Public Domain Movies - Comedy

College

Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton goes to college and trys to master sports ... all or any of them.

Charlie Chaplin's Triple Trouble

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 50th Film released In 1918. (put together by Essanay from unfinished Chaplin films two years after he had left the company) Triple Trouble was a silent film released in 1918. It starred Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Leo White. This film was not an official Chaplin film, even thought it has many Chaplin directed scenes. The film was produced and edited by Essanay Films, with Leo White as director for new scenes. The actual film was created from left over film stock Essanay Films had in their collection.

Father's Little Dividend

comedy, Spencer Tracy, Vincent Minnelli, Elizibeth Taylor

Starring Spencer Tracy, Elizibeth Taylor, Billie Burke, this entertaining movie tells the tale of a grumpy, soon-to-be grandfather who does not look forward to the idea. Spencer Tracy is great in this film.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Fireman"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplins 52nd Film Released June 12 1916 The Fireman was the second film Charlie Chaplin created for Mutual Films in 1916. Released in June 1916, it starred Charlie as the fireman and Edna Purviance as the daughter to Leo White. Leo White played a character trying to arrange with Eric Campbell (the fire chief) to have his house burn down so he could collection the insurance money. Shows some early day street scenes in the surrounding Los Angeles area. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006684/

Charlie Chaplin's "The Bond"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 64th Film Released Sept. 29 1918 The Bond was a propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Load Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. Made in 1918 with Edna Purviance, Albert Austin and Sydney Chaplin, the film has a distinctive visual motif set in a simple plain black set with starkly lit simple props and arrangements. The story is a series of sketches humorously illustrating various bonds like the bond of friendship and of marriage and, most important, the Liberty Bond, to K.O.

The Kid Auto Race in Venice

Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin

Charlie the Tramp comes to a kid auto race, which a director just happens to be filming. Charlie constantly gets in the way, annoying the director, cameraman, and public. This film marks the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin's famous Tramp character.

Colonel Effingham's Raid

comedy, Drama

Taken from IMDB: The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate Monument Square. He begins a campaign to rally the townspeople to save the square.

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