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1890s Comedy Movies

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The Sprinkler Sprinkled(1895)

1min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 83 votes)

A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised and looks into the nozzle to find out why the water has stopped coming. The boy then lifts his foot from the hose, whereby the water squirts up in the gardener's face. The gardener chases the boy, grips his ear and slaps him in his buttocks. The boy then runs away and the gardener continues his watering. Three separate versions of this film exist, this is the original, filmed by Louis Lumière.

A Terrible Night(1896)

1min | Comedy, Horror
2.6/5 (with 27 votes)

A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

The X-Ray Fiend(1897)

1min | Comedy, Horror
2.8/5 (with 18 votes)

A romantic couple are transformed into skeletons via X-Rays. The film combines two very recent innovations: Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895, and Georges Méliès' accidental realisation of the special-effects potential of the jump-cut in 1896.

Directed by George Albert Smith - With Tom Green

Autour d’une cabine(1894)

2min | Animation
3.0/5 (with 14 votes)

The film consists of a series of animations on a beach containing two beach huts and a diving board. Two characters play at diving into the water from the diving board and then appear on the beach. The woman begins to play with a small dog and is then joined by a gentleman. The two play around on the beach before getting changed into bathing costumes and going into the water. They bob up and down in the water before swimming out of the scene. Once the couple have gone a man sails out in a boat.

The Mechanical Butcher(1895)

2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

Directed by Auguste and Louis Lumière

Humorous Rollerskater(1896)

1min | Comedy
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A roller skater performs a series of eccentric exercises.

Directed by Marius Sestier

Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer(1898)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

An old man gets progressively livelier - and drunker - as he downs his bottle of beer. Finally, he cocks a snook - and doesn't bother to uncock it as he continues to drink.

Directed by George Albert Smith - With Tom Green

Comic Face(1897)

2.3/5 (with 5 votes)

An old man gets progressively livelier - and drunker - as he downs his bottle of beer. Finally, he cocks a snook - and doesn't bother to uncock it as he continues to drink.

Directed by George Albert Smith - With Tom Green

The Miller and the Sweep(1897)

1min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but when it breaks open, it's clearly something else. Well into the havoc, spectators gather and give chase to the flour-covered sweep and the "well-sooted" miller.

On the Roofs(1897)

1min | Crime, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 11 votes)

Two crooks throw a lady off a roof, and a hapless policeman tries to capture them.

Come Along, Do!(1898)

1min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Come Along, Do! is an 1898 British short silent comedy film, produced and directed by Robert W. Paul. The film was of 1 minute duration, but only 38 seconds has survived. The whole of the second shot is only available as film stills. The film features an elderly man at an art gallery who takes a great interest in a nude statue to the irritation of his wife. The film has cinematographic significance as the first example of film continuity. It was, according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "one of the first films to feature more than one shot." In the first shot, an elderly couple is outside an art exhibition having lunch and then follow other people inside through the door. The second shot shows what they do inside.

Directed by Robert W. Paul

L'Arroseur (Watering the Flowers)(2021)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

This film was made in imitation of the more famous Louis Lumière film L'Arroseur Arrosé.

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The Clown Barber(1898)

1min | Comedy
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A clown cuts off a customer's head and replaces it.

Directed by James Williamson

Landing at Low Tide(1896)

1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Brighton. Landing of party from small boat with comic incidents.

Directed by Birt Acres

Tommy Atkins in the Park(1898)

1min | Comedy
1.8/5 (with 2 votes)

A soldier and a serving-girl are courting on a bench. A fat old lady sits on the bench, interrupting them.

Directed by Robert W. Paul


1min | Crime, Comedy
1.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A robber forces a luckless stroller in the park to remove his hat, coat, waistcoat and trousers.

Directed by Robert W. Paul

Two AM; or, The Husband's Return(1896)

1min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Husband comes home late and wakes the wife. Based on a popular stage play.

Directed by Robert W. Paul - With Paul Clerget

The Twins' Tea Party(1896)

2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

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Directed by Robert W. Paul

Peeping Tom(1897)

2min | Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

A man peeping through a keyhole at an attractive young woman gets his comeuppance. This film, presumed lost, is often mistaken for Ferdinand Zecca's "What Is Seen Through a Keyhole" (1901).

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