Best Comedy Movies of 1912
How a Mosquito Operates
A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.
Veteran Warner and old gardener Burns vie for the hand of Widow Simpson, and the gardener steals the former's uniform and joins in the ranks of a parade, pursued by his rival. Utilizes footage shot during a Thomas Ince battle production at Inceville, the Grand Army of the Republic parade in downtown Los Angeles which commenced at 9:30am PST on September 11, 1912 (including starting area at 5th and Los Angeles and viewing stands near finish by Courthouse at Broadway and Temple), and other G.A.R. festivities at the National Soldiers' Home at Sawtelle in Los Angeles.
The Professor will not allow his daughter to marry a non-musician, but Billy, her would-be suitor, cannot play a single note. When he is about to give up, Billyâ€™s roommate suggests bluffing his way into the Professorâ€™s favor with the aid of a suitably musical disguise and a well-hidden phonograph player.
Algie, the Miner
When Algie Allmore asks to marry Clarice, the young woman's father gives him one year to prove that he's a man.
Whiffles, Cubic Artist
After visiting the first Cubist exposition in Paris, Rigadin (Charles Prince) is struck by his discovery: A egg is a rhombus, the earth a cube! Unfortunately, he is engaged to Miss Rondebosse (Gabrielle Lange), whose father is head of the Tradition...
Le garde-meubles automatique
A man who no longer can afford his rent is forced to sell his beloved furniture. The furniture can not bear to be parted from their owner and decides to return home. Not to be confused with Ã‰mile Cohl's Mobilier FidÃ¨le from 1910.
The Butler and the Maid
Jennie, a coquettish housemaid, flirts with the grocer's delivery boy and thereby incites the jealousy of her sweetheart, Frank, the butler. Frank goes to his station in the hall and, in his anger, tells the marble statue that is a part of the furnishings of the handsome home, that his sweetheart is as cold as the stone of which it is made. He quiets down, and as he is not very busy, soon becomes drowsy, and dreams that the statue comes to life and goes with him to a ball. While they are walking along the street, a policeman meets them and questions Frank. He gets frightened, they run and as they rush back into the hall, the statue falls and breaks into a thousand pieces. His sweetheart comes down the steps and wakes him up and tells him to answer the bell. Frank's surprise at seeing the statue whole is plainly shown and his delight that is has all been a dream causes him to make up with his sweetheart.
As You Like It
Bunny All at Sea
Black and White. Silent.
A Proposal Under Difficulties
Short film involving a flirtatious maid.