Best Comedy Movies of 1896


The Bad Boy and the Gardener

5.0/10 IMDB

A lady watering the garden with a hose, a mischievous boy stops the flow of water until she looks for the cause, when he permits the water to flow, resulting in the lady taking an unexpected bath. The father then appears and chastises the youthful culprit. One of the best films ever made.

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1896-05-26

Comic Costume Race

5.1/10 IMDB

Three athletes make their way to wicker baskets that contain a mishmash of wacky costumes. They need to dress up as quickly as they can, and make their way back on the running track.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1896-01-01

Lone Fisherman

5.1/10 IMDB

A fellow in a wide-brimmed hat, with a willowy stick for a rod and a baited hook, sits down on a plank hanging over a bridge above a stream. He sticks the rod under his seat and picks up his bottle to take a swig. Behind him creeps a joker who removes the large flagstone that's holding the fisherman's plank in place (IMDb)

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1896-01-01

Interrupted Lovers

4.6/10 IMDB

“The watchful father disturbs a dream of bliss, and the bucolic lover is taught a lesson. He made a great hit.” (Edison film catalog)

Directed by: William Heise, James H. White
Release date: 1896-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1896 : The Tramp and the Dog

The Tramp and the Dog

5.7/10 IMDB

A tramp steals a housewife's pie, and is pursued by her bulldog, which latches onto his rear as he scrambles over a fence.

Directed by: William Nicholas Selig
Release date: 1896-01-01

Arrestation d'un ivrogne

4.3/10 IMDB

A drunkard fooling around. Serious damage marks.

Directed by: Albert Kirchner, Eugène Pirou
Release date: 1896-09-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1896 : The Sprinkler Sprinkled

The Sprinkler Sprinkled

0.0/10 IMDB

The first remake of The Sprinkler Sprinkled, filmed in a much more elaborate garden from a different angle.

Directed by: Louis Lumière
Release date: 1896-12-31

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