Best Comedy Movies of 1917

1.

The Immigrant

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman, Kitty Bradbury, Frank J. Coleman, William Gillespie, Tom Harrington, James T. Kelley ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1917-06-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Easy Street
2.

Easy Street

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.

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 Adventurer
3.

The Adventurer

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

The daring convict no. 23, known as The Eel, escapes from prison and, after mocking his inept persecutors, saves the lives of three people in peril: a beautiful girl, her mother and an annoying suitor, only to get exhausted and almost drowned. Once he regains his strength at Judge Brown's home, he participates on an upper-class social party where he competes with the suitor for the favors of the charming Miss Brown. But prison guards are still after him…

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin, Phyllis Allen, Frank J. Coleman, Marta Golden, James T. Kelley, Monta Bell ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1917-10-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Cure
4.

The Cure

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, John Rand, James T. Kelley, Albert Austin, Frank J. Coleman, Leota Bryan, William Gillespie ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1917-04-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Poor Little Rich Girl
5.

The Poor Little Rich Girl

3.4
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
6.

The Butcher Boy

3.3
6.3/10 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, Luke the Dog ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-04-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Coney Island
7.

Coney Island

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Arbuckle escapes the watch of his domineering wife and heads for Coney Island. Keaton arrives that same day with his attractive, and rather easy, girlfriend, who is immediately stolen from him by St. John.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Al St. John, Buster Keaton, Alice Mann, Agnes Neilson, Joe Bordeaux, Alice Lake, Jimmy Bryant, Al St. John ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-10-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : His Wedding Night
8.

His Wedding Night

3.0
5.9/10 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, Alice Lake, Natalie Talmadge ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-08-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Rough House
9.

The Rough House

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Living under the same roof with his newly-wed wife and his mother-in-law, a careless Mr Rough sets the nuptial bedroom on fire, as the residence's cook tries to woo the maid who only has eyes for the charming delivery boy. As one thing leads to another, Mr Rough ends up preparing dinner for a pair of duplicitous guests, when, clearly, he should be staying out of the kitchen. Does Mrs Rough know the visitors' true intentions? But, above all, how will this disastrous dinner party at the Rough house end?

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Al St. John, Buster Keaton, Alice Lake, Agnes Neilson, Glen Cavender, Josephine Stevens ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1917-06-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Bashful
10.

Bashful

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

In order to claim his inheritance, our hero must first produce a wife and family.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, William Blaisdell, Gibson Gowland, Bud Jamison, Dorothea Wolbert, James Morrison ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1917-12-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : An Even Break
11.

An Even Break

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Claire Curtis, Jimmie Strong and Mary have spent their childhood together in the country. Upon reaching adulthood, Claire goes to New York and becomes a success on stage. Jimmie, who has always dreamed of becoming an inventor, goes to New York to sell the machine he invented, and there he renews his acquaintance with Claire. Soon their old friendship ripens into love. Meanwhile, back in the country, Ralph and David Harding, who are making Jimmie's machine, plan to steal the right to it. Back in New York, Mary appears and informs Claire that she loves Jimmie, and the actress resolves to give her a chance to win him. When it appears that the Hardings' scheme to steal Jimmie's machine will succeed, however, Mary's ardor turns cold. Claire and Jimmie then rush back to the country in time to avert the takeover and save his firm from bankruptcy.

Starring: Olive Thomas, Charles Gunn, Margaret Thompson, Darrell Foss, Charles K. French, J. Frank Burke, Louis Durham ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1917-08-05
12.

Teddy at the Throttle

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian and his sister have been spending Bobbie's money, and they hope to have the sister marry Bobbie so that they can keep control over his money.

Starring: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory, Blanche Phillips, Charles Bennett, Albert T. Gillespie, Roxana McGowan, Teddy the Dog ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1917-04-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Modern Musketeer
13.

A Modern Musketeer

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T Ford) and sets out across the West in search of excitement and adventure.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham, Eugene Ormonde, Edythe Chapman, Frank Campeau, Tully Marshall, Jim Mason, Zasu Pitts, Charles Stevenson ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1917-12-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Wild and Woolly
14.

Wild and Woolly

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A rich Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone and it is an orderly and civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens, Sam De Grasse, Tom Wilson, Monte Blue, Walter Bytell, Wharton James, Bull Montana ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1917-06-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Romance of the Redwoods
15.

A Romance of the Redwoods

2.7
6.1/10 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 : Down to Earth
16.

Down to Earth

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A healthy outdoors-type follows the girl he loves to a resort for wealthy hypochondriacs. In order to prove to her and the other patients that their "illnesses" are all in their minds, he hatches a scheme to take them on a boat ride, then get them stranded in the wilderness, where he can show them that they can live without their pills, doctors and "cures".

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Charles McHugh, Charles K. Gerrard, William H. Keith, Ruth Allen, Fred Goodwins, Florence Mayon, Herbert Standing ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1917-08-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Trip to the Moon
17.

A Trip to the Moon

2.6
5.0/10 IMDB

Based on the Happy Hooligan comic strip, by Frederick Burr Opper. Happy speaks with someone in the park and takes a trip to the moon on a rocket that looks like the front half of a current racing car, where he is made king of the moon. A ballerina does a shimmy and Our Hero winds up back in the park being accosted by a cop. The inference is that he has fallen asleep and dreamed the entire trip.

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1917-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
18.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

2.6
6.4/10 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 : Over the Fence
19.

Over the Fence

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Snitch steals Ginger's (stolen) baseball tickets and takes Ginger's girl to the game. Finding himself without tickets, Ginger dresses as a baseball player and wins the game. A possible debut of the "Glasses" or "Boy" character.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bud Jamison, Bebe Daniels, J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd ..
Directed by: Harold Lloyd, J. Farrell MacDonald
Release date: 1917-09-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Oh, Doctor!
20.

Oh, Doctor!

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann, Alice Lake ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-09-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Girl's Folly
21.

A Girl's Folly

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the film's leading man, who encourages her to try her luck as an actress. So she leaves her small town and goes to the big city to break into the picture business. However, things don't turn out quite the way she planned.

Starring: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge, Janet Adair, Chester Barnett, Johnny Hines, Josef von Sternberg, Maurice Tourneur ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1917-02-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Reckless Romeo
22.

A Reckless Romeo

2.5
6.2/10 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, Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-05-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Man from Painted Post
23.

The Man from Painted Post

2.5
6.6/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : By the Sad Sea Waves
24.

By the Sad Sea Waves

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Our vagabond hero dons a lifeguard's uniform and madcap antics ensue on the beach, and in the changing stalls!

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Frank Alexander, William Blaisdell, Sammy Brooks, Rudolph Bylek, Billy Fay, Florence Gibson, Clyde E. Hopkins ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1917-09-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Max Wants a Divorce
25.

Max Wants a Divorce

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Max is forced to choose between losing his newly wedded wife and a fortune. He hits upon a brilliant scheme: He will give his wife grounds for a divorce, secure the money and then make his ex-wife Mrs. Linder again. He goes through any amount of trouble in helping her to get the necessary evidence, only to find that it is all a mistake on the part of a stupid lawyer - the money and the wife are both to be his.

Starring: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1917-03-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Pinched
26.

Pinched

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Harold's checked cap, blown from his head by a freakish wind, gets him into trouble. First he comes into conflict with the police as a highwayman, then the cap serves to identify him as a housebreaker and lands him in jail, while the innocent cause of his trouble becomes his cellmate for another reason. Eventually a distracted wife rescues both her husband and Harold from the clutches of the law, the cap this time aiding him to regain his freedom.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, William Blaisdell, Sammy Brooks, W.L. Adams, Elmer Ballard, C. Brandstetner, Rudolph Bylek, Clara Dray ..
Directed by: Harold Lloyd, Gilbert Pratt
Release date: 1917-09-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Flirt
27.

The Flirt

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A man takes a job in a café, hoping to get to know the pretty waitress working there.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks, Billy Fay, William Gillespie, Chris Lynton ..
Directed by: Billy Gilbert
Release date: 1917-11-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Her Torpedoed Love
28.

Her Torpedoed Love

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A wealthy invalid tries to add his hard-working cook to his will, but the conniving butler gets in the way.

Starring: Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Wayland Trask, Harry Booker, Glen Cavender, Tom Kennedy, Frank Hayes, Al Kaufman, Grover Ligon, Harry McCoy ..
Directed by: Frank Griffin
Release date: 1917-05-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Clever Dummy
29.

A Clever Dummy

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An inventor and his assistant build a robot that looks like their janitor, and everyone tries to profit off the invention.

Starring: Ben Turpin, Chester Conklin, Wallace Beery, Juanita Hansen, Claire Anderson, James Donnelly, James Delano, Joseph Belmont, Robert Milliken, Marvel Rea ..
Directed by: Herman C. Raymaker
Release date: 1917-07-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Colonel Heeza Liar on the Jump
30.

Colonel Heeza Liar on the Jump

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Colonel Heeza Liar is a character a bit like Baron Munchausen. Many wild things occur to him in the cartoons and they are meant to be silly entertainment. Here, he gets into a fight with a kangaroo. On the verge of death, he's saved by a quack doctor--who gives him a transfusion of donkey blood! And, as a result, there is a funny lingering after-effect.

Directed by: John Randolph Bray
Release date: 1917-02-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Tom Sawyer
31.

Tom Sawyer

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Silent version of the Twain tale, filmed in Pleasanton, California. A Missouri boy (Jack Pickford) encounters his first love (Clara Horton) and bucks responsibilities to find adventure with his friend, Huck Finn (Robert Gordon).

Starring: Jack Pickford, George Hackathorne, Alice Marvin, Edythe Chapman, Robert Gordon, Antrim Short, Clara Horton, Helen Gilmore, Carl Goetz, Olive Thomas ..
Directed by: William Desmond Taylor
Release date: 1917-12-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Max and the Purse
32.

Max and the Purse

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Max being a gentleman and helping a lady in distress. Max willingly helps the lady recover her forgotten purse before the boat they're traveling on is leaving.

Starring: Max Linder ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1917-02-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Musty's Vacation
33.

Musty's Vacation

2.4
4.9/10 IMDB

Musty Suffer, finding a meal ticket, resolves to take a vacation while eating is free. The café owner, however, discovers Musty’s face does not compare with the photograph on the ticket. Musty goes out to have it altered, thinking less of the face than he does of the meal ticket. He is completely recast in a steel foundry and returns to enjoy the free meals only to find that the restaurant has closed.

Starring: Harry Watson, Alma Hanlon, H.H. McCullum ..
Directed by: Louis Myll
Release date: 1917-06-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
34.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

In Bagdad, Princess Badr al-Budur, the daughter of the Sultan, falls in love with Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, and rejects the suit of evil alchemist al-Talib, her father's choice. Al-Talib consults his Evil Spirit, who advises him to find the magic lamp hidden in an underground cave. Unable to get it himself, al-Talib hires Aladdin, who secures the lamp but keeps it when he realizes al-Talib's wickedness. With wealth obtained through wishes, Aladdin courts the princess. After the lamp changes hands between al-Talib and Aladdin, al-Talib steals it and abducts the princess to the desert. Aladdin follows with only a gourd of water. Suffering from thirst and exhaustion, Aladdin nearly succumbs, but the horsemen of the Sultan, who learned of his daughter's abduction, ride up and rescue Aladdin.

Starring: Francis Carpenter, F.A. Turner, Virginia Lee Corbin, Alfred Paget, Violet Radcliffe, Buddy Messinger, Lewis Sargent, Gertrude Messinger, Marie Messinger, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin, Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1917-10-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Clubs Are Trump
35.

Clubs Are Trump

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

In pre-historic times (dream sequence), our hero, in a loin cloth, battles other cavemen over the opposite sex.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Gilbert Pratt, Fred C. Newmeyer, Billy Fay, Bud Jamison, Charles Stevenson, Sammy Brooks, David Voorhees ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1917-11-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : All Aboard
36.

All Aboard

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

In order to get his daughter away from her suitors, her father decides to spirit her away to Bermuda. Our hero, however, stows away on the ship. When discovered, he is credited with catching a crook, thus winning a reward and the girl.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Gus Leonard, Charles Stevenson, Sammy Brooks, 'Snub' Pollard ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1917-11-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Max the Heartbreaker
37.

Max the Heartbreaker

2.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The story is about Max who in holiday in Switzerland meets two young American girls. They're friends, the first one is blond, the other one is brunette. He falls in love with the two of them and decide to declare his flame first to the brunette then to the blond. When they realize the game Max is playing, they decide to play also. It is a delicate comedy between the three characters realized all in outsides (certainly around the Leman's lake)with a very good direction and very pretty images. The two unknown actress are also very charming. One of the best of Max Linder.

Starring: Max Linder ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1917-05-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Max in a Taxi
38.

Max in a Taxi

2.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Max Linder in his first Los Angeles made comedy "Max in a Taxi"

Starring: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1917-04-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Step Lively
39.

Step Lively

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Snub Pollard plays a drunken man-about-town who believes Harold has robbed him. Meanwhile, Bebe has her hands full with a lounge lizard who won't take no for an answer.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, William Blaisdell, Bud Jamison, Lige Conley ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1917-12-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Worries and Wobbles
40.

Worries and Wobbles

2.2
5.5/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : A Two Cylinder Courtship
41.

A Two Cylinder Courtship

2.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A young couple head to Mexico to elope, but as they get closer to the border they realize they're running out of gas.

Starring: Billie Rhodes, Jay Belasco, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Scott Sidney
Release date: 1917-06-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Lonesome Luke, Messenger
42.

Lonesome Luke, Messenger

2.1
5.6/10 IMDB

While on the job, delivering a message, Luke finds himself in a girl's seminary.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard, Gilbert Pratt, Gus Leonard, Fred C. Newmeyer, Billy Fay, Dorothea Wolbert, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1917-08-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Bliss
43.

Bliss

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

A counterfeit count is aided in his courtship of the heroine by her father who is overwhelmed by his "title."

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, W.L. Adams, William Blaisdell, Sammy Brooks, Lottie Case, Billy Evans, William Gillespie, Sadie Gordon ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1917-10-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Hobo
44.

The Hobo

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

Billy is a hobo who hangs around the train station. He creates disruption in the ticket office, at the lunch counter, and in the lives of some of the customers.

Starring: Billy West, Oliver Hardy, Leo White, Bud Ross, Virginia Clark, Harry Naughton ..
Directed by: Arvid E. Gillstrom
Release date: 1917-11-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Move On
45.

Move On

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

Our hero is a police officer who gets involved in a crap game, flirting with a nurse and other amusements.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, William Blaisdell, William Gillespie, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Gilbert Pratt, Billy Gilbert
Release date: 1917-12-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Max Comes Across
46.

Max Comes Across

1.8
8.3/10 IMDB

The adventures of Max Linder, some based on real events, some fictional, as he travels by ocean liner from France to America.

Starring: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Ernest Maupain ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1917-02-18
47.

Pimple's The Whip

1.8
7.0/10 IMDB

A Lord foils a plot to kill his favourite and rides it to win.

Starring: Fred Evans, Joe Evans, Phyllis Desmond, Nina Maxwell ..
Directed by: Fred Evans, Joe Evans
Release date: 1917-02-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : The Chief Cook
48.

The Chief Cook

1.8
4.7/10 IMDB

The film opens in the lobby of a small hotel, where the desk clerk/owner (Budd Ross) is addressing three members of staff: the cook, the waiter and the bellboy. It is obvious from their reactions, particularly the cook (Leo White) that whatever was said did not go down too well. His animated arms knock down the man standing behind him repeatedly until all three servants simultaneously quit. They storm off into the adjoining kitchen where a slavery maid (Blanche White) is on the floor scrubbing the floor. The men all trip over her, moan briefly and then leave.

Starring: Billy West, Bud Ross, Oliver Hardy, Joe Cohen, Leo White, Blanche White, Polly Bailey, Ethelyn Gibson, Ellen Burford, Joe Bordeaux ..
Directed by: Arvid E. Gillstrom
Release date: 1917-09-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : Farmer Al Falfa's Wayward Pup
49.

Farmer Al Falfa's Wayward Pup

1.8
4.3/10 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 Candy Kid
50.

The Candy Kid

1.7
4.1/10 IMDB

A Fake Chaplin movie with Billy West as the tramp.

Starring: Billy West, Oliver Hardy, Leo White, Ellen Burford, Bud Ross, Martha Dean, Ethelyn Gibson ..
Directed by: Arvid E. Gillstrom
Release date: 1917-10-14

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