Best Comedy Movies of 1897


Weary Willie

4.5/10 IMDB

Tramp hired to beat the carpet accidentally beats the housewife.

Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1897-09-01

Hanging Out the Clothes

5.3/10 IMDB

Lovers are comically interrupted

Starring: Laura Bayley, Tom Green, Mrs. Tom Green ..
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1897-07-07

The Miller and the Sweep

0.0/10 IMDB

In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but when it breaks open, it's clearly something else. Well into the havoc, spectators gather and give chase to the flour-covered sweep and the "well-sooted" miller.

Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1897-06-30

Admiral Cigarette

0.0/10 IMDB

A commercial. Four men sit in animated conversation in front of a billboard for Admiral Cigarettes. The billboard fills the entire background

Directed by: William Heise
Release date: 1897-08-18

Dewars Scotch Whiskey

0.0/10 IMDB

A line of giddy, possibly drunk men, dressed in Scottish highland outfits, perform a disorderly dance routine in front of a sign advertising the product of the title. This film is often described as the first filmed advertisement.

Release date: 1897-01-01

The Maid in the Garden

0.0/10 IMDB

Master kisses maid behind a blanket on the clothes line and is seen by his wife.

Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1897-08-01

Seminary Girls

0.0/10 IMDB

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A most amusing and life-like scene, in which a number of young ladies clad in their night robes, are seen engaged in a midnight frolic.

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1897-03-31

The Mischievous Monkey

7.2/10 IMDB

"This is a very laughable scene. A guest in a hotel who has retired, is disturbed in his slumbers by a monkey, which enters through the window and goes through a series of queer antics. The part of the monkey is taken by a skilled acrobat; and his work in this scene is of a particularly clever sort." (AMB Picture Catalogue)

Release date: 1897-01-01

The X-Ray Fiend

6.1/10 IMDB

A romantic couple are transformed into skeletons via X-Rays. The film combines two very recent innovations: Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895, and Georges Méliès' accidental realisation of the special-effects potential of the jump-cut in 1896.

Starring: Laura Bayley, Tom Green ..
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1897-10-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1897 : Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

6.0/10 IMDB

A hotel clerk takes to spying through the keyholes on his patrons with disastrous results!

Release date: 1897-05-31

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