (Short)
Why Is a Plumber? (Short)
Wiggle Your Ears (Short)
Thin Twins (Short)
Big Business (Short)
The Unkissed Man (Short)
Unaccustomed As We Are (Short)
Fast Freight (Short)
Movie Night (Short)
Hurdy Gurdy (Short)
Small Talk (Short)
Double Whoopee (Short)
Thundering Toupees (Short)
The Big Squawk (Short)
Little Mother (Short)
Berth Marks (Short)
Madame Q (Short)
Railroadin' (Short)
Leaping Love (Short)
Men O'War (Short)
Dad's Day (Short)
Snappy Sneezer (Short)
Perfect Day (Short)
Hotter Than Hot (Short)
Lazy Days (Short)
Crazy Feet (Short)
Boxing Gloves (Short)
Cat, Dog & Co. (Short)
They Go Boom! (Short)
Sky Boy (Short)
Bouncing Babies (Short)
Bacon Grabbers (Short)
Stepping Out (Short)
Saturday's Lesson (Short)
The Hoose-Gow (Short)
Skirt Shy (Short)
Moan & Groan, Inc. (Short)
Angora Love (Short)
Great Gobs (Short)
1930
Night Owls (Short)
Ladrones (Short)
The Head Guy (Short)
Shivering Shakespeare (Short)
The Real McCoy (Short)
Blotto (Short)
The Fighting Parson (Short)
The First Seven Years (Short)
Los pequeños papas (Short)
Whispering Whoopee (Short)
Brats (Short)
The Big Kick (Short)
La estación de gasolina (Short)
When the Wind Blows (Short)
Las fantasmas (Short)
Le joueur de golf
La vida nocturna (Short)
El jugador de golf (Short)
All Teed Up (Short)
Below Zero (Short)
Tiembla y Titubea (Short)
The Shrimp (Short)
¡Pobre infeliz! (Short)
Los cazadores de osos (Short)
Bear Shooters (Short)
Fifty Million Husbands (Short)
Hog Wild (Short)
The King (Short)
A Tough Winter (Short)
Fast Work (Short)
Radiomanía (Short)
Une nuit extravagante (Short)
Timide malgré lui (Short)
Girl Shock (Short)
Locuras de amor
Pups Is Pups (Short)
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (Short)
Feu mon oncle
Doctor's Orders (Short)
El príncipe del dólar
Dollar Dizzy (Short)
Chercheuses d'or
¡Huye, faldas! (Short)
Teacher's Pet (Short)
Noche de duendes
Bigger and Better (Short)
Looser Than Loose (Short)
Garde la bombe
Una cana al aire (Short)
School's Out (Short)
Another Fine Mess (Short)
Laughing Gravy (Short)
Ladies Last (Short)
High C's (Short)
Pêle-Mêle (Short)
1931
Helping Grandma (Short)
Blood and Thunder (Short)
Thundering Tenors (Short)
Be Big! (Short)
Love Business (Short)
Glückliche Kindheit (Short)
Chickens Come Home- (Short)
High Gear (Short)
Los presidiarios
El alma de la fiesta
The Pip from Pittsburg (Short)
La señorita de Chicago (Short)
Little Daddy (Short)
Monerías
Love Fever (Short)
Los calaveras
Rough Seas (Short)
Politiquerías
Bargain Day (Short)
Air-Tight (Short)
Our Wife (Short)
Spuk um Mitternacht (Short)
One of the Smiths (Short)
Fly My Kite (Short)
Let's Do Things (Short)
The Panic Is On (Short)
Sous les verrous
Pardon Us
Hinter Schloss und Riegel (Short)
Catch-As Catch-Can (Short)
Call a Cop! (Short)
Big Ears (Short)
Skip the Maloo! (Short)
Come Clean (Short)
The Pajama Party (Short)
Shiver My Timbers (Short)
Mama Loves Papa (Short)
One Good Turn (Short)
What a Bozo! (Short)
War Mamas (Short)
Dogs Is Dogs (Short)
The Kick-Off! (Short)
Beau Hunks (Short)
Hasty Marriage (Short)
On the Loose (Short)
1932
Helpmates (Short)
)The Tabasco Kid (Short)
Readin' and Writin' (Short)
Sealskins (Short)
Love Pains (Short)
Free Eats (Short)
The Knockout (Short)
Any Old Port! (Short)
The Nickel Nurser (Short)
Red Noses (Short)
Spanky (Short)
You're Telling Me (Short)
The Music Box (Short)
In Walked Charley (Short)
Strictly Unreliable (Short)
Choo-Choo! (Short)
Too Many Women (Short)
The Chimp (Short)
First in War (Short)
The Old Bull (Short)
The Pooch (Short)
What Price Taxi (Short)
Show Business (Short)
Hook and Ladder (Short)
Young Ironsides (Short)
Scram! (Short)
Strange Innertube (Short)
Pack Up Your Troubles
Hot Spot (Short)
Alum and Eve (Short)
Free Wheeling (Short)
Girl Grief (Short)
The Soilers (Short)
Their First Mistake (Short)
Birthday Blues (Short)
Now We'll Tell One (Short)
Taxi for Two (Short)
Sneak Easily (Short)
Les carottiers
A Lad an' a Lamp (Short)
Mr. Bride (Short)
Towed in a Hole (Short)
1933
Bring 'Em Back a Wife (Short)
Asleep in the Feet (Short)
Fish Hooky (Short)
Fallen Arches (Short)Wreckety Wrecks (Short)

Twice Two (Short)
Maids a la Mode (Short)
Forgotten Babies (Short)
Nature in the Wrong (Short)
Taxi Barons (Short)
The Bargain of the Century (Short)
The Kid from Borneo (Short)
Me and My Pal (Short)
His Silent Racket (Short)
Fra Diavolo
Call Her Sausage (Short)
One Track Minds (Short)
Mush and Milk (Short)
Arabian Tights (Short)
The Rummy (Short)
Thundering Taxis (Short)
The Midnight Patrol (Short)
Sherman Said It (Short)
Bedtime Worries (Short)
Beauty and the Bus (Short)
Crook's Tour (Short)
Rhapsody in Brew (Short)
Busy Bodies (Short)
Midsummer Mush (Short)
Wild Poses (Short)
Keg o' My Heart (Short)
Backs to Nature (Short)
Dirty Work (Short)
Luncheon at Twelve (Short)
Twin Screws (Short)
Air Fright (Short)
Sons of the Desert
1934
Oliver the Eighth (Short)
The Cracked Ice Man (Short)
Babes in the Goods (Short)
Mixed Nuts (Short)
Next Week-End (Short)
Hi'-Neighbor! (Short)
The Chases of Pimple Street (Short)
Bum Voyage (Short)
Shrimps for a Day (Short)
The Live Ghost (Short)
You Bring the Ducks (Short)
Fate's Fathead (Short)
Done in Oil (Short)
March of the Wooden Soldiers
Mama's Little Pirate (Short)
The Ballad of Paducah Jail (Short)
You Said a Hatful! (Short)
Opened by Mistake (Short)
Washee Ironee (Short)
Nosed Out (Short)
Something Simple (Short)
Mike Fright (Short)
One-Horse Farmers (Short)
Them Thar Hills (Short)
Three Chumps Ahead (Short)
Speaking of Relations (Short)
Going Bye-Bye! (Short)
I'll Be Suing You (Short)
Another Wild Idea (Short)
Honky Donkey (Short)
Music in Your Hair (Short)
Benny, from Panama (Short)
Movie Daze (Short)
Maid in Hollywood (Short)
A Duke for a Day (Short)
I'll Take Vanilla (Short)
The First Round-Up (Short)
Roamin' Vandals (Short)
Mrs. Barnacle Bill (Short)
For Pete's Sake! (Short)
Apples to You! (Short)
Soup and Fish (Short)
Four Parts (Short)
The Caretaker's Daughter (Short)