Best Comedy Movies of 1911
Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics
Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style. Also known as "Little Nemo".
Her Crowning Glory
A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.
Il Natale di Cretinetti
Another nice Christmas comedy, produced by Itala Films, with André Deed in his famous Cretinetti character.
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.
Three Million Dollars
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.
Are we down-hearted?
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.
In Old Madrid
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.
The Ransom of Red Chief
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)
Lapurée est un homme collant
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.
Max a un duel
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.