Best Comedy Movies of 1905
A team of surgeons open a patient's stomach and discover a surprising variety of objects.
How Jones Lost His Roll
Jones is on his way home, carrying a roll of money, when he meets a neighbor who is a notorious miser. The neighbor unexpectedly invites Jones to dinner, and serves him a large meal with plenty of wine. After dinner, the neighbor suggests a way of passing the time - and soon his real intentions become clear.
2 A.M. in the Subway
A constable and a subway attendant are working late at night in an underground station when a well-dressed man with a cigar in his teeth enters with his arms around two women dressed in long skirts and jackets, gloves, and fancy hats. The trio laugh and stumble on the platform as if having a hilarious time, getting the attention of the policeman who attempts to stop their bawdy behavior.
Déménagement à la cloche de bois
Unable to pay his rent, the lodger tries moving out his goods along a board through a nearby window.
Peeping Tom in the Dressing Room
A young man leers through a peephole in the wall separating two dressing rooms, but he is caught, and is humiliated by his victim.
Dam and the Whole Dam Family
One at a time, we meet eight members of the Dam family.
The Other Side of the Hedge
Two romantic suitors avoid their wet-blanket chaperone by way of the titular hedge.
Prankster switches the babies in two prams. Hijinks ensue.
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
Based loosely on the once-popular nursery rhyme. A fair is in progress, with refreshments, entertainment, and other activities. As the rest of the crowd is watching one of the acts, the titular Tom steals a pig from another little boy and runs off. He tries to hide, but he is chased by the crowd. The pig also proves difficult to control. Tom, the little boy, and the crowd run from place to place.
Les farces de Toto Gâte-Sauce
The apprentice at a pastry shop is more interested in playing tricks on people than sweeping the pavement in front of the shop; more interested in eating the pies with a friend than in delivering them; and so, when the butts of all his tricks set off after him, he runs.... but takes a few swipes at them.
Vot'permis. Viens l'chercher!
A poacher eludes a gendarme with the help of some trick photography.
Odyssée d'un paysan à Paris
A peasant goes to Paris to sell a couple of rabbits and everything he finds in the city surprises and amazes him, which causes fun to the Parisians. But they steal his rabbits and he also ends up in prison.
Les cartes lumineuses
A gentleman returns to his home office to find that the porter is smoking his cigars and has the housemaid on his knee.
Poison or Whiskey
A man wins a girl by pretending to take poison.
Les étrennes du facteur
It's Christmas time, so it's obligatory to give a gift to everyone, even the guy who's paid to do a job, and often paid very well. It's a yearly routine, and it used to annoy my father no end,, particularly when it came to unionized workers, like post men. So here we see the post man make his way through the building, making a fuss over each piece of mail, and expecting a tip. Don't his employers pay him?
On a Good Old 5¢ Trolley Ride
Amusing characters board an unsteady trolley at each stop, and then abandon the streetcar in order to chase a man who brought on board a basket full of snakes that got loose. A goose gets involved in the chase, and is stolen by a tramp. The chase ends when the crowd arrives at a stream that the tramp has already crossed, with the goose under his arm.
A gentleman sits down and sees the prospective brides. They are all beautiful of face and form, and each carries a scroll on which her dowry is written in large letters.
While the old gentleman is dying his mustache and eyebrows, putting in his monocle, and donning his toupee, the little brat fits a two-gallon jar of glue and ladles some into he gentleman's top hat, then sneaks out to witness his embarrassment.
Le physician mal recompense
A magician conjures up a fine meal for a poor man, and clothes him magnificently.... but what does he get out of it?
Le cireur distrait
A man stops to have his shoes polished by a young boy. A woman, passing by, has her garter slip to the ground. She replaces it, raising her skirt to do so; the boy is distracted.
The Unfortunate Policeman
Early comedic chase film from Robert W. Paul.
A man on his way to visit his lady love trips an old man by accident. He makes no apologies and rushes on his way. Little does he know that the old man is a devil who will torment him as he tries his hand at courting.