Shorts 1937

by randvan | created - 30 Jun 2012 | updated - 07 Jul 2012 | Public

All short movies I have seen from 1937 ranked from best to worst.

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1. The Old Mill (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A variety of animals find a shelter in the old mill during a fierce storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Marie Arbuckle, Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,260

2. Clock Cleaners (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,881

3. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,766

4. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 747

5. Modern Inventions (1937)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald Duck visits a museum of modern inventions; among the inventions he struggles with: a robot butler who keeps taking his hat; a package wrapping machine; a robot nursemaid; an automated barber chair.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash

Votes: 856

6. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Short

New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by a very early version of Daffy, and all the other ducks.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 400

7. Magician Mickey (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Donald Duck continually heckles Mickey's magic act, but Mickey bests him at every turn.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 790

8. Little Red Walking Hood (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Red walks past a pool hall; the wolf sees her and pursues. But Red is oblivious to his come-ons. The wolf short-cuts to granny's house; when Red arrives, granny lets the wolf dress as up ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 331

9. Don Donald (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald is courting Daisy (called Donna, here in her first appearance) Duck in Mexico. He arrives on a burro, which doesn't get along at all well with her; she convinces him to buy a car. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 742

10. Egghead Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Western, Family, Animation

City dweller Egghead dreams of being a cowboy, but his bouncing around gets him kicked out of his boarding house. He sees an ad for a ranch looking for a cowboy and applies. His tryout ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery, Billy Bletcher, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 152

11. Porky's Romance (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

The introduction cartoon for Petunia Pig deals with Porky's courtship with her. Once he's won her hand in marriage, he fantasizes about his future with her, which doesn't seem very ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Joe Dougherty, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 331

12. The Worm Turns (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 517

13. The Little Match Girl (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A small girl makes her living selling matches on the streets of New York. It's winter, and the hustling crowds at best ignore her, and some are outright rude. She takes shelter and, to try ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Davis, Sid Marcus

Votes: 244

14. I Wanna Be a Sailor (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Momma parrot is teaching her young-uns to say "Polly want a cracker" but little Peter doesn't want a cracker, he wants to be a sailor like dad. Mom tells him what a no-account his dad ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 171

15. Moose Hunters (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Goofy (front) and Donald (rear) are dressed in a female moose suit, trying to lure a moose for hunter Mickey. When they do find one, it turns out to be more than they can handle.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 703

16. Hawaiian Holiday (1937)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Clarence Nash

Votes: 968

17. Porky's Road Race (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Elvia Allman, Dave Barry, Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty

Votes: 299

18. Picador Porky (1937)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky and two pals stumble onto a Mexican town on the day of the town's annual bullfight. When they learn the contest winner gets $1,000, Porky and the pals get costumes - Porky a ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Joe Dougherty, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 141

19. The Case of the Stuttering Pig (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Horror, Animation

One dark and stormy night, Porky, Petunia and their brothers learn from Lawyer Goodwill that they inherit a fortune from their late Uncle Solomon. But if something happens to the siblings, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 359

20. Mickey's Amateurs (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Mickey hosts an amateur hour radio show. Among the acts: Donald forgetting the words to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"; Clara Cluck singing and chasing the microphone; and Goofy with an ... See full summary »

Directors: Pinto Colvig, Erdman Penner, Walt Pfeiffer | Stars: Elvia Allman, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill

Votes: 442

21. The Fella with the Fiddle (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A mouse fakes blindness and plays his fiddle; he returns home, where it becomes apparent he's rich. The tax collector arrives, and he pulls various levers and presses buttons to make his ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 79

22. Little Hiawatha (1937)

9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

The "fearless warrior" of the poem is a very small child whose pants keep falling down. He tries to shoot a grasshopper with his arrow, but the grasshopper spits in his eye. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Sally Noble, Mary Rosetti, Millie Walters, Gayne Whitman

Votes: 564

23. Streamlined Greta Green (1937)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

In the world of this cartoon, cars act like humans. Junior wants to grow up to be a taxi, but mom wants him to be a nice, respectable touring car (taxi dancers are literally taxis). What ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Basin Street Boys, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 89

24. Porky's Hero Agency (1937)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky is reading the myth of the Greek gorgon, who turned everyone she looked at into stone. Mother tells him it's bed time; he dreams of being the hero that saves Greece, Porkyakarkus. The... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 142

25. Woodland Café (1937)

7 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

Insects gather at a night café to watch an Apache dance act and a jazz band with comical results.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Clarrie Collins, Jimmie Cushman, Marie Dickerson, C.B. Johnson

Votes: 446

26. Little Buck Cheeser (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

Little Cheeser and his friends, inspired by Buck Rogers (and visions of cheese) build a rocket ship and fly to the moon

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 155

27. I Only Have Eyes for You (1937)

8 min | Family, Animation, Musical

The iceman is in love with a pretty girl, and an old spinster is pining and cooking for him. But his dreamgirl prefers crooners like Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, or Eddie Cantor. After leaving... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Elvia Allman, Sara Berner, Joe Twerp

Votes: 149

28. Rover's Rival (1937)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky reads a book of new dog tricks; unfortunately, his dog, Rover, is old. A puppy comes by and taunts him. Finally, it comes down to stick fetching. The puppy shows up Rover several ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 87

29. Donald's Ostrich (1937)

9 min | Family, Animation, Short

Donald is the baggagemaster at a remote railway station. Part of the latest cargo shipment is Hortense the Ostrich, who is a bit too friendly with Donald, and who eats everything in sight, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Elvia Allman, Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 701

30. Swing Wedding (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short

Swamp frogs celebrate a wedding.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: The Four Blackbirds

Votes: 63

31. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc

Votes: 339

32. Porky's Super Service (1937)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky owns a full-service gas station; he deals with a wide variety of problems, like a bump that migrates to different parts of the car. But his real nemesis is a supposedly sleeping baby ... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman, Dave Weber

Votes: 133

33. A Car-Tune Portrait (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A symphony composer lion is determined to show the audience that cartoon characters can be more than just silly and childish by having cartoons play a symphony orchestra. Things quickly ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: David Ross

Votes: 112

34. He Was Her Man (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A poor, mistreated wife who has to bring all her money home to her lazy, shiftless husband is left by that one, because he found a new girl to hang on to. When she spots him with his new ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 65

35. Porky's Building (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky and another contractor are competing to submit the lower bid for a new city hall. When they submit identical bids, the city has them compete, whichever finishes first gets the job.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 106

36. The Lyin' Mouse (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate, asks if the cat has heard the story of the lion and the mouse. We see the lion, scaring all the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 78

37. Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937)

5 min | Short, News

Film of the famous airship explosion.

Stars: Graham McNamee, Herbert Morrison

Votes: 442

38. Pluto's Quin-puplets (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Pluto wants to chase the sausage man, but Fifi convinces him to look after their five rambunctious puppies instead. The puppies end up in the basement, where they tangle with a compressed ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 364

39. I Likes Babies and Infinks (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Swee'pea is crying, so Olive calls on Popeye (and Bluto overhears) to cheer him up. The boys compete by doing various silly antics, to no avail. After a while, the antics progress to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 187

40. Porky's Garden (1937)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A small town agricultural fair is giving a prize for the largest home grown product. Porky sets to work planting a garden; his neighbor tries a feed mix for his chickens. But the chickens ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Earle Hodgins, Charles Judels

Votes: 180

41. The Twisker Pitcher (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Baseball: Bluto's Bears vs. Popeye's Pirates, and both Bluto and Popeye have girlfriends cheering them on. As they take the field, Popeye drops his spinach. Bluto eats it, then refills the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 143

42. Hospitaliky (1937)

5 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

To get at nurse Olive, Popeye and Bluto fake various illnesses. Olive sees through this and tells them they need to be either very sick or hurt real bad, so they try to get hurt, but both ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 157

43. The Candid Candidate (1937)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Betty Boop campaigns for Grampy for Mayor; he wins by one vote, but finds politics is no picnic. Urban renewal is parodied.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 113

44. Little Lamby (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

The fox spots a little lamb and disguises himself with a beard and bushy eyebrows. He posts an announcement for a baby contest, and the animal mothers spruce up their little ones (a rabbit ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 58

45. An Optical Poem (1938)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Music

A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form. Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" is the music. The shapes, all ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 520

46. The Football Toucher Downer (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy