Best Comedy Movies of 1917


Easy Street

7.5/10 IMDB

When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street. Unable to trick or beat Eric the Tough, he puts Eric's head in a gas pipe and anesthetizes him. A hero, he now helps many poor people living on Easy Street. Eric escapes jail, Edna is kidnapped, but Charlie (recharged after sitting on a doper's needle) conquers all. Easy Street is transformed as is Eric.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, James T. Kelly, Albert Austin, Lloyd Bacon, Henry Bergman, Frank J. Coleman, William Gillespie, Charlotte Mineau ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1917-01-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Poor Little Rich Girl

The Poor Little Rich Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks, Frank McGlynn Sr., Emile La Croix, Marcia Harris, Marcia Harris, Frank Andrews, Herbert Prior ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1917-03-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Butcher Boy

The Butcher Boy

6.2/10 IMDB

Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Josephine Stevens, Arthur Earle, Joe Bordeaux, Charles Dudley, Alice Lake, Agnes Neilson ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-04-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Romance of the Redwoods

A Romance of the Redwoods

5.7/10 IMDB

A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton, Charles Ogle, Walter Long, Winter Hall ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1917-05-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

6.2/10 IMDB

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) is a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted by famed female screenwriter Frances Marion. The film was made by the "Mary Pickford Company" and was an acclaimed box office smash.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marjorie Daw, Charles Ogle, Mayme Kelso, Josephine Crowell, Jack McDonald, Violet Wilkey, Milton Berle ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1917-09-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : His Wedding Night

His Wedding Night

6.0/10 IMDB

Al and Roscoe, employees at a gas station, are rivals for Alice. When Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice and begins modeling it, he is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Al St. John, Buster Keaton, Alice Mann, Arthur Earle, Jimmy Bryant, Josephine Stevens ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-08-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Reckless Romeo

A Reckless Romeo

6.1/10 IMDB

Roscoe flirts with a girl in the park. Later he takes his wife and mother-in-law to the movies only to see his flirtation showing on the screen.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Corinne Parquet, Agnes Neilson, Alice Lake, Al St. John, Jimmy Bryant ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-05-21

Worries and Wobbles

4.8/10 IMDB

A man comes home drunk in this slapstick comedy.

Starring: Jimmy Aubrey, Joe Simberg, Earl Montgomery, Pietro Aramondo, Alice Mann ..
Directed by: Larry Semon
Release date: 1917-08-12

Farmer Al Falfa's Wayward Pup

4.7/10 IMDB

Farmer Al Falfa's pipe is stolen, smoked and buried by his frisky dog Fido. Some frantic chases ensue, with the farmer after Fido and Fido after various ducks and hens. The pooch's climactic battle with a fierce rooster leads to "fowl play."

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1917-05-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Man from Painted Post

The Man from Painted Post

7.1/10 IMDB

In order to find out who's behind a cattle rustling operation that's hurting ranchers, a detective for the Cattleman's Protective Association pretends to be a tenderfoot from back east who's just arrived in the area and doesn't know how to ride, rope or shoot.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Frank Campeau, Frank Clark, Herbert Standing, William Lowery, Rhea Haines, Charles Stevens, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1917-09-29

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