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
Wednesday, May 10,7:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, May 6,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2The Museum of Modern Art