Best Comedy Movies of 1921


The Kid

8.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Beulah Bains, Carl Miller, Henry Bergman, Kitty Bradbury, Nellie Bly Baker, F. Blinn ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1921-02-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The High Sign

The High Sign

7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety, Joe Roberts, Al St. John, Ingram B. Pickett ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1921-04-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Play House

The Play House

7.5/10 IMDB

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Joe Murphy, Joe Roberts ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1921-10-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Idle Class

The Idle Class

7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain, Henry Bergman, Al Ernest Garcia, John Rand, Rex Storey, Lillian McMurray, Lita Grey ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1921-09-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Haunted House

The Haunted House

7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline, Natalie Talmadge ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1921-02-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Affairs of Anatol

The Affairs of Anatol

6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Agnes Ayres, Monte Blue, Bebe Daniels ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1921-09-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : Through The Back Door

Through The Back Door

6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Gertrude Astor, John Harron, Helen Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Wilfred Lucas, C. Norman Hammond, Elinor Fair, Peaches Jackson, Doreen Turner ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford
Release date: 1921-05-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : A Sailor-Made Man

A Sailor-Made Man

7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, Dick Sutherland, Sybil Seely ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1921-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : Seven Years Bad Luck

Seven Years Bad Luck

7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Ralph McCullough, Betty K. Peterson, F.B. Crayne, Chance Ward, Hugh Saxon, Thelma Percy, C.E. Anderson, Lola Gonzales ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1921-02-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : Be My Wife

Be My Wife

7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Caroline Rankin, Lincoln Stedman, Rose Dione ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1921-04-01

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