Best Comedy Movies of 1911


Little Nemo

7.1/10 IMDB

Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style. Also known as "Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics".

Starring: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus ..
Directed by: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1911-04-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Her Crowning Glory

Her Crowning Glory

5.7/10 IMDB

A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.

Starring: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Helene Costello, Kate Price, Mae Costello, Edith Halleran ..
Directed by: Laurence Trimble
Release date: 1911-09-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : The Manicure Lady

The Manicure Lady

5.5/10 IMDB

The manicure lady spurns the barber and dates a rich cad instead.

Starring: Mack Sennett, Vivian Prescott, Edward Dillon, Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, Verner Clarges, Guy Hedlund, Grace Henderson, Florence La Badie, Claire McDowell ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1911-05-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : When a Man Loves

When a Man Loves

6.0/10 IMDB

Mr. Bach, a wealthy man, visits the scenes of his boyhood days in his auto and meets farmer Brown, his boyhood friend. Brown is the father of a very pretty daughter named Tessie. Bach becomes deeply smitten with the artless little country lass, and secretly hopes to win her. Tessie, however, has a host of admirers in the little village, the favored one being John Watson.

Starring: Dell Henderson, Mary Pickford, Charles West, George Nichols, Verner Clarges, Grace Henderson, Edward Dillon, Robert Harron, Guy Hedlund, Wilfred Lucas ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Tilly and the Fire Engines

Tilly and the Fire Engines

5.5/10 IMDB

Tomboys drive a fire engine through a fairground and hose the firemen.

Starring: Alma Taylor, Chrissie White, Frank Denton ..
Directed by: Lewin Fitzhamon
Release date: 1911-09-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Troublesome Secretaries, or How Betty Outwitted Her Father

Troublesome Secretaries, or How Betty Outwitted Her Father

5.1/10 IMDB

This is basically a two practical-joke comedy. Bunny is a businessman father and Mabel plays Betty, his lovable daughter. The first practical joke is Betty getting her girlfriend to be daddy's secretary. The secretary sprays perfume on all his papers and tries to make out with him. The second practical joke has Betty getting her boyfriend to put on a wig and old man's outfit and apply for the job of daddy's secretary.

Starring: John Bunny, Mabel Normand, Ralph Ince, Alec B. Francis, James Morrison ..
Directed by: Ralph Ince
Release date: 1911-08-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Alkali Ike's Auto

Alkali Ike's Auto

4.9/10 IMDB

Alkali Ike and Mustang Pete are both wooing the same woman. Ike hopes to take her for a horseback ride, but she chooses instead to go with Pete, who has a horse and carriage. Ike trades his horses for an automobile, hoping to win her over that way, but things do not work out as planned.

Starring: Augustus Carney, Harry Todd, Margaret Joslin, Arthur Mackley, Victor Potel, Fred Church, John B. O'Brien ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-05-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : The Mirror

The Mirror

8.0/10 IMDB

A love story filled with amusing complications, but the contest is won by Dick because he believes that all is fair in love and manages to circumvent the fates which often decree otherwise. The fortune teller prescribed the mirror test for the girl saw to it that the test was in his favor.

Starring: King Baggot, Mary Pickford ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-02-09

Tilly's Party

6.1/10 IMDB

Two young men help two girls escape.

Starring: Alma Taylor, Chrissie White, Harry Buss, Hay Plumb ..
Directed by: Lewin Fitzhamon
Release date: 1911-04-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : The Mummy

The Mummy

5.4/10 IMDB

An electric current accidentally brings a female mummy back to life with decidedly romantic inclinations, much to the surprise of a young Egyptologist and his less than understanding fiancée. This film is presumed lost.

Starring: William Garwood, Harry Benham ..
Release date: 1911-03-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Are We Down-Hearted?

Are We Down-Hearted?

4.9/10 IMDB

Cecil Hepworth’s Vivaphone film features Hay Plumb singing George Robins’ optimistic 1906 ditty concerning the mischievous responses of a poor family to regular visits from the bailiffs.

Starring: Hay Plumb, Madge Campbell, Jack Hulcup, Chrissie White, Alma Taylor, Jamie Darling, Frank Wilson ..
Directed by: Frank Wilson
Release date: 1911-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Cupidon aux manoeuvres

Cupidon aux manoeuvres

5.3/10 IMDB

Having been ordered to the front, a soldier entrusts his personal papers to his sister's fiancee. Soon, he too is called up. She comes upon a love letter that she mistakenly thinks is from her fiancee to another.

Starring: Alice Tissot ..
Directed by: Léonce Perret
Release date: 1911-09-03

Little Moritz aime Rosalie

5.4/10 IMDB

Maurice Schwartz and Sarah Duhamel meet at a party, and he falls instantly in love with her. She doesn't even notice him. He follows her and her escort home, and when she passes a note through her window to what she thinks is the other guy, Schwartz gets the note, and pursues the object of his affection.

Starring: Maurice Schwartz, Sarah Duhamel ..
Directed by: Henri Gambart
Release date: 1911-12-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Three Million Dollars

Three Million Dollars

4.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Joseph Close, ranch man, with his wife and daughter, visit the town for supplies. The daughter makes a hit with the storekeeper and it is with difficulty that the ranch man induces his daughter to leave. They return home, and the ranch man finds a letter in his mail box from Wm. Schrider, Attorney-at-Law, informing him that his brother is dead, and has left the sum of three million dollars to his daughter, on condition that she produce an official certificate of her marriage one month from the date of her uncle's death.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Pauline Bush, George Periolat ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1911-09-06

Jobard, portefaix par amour

5.1/10 IMDB

Lucien Cazalis sees a young woman and falls instantly in love. He volunteers to carry her trunk to her apartment, where he kneels, grinning in front of her, until her father locks him in the trunk and throws it out the window.

Starring: Lucien Cazalis ..
Directed by: Émile Cohl
Release date: 1911-11-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : In Old Madrid

In Old Madrid

4.8/10 IMDB

A young Spanish couple want to be together, but are hindered by the girl's parents. They try a ruse to get a chance to be alone, but it is discovered. The young man then decides to resort to more daring methods.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-03-20

Charley Smiler Is Robbed

4.7/10 IMDB

Charley has a watch stolen by a pickpocket.

Starring: Fred Evans ..
Directed by: David Aylott
Release date: 1911-08-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Big Noise Hank

Big Noise Hank

4.5/10 IMDB

Hank Rouser, "Big Noise Hank," as a daring stranger had called him, was mad clear through. Julius Jones had faithfully promised to return that $500 after thirty days, and now it was long past due, and not even a line from Mr. Jones. So after a little friendly persuasion, in which Hank's six-shooter was brought into prominence, the bar was effectively cleared of its patrons, despite the protests of the barkeeper, and the bully sat down to dispatch a few terse sentences to his tardy friend, upon the receipt of which, Julius, with the aid of Caleb, his old family servant, quickly packed his traveling bag and started on a little journey, which he wrote to H. Rouser, would surely keep him away several months. (Moving Picture World)

Starring: Arthur E. Sprague, Charles Waldron ..
Directed by: Milton J. Fahrney
Release date: 1911-11-01

Little Moritz, Reporter Photographer

4.7/10 IMDB

Maurice Schwartzman gets an assignment to take a photo of a strongman. The big fellow, however, doesn't want his picture taken, and is willing to throw Schwartzman out of a window to avoid it.

Starring: Henri Gambart ..
Directed by: Henri Gambart
Release date: 1911-12-17

Absorbing Reading

4.8/10 IMDB

A little man buys a paper and begins to read it as he walks down the street. It is so absorbing -- as the title indicates -- that he doesn't notice anything else. He knocks down streetlights and walks into women who stab him with enormous hatpins, yet goes on reading.

Release date: 1911-03-17

The Ransom of Red Chief

7.0/10 IMDB

After reading a newspaper article regarding old Tightwad's rise in the world, Bill and Jim hit upon a plan to get some of Tightwad's easy money by holding young Tightwad for ransom. They accordingly hire a rig, take the boy and conceal him in a cave. The boy, instead of weeping and wailing for home and mother, proclaims himself "Red Chief" and makes it uncomfortable for his captors. (Moving Picture World)

Starring: Yale Boss ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1911-02-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Lapurée est un homme collant

Lapurée est un homme collant

0.0/10 IMDB

A farce in which a clumsy man falls into tar, so that every thing he encounters sticks to him. A clumsy man falls on the street in wet tar. After that everything sticks to him: a baby, a mannequin, feathers, paper and a stair runner. When he comes home, his wife (a disguised man) hard-handedly gives him a bath.

Release date: 1911-09-08

Max a un duel

0.0/10 IMDB

Max, the celebrated fun maker, is shown in another of his amusing playlets. His fiancée, ere she marries him, insists that he prove himself a hero by fighting a duel. Max has difficulty in finding an opponent whom he can defeat and his adventures constitute a comedy which is a scream from start to finish.

Starring: Max Linder ..
Directed by: Max Linder, René Leprince
Release date: 1911-09-11

Cupid’s Monkey Wrench

0.0/10 IMDB

A young woman calls in a plumber to fix her radiator, igniting a string of romantic complications.

Starring: Pearl White ..
Release date: 1911-04-01

Bébé Runs After His Watch

0.0/10 IMDB

On the street, Bébé has his pocket watch stolen. He sets off to find the thief himself.

Starring: René Dary, René Dary ..
Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1911-05-26

Quo Vadis, Spiridion?

0.0/10 IMDB

The first production by Athini Film introduces Spyridion, modeled on the heroes of modern French and American comedies.

Starring: Spyros Dimitrakopoulos ..
Directed by: Spyros Dimitrakopoulos
Release date: 1911-01-01

A Gasoline Engagement

0.0/10 IMDB

A lost film. Flora Powell and Arthur Lennox are lovers, but the girl's stern father has other plans for his daughter, preferring the Rev. John Maxwell for a son-in-law. Arthur receives a note from Flora informing him her father is to take her on an automobile tour in company with the minister. Arthur proves to be a resourceful young man and he visits the automobile garage, and makes an arrangement to drive the car in which the tour is made.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, George Loane Tucker, William Robert Daly ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-07-10

When Tilly's Uncle Flirted

5.2/10 IMDB

Tomboys play tricks on their uncle when he flirts with a maid.

Starring: Frank Benton, Alma Taylor, Chrissie White ..
Directed by: Lewin Fitzhamon
Release date: 1911-03-18

The Moth

0.0/10 IMDB

A young man, a "City Chap," decided to spend his vacation in the country, and made a profound impression upon the villagers, who were honored by having him in their midst. He was so neatly dressed, that the rural swains found themselves cast in the background. He made a profound impression upon the belle of the village, and even her mother heartily approved of him, But a moth was the cause of his undoing.

Starring: Marguerite Snow ..
Release date: 1911-08-29

Little Willie Goes Cycling

4.8/10 IMDB

Little Willie, a tiny tot of three, mounts his equally tiny cycle, and starts gaily on his way. His fond father and mother, accompanied by the nurse, mount their cycles and follow. But whereas Willie, by reason of his diminutiveness, can accomplish such feats as riding between two people, and between a man's legs, the elder riders cannot, and sad accidents occur. China of all sorts, barrows, etc., are brought to the ground with a crash, the devoted parents actually bringing down the wall of a shop in their anxiety to follow their little son. Finally, at home, little Willie rides in a most wonderful fashion, up the walls and ceiling and down again. The film is sure to be the most popular item in the program.

Release date: 1911-01-27

The Borrowed Flat

3.9/10 IMDB

Percy and Bobby are companions. Percy is in debt and Bobby is in love.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan ..
Release date: 1911-01-12

The Subduing of Mrs. Nag

0.0/10 IMDB

Mrs. Nag objects to her husband having a pretty female stenographer in his office, and orders him to employ one of his own sex. So Miss Prue, the good-looking stenographer to whom Mrs. Nag objects, dresses in man's attire. On her way to business one morning she sends a bouquet of flowers to Mrs. Nag, with the inscription, "Compliments of an ardent admirer." Miss Prue apprises her boss of her deed, and when Mrs. Nag arrives at his office, he accuses her of having another admirer. Miss Prue is victorious and when we see her in the last scene she is her own admirable self once more, seated before the typewriter in Mr. Nag's office, with every prospect of being an uninterrupted and permanent employee. Mild and docile, Mrs. Nag modestly enters the office, but offers no objections or interruptions, submissively waiting for her husband to escort her home.

Starring: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Mabel Normand, Mrs. B.F. Clinton, James Morrison ..
Directed by: George D. Baker
Release date: 1911-07-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Starting Something

Starting Something

0.0/10 IMDB

A suffragette gets her husband drunk, leading to an escalating parade of mishaps as more people get drunk on their "lime juice."

Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1911-01-01

Cocciutelli cerca lavoro

4.0/10 IMDB

Short comedy about Cocciutelli (Krause) who is pressured by his uncle to look for a job.

Starring: Eduardo Monthus ..
Release date: 1911-09-30

Cocciutelli affissatore

4.9/10 IMDB

Monthus gets a job as a billposter, but every time he tries to put one up, some one stops him. A bicyclist runs into him, or a cop chases him off, or some other disaster, usually causing him to take a prat fall.

Starring: Eduardo Monthus ..
Release date: 1911-09-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Comrades


5.2/10 IMDB

Two creative bums invade a high society gathering by pretending to be rich.

Starring: Mack Sennett, John T. Dillon, William J. Butler, Grace Henderson, Vivian Prescott, Henry Lehrman, Jeanie Macpherson ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1911-03-13

$500 Reward

0.0/10 IMDB

A burglar enters the home of a wealthy man and steals a valuable necklace. A reward of $500 is offered for the thief's apprehension. A couple of rube detectives start out to find the robber and succeed in taking into custody the victim of the robbery and the real detective who is on the case.

Starring: Mack Sennett, Fred Mace ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1911-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : An Up-To-Date Squaw

An Up-To-Date Squaw

5.0/10 IMDB

A party of tourists visiting an Indian reservation turn one poor squaw's head with the beauty of their wearing apparel. This Indian woman steals away from camp and decks herself out in the most remarkable finery. She is followed by her husband through the streets of the town, causing consternation everywhere. Ultimately she is followed by an English dandy, who mistakes her for a beautiful white woman, but they are caught in each other's company by the brave and the Englishman is scalped.

Directed by: George Le Soir
Release date: 1911-09-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1911 : Told in Colorado

Told in Colorado

0.0/10 IMDB

Told in Colorado is a short, silent thriller

Starring: William Duncan, Thomas Carrigan, Myrtle Stedman, Olive Mix, Otis Thayer, Tom Mix ..
Directed by: Joseph A. Golden
Release date: 1911-10-10

Le fusil de Little Moritz

4.9/10 IMDB

Little Moritz gets a rifle that shoots little darts from hs father and immediately uses to it break windows and cause messes.

Starring: Maurice Schwartz ..
Directed by: Henri Gambart
Release date: 1911-11-16

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