Best Comedy Movies of 1921
Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp after he's abandoned, as a newborn, by his mother. The mother later has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son.
The High Sign
Buster is thrown off a train near an amusement park. There he gets a job in a shooting gallery run by the Blinking Buzzards mob. Ordered to kill a businessman, he winds up protecting the man and his daughter by outfitting their home with trick devices.
The Play House
After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.
The Idle Class
A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband.
The Haunted House
Buster Keaton is a bank teller who becomes involved with a hold-up, counterfeiters, and a theatrical troupe posing as spooks in a haunted house.
The Affairs of Anatol
Socialite Anatol Spencer, finding his relationship with his wife lackluster, goes in search of excitement. After bumping into old flame Emilie, he lets an apartment for her only to find that she cheats on him. He is subsequently robbed, conned, and booted from pillar to post. He decides to return to his wife and discovers her carousing with his best friend Max.
Through The Back Door
A young Belgian girl (Mary Pickford), raised by her longtime nanny, flees Europe at the advent of World War I and travels to America to find her real mother. This 1921 melodrama, co-directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford, also stars Gertrude Astor, John Harron, Helen Raymond and Adolphe Menjou.
A Sailor-Made Man
An wealthy playboy spots the girl he wants to marry, and while she is willing, her father disapproves. In order to prove his quality, the boy takes the first job he sees by joining the Navy, not realizing that it's a job that he can't quit. Although he dreams of being an admiral, he's just a lowly sailor who passes the time swabbing the decks and getting into trouble with the ship's tough guy. Meanwhile, father and daughter take a long trip on their yacht and arrive at the same Indian port as the Navy ship. After other misadventures during shore leave, the boy must try to rescue the girl when she's kidnapped by the local Rajah.
Seven Years Bad Luck
After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck, but in doing so causes himself the worst luck imaginable.
Be My Wife
Max is determined to woo Mary, despite her Aunt Agatha's disapproval. Although only an excerpt is available at this time, this was originally a feature-length film.