Classic Hollywood

Classic Hollywood

20 Episodes

They don’t make ’em like they used to! Enjoy these classics from the golden age of Hollywood and beyond.

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Classic Hollywood
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Episode 1

    Directed by Howard Hawks • 1953 • United States
    Starring Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

    Two glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want—except engagement rings! In a quest for true love, Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) and her gold-digger pal Dorothy (Jane Russell) set sail on a...

  • By the Sad Sea Waves

    Episode 2

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, ‘Snub’ Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    It’s trouble on the water when a man tries to woo his sweetheart by pretending to be a lifeguard.

  • Haunted Spooks

    Episode 3

    Directed by Hal Roach and Alfred J. Goulding • 1920 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe

    A hapless young man is roped into an arranged marriage to help a girl claim her inheritance: a haunted house!

  • A Sailor-Made Man

    Episode 4

    Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1921 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young

    Though originally intended as a two-reel short, A SAILOR-MADE MAN wound up becoming Harold Lloyd’s first feature—simply because there were too many good gags to cut! Here, our bespectacled hero play...

  • Lonesome Luke, Messenger

    Episode 5

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, ‘Snub’ Pollard

    A bicycle messenger wreaks havoc in a girls’ seminary.

  • Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life

    Episode 6

    Directed by Harry Kerwin • 1963 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd

    In 1966, Harold Lloyd created a theatrical program entitled HAROLD LLOYD’S FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE. The program presented THE FRESHMAN together with a brief on-camera introduction by Lloyd and a clip reel from his body of work, bot...

  • The Big Idea

    Episode 7

    Directed by Gilbert Pratt and Hal Mohr • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    An employee at a struggling antiques store gets creative in order to save the business.

  • A Sammy in Siberia

    Episode 8

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard

    A bumbling American soldier saves a Russian girl from a band of drunken Bolsheviks.

  • A Gasoline Wedding

    Episode 9

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1918 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, ’Snub’ Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    Marital mayhem ensues when a poor boy attempts to woo the daughter of a wealthy man.

  • Over the Fence

    Episode 10

    Directed by J. Farrell MacDonald and Harold Lloyd • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard

    Harold Lloyd’s “Glasses Character” makes his debut in a tale of baseball hijinks.

  • Look Pleasant, Please

    Episode 11

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1918 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A flirty photographer incurs the wrath of a jealous husband—and tries to pass the blame to an unsuspecting stooge.

  • Get Out and Get Under

    Episode 12

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1920 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson

    A new automobile owner’s car troubles may doom his chance at romance.

  • Grandma’s Boy

    Episode 13

    Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1922 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend

    This early feature-length silent comedy pushed the form forward by balancing slapstick hilarity with more serious character development. Using the extended running time to further develop his pop...

  • That’s Him

    Episode 14

    Directed by Gilbert Pratt • 1918 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A newlywed husband, en route to his honeymoon, scrambles to find the train tickets he lost.

    Please be advised: this film contains scenes involving blackface.

  • Bashful

    Episode 15

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A man pretends to have a wife and family in order to claim an inheritance.

  • Next Aisle Over

    Episode 16

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A salesman makes trouble at his sweetheart’s department store—but winds up an unexpected hero.

  • Spring Fever

    Episode 17

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A beautiful spring day tempts a bookkeeper to play hooky from the office.

  • Detour

    Episode 18

    Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer • 1945 • United States
    Starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage

    From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist ...

  • Bell, Book and Candle

    Episode 19

    Directed by Richard Quine • 1958 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

    The same year that they costarred in Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO, James Stewart and Kim Novak teamed up for this imaginative romantic comedy based on the Broadway hit. Novak is Gillian Holroyd, a norma...

  • History Is Made at Night

    Episode 20

    Directed by Frank Borzage • 1937 • United States

    Jean Arthur plays a married woman who falls in love with a French headwaiter, much to the chagrin of her possessive and jealous husband.