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1917 Comedy Movies

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The Cure(1917)

31min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 45 votes)

An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

Easy Street(1917)

26min | Comedy, Action
3.5/5 (with 60 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
3.4/5 (with 49 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 Rough House(1917)

22min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 18 votes)

Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop.

Coney Island(1917)

25min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 22 votes)

Arbuckle escapes the watch of his domineering wife and heads for Coney Island. Keaton arrives that same day with his attractive, and rather easy, girlfriend, who is immediately stolen from him by St. John.

The Butcher Boy(1917)

30min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 20 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.

His Wedding Night(1917)

19min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 19 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)

23min | Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 15 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.

Polly Redhead(1917)

46min | Comedy, Drama

Aside from the fact that Polly had red hair in abundance, she was not otherwise an exceptional child, save for one thing. She was willing to work and slave, if need be, to keep her baby brother, affectionately termed "The Lump," from being sent to the poor house. So she did housework and prepared breakfasts for John Ruffin, an attorney, and Hon. Gedge-Tompkins. John Ruffin's sister, Lady Osterly, has separated from her husband, and he holds their child. When Lady Osterly calls on Ruffin she is struck with the remarkable resemblance Polly bears to her own child. Ruffin and Lady Osterly formulate a plan to come into possession of her daughter, by using Polly as a substitute. A complete copy exists at the Museum Of Modern Art.

Directed by Jack Conway

The Cinderella Man(1917)

| 1h | Comedy

When Marjorie Caner returns from abroad, she is quite lonely in her millionaire father's big house. Learning that a young poet, Anthony Quintard, is living in poverty next door while working on the libretto of a great opera, she skips across the roofs and brings him a Christmas banquet. The poet sees Marjorie, and knowing that he detests wealth, she pretends to be the secretary of the Caner family.....

In Again, Out Again(1917)

50min | Comedy

A young man drowns his sorrows in strong drink when jilted by his girl. His drunkenness gets him thrown in jail, where he falls in love with the jailer's daughter. When released, the young man tries everything to get back into the jail - though when he is mistaken for an anarchist bomber, he finds himself facing not just jail, but execution.


10min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A short film starring Harold Lloyd.

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The Villain(1917)

21min | Comedy

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.

A Modern Musketeer(1917)

3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T Ford) and sets out across the West in search of excitement and adventure.

Directed by Allan Dwan - With Douglas Fairbanks

A Girl's Folly(1917)

1h 5min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the film's leading man, who encourages her to try her luck as an actress. So she leaves her small town and goes to the big city to break into the picture business. However, things don't turn out quite the way she planned.

Rainbow Island(1917)

6min | Comedy

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

Luke's Trolley Troubles(1917)

11min | Comedy

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

The Flirt(1917)

4min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

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

Wild and Woolly(1917)

1h 12min | Drama, Action, Comedy, Western
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A rich Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone and it is an orderly and civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

Teddy at the Throttle(1917)

26min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian and his sister have been spending Bobbie's money, and they hope to have the sister marry Bobbie so that they can keep control over his money.

Lonesome Luke's Wild Women(1917)

22min | Comedy

A Harold Lloyd short in the 'Lonesome Luke' series.

Tom Sawyer(1917)

| 59min | Drama, Kids & Family, Music
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Silent version of Tom Sawyer that was filmed in Pleasanton, California in 1917. Stars Jack Pickford as Tom Sawyer.

Over the Fence(1917)

5min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 1 vote)

Snitch steals Ginger's baseball tickets and takes Ginger's girl to the game. Finding himself without tickets, Ginger dresses as a baseball player and wins the game. The film is notable as the debut of the "Glasses" or "Boy" character.

Madame Bo-Peep(1917)

50min | Western, Comedy

A 1917 filmd riected by Chester Withey.

By the Sad Sea Waves(1917)

10min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Our hero saves a man from drowning, only to find that it is the wrong man.

All Aboard(1917)

9min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

In order to get his daughter away from her suitors, her father decides to spirit her away to Bermuda. Our hero, however, stows away on the ship. When discovered, he is credited with catching a crook, thus winning a reward and the girl.

The Pest(1917)

12min | Comedy

The Pest (aka The Freeloader) is a 1917 silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy and starring Billy West in one of his "Charlie Chaplin" rip-off roles.

Move On(1917)

5min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Our hero is a police officer who gets involved in a crap game, flirting with a nurse and other amusements.

A Reckless Romeo(1917)

23min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

Roscoe flirts with a girl in the park. Later he takes his wife and mother-in-law to the movies only to see his flirtation showing on the screen.

A Country Hero(1917)

20min | Comedy

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.

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