Best Comedy Movies of 1900


The Enchanted Drawing

6.9/10 IMDB

A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Starring: J. Stuart Blackton ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1900-11-16

Let Me Dream Again

5.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Laura Bayley, Tom Green ..
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1900-08-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1900 : As Seen Through a Telescope

As Seen Through a Telescope

5.6/10 IMDB

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?

Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1900-09-01

How They Rob Men in Chicago

5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon
Release date: 1900-05-21

The Biter Bit

5.1/10 IMDB

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.

Release date: 1900-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1900 : The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith ..
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1900-09-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1900 : An Artist's Dream

An Artist's Dream

4.8/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1900-05-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1900 : Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel

Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel

4.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charles Manley ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1900-01-01

Uncle Josh's Nightmare

4.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charles Manley ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1900-03-01

A Wake in 'Hell's Kitchen'

4.5/10 IMDB

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.

Release date: 1900-07-21

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