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1. Merton of the Movies (1947)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.

Writers: Lou Breslow, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, George Wells, Harry Leon Wilson | Director: Robert Alton | Stars: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames

Votes: 230

2. The Ups and Downs of a Handyman (1976)

R | 100 min | Comedy

4.1
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A young handyman and his wife (Barry Stokes, Penny Meredith) move to a small village and set up business. There, the handyman encounters numerous strange characters, including a local ... See full summary »

Writers: Derrick Slater, John Sealey | Director: John Sealey | Stars: Barry Stokes, Gay Soper, Sue Lloyd, Bob Todd

Votes: 151

3. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money ... See full summary »

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

Votes: 2,624

4. Coney Island (1917)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Joe Bordeaux, Jimmy Bryant

Votes: 991

5. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

80 min | Comedy

7.1
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Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Writers: John Grant, Lee Loeb | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,760

6. Making a Living (1914)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Emma Bell Clifton, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport

Votes: 1,194

7. The Birth of the Tramp (2013 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A look back at Charlie Chaplin's early life and career, from his rough childhood and music hall success in England to his early Hollywood days and the development of his enormously popular "Little Tramp" character.

Directors: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange | Stars: Peter Hudson, Kate Guyonvarch, David Robinson, Kevin Brownlow

Votes: 137

8. The Golden Age of Comedy (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.4
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A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.

Writers: Robert Youngson, René Clair | Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: Stan Laurel, Ward Wilson, Oliver Hardy, Will Rogers

Votes: 250

9. The Knockout (1914)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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To show his girl how brave he is Fatty challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Chaplin, Dan Albert

Votes: 753

10. Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.6
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Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Hilary Lynn, Brown Holmes, Lou Breslow | Directors: Irving Cummings, Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, J. Edward Bromberg, Alan Curtis

Votes: 274

11. Mad Movies (1965–1967)

30 min | Family

7.3
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Bob introduces silent films from the early twentieth century and uses them to explain filming and comedy techniques.

Creator: Bob Monkhouse | Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Joyce Blair, Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon

Votes: 6

12. When Comedy Was King (1960)

81 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.8
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A feature-length documentary devoted to the great clowns of silent comedy.

Writer: Robert Youngson | Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

Votes: 241

13. Bangville Police (1913)

8 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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At a farm near Bangville, the young daughter see strangers in the barn. She quickly rushes to the house and calls the police. The police engage in a haphazard rush across the countryside to get there in time.

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Nick Cogley, Charles Avery

Votes: 544

14. Down Memory Lane (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, History, Music

5.5
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This film is a compilation, with narration by Steve Allen, of comedies from the old Mack Sennett silent studio. Sennett, himself, appears in a cameo at the end of the film.

Writer: Steve Allen | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Steve Allen, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 19

15. Love, Speed and Thrills (1915)

13 min | Action, Comedy, Short

5.2
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After Walrus has been shot, Ambrose takes him into his house. When Ambrose sees Walrus flirting with his wife he leaves. When Walrus runs away with Mrs. Ambrose, Ambrose gets on a horse to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Wright | Stars: Mack Swain, Minta Durfee, Chester Conklin, Josef Swickard

Votes: 107

16. Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913)

13 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel's anxious boyfriend turns ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, Barney Oldfield

Votes: 251

17. A Muddy Romance (1913)

11 min | Comedy, Short

4.8
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Two rivals for Mabel's hand play a series of dirty tricks on each other. Finally, one of them gets Mabel alone and is about to marry her, but his rival comes up with a strange scheme to ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Charles Inslee, Minta Durfee

Votes: 93

18. A Noise from the Deep (1913)

Comedy, Short

7.2
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Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Charles Avery, Nick Cogley

Votes: 5

19. In the Clutches of the Gang (1914)

Comedy, Short

7.6
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Director: George Nichols | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, George Nichols, Virginia Kirtley

Votes: 10

21. Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Host Gene Kelly takes a nostalgic look at silent films from their earliest beginnings to the introduction of sound with "The Jazz Singer."

Writers: Sidney Skolsky, Malvin Wald | Director: David L. Wolper | Stars: Gene Kelly, D.W. Griffith, Renée Adorée, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Votes: 34

22. The Noise of Bombs (1914)

10 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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The Police Chief is tracking a band of four desperadoes, who vow revenge by blowing up his house. The desperadoes manage to kidnap one of the Chief's hapless constables - the boyfriend of ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Murray, Edgar Kennedy, Lucille Ward, Dixie Chene

Votes: 43

23. Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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This short is an affectionate look at the work of Mack Sennett in the silent era. It includes segments from several unidentified comedies featuring such stars as Ben Turpin and 'Fatty ... See full summary »

Writer: James Bloodworth | Stars: Lou Marcelle, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Billy Bevan, Chester Conklin

Votes: 85

24. Harry Langdon: Lost and Found - A Story in Five Parts (1997 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

6.7
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An off-screen narrator and nine talking heads make the case for Harry Langdon being ranked just below Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd as a fine movie comedian. They celebrate his slowed-down ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Arkus, Charles Chaplin, Beth Daniels, Ken Gordon

Votes: 12

25. Hoffmeyer's Legacy (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Ford Sterling, Mack Sennett, Fred Mace, Charles Avery

26. Dirty Work in a Laundry (1915)

18 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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After a dastardly villain steals milk from a baby, he tries to put the heroine through a laundry press.

Writer: Alfred Santell | Director: Ford Sterling | Stars: Ford Sterling, Minta Durfee, Harry Bernard, Harry McCoy

Votes: 43

27. Purdie's Day in the Sunlight (2005)

17 min | Short

8.5
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The story of a young man named Purdie who sets off to propose to his girl, Mary May. However Mary May has other plans. She is going to dump him because he never wants children. Along the ... See full summary »

Writer: Rex Harsin | Director: Rex Harsin | Stars: Dr. Amazing, Gerber Castillo, Rex Harsin, Cami J. Kidder

Votes: 8

28. Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 8: Looking Back (1946)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, History

6.7
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Screen Snapshots No.8 in 1945-46 series (production number 7858) is a review of the film comedy talents of previous eras and years.

Writer: Ralph Staub | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ralph Staub, Bud Abbott, Edgar Bergen, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 7

29. Spills for Thrills (1940)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Warner Bros. short about stuntmen and stuntwomen and how they do their work, featuring real-life stunt artists Parry, Wiggins, and Pomeroy.

Director: De Leon Anthony | Stars: Harvey Parry, Mary Wiggins, Allen Pomeroy, Knox Manning

Votes: 40

30. ¿Quién mató a Eva? (1934)

80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Writers: José Bohr, Xavier Davila, Eva Limiñana | Director: José Bohr | Stars: José Bohr, Julio Villarreal, Josefina Velez, Miguel M. Delgado

31. The Mime (2004)

G | 8 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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From Northdale, Florida comes a story of survival, a story about a mime who ends up with stolen money which he did not steal. He must find a way out of the mess he is in, which includes dodging the local police...but can he do it in time?

Writer: Spencer Hopkins | Director: Spencer Hopkins | Stars: Justin Duggan, Eric Burgess, Dustin Lawhorne, Ian Grossman

Votes: 10

32. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Episode: Antique Angels (1978)

Not Rated | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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An antique car rally serves as the backdrop when a company is raided by criminals masquerading as a film crew to steal radioactive fuel cores and smuggle them out of the country.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Leon Carrere | Stars: Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, David Doyle

Votes: 39

33. The Ed Wynn Show (1949–1950)
Episode: Episode #1.39 (1950)

Comedy, Music

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Features songs from Georgia Gibbs, a pie-throwing demonstration by Buster Keaton and the antics of The Keystone Kops.

Stars: Ed Wynn, Chester Conklin, Georgia Gibbs, Buster Keaton

34. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: In the Beginning (1980)

Documentary, History

8.4
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Some of the less affluent studios escape bad weather and legal entanglements in New Jersey and make Hollywood the world film capitol.

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Agnes de Mille, Allan Dwan

Votes: 23