Public Domain Movies - Comedy

Charlie Chaplin's "Cruel Cruel Love"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 8th Film released March 26 1914 This early Chaplin film has him playing a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin's romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.

Boys of the City

Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.

The General

silent, comedy, Romance, war, Buster Keaton

Complete version (other version on is missing 1st 4 minutes) Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates.

Oh, Mr. Porter!

Will Hay, British, Comedy

Will Hay's most highly rated film.

Charlie Chaplin's "A Busy Day"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 14th Film Released May 07 1914 Chaplin plays a wife jealous of her husband's interest in another woman, played by Phyllis Allen. On her way to attack the couple, the wife interrupts the set of a film, knocking over a film director, played by Mack Sennett, and a policeman, played by Billy Gilbert

'Neath Brooklyn Bridge

Comedy, East Side Kids

The East Side Kids protect a young girl from being framed for murder.


Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton

A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force

Ask Dad

Comedy, short

Comedic short starring Edward Everett Horton. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Earthworm Tractors

Comedy, Romance

Joe E. Brown as Andrew H. Botts, wreaks havok on a small town after coning his way into a salesman position for the Earthworm Tractor company.

Dreaming Out Loud

Comedy, Lum and Abner

The first film adaptation of the "Lum and Abner" Radio Program.