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Hal Roach Jr.

Hal Roach Jr.

  • Broadway Limited (1941) September 25 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • One Million B.C. (1940) October 12 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Prairie Chickens (1943) as Director
A cowboy is mistaken for the owner of a profitable ranch under attack by rustlers and ghosts.
2.
Calaboose (1943) as Director
When he falls for the jailer's daughter, a wandering cowpoke gets himself arrested.
3.
Dudes Are Pretty People (1942) as Director
A cowpoke falls hard for a pretty tourist.
4.
Road Show (1941) as Assoc dir
A playboy on the run hooks up with a sideshow's beautiful owner.
5.
Broadway Limited (1941) as 2nd Unit Director
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
6.
One Million B.C. (1940) as Director
An exiled caveman finds love when he joins another tribe.
7.
Captain Fury (1939) as Assistant Director
An Irish convict escapes an Australian prison to organize a revolution.

Writer (feature film)

8.
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Original Story
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
9.
All-American Co-Ed (1941) as From an orig story by
A college boy dresses as a girl to infiltrate a women's college.

Producer (feature film)

10.
Spree (1967) as Producer
11.
Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) as Executive Producer
Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed searches for a talent contest's mysterious winner.
12.
Captain Scarface (1953) as Producer
A group of foreign agents plots to blow up the Panama Canal.
13.
Mr. Walkie Talkie (1952) as Producer
14.
As You Were! (1951) as Producer
15.
Tales of Robin Hood (1951) as Producer
16.
Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948) as Executive Producer
17.
Here Comes Trouble (1948) as Executive Producer
A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper.
18.
Curley (1947) as Executive Producer
When their favorite teacher marries, a gang of kids tries to scare her replacement away.
19.
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Executive Producer
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

20.
Zenobia (1939) as Unit Manager
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.

Producer (special)

21.
McGarry and Me (1960) as Executive Producer
The story of Dan McGarry, a kind-hearted police officer, and his wife Kitty. In the pilot episode, Dan attempts to teach a fellow officer the evils of gambling.
22.
Alias Mike Hercules (1956) as Producer
The exploits of Mike Hercules, a two-fisted private detective working out of San Francisco. In the pilot episode, Mike attempts to rescue a wealthy ex-convict from a gang of kidnappers.

Cast (short)

23.
Fast Company (1924)
In this silent short comedy, a delivery boy trades places with a rich kid.

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