Best Comedy Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.9
8.1/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : For Heaven's Sake
2.

For Heaven's Sake

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young, Jim Mason, Paul Weigel, Constantine Romanoff ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1926-04-05
3.

Battling Butler

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Meek millionaire Alfred Butler goes on a camping excursion with his faithful servant. Once in the wilderness, Alfred ignores outdoor activities in favor of trying to woo a charming mountain girl, who wants nothing to do with her spoiled suitor. Trying to impress the girl, Alfred masquerades as boxing star "Battling" Butler.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James, Budd Fine, Francis McDonald, Mary O'Brien, Tom Wilson, Eddie Borden, Snitz Edwards ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-09-19
4.

Tell It to the Marines

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

U.S. Marine Sergeant O'Hara has his hands full training raw recruits, one of whom, 'Skeets' Burns, is a particular thorn in his side. If Burns's lackadaisical approach to the military were not bad enough, he also makes advances on nurse Nora Dale, whom Sergeant O'Hara secretly loves. Nora is oblivious to O'Hara's feelings and is attracted to the handsome 'Skeet.' But an indiscretion turns her against him, and it takes an expedition to China and a battle with a warlord's bandit brigade to sort things out among the nurse and her two Marines.

Starring: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon, Carmel Myers, Warner Oland, Mitchell Lewis, Frank Currier, Maurice E. Kains, Lori Bara ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1926-12-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Young April
5.

Young April

3.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Young orphan Victoria Sax becomes a grand duchess and is summoned to a remote kingdom.

Starring: Bessie Love, Joseph Schildkraut, Rudolph Schildkraut, Bryant Washburn, Clarence Geldart ..
Directed by: Donald Crisp
Release date: 1926-10-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : The College Boob
6.

The College Boob

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Ally Appleby is a country boy headed for the college campus, courtesy of his Aunt Polly and Uncle Lish. They're financing his education providing that he stay away from sports. Before his train even arrives at its destination, he earns the enmity of senior Horatio Winston. Winston is determined to make Appleby into the college boob and his plan is working until pretty coed Angel Boothby reveals the plot.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn, Jimmy Anderson, Bob Steele, Cecil Ogden, Dorothea Wolbert, William Malan, Ray Turner ..
Directed by: Harry Garson
Release date: 1926-08-15
7.

Exit Smiling

3.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Silent comedy about the travails of a third-rate traveling theatre company.

Starring: Beatrice Lillie, Jack Pickford, Doris Lloyd, DeWitt Jennings, Harry Myers, Franklin Pangborn, Tenen Holtz, Louise Lorraine, Dorothea Wolbert, Charles K. French ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1926-11-06
8.

The Cruise of the Jasper B

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The film stars actor Rod La Rocque as 'Jerry Cleggert', a good-natured descendant of an infamous clan of pirates who resides aboard the rickety ship Jasper B. Cleggert is informed that in order to inherit a large inheritance, he must marry by his twenty-fifth birthday - otherwise he would relinquish all claims to his impending fortune. Jerry soon meets his ideal would-be bride Agatha Fairhaven (Mildred Harris) and the two immediately fall in love. Complications arise when Jerry's cousin, the dastardly lawyer Reginald Maltravers (Snitz Edwards) claims Agatha as his own. The courting couple suffer a series of mishaps on the way to altar; they are waylaid en route by a trio of bandits, escape from a runaway taxi cab, and outrun a mob of unscrupulous state authorities.

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Mildred Harris, Snitz Edwards, Jack Ackroyd, Otto Lederer, James T. Mack, Tiny Sandford, Billy Engle ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1926-12-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : The Nickel-Hopper
9.

The Nickel-Hopper

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Dance hall Romeos and an irresponsible father create comic complications in the life of a nickel-per-whirl taxi dancer.

Starring: Mabel Normand, Michael Visaroff, Theodore von Eltz, Oliver Hardy, Boris Karloff ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones, Hal Yates
Release date: 1926-12-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Ella Cinders
10.

Ella Cinders

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, where she is promised a job in the movies. When she arrives in Hollywood, she discovers that the contest was a scam and the job non-existent. But through pluck, luck, and talent, she makes it in the movies anyway, and finds true love.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker, Emily Gerdes, Mike Donlin, Jed Prouty, Jack Duffy, Harry Allen, Alfred E. Green ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1926-06-06

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