Best Comedy Movies of 1909

1.

Those Awful Hats

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A pair of young ladies cause trouble at the cinema with their lavish hats.

Starring: Mack Sennett, Flora Finch, Florence Lawrence, Robert Harron, Anita Hendrie, Charles Inslee, Arthur V. Johnson, Gertrude Robinson, Dorothy West, Linda Arvidson ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-01-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : Ben's Kid
2.

Ben's Kid

2.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Buck Minor was the most detested man in Wolf Hollow, partly because he was quarrelsome and treacherous, partly because he abused and neglected his little wife, Molly, whom all the camp adored, and for whose sake it tolerated Buck.

Starring: Tom Santschi, Harry Todd, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ..
Directed by: Francis Boggs
Release date: 1909-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : The Curtain Pole
3.

The Curtain Pole

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

An upper class drawing room. A gentleman breaks the curtain pole and goes in search of a replacement, but he stops into a pub first. He buys a very long pole, and causes havoc everywhere he passes, accumulating an ever-growing entourage chasing him, until he escapes them through a bit of movie magic, only to discover that the pole has already been replaced.

Starring: Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy, George Gebhardt, Arthur V. Johnson, Jeanie Macpherson ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith, Mack Sennett
Release date: 1909-02-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : A Midsummer Night's Dream
4.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

The worlds first screen adaptation of a Shakespeare play.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello, Walter Ackerman ..
Directed by: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1909-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : The Gibson Goddess
5.

The Gibson Goddess

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

A pack of admirers won't leave a beautiful woman alone at a seaside resort, so she devises a plan. She appears in a leg-revealing swimsuit, but the stockings have been stuffed with cotton to make her limbs appear misshapen. All but one of the men is driven off, and regret it when she removes the misleading leggings.

Starring: Marion Leonard, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Arthur V. Johnson, James Kirkwood, George Nichols, Kate Bruce, Billy Quirk ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-11-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : Getting Even
6.

Getting Even

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

All the young men in the mining camp flirt with Lucy. Bud, the youngest of them, doesn't stand a chance. At a dance, Bud dresses as a woman and all the men flirt with him and abandon Lucy. When his disguise is revealed, the other men are too embarrassed to approach Lucy, and Bud dances the rest of the night with her.

Starring: Billy Quirk, Mary Pickford, James Kirkwood, Edwin August, Florence Barker, Kate Bruce, Verner Clarges, Arthur V. Johnson, Florence La Badie, George Nichols ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-09-12
7.

The Little Darling

2.0
4.5/10 IMDB

This might be termed a comedy of errors, for the overzealousness of a lot of good-hearted simple folks places them in a rather embarrassing position. Lillie Green, who keeps a boarding house, receives a letter from her old school chum, Polly Brown, whom sin hasn't seen in years, to the effect that as Lillie has never seen her little darling daughter, she will send her for a few days' visit, asking that someone meet the child at the 3:40 train. Lillie's boarders are a bunch of kind-hearted bachelors, who at once prepare to give the "Little Darling" the time of her life, buying a load of toys, etc., for her amusement, also procuring a baby carriage with which to meet her at the train. You may imagine their embarrassment when they find that Tootsie, instead of being a baby, proves to be a handsome young lady of seventeen, whose tastes run rather to garden gates, shady lanes and quiet nooks, than toys. (Moving Picture World)

Starring: Mary Pickford, Robert Harron, Mack Sennett, Billy Quirk, John R. Cumpson, Arthur V. Johnson, Owen Moore, James Kirkwood, Henry B. Walthall ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : The Politician's Love Story
8.

The Politician's Love Story

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

A haughty politician, on seeing a satirical cartoon in a newspaper, rushes to the paper's offices to shoot the cartoonist. On discovering the cartoonist is a pretty woman, he falls instantly in love and wastes no time in trying to woo her.

Starring: Mack Sennett, Marion Leonard, Herbert Prior, Linda Arvidson, George Gebhardt, D. W. Griffith, Anita Hendrie, Florence Lawrence ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-02-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : Mr. Flip
9.

Mr. Flip

1.9
4.7/10 IMDB

Mr. Flip flirts with every woman he sees, and ends up with a pie, shaving cream, and seltzer in his face.

Starring: Ben Turpin ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1909-05-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1909 : They Would Elope
10.

They Would Elope

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Two lovers elope and expect to be pursued by her father. But the clever father has tricked them into running off, and celebrates their wedding when they return home.

Starring: Billy Quirk, Mary Pickford, James Kirkwood, Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, John R. Cumpson, Gladys Egan, Robert Harron, Arthur V. Johnson, Owen Moore ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-08-09

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