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'—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

3.9
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Battling Butler
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Fine Manners
4.

Fine Manners

3.3
5.7/10 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
5.

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 : The nickel-hopper
6.

The nickel-hopper

3.2
7.2/10 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
7.

Exit Smiling

3.2
6.9/10 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.

Dog Shy

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Charley is chased into a phone booth by a dog and agrees to help a young woman on the phone avoid getting married.

Starring: Charley Chase, Stuart Holmes, Mildred June, Josephine Crowell, William Orlamond ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1926-04-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1926 : Scents and Nonsense
9.

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
10.

The Show Off

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A blowhard who poses as a railroad executive (but is really just a $30-a-week clerk) catches a young bride and then drives her family's finances to the brink of ruin.

Starring: Ford Sterling, Lois Wilson, Claire McDowell, Louise Brooks, Gregory Kelly, Charles Goodrich ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1926-08-16

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