Best Comedy Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.

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: 1926-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : For Heaven's Sake
2.

For Heaven's Sake

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The Uptown Boy, J. Harold Manners (Lloyd) is a millionaire playboy who falls for the Downtown Girl, Hope (Ralston) who works in Brother Paul's (Weigel) mission. In order to build up attendance, and win Hope's attention, Harold runs through town causing trouble, and winds up with a crowd chasing him right into the mission. He eventually wins the girl and they marry, but not without some interference from his high-brow friends.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young, Jim Mason, Paul Weigel, Constantine Romanoff ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1926-04-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Tell It to the Marines
3.

Tell It to the Marines

3.8
6.9/10 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 : Battling Butler
4.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Fine Manners
5.

Fine Manners

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

The film depicts what happens when a rich boy accidentally meets a crude girl on New Year's Eve.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Dunbar, Roland Drew, John Miltern, Jack La Rue, Ivan Lebedeff ..
Directed by: Richard Rosson, Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1926-08-29
6.

Exit Smiling

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Beatrice Lillie and Jack Pickford star in this 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : The Cruise of the Jasper B
7.

The Cruise of the Jasper B

3.3
7.6/10 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 : So This Is Paris
8.

So This Is Paris

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Paris, Hollywood, not Paris, France, the perfect setting for Ernst Lubitsch's comedy of pretense.

Starring: Monte Blue, Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Patsy Ruth Miller, George Beranger, George Beranger, Myrna Loy, Myrna Loy, Lilyan Tashman, Lilyan Tashman ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1926-07-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Ella Cinders
9.

Ella Cinders

3.1
6.6/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Scents and Nonsense
10.

Scents and Nonsense

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

It's a fairly straightforward piece in which Krazy gets involved with a dance contest, a bear, a skunk and a pawnbroker.

Directed by: William Nolan
Release date: 1926-01-02

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