Shorts 1930

by randvan | created - 12 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Jul 2012 | Public

All short movies I have seen from 1930 ranked from best to worst.

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1. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.5
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,049

2. Swing You Sinners! (1930)

8 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.7
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Bimbo is seen late at night, trying to steal a chicken. He runs away from a policeman and enters a haunted cemetery. Various ghosts and monsters tell him that he will be punished for his sin.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Billy Murray

Votes: 272

3. Wise Flies (1930)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.0
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A hillbilly sleeps; atop his bald head, flies have constructed a playground. Other flies ski-jump off his nose. A couple is having a picnic when a spider drops in; the boy runs away as the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 14

4. Mysterious Mose (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Betty Boop (with dog's ears) can't sleep on a scary night, so she sings the title song and meets the gentleman in question...a surreal version of Bimbo.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Billy Murray

Votes: 160

5. Playful Pan (1930)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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The mythological satyr plays some tunes on his pipes and gets various flora and fauna dancing to them. Two clouds also dance; they bump into each other, causing lightning strikes that start... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 160

6. Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930)

7 min | Musical, Family, Animation

6.4
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A spider sneaks in to a toy store and sees the toys come to life as he plays a tune on the toy piano and record player.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 180

7. Barnacle Bill (1930)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Sailor Bimbo (as Barnacle Bill) jumps ship with his little black book and visits his lady friend, Betty Boop (with dog's ears).

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Ann Little, Billy Murray

Votes: 143

8. The Fire Fighters (1930)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.0
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Mickey and his ragtag crew of firefighters have to save a burning building and Minnie.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 287

9. Brats (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.6
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Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 1,281

10. Autumn (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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The season series of Silly Symphonies continues, with squirrels storing nuts and corn, crows stealing it, beavers building a dam, ducks migrating, and the like, as the first snows fall.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 171

11. Fiddling Around (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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Mickey comes onstage to the applause of an unseen audience and plays various classical tunes on the violin, after some minor mishaps. During a sad song, he is overcome with emotion and has to stop.

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 210

12. The Devil's Cabaret (1930)

Passed | 16 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

6.4
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At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Edward Buzzell, Mary Carlisle, Ann Dvorak, Vera Marshe

Votes: 316

13. Another Fine Mess (1930)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

Votes: 1,540

14. It's a Bird (1930)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A junk man travels to Africa to find a rare metal-eating bird.

Director: Harold L. Muller | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Lowell Thomas

Votes: 146

15. Hog Wild (1930)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Yola d'Avril, Dorothy Granger

Votes: 1,312

16. Romance sentimentale (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Star: Mara Griy

Votes: 463

17. Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.3
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The music-happy Bosko and Honey take a car ride, but bad luck briefly interrupts their fun.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 346

18. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 1,050

19. Pioneer Days (1930)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Mickey and Minnie are on a wagon train; they camp for the night, unaware that Indians have spotted them and are doing a war dance. The attack comes, and Minnie is captured.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 221

20. The Gorilla Mystery (1930)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.8
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A gorilla has escaped; Mickey, panicked, calls Minnie, but she plays a song to show she is not afraid. That is, until the gorilla comes up behind her and grabs her. Mickey rushes right over to save her.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 260

21. The Picnic (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Summertime, and Mickey takes Minnie on a picnic. While Pluto is chasing a rabbit, and Mickey and Minnie are doing a courtship dance, every animal in the woods is busy making off with their ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 220

22. Box Car Blues (1930)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.4
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Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 110

23. The Chain Gang (1930)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 352

24. Hot Dog (II) (1930)

Passed | 15 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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This Dogville short starts in a nightclub. A married dog is out on the town with her lover boyfriend, which has everybody gossiping. The husband shows up, and after a fight between the ... See full summary »

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Zion Myers, Jules White

Votes: 73

25. The Cactus Kid (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Mickey rescues cantina singer Minnie from the unwanted advances of Pegleg Pete.

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 247

26. Blotto (1930)

Passed | 26 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 1,151

27. Dizzy Dishes (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Betty Boop (with dog's ears) is entertainer in a restaurant for dogs; a waiter joins the floor show to the neglect of patrons.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, Margie Hines, Billy Murray

Votes: 201

28. Winter (1930)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 165

29. Summer (1930)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.8
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The bugs of summer frolic and dance.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 172

30. The Shindig (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Another barn dance. Minnie plays piano; Mickey plays fiddle, then percussion, then harmonica. Mickey dances with the huge Patricia Pig.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 196

31. Up to Mars (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 18

32. Below Zero (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 1,113

33. The Booze Hangs High (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.1
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Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 186

34. Minnie's Yoo Hoo (1930)

Unrated | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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In this sing-along trailer, Mickey sings "Minnie's Yoo Hoo" while the audiences sing along to the words on the screen.

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 121

35. Night (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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The moon and two owls sing to the Blue Danube Waltz, celebrating the night. Moths dance around a candle flame, fireflies glow, frogs chorus, and so forth.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 178

36. Night Owls (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson

Votes: 1,083

37. Grand Uproar (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.8
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 12

38. Hold Anything (1930)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.6
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Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 153

39. The Barnyard Concert (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Mickey leads an 8-piece orchestra (that's counting the bass played by three birds as one) through the most recognizable parts of the Poet and Peasant Overture. The setting, as the title ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 231

40. Radio Riot (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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The phenomenon of radio is hot, and everyone is listening, including an overambitious goldfish, a lazy spider and three terrified mouse-children.

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 22

41. Cuckoo Murder Case (1930)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The Cuckoo Bird residing in an old clock in a creepy old mansion is shot dead by an unknown assailant; Flip the Frog is called in to investigate (and finds more than he bargained for).

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 98

42. Arctic Antics (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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A collection of arctic animals (seals, walruses, polar bears, penguins) float by on ice floes and on shore, performing various musical numbers.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 167

43. Congo Jazz (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 240

44. Frozen Frolics (1930)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.2
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Waffles the Cat and Don Dog set out on an adventure to find the North Pole.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 72

45. Sky Scraping (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 14

46. The Golf Specialist (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.5
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J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: W.C. Fields, Allan Bennett, William Black, Naomi Casey

Votes: 901

47. The Village Barber (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Flip the Frog works the town barbershop.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 74

48. Flying Fists (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Flip and a turtle train for a boxing match. They have comedic problems with their training equipment. In the match, a parrot acts as the ref.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 22

49. A Romeo Robin (1930)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short

4.9
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Directors: Mannie Davis, John Foster

Votes: 21

50. Fire Bugs (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 15

51. Monkey Melodies (1930)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

6.0
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The monkeys are swinging; their song and dance routine has other jungle creatures joining in. And two monkeys in love chase and kiss. But the hungry crocodiles lie in wait (and dance the soft shoe)...

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 157

52. Puddle Pranks (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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Flip and his girlfriend go on a date in a swimming hole.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 61

53. Felix the Cat in Forty Winks (1930)

Animation, Short

5.9
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 35

54. Felix the Cat in Skulls and Sculls (1930)

Animation, Short

4.9
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Felix is initiated into a college fraternity with the usual scary results, then commands a boat in a collegiate boat race.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 29

55. Frolicking Fish (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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The title pretty much says it: fish and other marine life dance and frolic to various tunes. An octopus keeps spoiling the fun in various ways.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 158

56. Fiddlesticks (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Flip the Frog is the featured performer at an outdoor nightclub in the forest. His dancing and piano-playing please the crowd of critters.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 173

57. Cannibal Capers (1930)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.7
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One day in the life of cannibals with a gypsy soul and lion-chef.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 173

58. Little Orphan Willie (1930)

Animation, Short

6.2
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Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 18

59. Circus Capers (1930)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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A dog ringmaster woos away the mouse bareback rider from the mouse clown.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 53

60. April Maze (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.2
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Felix the Cat and his two nephews try to have a picnic, but a thunderstorm and a thieving rabbit prevent them.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 92

61. Oceantics (1930)

Animation, Short

6.4
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 32

62. The Museum (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.9
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Directors: Arthur Davis, Dick Huemer, Sid Marcus

Votes: 29

63. Chop Suey (1930)

Animation, Short

4.1
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Director: Frank Moser

Votes: 26