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by Joseph I. Schnitzer, Samuel Zierler
movies
eye 5,236
favorite 13
comment 5
When the wealthy Wall Street businessman Chester Hamilton (Sidney Blackmer) is arrested for missing the payment of due alimonies to his ex-wife, he finds his butler Oswald Groggs (Charles Ruggles) in the jail arrested for the same motive. Chester gives 2,500.00 $ to Oswald to pay his debts, but the butler gives only part of the money to his ex-wife and travels to the seashore on vacation pretending to be the wealthy "Sir" Oswald Groggs.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Comedy Films
by Samuel Goldwyn
movies
eye 20,372
favorite 33
comment 3
Three "former chorus girls" team up to capture rich husbands. But they spend as much time fighting with each other as they do the men they try to snare. This film is based on a a play by Zoe Akins "The Greeks Had A Word For It" which is also the basis for the softer and more genteel 50s version "How To Mary A Millionaire". Stars Joan Blondell.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
by Nat Levine
movies
eye 4,211
favorite 8
comment 4
After being run out of town after town for trying to sell worthless stock, two con artists (Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson) breeze into the small town of Chesterville, where they find themselves accused of kidnapping a young boy to whom they offered a ride.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
by Hal Roach
movies
eye 10,677
favorite 10
comment 1
The movie starts with William Tracy as Dodo Doubleday, proving his incredible memory on a radio talk show. He joins the army after memorizing the regulations, which gets him quickly promoted to sergeant. His youth and inexperience bothers the other NCO's, namely Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer), who spends the movie trying to get Doubleday in trouble. But because of is inherent honesty and cleverness, Doubleday is able to bumble through the requisite series of mishaps and inspire loyalty in what looked...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
by Trem Carr
movies
eye 5,759
favorite 12
comment 4
A college economics professor's (Charles Starrett) "radical" ideas about capitalism get him fired. When he decides to put those ideas into practice, he finds that they actually do generate him huge amounts of money. Soon a local banker and others who scoffed at his ideas see the amount of money he's making and try to cheat him out of his system.
favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
by William T. Lackey
movies
eye 5,861
favorite 10
comment 2
Bob (Oscar Apfel) and Helen (Betty Alden) decide to move to California and make a fresh start. Bob wants to buy a nut farm, but Helen dreams of being in the movies
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Comedy Films
by Bernard B. Ray
movies
eye 15,475
favorite 15
comment 2
Richard Sutton (Neil Hamilton) and Linda Pearson (Barbara Read) are secretly engaged but unable to marry because of financial problems. Crooked promoter Gibbons (Pat Gleason) offers Richard a deal but, in order to get rid of him, Richard says a rich uncle in Brazil has died and left him a fortune.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Comedy Films
by Isadore Goldsmith
movies
eye 24,180
favorite 29
comment 5
After suffering a fatal heart attack, confirmed bachelor Emlyn Williams (as Maxwell "Max" Bard) gives heavenly greeters his last wish - he would like to observe events on Earth for the next twenty-four hours. And, with good reason. Mr. Williams has left not only a will, but also letters to "Three Husbands" admitting affairs with each of their three wives. The three men are poker playing pals Shepperd Strudwick (as Arthur Evans), Robert Karnes (as Kenneth Whittaker), and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
by David Diamond
movies
eye 5,766
favorite 7
comment 1
Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is Myrtle Montrose (Isabal Jewell), a typical "Sweetheart of the Navy." Seeking to discourage Husky's plans is his pal, Pete Kelly (Wallace Ford), who uses Husky to fight his battles and do his work. Pete frames Husky and he is confined to the brig, as their ship docks in San Francisco. Pete goes ashore,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Comedy Films
by Andrew L. Stone
movies
eye 11,324
favorite 26
comment 4
A beautiful female doctor (Ruth Hussey) visits her small hometown on her way back to Chicago. Her overworked uncle (Charles Ruggles), who is the town's doctor, wants her to stay and help him, and he and a macho test pilot (John Carroll) who's fallen for her come up with a plan that involves the pilot faking an illness and being treated by her, with her uncle's "help".
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Short Format Films
movies
eye 2,183
favorite 6
comment 0
The film was made by "Sepia Productions" which company sought in part to present images of African Americans not seen in white-produced movies. The plot of this short film is that the upstairs border, Adam Jones, has been seen sneaking in the house late at night with round packages, which starts the rumor that he's building an atom bomb in his room. There's going to be a party at the house that night & Johnson makes sure his police detective friend is invited, so he can have a...
Topics: Comedy, Short
Feature Films
by Leonard Fields
movies
eye 16,270
favorite 13
comment 7
AKA The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Crime
Short Format Films
by Pat Casey
movies
eye 75,331
favorite 42
comment 7
The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film made in 1931. It features many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. They appeared to help raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium. This film is also known by the name The Slippery Pearls. Cast: * Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. * Buster Keaton * Stan Laurel * Oliver Hardy * Barbara Stanwyck * Joan Crawford * Edward Robinson * Gary Cooper * Maurice Chevalier * Norma Shearer * Eddie Kane * Dorothy Lee * Loretta Young * Wallace...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short
Feature Films
by LeRoy Prinz
movies
eye 8,800
favorite 13
comment 3
All-girl school Mar Brynn tries to get more pupils and publicity by making fun of the Quincton college. For revenge, the boys there sent Bob Sheppard (Johnny Downs) to Mar Brynn, dressed as a girl, to give them a slight scandal. But he falls in love with Virginia (Frances Langford), the girl who is putting on a show there. Now Bob has the problem of getting revenge for Quinceton and not loosing his girl, especially when Quinceton hears about his relationship and decides to sent him support.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical
Feature Films
by Lee S. Marcus
movies
eye 35,593
favorite 20
comment 6
When an Englishwoman dies, leaving behind two children, her devoted friend (Ann Richards) decides to take the children to find the woman's husband (Franchot Tone), an American serviceman who had returned to the USA. But the father, now a successful architect, claims not to remember ever having gotten married or having any children.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Feature Films
by Bert Goldberg
movies
eye 12,582
favorite 21
comment 2
Hitch-hiking conmen Bad News Johnson (Spencer Williams) and July Jones arrive in a Midwestern small town with a capital of 25 cents. Taking a room with Mama Lou (Inez Newell), whose daughter (Melody Duncan) is entered in a local beauty contest, they pose as Hollywood actors who can train Honey Dew in stagecraft. Meanwhile, Mama's other daughter Florida (Katherine Moore) prepares to elope to Chicago with Johnny (Howard Galloway), owner of the Juke Joint...where, after a jitterbug contest, Mama...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama
Feature Films
by St. John Legh Clowes
movies
eye 7,883
favorite 14
comment 1
A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Horror
Feature Films
by Nat Levine
movies
eye 16,410
favorite 27
comment 9
In this film Charley Grapewin has the lead role as Jasper Whyte, a crotchety head of a family, who are planning how to spend his money before he is dead. Jasper has a surprising announcement - he is going to give each of his relatives a $1 million before he dies! But if his granddaughter can be found, it all goes to her!!!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery
Feature Films
by Albert E. Levoy
movies
eye 6,437
favorite 17
comment 1
In this musical comedy, a struggling songwriter (Patricia Ellis) fakes a letter of admittance into the apartment of a rich composer (Warren Hull). It is most convenient as the successful fellow is out of town. The girl is hungry and unable to pay her own rent, so she takes full advantage until he returns and finds his well-ordered life in shambles
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical
Feature Films
by E.B. Derr
movies
eye 5,697
favorite 7
comment 3
Ranch hand Ted Duncan (Tom Keene) is in love with the ranch owners daughter, Mary Martin (Sally Starr). Cooper (Harry Woods), neighboring rancher has his eye on Mary and everything else her father owns so, at the annual relay races, Martin is goaded into a lock-stock-and-barrel bet that his horse, ridden by Ted, can beat Cooper's horse. But Cooper has no intention of running an honest race.
favoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Western
Feature Films
by Clifford Sanforth
movies
eye 8,649
favorite 10
comment 3
A secretary finds herself being romanced by a "ladies man". What she doesn't know is that it's her boss who really loves her.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Feature Films
by Clarence Greene, Bernard B. Roth; Russell Rouse
movies
eye 13,226
favorite 13
comment 0
Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their sons were switched at birth, meaning that one of their daughters is about to marry her own brother.
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Feature Films
by Fred Guiol
movies
eye 7,569
favorite 12
comment 0
The third film of four featuring Sergeant 'Dodo' Doubleday (William Tracy) and his adventures and mishaps in the US military service Colonel J. A. Barkley (James Gleason) thinks that Doubleday is an expert sharp shooter when in fact he's terrified of guns. Of course there is still the Colonel´s daughter (Elyse Knox) who Doubleday and Sergeant Ames (Joe Sawyer) are after. You can find the first film of this series here Tanks a Million
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Comedy Films
by Frank Fay
movies
eye 15,189
favorite 11
comment 2
AKA A Fool's Advice An elevator operator (Frank Fay) invents a machine that he believes can help to defeat a corrupt politician (George Diamond) in the city's upcoming mayoral election.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Feature Films
by Andy Babbish
movies
eye 14,849
favorite 17
comment 4
Mooch, a stray dog, rides the train to Hollywood to become a star. It would be best if she could find an owner/manager so she tries to ingratiate herself with famous stars. These include Vincent Price, James Darren, Jim Backus and others. Along the way, Zsa Zsa Gabor, the film's narrator, gives her helpful advice on practical matters.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Family
Comedy Films
by John M. Stahl
movies
eye 11,870
favorite 25
comment 3
An aging actor (Adolphe Menjou), trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter (Andrea Leeds) shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama
Feature Films
by Nat Levine, Victor Zobel
movies
eye 33,443
favorite 37
comment 9
This adaptation of an Ellery Queen mystery concerns the theft of a rare Chinese stamp (the Mandarin of the title), which takes place in a hotel with several shifty characters and an hysterical manager (the priceless Franklin Pangborn). The mystery, such as it is, concerns both the stamp theft and two murders, and shows Ellery and his father the Inspector as a team rubbing together just enough to solve the case.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery
Feature Films
by Sol Lesser, John Zanft
movies
eye 9,006
favorite 10
comment 1
When Selby (George O'Brien) arrives as the new ranch owner, he is assumed to be just another cowboy attracted to Ann Hepburn (Irene Hervey) so he takes a job as a dude cowhand. He learns cattle are being rustled and he suspects the boss Sam Hepburn (Henry Hall). But Hepburn suspects the foreman Hyslip (LeRoy Mason) and when he catches him with the goods, Hyslip shoots him. Hyslip then blames the new dude, and sends his men out to kill him.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Western
Feature Films
by Lew Lipton
movies
eye 3,217
favorite 7
comment 2
In this RKO comedy short Benny Rubin inheriting a hotel from his uncle, bringing his show business friends to help him run it, and trying to drum up business by claiming that there is a fortune buried some place
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, Benny Rubin
Short Format Films
by Bert Gilroy
movies
eye 3,440
favorite 4
comment 1
A short comedy with Edgar Kennedy and Vivien Oakland
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, Edgar Kennedy
Feature Films
by Allan Carr, Roger Smith, Joseph E. Levine
movies
eye 36,007
favorite 19
comment 1
C.C. Ryder (Joe Namath) is a biker who rescues Ann McCalley (Ann-Margret) from a rape attempt by a gang of malevolent hippies. But gang-leader Moon (William Smith) seeks revenge for C.C.'s interference.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Action, Comedy, Drama
Feature Films
by Edward Ludwig
movies
eye 4,899
favorite 4
comment 1
In this RKO Pathé Pictures comedy short Benny Rubin plays a dual role of "Little Sizzer" and his brother "JULIUS SIZZER" dodges gangsters trying to take him for a ride and put him on the spot. Will both brothers survive the movie, or will dreadful puns destroy their careers before the end of the movie?
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, Benny Rubin
Feature Films
by Al Christie, Jack H. Skirball
movies
eye 13,244
favorite 22
comment 8
A prim school teacher (Heather Angel) has a secret desire to kick up her heels and leave her small town behind her. She does the next best thing - buys some silk stockings, a new hat and goes on a spree for the day. She gets some unwanted attention from a hood, "Handsome" (Henry Brandon), and in her haste to escape, pushes him over and steals his car. Unbeknownst to her, there is a dead body in the back. She picks up a hitch-hiker (John King), whose car has broken down, and a romance...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Comedy Films
by Buster Keaton
movies
eye 58,044
favorite 28
comment 7
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a curious mixture of all that was good and everything that was bad in Buster Keaton's talkie features. sidenote: The Movie was completely filmed in Buster Keaton private 10,000- square-foot Mediterranean palazzo in Beverly Hills
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 22,801
favorite 17
comment 2
Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by William Stephens
movies
eye 4,227
favorite 10
comment 4
A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort. When he buys some land and suddenly "discovers" there's oil underneath it--and generously offers to sell the townspeople shares in his newly found oil reserves--Dr. Christian suspects a swindle and sets out to prove it.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Edgar Kennedy
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 22,156
favorite 14
comment 1
AKA Balloonatics Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by Sol C. Siegel
movies
eye 41,715
favorite 27
comment 4
Funloving Pearl White (Betty Hutton), working in a garment sweatshop, gets her big chance when she "opens" for a delayed Shakespeare play...with a comic vaudeville performance. Her brief stage career leads her into those "horrible" moving pictures, where she comes to love the chaotic world of silent movies, becoming queen of the serials. But the consequences of movie stardom may be more than her leading man can take
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Biography, Comedy, Betty Hutton
Silent Films
by Mack Sennett
movies
eye 42,107
favorite 18
comment 5
Charlie the Tramp comes to a kid auto race, which a director just happens to be filming. Charlie constantly gets in the way, annoying the director, cameraman, and public. This film marks the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin's famous Tramp character.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
by Gilbert M. Anderson
movies
eye 97,010
favorite 40
comment 6
'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand .. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Stan Laurel
Comedy Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 8,917
favorite 14
comment 2
Set in London during World War II Blitz period, the story sees Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch as a couple of variety entertainers who find themselves out of work. In desperate need of money to put on a show, the pair dress up as house servants {Murdoch a servant and Askey in drag as a cook} and bluff their way into the home of Lady Randall (Lily Morris), an ex-music hall star known to give financial aid to performers in the arts close to her heart. However, chaos reigns.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Comedy Films
by Boris Morros
movies
eye 397,863
favorite 84
comment 8
This was the first comedy that Laurel and Hardy starred in without producer Hal Roach, although they had previously been "guest stars" in four MGM movies. After they finished making "The Flying Deuces," they returned to Hal Roach Studios to make films. In order to make this movie, producer Boris Morros bought the rights to the 1931 French film "Les deux legionnaires," which had a similar plot. "The Flying Deuces" was Morros' first independent production...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Laurel And Hardy
Feature Films
by A.M. Botsford
movies
eye 10,181
favorite 8
comment 1
After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson (Buster Crabbe) saves Tracks Williams (Raymond Hatton) from the same fate. They then travel to Lindsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams (Grant Withers) who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Western, Buster Crabbe
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 31,645
favorite 43
comment 1
Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat. This funny short has some good subtile gags plus the usual slapstick and gadgets.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Comedy Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 19,587
favorite 20
comment 4
A WW2 bomber crashes on an island that turns out to be inhabited by an all-female society, whose mating rituals entail the death of the male. The bomber crew (little Arthur Askey & co) try to avoid betrothal, while convincing the girls to update their traditions.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
by LeRoy Prinz
movies
eye 33,280
favorite 20
comment 5
Cholita (Ann Ayars), after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart Jose (Jorge Negrete as George Negrete).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Musical, Comedy, Romance
Feature Films
by Lindsley Parsons
movies
eye 7,217
favorite 15
comment 4
College student "Freckles" Winslow (Johnny Downs) come home to Indiana to help a friend, Danny Doyle (Marvin Stephens), who runs his uncle's hotel and took a mortgage on it in order to invest in a 'gold-finding-machine,' with his friend Jeff (Mantan Moreland), the hotel porter. On the bus-trip home, "Freckles" meets a Chicago gangster, "Muggsy Dolan" (Walter Sande), posing as Jack Leach, on the lam from a bank-robbery, who decides a quiet Indian town would be the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Action, Comedy, Crime
Comedy Films
by Sol M. Wurtzel
movies
eye 43,156
favorite 28
comment 5
Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Will Rogers
Feature Films
by Mary Pickford
movies
eye 9,495
favorite 10
comment 2
Mary Pickford plays a French chorus girl in New York trying to make good and survive.
favorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Musical, Comedy, Mary Pickford
Comedy Films
by Trem Carr
movies
eye 20,277
favorite 24
comment 1
A couple rich sisters Geraldine and Carol Stewart (Dixie Lee and Helen Flint) have just found out that their financial planner has stolen all their money. Unable to pay a couple (Nydia Westman and Robert Armstrong) of their servants their back wages, they agree to let the pair stay in their home rent-free to make up for this pay. But, it is a bit rough at first, as these two society swells expect their old servants to behave like servants--but considering they're no longer paying them, this...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Feature Films
by Zion Myers, Victor Schertzinger
movies
eye 15,017
favorite 20
comment 1
A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, James Cagney
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 27,045
favorite 30
comment 2
Buster Keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see Keaton make something of himself first. "I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself," Buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned. So Keaton heads off for the big city and tries his hand at a number of different jobs. But his letters to his girl suggest more noble and enterprising...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 14,448
favorite 9
comment 3
World War II, the plot involves the diminutive Arthur (Arthur Askey) joining the army to prove himself to his girlfriend Susan (Evelyn Dall), who is in the same unit as him. Here, his idealistic notions about King Arthur prompt his messmates to trick him into believing that a sword they have dug up is the fabled Excaliber. Armed with this talisman Arthur strides forth to deal with the German Army.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Arthur Askey
Comedy Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 30,641
favorite 25
comment 5
Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch are discovered after months of living on the roof of Broadcasting House with their chickens and Lewis the goat, waiting for their chance at stardom. On their subsequent aimless travels in their overladen car, the Askeytoff II, they end up renting the haunted Droom Castle for the princely sum of £3. The perfectly natural explanation for the ghost is that Nazis are at the bottom of it all (in the basement), using a TV hook-up to Berlin. Of course Arthur has a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 10,326
favorite 14
comment 1
Benjamin Twist {Will Hay} is a different kind of schoolteacher, he teaches the pupils very little of worth. That is except gambling and bluffing a way thru life. When grumpy Colonel Willoughby-Gore (Peter Gawthorne) visits the class, he is mortified to find the boys have learnt next to nothing of value in Twist's class. Seeking to get Twist fired, Gore calls on the school board to fire him. But wanting to be fair, the board suggest that Twist and eight of is class enter the inter-school...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Feature Films
by Ernst Lubitsch, Sol Lesser
movies
eye 48,124
favorite 40
comment 5
Against her better judgement, happily married Jill Baker (Merle Oberon) is persuaded to see a popular psychoanalyst about her psychosomatic hiccups
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Merle Oberon
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 37,765
favorite 27
comment 3
The Electric House starts with Buster's graduation ceremony as the first of his comic misfortunes, including a mix-up of diplomas so Buster receives a diploma in electrical engineering. This leads to a job opportunity: electrifying the family house of the girl he's sweet on. A great chance, so Buster studies hard and soon installs a useful and impressive set of electric appliances.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Comedy Films
by Mack Sennett
movies
eye 21,075
favorite 20
comment 8
A henpecked but stoic pharmacist (W.C. Fields) tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, W.C. Fields
Feature Films
by Michael Balcon
movies
eye 20,714
favorite 23
comment 6
A businessman's daughter (Jessie Matthews) runs away from an arranged marriage, only to find herself penniless and suspected of theft after she becomes the victim of a bag thief (Owen Nares) in the train. When she refuses to tell him who she really is, her accuser decides to take her home where he can keep an eye on her until 12 o'clock the next day, the time at which she has calculated that it will be safe to tell the truth! But when his fiancée arrives unexpectedly and then his 'guest' is...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Feature Films
by Sigmund Neufeld
movies
eye 14,575
favorite 13
comment 0
Rags-to-riches-to-rags story features Benny Goodman vocalist Martha Tilton as an unemployed big band singer who takes a job as an operator at a jukebox company. After falling in love with a bandleader, she gets a chance to get back in the limelight by singing for his group.
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Music
Feature Films
by Rick Pleven, Everett Rosenthal
movies
eye 14,099
favorite 22
comment 1
Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's wealthy owner, is none too happy about that, so he dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie, Irving, is the island's only resident. Junior sends Irving to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother, Herman, and Herman's high-school...
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Topics: Comedy, Jayne Mansfield
Silent Films
by Joseph Schenck, Buster Keaton
movies
eye 34,069
favorite 30
comment 3
Buster Keaton goes to college and trys to master sports ... all or any of them.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Short Format Films
by Mack Sennett
movies
eye 6,769
favorite 7
comment 1
Ben Turpin playing a postman who everyday goes to a block of apartments to look at his love. Soon he finds out that some mechanics a making a robot dummy that looks exactly like him. He soon takes over and at the dummy's debut at the theatre he dresses himself and hides the dummy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent: Short, Comedy
Comedy Films
by Edward Small
movies
eye 24,048
favorite 28
comment 5
Palooka is a 1934 comedy film based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) is a naive young man whose father Pete (Robert Armstrong) was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme (Marjorie Rambeau) to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him. But when a shady boxing manager (Jimmy Durante) discovers Joe's natural boxing talent, Joe decides to follow him to the big city, where he becomes a champion and begins to follow his father's...
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Topics: Comedy, Jimmy Durante
Feature Films
by Trem Carr
movies
eye 18,036
favorite 15
comment 2
A theatrical troupe headed by a flashy showman finds itself in the tiny--and bankrupt--kingdom of Belgardia. The showman falls in love with the daughter of the dotty king, who has promised her to another.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Short Format Films
by Fred Guiol, Hal Roach
movies
eye 6,863
favorite 10
comment 4
Margie Blake (Marjorie Woodworth), who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson (Tom Brown), who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They soon discover they are polar opposites and dislike each other very much.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Short, Comedy, Romance
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 61,360
favorite 55
comment 9
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Wilfred Buckland
movies
eye 6,483
favorite 8
comment 2
A young man (Wallace Reid) pursues a young lady (Ann Little) with the same energy he applies to his other obsession in life, auto racing.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Drama
Animation & Cartoons
by André Sarrut
movies
eye 113,345
favorite 88
comment 4
Based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson (The Sheperdess & the chimney-Sweep), Mr. Wonderbird (Sir Peter Ustinov) tells the story of two lovers who flee their two dimensional painting and are then hunted by a mean-spirited King.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 35,142
favorite 34
comment 3
The Death Kiss re-unites three of the stars of Dracula in a Hollywood movie-set murder mystery
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Mystery, Bela Lugosi
Feature Films
by Aaron Spelling
movies
eye 741
favorite 4
comment 4
Bill Bixby plays Johnny Gains, a swinging bachelor who one day learns he's the father of a 17 year old boy (Darrell Larson).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Diane Baker, Bill Bixby
Silent Films
by Howard Hughes, Preston Sturges
movies
eye 46,779
favorite 56
comment 2
This final film by silent screen star Harold Lloyd comes nine years after his previous feature. In this film, that reprises a character portrayed by Lloyd in a 1925 film, it is shown what happened to our hero, Harold Diddlebock (Lloyd), twenty years after his big triumph on the college football field. Struggling in the same job he received twenty years previous, Diddlebock is fired so he wanders the streets and eventually goes into a bar. After drinking his first drink in his life, and a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Preston Sturges, Harold Lloyd
Comedy Films
by Bud Pollard, Robert M. Savini
movies
eye 21,268
favorite 16
comment 4
Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Bing Crosby
Comedy Films
by Michael Balcon
movies
eye 22,032
favorite 23
comment 4
Captain Ben Cutlet (Will Hay) likes to spin yarns about all of his {fake} seafaring adventures, one day his false past comes to bite him as he is bluffed into captaining the Rob Roy at sea, the Rob Roy being barely sea worthy and doomed to be wrecked by a crafty shipping agent.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Short Format Films
by William Forest Crouch
movies
eye 5,382
favorite 3
comment 1
In "Open the Door Richard," Dusty Fletcher plays a drunk in top hat and large shoes who performs for a dinner audience. Another man plays a barman or restaurateur who has kicked him out on the street. Dusty shares his woes and tries to get home, knocking on the arch of the stage as though it were a door, peppering his stand-up (or lay-down) routine with shouts of "open the door, Richard!"
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: stand-up comedy, short
Silent Films
movies
eye 160,687
favorite 42
comment 6
Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by Harry Sauber
movies
eye 8,015
favorite 14
comment 4
Leo Carrillo turns in a hilarious performance as mob boss Tony Gordoni, who takes over a New York record company and proceeds to strong-arm singing stars into signing with the label.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Ann Dvorak
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 48,231
favorite 39
comment 4
A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by Dixon R. Harwin
movies
eye 5,615
favorite 18
comment 4
Tommy McCoy (Freddie Jackson) and "Dude" Markey (Monte Hawley) are both in love with Harlem singer/dancer Nita (Jeni Le Gon). Markey robs a jewelry store and turns the loot over to gang-boss Murray Howard (Maceo Bruce Scheffield). Later, Markey robs the safe, steals the jewelry, and, in order to get rid of his rival for Nita, frames the robbery on McCoy. The latter's big-brother thinks otherwise and, with Nita's help, sets out to prove it.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Action, Comedy, Crime
Feature Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 23,653
favorite 36
comment 16
After being jilted by his fiancee, Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) wants a job where he will encounter no women. He is sent to a lighthouse on a remote Scottish island which is being run as a meteoroligical station where he is supposed to be the only inhabitant. However, Jane (Vera Frances), a young girl, has stowed-away on his boat. She is looking for her uncle on the neighbouring island. Then model Bobbie turns up - her boat has been torpedoed. With the arrival of another boatload of survivors,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
by Sol Lesser
movies
eye 2,792
favorite 4
comment 0
When attacked by two dogs, Joe Gilmore (Eddie Phillips) leaves them on the desert to die. Later one of the dogs saves John Blake from drowning. Men arrive claiming the dog is killing their chickens. They want to kill the dog but John convinces them the dog's fate should be determined by a trial.
Topics: Western, Drama, Comedy
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber
movies
eye 106,732
favorite 20
comment 0
Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.
Topics: Animation, Short, Comedy
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 38,289
favorite 45
comment 5
Buster Keaton stars in this comedy as the captive of hostile Indians. His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire. Keaton moves with the stake as the Indians try frantically to place the firewood around him. When he survives the flames due to his fire-resistant clothes, Keaton is made a member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface. He then foils the scheme of unsavory oil speculators to steal the land from his Indian companion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 42,845
favorite 40
comment 5
The opening scene, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous. In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures). He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Sci-Fi / Horror
by Edward Black
movies
eye 181,000
favorite 86
comment 16
Mismatched travellers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station. They soon learn of local superstition about a phantom train which is said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago train wreck in the area. The travelers eventually get to the bottom of the things that go bump in the night. In between the scary bits, comedian Arthur Askey plays the gags with his Vaudeville style humor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Horror, Arthur Askey
Feature Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 12,660
favorite 8
comment 0
Buster at his place of work, a bank. After being falsely accused of being a bank robber he escapes to the local 'haunted' which is really a cover for a gang of counterfeiters, also in the house are the cast of a lousy version of 'Faust' who are escaping a hostile audience.
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Short, Buster Keaton
Short Format Films
by E.M. Glucksman
movies
eye 7,391
favorite 19
comment 3
When a poor girl falls in love with an army officer her mother pretends to be the owner of the hotel where she works as a chambermaid. Boasting an "all colored cast," this is one of the few documents of America's African-American talent in a time when the big budgets were reserved for white stars.
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Topics: Short, Comedy, Musical
Comedy Films
by Michael Balcon
movies
eye 24,962
favorite 21
comment 0
Will Hay plays Benjamin Stubbins a penniless seedy solicitor cum jack of all trades who happens to have rich relations in the country, and a cluttered office in the City directly above a bank. Unfortunately he makes the acquaintance of a gang of acquisitive gun-toting thieves who think he's a useful contact to have in the furtherance of their aims.
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Silent Films
movies
eye 160,761
favorite 19
comment 1
Charlie plays two roles as two spectators at a music-hall show. It has a few good laughs and also provides an interesting look at old-fashioned theater entertainment.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Feature Films
by David O. Selznick
movies
eye 28,835
favorite 31
comment 3
This was the first film shown at the RKO Roxy Theater. An awkward love triangle is created when a publisher (Howard) encounters a moral speed bump and engages in an affair with an open-minded artist (Harding) while married to a stodgy suburbanite (Loy). Complicating matters is the tendency of the mistress to play the role of unassuming wife while inelegant and deceptive wife acts as the mistress.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Leslie Howard
Comedy Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 15,265
favorite 25
comment 5
Terry Arden (Evelyn Dall) arrives in London from the USA to re-establish an ailing escort agency providing suitable companions to young men for the evening. The agency is called Miss London and half-owned by diminutive joker Arthur Bowden (Arthur Askey). Terry examines the current portfolio and decides the agency must embark on a recruitment drive and enlist a handful of beautiful London glamour ladies to accompany the many single officers on leave revelling in the capital. Their first client...
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Topics: Comedy, Musical, Arthur Askey
Silent Films
by Ernst Lubitsch, Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 20,477
favorite 27
comment 0
Mrs Erlynne (Irene Rich), the mother of Lady Windermere (May McAvoy) - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton (Edward Martindel). Lord Windermere (Bert Lytell), who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wifes birthday-party, but Lady Windermere thinks, she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington (Ronald Colman), who is pining for her. Mrs Erlynne finds this out...
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Drama
Feature Films
by Morris R. Schlank
movies
eye 2,855
favorite 10
comment 4
Hank Mann plays a laborer at the junkyard in this turbulent silent comedy short
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Short
Short Format Films
by Meyer Davis, Monroe Shaff
movies
eye 4,381
favorite 9
comment 1
In a Harlem flat, Ethel (Ethel Waters) works night & day feeding & cleaning up after her loafter of a husband & his exceedingly numerous useless relatives who've taken over the place without ever helping, treating her as their personal maid. Bubbling Over (1934) is a short "soundie," such as were the music videos of their day. Many a soundie featured all-black casts, with slim stories concocted, on which to hang a number of songs.
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Topics: Comedy, Musical, Short
Comedy Films
by Edward Black
movies
eye 11,204
favorite 19
comment 4
Will Hay plays Dr. Benjamin Twist, a man whose ambitions outstrip his abilities. Twist is a porter on an ocean liner bound for America who, through convoluted plot twists, finds himself masquerading as a professor. Teaming up with a gangster stowaway (Edgar Kennedy), Twist finds himself embroiled in a kidnap plot on the far side of the pond that is complicated by the fact that two sets of gangsters are attempting to get their hands on the ransom money.
favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Silent Films
movies
eye 23,380
favorite 10
comment 0
An oddly enjoyable comedy full of violence & nasty behavior
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Classic TV
by Cal Kuhl
movies
eye 3,900
favorite 5
comment 0
A holiday episode (Season 6, Episode 13) of the “Lux Video Theatre.” Connie Ennis (Phyllis Thaxter), widowed mother to young son Timmy (Christopher Olsen), has avoided accepting the marriage proposal of her longtime boyfriend Carl (Elliott Reid). While he patiently awaits her saying "yes", Connie clings to the memory of her late husband. By chance, a department store salesman (Scott Brady) enters her life and complicates matters when the two quickly fall in love. With two marriage...
Topics: Classic TV, Comedy, Drama
Film Noir
by Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger
movies
eye 23,750
favorite 25
comment 3
St. Benny the Dip is blessed with a marvelous cast. Dick Haymes, Lionel Stander, and Cosmo Topper himself, Roland Young, play a trio of small time hoodlums who disguise themselves as priests to escape a police dragnet. Finding themselves in an abandoned Bowery mission, the threesome take their masquerade to extremes, holding services and feeding the poor. This marvelous tale of redemption also stars a luminous Nina Foch as love interest and Freddie Bartholomew in his final screen appearance....
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Film-Noir
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 181,028
favorite 64
comment 12
Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by William Cagney
movies
eye 57,505
favorite 55
comment 5
In this adaptation of William Saroyan's award-winning play The Time of Your Life, James Cagney plays a gentle barfly named Joe who settles in Nick's (William Bendix) Bar with various colorful characters like an imaginative old cowboy or a tap dancing comic who can't get laughs. His sister Jeanne plays Kitty Duval, a woman who claims to once have been in burlesque. She and her brother have some of the most touching scenes in the movie. The pace takes a while to get used to but if you're in the...
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Topics: Comedy, Drama, James Cagney