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Screwball comedy films
National Film Registry
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Roscoe Arbuckle; Gilbert M Anderson; Charles Rogers; James W Horne; John Bunny; Flora Finch; Mabel Normand; Stan Laurel; Oliver Hardy; Freeman F Gosden; Charles J Correll; Duke Ellington; Bert Wheeler; Robert Woolsey; Groucho Marx; Harpo Marx; Chico Marx; Zeppo Marx; Gummo Marx; Ole Olsen; Chic Johnson; Bela Lugosi; Lionel Atwill; Bobby Clark; Paul McCullough; Jerome Lester Howard; Moe Howard; Larry Fine; Shemp Howard; Bud Abbott; Lou Costello; Joe Besser; Hillary Brooke; Dean Martin; Jerry Lewis; Polly Bergen; Victor Herbert; Passport International Entertainment, LLC.; Passport Video.; Marx Brothers.; Ritz Brothers.; Three Stooges (Comedy team)
|Notes:||Title from container.
March of the wooden soldiers based on the operetta Babes in Toyland by Victor Herbert.
A cure for pokeritis originally released as a comedy short in 1912 ; Fatty and Mabel adrift originally released as a comedy short in 1916 ; The lucky dog originally released as a comedy short in 1921 ; March of the wooden soldiers originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; Check and double check originally released as a motion picture in 1930 ; Half shot at sunrise originally released as a motion picture in 1930 ; House that shadows built originally released as a motion picture in 1931 ; All over town originally released as a motion picture in 1937 ; The gorilla originally released as a comedy short in 1939 ; Odor in the court originally released as a comedy short in 1934 ; Disorder in the court originally released as a comedy short in 1936 ; Brideless groom originally released as a comedy short in 1947 ; Sing a song of six pants originally released as a comedy short in 1947 ; Malice in the palace originally released as a comedy short in 1949 ; Africa screams originally released as a motion picture in 1949 ; At war with the Army originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
|Performer(s):||A cure for pokeritis: John Bunny, Flora Finch.
Fatty and Mabel adrift: Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand.
The lucky dog, March of the wooden soldiers: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy.
Check and double check: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll (Amos & Andy), Duke Ellington.
Half shot at sunrise: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey.
House that shadows built, Inside The Marx Brothers: Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx (The Marx Brothers).
All over town: Olsen & Johnson.
The gorilla: Harry, Al and Jimmy Ritz (The Ritz Brothers), Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill.
Odor in the court: Bobby Clark, Paul McCullough.
Disorder in the court: Curly, Moe and Larry (The Three Stooges).
Brideless groom: Moe, Larry and Shemp (The Three Stooges).
Sing a song of six pants, : Larry, Moe and Shemp (The Three Stooges).
Malice in the palace: Shemp, Larry and Moe (The Three Stooges).
Africa screams: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joe Besser, Shemp Howard, Hillary Brooke.
At war with the Army: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen.
|Awards:||A cure for pokeritis was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2011.|
|Description:||5 videodiscs (ca. 761 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.|
|Contents:||Disc 1: A cure for pokeritis --
Fatty and Mabel adrift / written and directed by Fatty Arbuckle --
The lucky dog / produced by Broncho Billy Anderson --
March of the wooden soldiers / director, Charles Rogers. Disc 2: Check and double check --
Half shot at sunrise --
Disc 3: House that shadows built --
Inside The Marx Brothers --
All over town / directed by James Horne. Disc 4: The gorilla --
Odor in the court --
Disorder in the court --
Brideless groom --
Sing a song of six pants --
Malice in the palace. Disc 5: Africa screams --
At war with the Army.
|Other Titles:||Cure for pokeritis.
Fatty and Mabel adrift.
March of the wooden soldiers.
Check and double check.
Half shot at sunrise.
House that shadows built.
Inside The Marx Brothers.
All over town.
Odor in the court.
Disorder in the court.
Sing a song of six pants.
Malice in the palace.
At war with the Army.
Classic comedy teams
|Responsibility:||Passport International Entertainment, LLC.|
Fatty and Mabel adrift: A couple of newlyweds awaken to find that the bad guys have separated their beachfront house from its very foundation and they are now floating out to sea.
The lucky dog: This silent short marks the very first onscreen appearance of Laurel & Hardy. Stan is an impoverished dog owner and Ollie is the thug who tries to rob him.
March of the wooden soldiers: Laurel and Hardy are Stannie-Dum and Ollie-Dee, who try to save Toyland from the evil clutches of Barnaby.
Check and double check: This comedy feature reprises the Amos 'n' Andy radio roles in blackface about two enterprising pals who try to make a success of their fledgling taxi company.
Half shot at sunrise: Two hapless doughboys go AWOL in Paris during World War I and don various disguises in order to avoid capture.
House that shadows built: This sequence from a special film marking Paramount's 20th anniversary stars Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx as persistent (and peculiar) performers who try to impress a talent agent with their various "skills."
Inside The Marx Brothers: A funny and fascinating look at the lives of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo Marx, featuring classic clips from Marx Brothers films, plus news-reels, TV clips, home movies, and interviews with Groucho, Chico, Groucho's son, Arthur, and "Room service" co-star, Ann Miller. Rarer still are scenes from Harpo's 1925 silent film "Too many kisses" and an actual sound clip of Harpo's voice.
All over town: Two nutty vaudevillians want to put on a show in a theatre that's supposed to be cursed and wind up involved in a backstage murder.
The gorilla: The Ritz Brothers try and catch a killer.
Odor in the court: This short has Clark & McCullough playing lawyers who make a mockery of the California court system.
Disorder in the court: The Stooges wreak havoc at the murder trial of an exotic dancer.
Brideless groom: Moe and Larry try to help Shemp get married before 6:00 so he can inherit a fortune.
Sing a song of six pants: Larry, Moe and Shemp are tailors who try to take a bank robber to the cleaners.
Malice in the palace: Shemp, Larry and Moe are cooks at a restaurant in the Middle East, where they try to track down the stolen Rootin Tootin Diamond.
Africa screams: Abbott & Costello set out to find diamonds in Africa, but run into lions, gorillas, cannibals--and two Stooges--instead.
At war with the Army: This was the first film designed specifically as a Martin & Lewis starring vehicle, with Dean and Jerry as a couple of song-and-dance men who join the Army and cause all sorts of mayhem along the way.
- Poker players -- Drama.
- Spouses -- Drama.
- Ocean -- Drama.
- Dog owners -- Drama.
- Thieves -- Drama.
- Wooden toys -- Drama.
- Taxicab drivers -- Drama.
- Business enterprises -- Drama.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
- Absence without leave -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
- Entertainers -- Drama.
- Vaudeville -- Drama.
- Murder -- Drama.
- Murderers -- Drama.
- Lawyers -- California -- Drama.
- Courts -- California -- Drama.
- Stripteasers -- Drama.
- Trials (Murder) -- Drama.
- Bridegrooms -- Drama.
- Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
- Tailors -- Drama.
- Cooks -- Middle East -- Drama.
- Restaurants -- Middle East -- Drama.
- Diamonds -- Drama.
- Africa -- Drama.
- United States. -- Army -- Drama.
- Husbands -- Drama.
- Wives -- Drama.
- Homicide -- Drama.
- Trials (Homicide) -- Drama.