Best Comedy Movies of 1898

1.

Something Good - Negro Kiss

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Earliest known example of African American intimacy on screen.

Starring: Saint Suttle, Gertie Brown ..
Directed by: William Nicholas Selig
Release date: 1898-01-02
2.

Come Along, Do!

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Come Along, Do! is an 1898 British short silent comedy film, produced and directed by Robert W. Paul. The film was of 1 minute duration, but only 38 seconds has survived. The whole of the second shot is only available as film stills. The film features an elderly man at an art gallery who takes a great interest in a nude statue to the irritation of his wife. The film has cinematographic significance as the first example of film continuity. It was, according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "one of the first films to feature more than one shot." In the first shot, an elderly couple is outside an art exhibition having lunch and then follow other people inside through the door. The second shot shows what they do inside.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1898-01-01
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3.

Tommy Atkins in the Park

1.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A soldier and a serving-girl are courting on a bench. A fat old lady sits on the bench, interrupting them.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1898-08-01
4.

Poursuite de cambrioleurs sur les toits

1.3
4.4/10 IMDB

Thieves are chased by police on rooftops.

Directed by: Georges Hatot
Release date: 1898-09-22
5.

Pere cotte

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Leopoldo Fregoli gets free tasty samples.

Starring: Leopoldo Fregoli ..
Directed by: Leopoldo Fregoli
Release date: 1898-12-12
6.

Maestri di musica

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Leopoldo Fregoli pose as various composers

Starring: Leopoldo Fregoli ..
Directed by: Leopoldo Fregoli
Release date: 1898-10-24
7.

Fregoli trasformista

1.2
4.9/10 IMDB

A man changes clothes immediately.

Starring: Leopoldo Fregoli ..
Directed by: Leopoldo Fregoli
Release date: 1898-12-13
8.

Farmer Kissing the Lean Girl

1.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A farmer kisses a lean girl.

Starring: Byron Spaun, Mrs. Byron Spaun ..
Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1898-09-03
9.

Fregoli al ristorante

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Leopoldo Fregoli eating at the restaurant.

Starring: Leopoldo Fregoli ..
Directed by: Leopoldo Fregoli
Release date: 1898-12-13
10.

Dispute de cocher

1.0
3.9/10 IMDB

A man gets into an argument with his carriage driver.

Release date: 1898-11-08

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