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VINTAGE SUPER-8 SOUND BLACKHAWK FILMS SHORT SUBJECTS
Featuring
Laurel and Hardy -  Charley Chase
Little Rascals - Charlie Chaplin

And Many More Super 8mm Magnetic Sound Films

Updated February 3, 2021


The following Blackhawk Films  down_arrow.gif (1147 bytes) are generally Excellent+ to Near Mint condition and in the original boxes (OB) unless noted. A number in brackets ( ) indicates the number of prints I have of that title.

LAUREL & HARDY COMEDIES

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  • THE STOLEN JOOLS (2) - 1931. Star-packed, including Laurel & Hardy, promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with Chesterfield cigarettes. Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry. Made by the National Vaudeville Artists (NVA) as part of a charity campaign and distributed free to theatres in 1931. After the showing a live speaker would come out and request donations. The film was rediscovered in 1972 in Britain, where it had been released in 1932 as "The Slippery Pearls," one of the Masquers Club comedy series for RKO. Subsequently a U.S. print was discovered and the film's true title, origin and purpose were at last known. Mint in the OB - $39
  • Laurel and Hardy "2-Reel" Comedies - (1929-1935) Classic Hal Roach sound shorts from the greatest comedy team. Too many titles to list descriptions of each one. Call me or email if you need to ask anything about a title. Price reflects the general quality of print and condition: Very Good condition being $20; Excellent to Excellent+ being $29; Like New to Near Mint being $39. Blackhawk prints, 400' in the OB or plastic cases:
    BUSY BODIES - $39
    PERFECT DAY (2) - $39
    TOWED IN A HOLE - $39
    THE MIDNIGHT PATROL (light print) - $20
    THEY GO BOOM (2) - $39
    THE LIVE GHOST (2) - $39
    THE LIVE GHOST (light print) - $20
    BELOW ZERO - $39
    DIRTY WORK - $29
    DIRTY WORK (some wear) - $20
    TIT FOR TAT - $39
    MEN 'O WAR - $29

Laurel and Hardy Feature Films are listed on the SUPER-8 FEATURES Page.


THE LITTLE RASCALS (OUR GANG) COMEDIES

Little Rascals (Our Gang) 400'  Two-Reel Comedies

Classic Hal Roach "2-reel" comedies (unless noted) from 1929 to 1936. All Excellent+ to Mint condition prints. On 400' reels in the OB.

The following 400' are $49 each:

  • PUPS IS PUPS (1930) - Farina sees a newspaper ad offering of jobs at a fancy pet show. Wheezer, Chubby, Jackie and the rest of the gang imagines their pet winning a big prize.
  • MOAN AND GROAN INC. (2) (1929) - Friendly neighborhood policeman, Edgar Kennedy the cop, warns the gang to stay away from an old abandoned house in the neighborhood. Instead, he suggests the kids go dig for buried treasure, which they proceed to do—in the basement of the old abandoned house. The house is inhabited by a homeless lunatic who takes giddy delight in scaring the children, particularly Farina. Kennedy eventually turns up at the house to save the kids and apprehend the lunatic, but can hardly take care of himself.
  • WILD POSES (1933) - Franklin Pangborn has trouble taking a portrait photo of Spanky. Spanky gets to sock Pangborn frequently and hilariously. Look for a quick cameo by Laurel and Hardy.
 

The following are 200' to 250' one-reel Rascals, Near Mint - $39 each:

  • THREE MEN IN A TUB (1938) - When Darla shows up with a new beau, Alfalfa is bereft. Unable to compete with Waldo's wealth, he decides to compete with skill. Waldo has a miniature speedboat. Alfalfa and the gang build their own "speedboat," powered by ducks, and challenge Waldo to a race for the hand of Darla.
  • HIDE AND SHRIEK (2) (1938) - Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house.
  • MAIL AND FEMALE (1937) - The Gang's male members, headed by Spanky, decided to create the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" in reaction to not being invited to one of the girl's parties.
  • GLOVE TAPS (1937) - Butch, the new kid, is eager to beat up the toughest boy in school. For some strange reason, that turns out to be Alfalfa. Even with Spanky's help, our hero is scared silly.
  • REUNION IN RHYTHM (1937) - At the Adams school, students and alumni gather for a musical talent show. Buckwheat wants badly to be an actor and keeps breaking into a recitation of "Little Jack Horner" when he's supposed to be announcing the acts. Spanky is at his wit's end trying to keep the show moving without Buckwheat's interpolations. In a white box.


  • HASTY MARRIAGE - 1934 Charley Chase comedy with James Finlayson, Eddie Dunn and Billy Gilbert. Unemployed Charlie Chase is in love with a streetcar conductor's daughter, but her mother prefers a security officer with the streetcar line for son-in-law material. Hilarious goings-on on the streetcar follow and the couple commit a `Hasty Marriage' when Charlie finds out that the job he is applying for is only open to married men. Near Mint in the OB - $39
  • THE ROCK OF NOTRE DAME - 1930's, The story of Knute Rockne. Fox Movietone News. Near Mint, 250' on 400' reel in the OB - $29
  • SPORTS IMMORTALS - 1930's, Fox Movietone News "Mel Allen's Sport Show". Near Mint, 250' on a 400' reel in the OB - $29
  • THE KING OF DIAMONDS - The story of Lou Gehrig. 1930's Fox Movietone News. Near Mint, 250' on a 400' reel in the OB - $29
  • THE BARBER SHOP - 1933 Mack Sennett comedy with W.C. Fields. Barber O'Hair has a vegetarian wife at home a pretty manicurist at work. A dog sits in the barbershop which O'Hair explains: "One day I was shaving a man and cut his ear off. And the dog got it. Been back here ever since." Oh, and he captures a bank robber. Like New in the OB - $39
  • THE DENTIST (2) - Classic W.C. Fields 1932 Mack Sennett comedy. After preliminaries with ice and golf, dentist Fields turns to the problems of his patients. He wrestles one woman all over the office during an extraction. One man is so heavily bearded he can't find the man's mouth and uses a shotgun to flush out birds. Mint in the OB - $39
    Also 1 print, Excellent+ condition on a 400' reel in OB - $24
    Also 2 prints, Near Mint but printed light - $25 each
  • THE PHARMACIST - 1933 Mack Sennett comedy starring W.C. Fields. A henpecked pharmacist, who is indifferent to pain, tries to maintain his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family. His termagant wife and self-absorbed daughters show little appreciation of his efforts to keep his precarious business profitable by selling bootleg liquor under the counter despite the suspicions of the local sheriff. Near Mint, 400' in a worn OB - $39
  • THE NEW CAR - 1931 Flip the Frog cartoon. A lot of good things here. The animation is great, with beautifully detailed backgrounds, nice shading and characters that aren't drawn too crudely. The music makes even more of an impact, it is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, full of lively energy and not only adds brilliantly to the action it enhances it. Mint Blackhawk Films black & white print in the OB - $69

  • THE CUCKOO MURDER CASE - 1930 Flip the Frog cartoon. 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. A film-noir in a 1930 cartoon? A number of scenes in here featured stark shadows and figures in the night creeping about. It was all good stuff. Mint Blackhawk Films black & white print in the OB - $69

  • PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION FOR CHARLES LINDBERGH - 1927 Fox Movietone News. The sound newsreel of President Coolidge's reception for Lindbergh. About 250' on a 400' reel in the OB - $29
  • LOWELL THOMAS REMEMBERS 1961 - Produced and hosted by Lowell Thomas and highlights yearly events starting in the 1920's using Fox Movietone Newsreels. This one is for the year 1961. Excellent kinescope Mint Blackhawk print on 2x400' reels in the OB - $39
  • ESKIMO TRAILS - A Father Hubbard Adventure produced in the 1930's, narrated by Lowell Thomas. Mint in the OB - $29
  • FARO NELL - 1929 Al Christie sound comedy starring Louise Fazenda. It has a brand of humour that you either get or you don't. If you don't, you are likely looking at it on the surface too much. The melodramatic awfulness of the dialogue is clearly an intentional throwback to the silent 'horse operas' of 20 years earlier. Pre-code sexual innuendo abounds in this one but you need to be paying attention to catch most of it. Altogether, FARO NELL is a comedic gem that deserves rediscovery. Near Mint 400' - $39

  • HOW THE ANIMALS DISCOVERED CHRISTMAS - Coronet Films, 1956. When the forest animals wonder how to store their food through the winter, Velvet the Fawn remembers seeing humans decorate a Christmas tree. So they choose a tree and hang all the food from its branches. This is the original 1956 version released by Coronet Educational Films. Near Mint Kodak SP Color Mylar print, 300' on a 400' reel - $39

  • RUNAWAY TRUCK -  An action packed episode from the 1959 TV series "Sky King" starring Kirby Grant. Sky learns that a neighbor, driving a truck full of children back from a picnic has accidentally taken an overdose of sleeping pills. Sky uses his plane "The Songbird" to locate the truck and stop it. Directed by legendary Republic western and serial director William Witney. Mint print on 2x400' reels in the OB - $49
  • FILM FIRSTS - Paul Killiam's 50 minute compilation; with music, sound effects and narration; of historic "firsts" in motion picture techniques from 1895 to 1920 such as the first close-up, the first kiss, the first cartoon, the first western, the first use of lighting for effect, etc. Near Mint on 2x600' reels - $129
  • FOX MOVIETONE NEWS RELEASES - Movietone News "sound"adventures from the 1920's to 1930's. Hard to find Blackhawk prints in Excellent+ to Near Mint condition in the OB's, 225' on 200' or 400' reels: MISSISSIPPI SHOWBOATS, FILMING THE FASHIONS (2), MONKIES IS THE CWAZIEST PEOPLES, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, FILMING THE BIG THRILLS (2), SCOURING THE SEVEN SEAS, MOVIETONE NEWS 1/25/1930, MOVIETONE NEWS 11/19/1930, MOVIETONE NEWS 1/1/1930 - $29 each
  • COPS - 1922 Buster Keaton comedy classic. Through a series of mistaken identities Buster winds up with a load of furniture in the middle of parade of policemen. An anarchist's bomb lands in his carriage. After lighting his cigarette with it, he tosses it into the ranks of police. When it explodes the police chase him all over town. Great syncronized music and sound effects track. Mint condition, 400' in the OB - $49
  • Shirley Temple BABY BURLESK Comedies - GLAD RAGS TO RICHES (3), KIN N' HOLLYWOOD (3), KID N' AFRICA - $29 each
  • SHIRLEY TEMPLE, THE BIGGEST LITTLE STAR OF THE THIRTIES - A wonderful compilation of Fox Movietone New stories featuring Shirley Temple during the 1930's. A full 200', Mint in the OB - $39
  • BARNEY OLDFIELDS RACE FOR A LIFE - 1913 Mack Sennett comedy with Ford Sterling, Mable Normand, mack Sennett and Barney Oldfield. Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel's anxious boyfriend turns for help to the great Barney Oldfield, who jumps in his racing car and speeds to the rescue. With music and effects track. Near Mint, 400' in the OB - $39
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