Happily Buried (1939) – for SHORTS!: A tiny blogathon

Musical short films can be many things. Sometimes their stories are light, and sometimes they’re complex, but delivered in concise little packages. Sometimes they’re sweet, and sometimes they’re strange. One thing is certain: they’re virtually always fun to watch. Falling on the “light and strange” side of the spectrum is 1939’s Happily Buried, a musical … More Happily Buried (1939) – for SHORTS!: A tiny blogathon

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians

Welcome to the sixth week of TMP’s Slapstick Encyclopedia journey! This time around we’re taking a look at the big stars who churned out fantastic comedic performances at Hal Roach’s studio, including Stan Laurel and Harold Lloyd. Volume 6 of the Slapstick Encyclopedia once again includes five films. Oranges and Lemons (1923) Directed by: George … More Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians

Classics of the Corn, short film edition: New Shoes (1936)

If the phrase “delightfully weird” could be summed up in a single 10-minute clip, the 1936 MGM musical short New Shoes would certainly be it. Technically, the short follows a young man (Arthur Lake) and woman (Jean Chatburn) as they have a meet cute at a shoe shop, go on a date, fall in love … More Classics of the Corn, short film edition: New Shoes (1936)