Best Comedy Movies of 1898
Something Good — Negro Kiss
Earliest known example of African American intimacy on screen.
Come Along, Do!
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 forty-some seconds have 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.
Tommy Atkins in the Park
A soldier and a serving-girl are courting on a bench. A fat old lady sits on the bench, interrupting them.
Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand…
Poursuite de cambrioleurs sur les toits
Thieves are chased by police on rooftops.
Maestri di musica
Leopoldo Fregoli pose as various composers
Leopoldo Fregoli gets free tasty samples.
A man changes clothes immediately.
Farmer Kissing the Lean Girl
A farmer kisses a lean girl.
Fregoli al ristorante
Leopoldo Fregoli eating at the restaurant.
Dispute de cocher
A man gets into an argument with his carriage driver.
Some boys are seated at a table outdoors for a meal when a fight breaks out.
Humpty Dumpty Circus
The Humpty Dumpty Circus is the firt animated short film created in stop-motion technique. It features a circus with acrobats and animals in motion.
The Fake Beggar
A 'legless' man is begging on the street. When a coin misses his cup, he stands up to get it, only to be discovered and chased by a policeman.