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.
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, Billy’s roommate suggests bluffing his way into the Professor’s favor with the aid of a suitably musical disguise and a well-hidden phonograph player.
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.
A Suffragette in Spite of Himself
This film is unusual for an Edison film, in that the film crew actually went to Britain to take footage of their suffragettes in action. In particular, they are there to get footage of the militant suffragettes--the ones who handcuffed themselves to buildings or broke windows because of their rage over having no right to vote.
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.
A Grocery Clerk's Romance
Ford arranged for lazy Brown to be kidnapped and dynamited by thugs, so that he can move in and marry Mrs. Brown. Locations include Rambo's Hotel, First Street in Coytesville, New Jersey, and Ford Lee, New Jersey area, probably in July or early August.
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.
A romantic comedy in which two new neighbours initially cannot get along, but their staff get along just fine.
Cunégonde's husband is trying to leave his wife, but Cunégonde does not want to let him go. She catches him with a lasso and hides herself in the chest he has packed with his belongings. Eventually she can not prevent him from getting out.