Classic Film : Favorite Short Movies of 1930-70s?

Favorite Short Movies of 1930-70s?

The only one I could think of was made in the last 40 years, and with COVID-19, we could always use more recommendations.

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First one that comes to mind is Peege, based on a short story by Truman Capote.

I asked her if she liked it.
She said "Stupid movie."

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The Red Balloon. I'm not very familiar with short movies from that range of years.

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I watched some of that years ago when it was on TCM..

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Me and My Pal….Laurel and Hardy.

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Laurel and Hardy top the list, but I'd also like to recommend the shorts of Charley Chase.

Fans of L&H will remember him as the obnoxious lodge member playing cruel tricks on the unwary in Sons of the Desert, but Chase was very funny in his own series as a hapless and befuddled beanpole with a mustache.

Robert Benchley, humorist, critic and one of the regulars of the famous Algonquin Roundtable. In a series of sharp, satiric shorts (yeah, I love alliteration), Benchley came across as an amiable goofball kidding aspects of modern life.

And This, Too, Shall Pass Away

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I actually watched Robert Benchley after hearing Bill Hicks mention him in a positive light. So on TCM, there was this short called (something like) "How to Eat and Digest Food Properly" – but I didn't find it funny.

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Not so much one film but I love documentary shorts (and scenes from feature length films) that show London in years gone by. When I see the area around St Paul’s Cathedral shown in this film and compare it to how it looks today I can appreciate the destruction and rebuilding that created modern London.

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