Best Comedy Movies of 1904
An Interesting Story
The adventures of an inattentive man who can't look away from his book.
A “madman” escapes prison and the torments of his warders.
European Rest Cure
An over-the-hill American tourist has a terrible time on his European "rest cure" vacation.
Drat That Boy
A boy pulls a prank on his poor old mother.
A brief vaudeville-style demonstration of a "Dog Transformator," a machine that instantly turns dogs into sausages, and amazingly, sausages back into dogs.
A family moves out to the 'peaceful' suburbs where everything goes wrong, including the mother-in-law moving in.
Mr. Pecksniff Fetches the Doctor
A husband rushes for a doctor and his wife has triplets.
How a French Nobleman Got a Wife Through the 'New York Herald' Personal Columns
A French aristocrat, who has recently arrived in America, has placed a personal advertisement in the newspaper...
The Bewitched Traveller
A man preparing for a trip encounters a series of mysterious problems.
Meet Me at the Fountain
Frenchman Count Hardup advertises for a wife. He gets more than he bargained for when women start chasing him. He's caught by an old maid.
Troubles of a Manager of a Burlesque Show
Facing a stationary camera, sitting at a desk, a man works busily. Posters of burlesque queens are on the wall behind him. A single woman, followed later by later two others, comes into the office seeking a job. The manager hands each a box with a costume in it and points to dressing rooms. Each of the women has a different reaction when she discovers the nature of her costume, and the busy manager has a distinct response to each of the women as well.
Pull Down the Curtain, Susie
It's clearly set in a studio set and people are walking about on the "street" in front of a window. A woman enters the window frame, and pulls off her blouse, then a couple of other items of undergarments, while a young man pauses to look. At this point, as the title indicates, she pulls down the blinds.
A man walks down to the water's edge, takes off his clothes and prepares to go for a swim.... only to find himself fully clothed. This happens again and again.
Dranem enters the barracks and takes off his field kit in preparation for some bunk time. However, every time he gets down to his skivvies, his field undress and pack reappear on him, ready for field maneuvers!
The Lost Child
A woman and her guests frantically search for her missing child, who is eventually found playing with her dog in the kennel.
A man rides a bike into the water and two officers tries to help him.
A Couple of Lightweights at Coney Island
Two kids having a boxing match at the beach.
A Subject for the Rogue's Gallery
In this one, we have a tracking shot, starting from a long distance into a close up as policemen restrain a woman for her mug shot -- and she does some mugging to enliven the piece.
Une noce à bicyclette
Clowns on bicycles: that pretty much sums up this short Pathe comedy. They dress in various costumes. The bicycles are in varying states of disrepair. They ride along various places, occasionally falling off the bicycles, or being unable to get the bicycles moving. A dog appears to yap at the effort.
Une idylle sous un tunnel
To the modern viewer, it may seem peculiar that there are several movies in which a man sneaks a kiss off a young woman in a darkened railway car, all produced in the first few years of the motion picture.