Best Comedy Movies of 1900
The Enchanted Drawing
A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.
Let Me Dream Again
Possibly the first film to utilize the technique of focus pulling. A man kisses a beautiful and lively woman, then the image blurs and dissolves into a clear image of the man waking up to his nagging wife.
As Seen Through a Telescope
An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance away. Her husband catches the gent looking. What will the two men do now?
How They Rob Men in Chicago
A burlesque on the work of highwaymen in Chicago. An elderly gentleman is sandbagged and robbed by a thug, who inadvertently leaves some money on the victim's prostrate body. A policeman shows up.
Grandma and the Bad Boys
Two bad boys enter the kitchen. One climbs to the kitchen table and takes down the old lamp, the other goes to the flour barrel and scoops out some flour, pouring it into the chimney until it is filled to the top. The lamp is then replaced in the bracket. Grandma enters, scratches a match, removes the lamp chimney, when the flour falls upon her head. It sticks in her hair and fills her eyes, but this is where she turns the tables.
The Biter Bit
A gardener is watering a garden. A prankster stands on his hose halting the flow until he looks at the nozzle and gets a stream of water to the face. He notices the prankster and gives him his comeuppance. Remake of the Lumiere film Arroseur et arrosé.
The House That Jack Built
A cleverly conceived picture of a little boy and girl with building blocks. The little girl has erected a pretty structure, which the boy proceeds to demolish with pokes of his fingers. When the demolition of the house is completed, the film is shown in reverse, and the little building comes back to its original form in a most marvellous manner.
An Artist's Dream
The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life. They step down from the frames and walk forward, admiring their costumes. Mephisto then touches the artist on the shoulder, awakening him, and disappears. The artist, after rubbing his eyes, sees the picture on his right hand side and jumps up to embrace her. After embracing her once, he makes a second attempt and she disappears. The artist now wakes up, jumps to his feet, and runs to see if the picture are still in the frames. He examines them and finding that they are still fast on the wall, realizes that the has been dreaming and seeks consolation in the bottle.
Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel
Uncle Josh returns in this sequel to UNCLE JOSH'S NIGHTMARE. This time he checks into a hotel, presumably to get a better nights rest than he got at home. Of course the way bad luck follows Josh around we know this is a forlorn hope. Sure enough, quicker than you can say "Georges Méliès" a ghost pops up to make sure Uncle Josh is denied yet another good nights rest.
Uncle Josh's Nightmare
Poor Uncle Josh is trying to get to sleep, but being constantly bedevilled by a fellow in red long underwear with horns. A short early trick editing film using a stationary camera much more valuable for its historical, rather than entertainment value.
A Wake in 'Hell's Kitchen'
This scene is laid in the parlor of a New York tenement. Two watchers at the wake are smoking and drinking, while the widow is weeping over the coffin. The attention of the three is attracted for an instant, and the supposed corpse rises up, drinks all the beer in the pitcher which is standing on a table nearby, and lies down in the coffin again. The mourners return, and seeing that the beer is gone, engage in a controversy over it. During the scrap the corpse jumps out of the coffin and takes part in the melee.
Hooligan Assists the Magician
This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and climbs upon the platform.
Who Said Chicken?
A white actor in blackface steals a chicken and hides in a coal bin. A policeman looks in the coal bin, sits on the lid and calls for help. The man happily escapes after he pushes the policeman off the lid.
A Morning Wash
A man exchanges shoe blacking for his friend's soap.
The Old Maid's Valentine
An old spinster receives an unexpected Valentine's letter.
A Dull Razor
This picture shows an old gentleman seated at his shaving table. The razor is evidently giving him a great deal of trouble...
The Dull Razor
A man shaves, back to the camera, face reflected in a mirror.
Two Laughing Men
Two men lose it laughing at something in a magazine
A Good Time with the Organ Grinder
There's an organ grinder on the stage, standing in front of a backdrop that's supposed to look like the street. Some young women come up and do a high-speed acrobatic dance around him.
A couple of clowns try to ride a pennyfarthing around a stage, while fighting.
How Bridget Made the Fire
An American Mutscope & Biograph production.
The Barber Saw the Joke
Film produced by William K. Dickson’s British Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Chez le Photographe
Hi-jinx with a clown photographer
Entrée des echasses
Comic scenes taken at the Nouveau-Cirque by the two famous clowns Foottit and Chocolat. To separate Foottit and Chocolat who are fighting, their servant brings a policeman to whom the two accomplices play all sorts of tricks.
Scandal Over the Teacups
Well did you ever? Two women share juicy stories, and enjoyably shocked reaction, over tea.
Two Old Sports
A conversation between two gents perks up when the see a picture in a magazine. A 'facial' comedy by GA Smith.
Nipper runs amok!
1900. Two chaps, a Gramophone, and a dog called Nipper. What could possibly go wrong?
George Footit & Rafael Patodos starts fighting.