Universal, like other studios, released dozens of one- and two-reel shorts every year to support feature programs. However, none of their over 300 shorts were ever rereleased or sold to television or home markets. For the very first time since their initial release over eight decades ago, MoMA and Universal are pleased to present, in new prints from the vaults, a total of 11 of these long-unseen gems, in two programs. HD video.

Program approx. 100 min.

Introduced by Ron Hutchinson, Founder, the Vitaphone Project.

I Know Everybody and Everybody’s Racket. 1933. USA. Directed by Monte Brice. With Walter Winchell, Ruth Etting, Paul Whiteman

School for Swing. 1936. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With Sylvia Froos, Bert Gordon

Rolling Along. 1930. USA. Directed by Albert Ray. With Charlie Murray, George Sidney

Television Highlights. 1936. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With Henny Youngman

Hunting Trouble. 1933. USA. Directed by James W. Horne. With Shaw and Lee, Louise Fazenda

The Big Benefit. 1933. USA. Directed by Lynn Shores. With Bill Robinson, Mayer and Evans

  1. Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Saturday, May 6, 2017,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2