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Comedy

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? A: The fish. Much like that joke, comedy comes down to personal taste and what one finds funny or not. Some like their humour light and frothy and very generalised, while others like it to have an edge and go for a more twisted, darker humour. The motherlode of this genre can be scrolled below. Either way, we're sure there will be something for everybody in the subsections on the left. Right: There's Something About Mary's hairdo...

West of Hot Dog / The Sleuth (1925)

Director: Harry Sweet
Starring: Stan Laurel

In 'The Sleuth' Stan Laurel gets his man after adopting a series of comic disguises. In 'West Of Hot Dog' Stan Laurel also stars as the heir to a fort... Read more

Laurel and Hardy: The Wizard of Oz / Hustling for Health (1925)

7/10
Director: Larry Semon
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Oliver Hardy makes an appearance in the 1925 version of "The Wizard of Oz" (which is totally different in its approach compared to the classic 1939 re... Read more

The Gold Rush (1925)

8.2/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray

Considered by many to be Chaplin's finest comedy: Charlie is the gold prospector in the Yukon near starvation and treacherous villains. Many great sce... Read more

Laurel and Hardy: Kid Speed (1924)

7/10
Director: Stan Laurel
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Larry Semon

Oliver Hardy, Larry Semon and Dorothy Dwan participate in a side-splitting love triangle in 'Kid Speed' (1924); Stan Laurel co-directs 'Yes, Yes, Nane... Read more

Harold Lloyd - The Definitive Collection: Volume 1 ( inc. Safety Last ) (1923)

Starring: Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd was one of the greatest and most loved comedians of the early film era. More sympathetic than Keaton, more prolific than Chaplin, Harold... Read more

Laurel & Hardy: The Soilers (1923)

4.7/10
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star in this line-up of classic shorts including, 'Thundering Fleas' (1926), 'White Wings' (1923), 'Show' (1922) and 'The... Read more

The Three Ages (1923)

8.8/10
Director: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery

Keaton's first independently produced film sends up DW Griffith's 1916 epic 'Intolerance', only instead of greed and hatred through the ages, Buster t... Read more

A Woman of Paris (1923)

7.1/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Edna Purviance, Adolphe Menjou

The first film Charlie Chaplin wrote and directed, but didn't star in, was this melodrama of a French country girl whose search for love leads to trag... Read more

Buster Keaton: Volume 1 (1923)

8.9/10
Director: Buster Keaton, John G Blystone
Starring: Buster Keaton

Comedy genius Buster Keaton stars in and directs two genuine silent film classics. "Our Hospitality" (1923, 75 mins) - Keaton plays a New Yorker who r... Read more

Mud And Sand (1922)

5.8/10
Director: Gilbert Pratt
Starring: Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel brilliantly lampoons Rudolf Valentino as Rhubarb Vaselino who lives in a small village, where he and his friend, Sapo, enter a bullfightin... Read more