Best Comedy Movies of 1920

1.

One Week

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

The story involves two newlyweds, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in "one week." A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers packing crates. The movie recounts Keaton's struggle to assemble the house according to this new "arrangement."

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Lon Chaney ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1920-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : The Scarecrow
2.

The Scarecrow

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Buster competes with another farmhand for the love of the farmer's daughter.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Sybil Seely, Joe Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Al St. John, Mary Astor ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1920-12-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : Convict 13
3.

Convict 13

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1920-10-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : Why Change Your Wife?
4.

Why Change Your Wife?

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Robert and Beth Bordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff, Sylvia Ashton, Clarence Geldart, Mayme Kelso, Lucien Littlefield, Edna Mae Cooper, Jane Wolfe ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1920-05-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : The Garage
5.

The Garage

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Two men who work as both automobile mechanics and firemen operate a garage in a fire station. A car has been left for them to clean, but they destroy it instead. In the second half of the film, Roscoe and Keaton have been called to a fire, but it turns out to be a false alarm. When they return, they find their own fire station on fire.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Molly Malone, Harry McCoy, Dan Crimmins ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1920-01-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : The Saphead
6.

The Saphead

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie's wedding plans by making him take the blame for Mark's illegitimate daughter. Mark also nearly ruins the family business by selling off Henrietta stock at too low a price. Bertie, of all people, must come to the rescue on the trading floor.

Starring: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Alexander, Irving Cummings, Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith
Release date: 1920-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : Pollyanna
7.

Pollyanna

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

When Pollyanna is orphaned, she's sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly. Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game," in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - brings a change to the staid old community.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Katherine Griffith, Howard Ralston, Helen Jerome Eddy, George Berrell, William Courtleigh, Herbert Prior, Wharton James, Doc Crane, Joan Marsh ..
Directed by: Paul Powell
Release date: 1920-01-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : Suds
8.

Suds

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Amanda Afflick is a lovesick laundress who daydreams about customer Horace Greensmith and cherishes the shirt he brought in for washing eight months and sixteen days ago. She tells her fellow workers that the garment belongs to her fiancé, a lord. Just wait, Amanda boasts, one day his lordship will return for his wash — and for her.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Albert Austin, Harold Goodwin, Rose Dione, Darwin Karr, Lavendor the Horse, Taylor N. Duncan, Joan Marsh, Nadyne Montgomery, Theodore Roberts ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1920-01-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : Number, Please?
9.

Number, Please?

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

While at an amusement park, trying vainly to forget the girl he has lost, a young man sees the girl with her new boyfriend. When her dog gets loose in the park, both suitors have to help her catch it. Then, the girl's uncle, a balloonist, gives her a pass for two in his balloon, provided that her mother approves. She then offers to take along the first of her admirers who is able to get her mother's consent.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks ..
Directed by: Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1920-12-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1920 : Dinty
10.

Dinty

2.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Dinty is a newsboy whose fight to care for his ailing mother leads him into conflicts with the other boys on the street and then with drug smugglers in Chinatown.

Starring: Wesley Barry, Noah Beery, Colleen Moore, Anna May Wong, Aaron Mitchell, J. Barney Sherry, Marjorie Daw, Walter Chung, Tom Gallery, Newton Hall ..
Directed by: John McDermott, Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1920-11-21

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