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

3.8
7.4/10 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

3.7
7.2/10 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

3.3
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 ..
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 ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-10-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1917 : His Wedding Night
8.

His Wedding Night

3.1
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, 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 : An Even Break
10.

An Even Break

2.9
6.7/10 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

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