1928 Short Movies

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Steamboat Willie(1928)

3.7/5 (with 211 votes)

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directed by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks

The Starfish(1928)

3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in a jar, city scenes, newspapers, tugboats. More images: starfish, the girl. "How beautiful she is." Repeatedly. He advances up the stair, knife in hand, starfish on the step. Three people stand on a road, out of focus. "How beautiful she was." "How beautiful she is." "Beautiful.".

Directed by Man Ray, Jacques-André Boiffard - With Alice Prin, Robert Desnos

The Seashell and the Clergyman(1928)

40min | Mystery
3.5/5 (with 28 votes)

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own appetites.

Two Tars(1928)

| 21min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

Two sailors 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 retaliations.

Flying Elephants(1928)

17min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Cavemen Stan and Ollie vie for the affections of a stone-age beauty.

Ghosts Before Breakfast(1928)

3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Directed by Hans Richter - With Darius Milhaud, Hans Richter, Jean Oser, Madeleine Milhaud, Paul Hindemith

Habeas Corpus(1928)

| 20min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Loony scientist hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra(1928)

14min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized. He is identified by the number 9413 written on his forehead.

Directed by Robert Florey

Early to Bed(1928)

18min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Oliver inherits a fortune and hires Stan as his butler and proceeds to torment him. Stan finally rebels and goes on a rampage, destroying Oliver's fancy furnishings.

Their Purple Moment(1928)

22min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

The boys sneak out for a night on the town, unaware that Stan's wife has switched her grocery coupons for Stan's secret stash of mad money. The boys run up a huge tab treating a couple of girls to dinner at a snazzy nightclub and much trouble ensues.

Leave 'Em Laughing(1928)

21min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

Stan complains of a toothache and he and Ollie visit the dentist. Ollie gets his teeth pulled by mistake. Under the influence of laughing gas, they leave and cause much commotion on the road annoying a traffic cop.

There It Is(1928)

3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley MacNeesha and his assistant MacGregor are sent across the ocean to investigate.

Directed by Harold L. Muller, Charles Bowers - With Charles Bowers, Kathryn McGuire
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Tall Timber(1928)

8min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, Walt Disney's earlier character, before going on to create Mickey Mouse. Here he is canoeing in the wilderness.

Directed by Walt Disney


21min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

A tense vignette about the fate of an unlucky man in poverty-stricken Weimar-era Germany.

Napoleon's Barber(1928)

| 32min | Drama

Arthur Caesar's classic about the barber who held the fate of France in his hands, has been produced on lavish feature-film scale by John Ford, the man who made The Iron Horse and Four Sons.

The Fox Chase(1928)

5min | Animation
2.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Oswald is with his mates in a fox hunt, but he finds his horse is stubborn and won't let him ride at first. Meanwhile, the sly fox outwits the dogs and riders in pursuit at every turn.

Directed by Walt Disney

School Begins(1928)

20min | Comedy

One of a handful of currently unavailable Hal Roach/MGM “Our Gang” silent films, School Begins was a series of gags built around the unenviable ritual of returning to school during the first week of September. School begins and some gang members are forging notes from their mother wanting out. Then too-young Wheezer parades by the school with escaped circus seals following him, causing a disturbance.

Directed by Robert A. McGowan

Poor Papa(1928)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Oswald gets a visit from the stork ... again and again and again. He has to resort to a variety of strategies to stop the continual flow of babies.

Directed by Walt Disney

The Ol' Gray Hoss(1928)

21min | Comedy

This story revolves around an old man who feels alone in the world aside from the gang who keeps him company and his old horse. He runs a horse and buggy business, but he has new competition: an auto taxi. The gang helps him to maintain his job by sabotaging the other man's.

Spook Spoofing(1928)

32min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1 vote)

As a joke, several members of the gang convince Farina, who is "brave but superstitious", that he's caused the demise of a young acquaintance and must therefore lay the body (actually still very alive) to rest in the old burying ground, under the watchful eye of "the graveyard witch". The joke backfires spectacularly on the pranksters.

Directed by Robert F. McGowan - With Joe Cobb

Barnum & Ringling, Inc.(1928)

20min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

The kids decide to put on a circus at the local hotel. Seeing various pets and other domestic animals dressed up like circus animals was very cute--particularly the dachshund dressed as a seal! However, the animals all get loose and terrorize the hotel guests--including a drunk played by Oliver Hardy.

Directed by Robert F. McGowan

Mickey's Movies(1928)

22min | Comedy

Mickey and the gang decide to make their own movie. Guest starring Hannah Washington (a poor man's Farina of the 1920's).

Directed by Earl Montgomery - With Mickey Rooney

Pass the Gravy(1928)

23min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Schultz raises prize chickens and roosters that are always getting into neighbor Max Davidson's garden and eating the seeds, leading to constant feuding between the two men. When their children announce their engagement the two men decide to bury the hatchet and Davidson suggests a dinner at his house. He gives his young son, Ignatz, two dollars to buy a chicken but the boy pockets the money and kills Schultz' first place rooster instead. Once seated at the table all but Schultz discover what they are eating and desperately try to hide the bad news from Schultz who is sure to kill Davidson if he knows the truth.

Africa Before Dark(1928)

6min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Oswald goes big game hunting in Africa.

Directed by Walt Disney

Rainy Days(1928)

20min | Comedy

Jay and Wheezer are left alone on a rainy afternoon when Mom goes out to run errands. But when their friends drop by and trash the place, the boys must struggle to clean up before Mom returns.

Directed by Robert A. McGowan


8min | Animation

Felix & his friend have fun playing at blowing bubbles. Felix gets inside one and is blown away. The bubble lands on a snowy mountain and turns...

Directed by Pat Sullivan

Growing Pains(1928)

20min | Comedy

Mary Ann has a liking toward Wheezer. Her mother tells her that if she gives him cod liver oil, he can become a giant. A circus giant comes to board, learns the plan and substitutes for Wheezer.

Mickey the Detective(1928)


Mickey and the gang play detective. Later, the dog gets stuck with a professor's time bomb.

Directed by Albert Herman - With Mickey Rooney, Delia Bogard, Kendall McComas

The Beau Brummels(1928)

9min | Comedy, Music
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Vaudeville team Shaw & Lee sing songs and tell jokes in hilarious deadpan.

Crazy House(1928)

20min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Crazy House is a 1928 Our Gang short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 76th Our Gang short that was released. It was the final appearance of Jackie Condon, who was with the gang since the pilot episode of Our Gang in 1922.

Directed by Robert F. McGowan - With Jean Darling
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