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1917 Short Movies

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The Immigrant(1917)

NR
| 24min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 122 votes)

An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Easy Street(1917)

26min | Comedy, Action
3.6/5 (with 74 votes)

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.

The Adventurer(1917)

26min | Comedy, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 55 votes)

The daring convict no. 23, known as The Eel, escapes from prison and, after mocking his inept persecutors, saves the lives of three people in peril: a beautiful girl, her mother and an annoying suitor, only to get exhausted and almost drowned. Once he regains his strength at Judge Brown's home, he participates on an upper-class social party where he competes with the suitor for the favors of the charming Miss Brown. But prison guards are still after him….

The Butcher Boy(1917)

NR
| 30min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.

The Rough House(1917)

NR
| 22min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 26 votes)

Living under the same roof with his newly-wed wife and his mother-in-law, a careless Mr Rough sets the nuptial bedroom on fire, as the residence's cook tries to woo the maid who only has eyes for the charming delivery boy. As one thing leads to another, Mr Rough ends up preparing dinner for a pair of duplicitous guests, when, clearly, he should be staying out of the kitchen. Does Mrs Rough know the visitors' true intentions? But, above all, how will this disastrous dinner party at the Rough house end?

His Wedding Night(1917)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Al and Roscoe, employees at a gas station, are rivals for Alice. When Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice and begins modeling it, he is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Oh, Doctor!(1917)

NR
| 23min | Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 21 votes)

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

The Chief Cook(1917)

15min | Comedy
2.1/5 (with 2 votes)

The film opens in the lobby of a small hotel, where the desk clerk/owner (Budd Ross) is addressing three members of staff: the cook, the waiter and the bellboy. It is obvious from their reactions, particularly the cook (Leo White) that whatever was said did not go down too well. His animated arms knock down the man standing behind him repeatedly until all three servants simultaneously quit. They storm off into the adjoining kitchen where a slavery maid (Blanche White) is on the floor scrubbing the floor. The men all trip over her, moan briefly and then leave.

The Villain(1917)

21min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In The Villain, Billy attempted something a little different. He's still imitating Chaplin, but this time he's playing the wicked, top-hatted Charlie found in some of his earliest Keystone appearances (e.g. Mabel at the Wheel), the ones where Charlie himself seemed to be imitating the studio's recently departed Ford Sterling. Throughout this short there is much spoofing of old-time melodramas, a frequent motif of Sterling's comedies.

Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley(1917)

NR
| 22min | Comedy

Luke is a pickpocket, hiding out from the cops in a dive in the slum part of town. He later winds up in a boxing match which again brings the law on his tail.

Maggie's First False Step(1917)

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Directed by Mack Sennett, Frank Griffin

Baseball Madness(1917)

Baseball Madness is a 1917 American silent comedy film directed by Billy Mason and starring Gloria Swanson.

Directed by Billy Mason - With Gloria Swanson
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The Candy Kid(1917)

13min | Comedy
2.1/5 (with 1 vote)

A Fake Chaplin movie with Billy West as the tramp.

Bliss(1917)

NR
| 12min | Comedy
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A counterfeit count is aided in his courtship of the heroine by her father who is overwhelmed by his "title.".

Lonesome Luke, Messenger(1917)

NR
| 11min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

While on the job, delivering a message, Luke finds himself in a girl's seminary.

Step Lively(1917)

NR
| 13min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Snub Pollard plays a drunken man-about-town who believes Harold has robbed him. Meanwhile, Bebe has her hands full with a lounge lizard who won't take no for an answer.

Luke's Trolley Troubles(1917)

NR
| 11min | Comedy

Luke and his sidekick steal a trolley car and create havoc for passengers.

Clubs Are Trump(1917)

NR
| 25min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 1 vote)

In pre-historic times (dream sequence), our hero, in a loin cloth, battles other cavemen over the opposite sex.

The Big Idea(1917)

NR
| 9min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A clerk in a failing antiques store gets a big idea on how to move the merchandise so that he can save the store and possibly win the girl.

Stop! Luke! Listen!(1917)

NR
| 10min | Comedy

Stop! Luke! Listen! is a 1917 short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd.

Over the Fence(1917)

NR
| 5min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Snitch steals Ginger's (stolen) baseball tickets and takes Ginger's girl to the game. Finding himself without tickets, Ginger dresses as a baseball player and wins the game. A possible debut of the "Glasses" or "Boy" character.

Rainbow Island(1917)

NR
| 6min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After finding a note in a floating bottle, our hero is off to resue the heroine. He runs into a tribe of cannibals.

Directed by Billy Gilbert - With Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Frank Alexander, Sammy Brooks, Snub Pollard

Love, Laughs and Lather(1917)

NR
| 22min | Comedy

An Englishman and his valet have adventures in the American West.

The Flirt(1917)

NR
| 4min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

A man takes a job in a café, hoping to get to know the pretty waitress working there.

A Country Hero(1917)

NR
| 20min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Fatty plays a village blacksmith in “Jazzville,” an imaginary rural village. There is a rivalry between Fatty and Cy Klone, the garage owner, over the affections of a pretty schoolteacher. A city chap unites the two rivals when he tries to steal the girl. An annual village ball features amateur talent in vaudeville stunts with Keaton as a wriggling Fatima who charms a long black stocking from a cigar box like a snake. The film is presumed lost.

The Dull Sword(1917)

2.8/5 (with 10 votes)

A samurai purchases a new sword only to find it is already dull. When he returns to the dull looking merchant to complain, something quite unexpected happens.

Directed by Kōuchi Jun'ichi

Cupid's Rival(1917)

33min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A bumbling janitor in a fleabag hotel drives the residents crazy, and a poor artist believes that his girlfriend is having an affair with a wealthy artist living across the hall, and takes unorthodox measures to find out what's going on.

Directed by Billy West - With Billy West, Oliver Hardy, Leo White, Joe Cohen

A Clever Dummy(1917)

NR
| 23min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

An inventor and his assistant build a robot that looks like their janitor, and everyone tries to profit off the invention.

Directed by Robert P. Kerr, Herman C. Raymaker, Mack Sennett

Chased Into Love(1917)

The will of T.W. Glutz provides that his bashful nephew, Hank, will inherit the entire estate if married by 2 P.M. of a certain date. Hank loves a girl who lives fifty miles away, but his uncle's executor, a lawyer, arranges a marriage with a somewhat antiquated home product. At 1 P.M. on the appointed day, Hank is sleeping off the effects of the night before. He wakens with a fever, a raging thirst, and an awful taste, when the lawyer enters and tells him the bride is waiting. "And my heart is fifty miles away," sadly muses Hank.

Directed by Charley Chase

Bashful(1917)

NR
| 10min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

In order to claim his inheritance, our hero must first produce a wife and family.

Directed by Alfred J. Goulding - With Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks, James Morrison
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