Comedies

Comedies

74 Episodes

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Comedies
  • Miracles

    Episode 1

    Directed by Jackie Chan • 1989 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Gua Ah-leh

    Jackie Chan pays homage to classic Hollywood spectacle in this 1930s-set gangster-musical romp. An inspired reworking of a Damon Runyon story (previously filmed twice by Frank Capra as LADY FOR A DAY and POCKE...

  • They Call Me Bruce

    Episode 2

    Directed by Elliott Hong • 1982 • United States
    Starring Johnny Yune, John Louie, Bill Capizzi

    This unabashedly goofball martial-arts spoof gave an Asian American comedian a rare chance in the spotlight. Stand-up comic Johnny Yune stars as a Korean immigrant living in California whom everyone ca...

  • The Anniversary Party

    Episode 3

    Directed by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming • 2001 • United States
    Starring Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Benjamin Hickey

    Following a yearlong separation, a successful British novelist and his American movie-actor wife mark their sixth wedding anniversary with a gathering at the...

  • Rat Pack Rat

    Episode 4

    Directed by Todd Rohal • 2014 • United States
    Starring Eddie Rouse, Steve Little, Margie Beegle

    A Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at the boy’s bedside.

  • West Is West

    Episode 5

    Directed by David Rathod • 1987 • United States
    Starring Ashutosh Gowariker, Heidi Carpenter, Pearl Padamsee

    Handsome and broke, Vikram (played by Ashutosh Gowariker, future director of the Oscar-nominated LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA) arrives from Bombay to find his college plans have fall...

  • Grandma’s Boy

    Episode 6

    Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1922 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend

    This early feature-length silent comedy pushed the form forward by balancing slapstick hilarity with more serious character development. Using the extended running time to further develop his pop...

  • A Sailor-Made Man

    Episode 7

    Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1921 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young

    Though originally intended as a two-reel short, A SAILOR-MADE MAN wound up becoming Harold Lloyd’s first feature—simply because there were too many good gags to cut! Here, our bespectacled hero play...

  • Next Aisle Over

    Episode 8

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A salesman makes trouble at his sweetheart’s department store—but winds up an unexpected hero.

  • Look Pleasant, Please

    Episode 9

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1918 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A flirty photographer incurs the wrath of a jealous husband—and tries to pass the blame to an unsuspecting stooge.

  • Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life

    Episode 10

    Directed by Harry Kerwin • 1963 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd

    In 1966, Harold Lloyd created a theatrical program entitled HAROLD LLOYD’S FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE. The program presented THE FRESHMAN together with a brief on-camera introduction by Lloyd and a clip reel from his body of work, bot...

  • Over the Fence

    Episode 11

    Directed by J. Farrell MacDonald and Harold Lloyd • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard

    Harold Lloyd’s “Glasses Character” makes his debut in a tale of baseball hijinks.

  • That’s Him

    Episode 12

    Directed by Gilbert Pratt • 1918 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A newlywed husband, en route to his honeymoon, scrambles to find the train tickets he lost.

    Please be advised: this film contains scenes involving blackface.

  • Lonesome Luke, Messenger

    Episode 13

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, ‘Snub’ Pollard

    A bicycle messenger wreaks havoc in a girls’ seminary.

  • By the Sad Sea Waves

    Episode 14

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, ‘Snub’ Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    It’s trouble on the water when a man tries to woo his sweetheart by pretending to be a lifeguard.

  • Bashful

    Episode 15

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A man pretends to have a wife and family in order to claim an inheritance.

  • Get Out and Get Under

    Episode 16

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1920 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson

    A new automobile owner’s car troubles may doom his chance at romance.

  • A Gasoline Wedding

    Episode 17

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1918 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, ’Snub’ Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    Marital mayhem ensues when a poor boy attempts to woo the daughter of a wealthy man.

  • Haunted Spooks

    Episode 18

    Directed by Hal Roach and Alfred J. Goulding • 1920 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe

    A hapless young man is roped into an arranged marriage to help a girl claim her inheritance: a haunted house!

  • Spring Fever

    Episode 19

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    A beautiful spring day tempts a bookkeeper to play hooky from the office.

  • The Big Idea

    Episode 20

    Directed by Gilbert Pratt and Hal Mohr • 1917 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels

    An employee at a struggling antiques store gets creative in order to save the business.

  • A Sammy in Siberia

    Episode 21

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard

    A bumbling American soldier saves a Russian girl from a band of drunken Bolsheviks.

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Episode 22

    Directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau • 1990 • France
    Starring Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez

    Gérard Depardieu delivers a towering performance as the immortal hero of hopeless romantics everywhere—he of the legendary long schnoz who selflessly uses his verse to help a friend woo the wom...

  • Abigail’s Party

    Episode 23

    Directed by Mike Leigh • 1977 • United Kingdom
    Starring Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski

    Mike Leigh’s filmed version of his acclaimed stage play is a brilliantly biting comedy of manners that lays bare the bourgeois affectations and sexual frustrations of a young suburban couple. Abig...

  • Party Girl

    Episode 24

    Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer • 1995 • United States
    Starring Parker Posey, Anthony DeSando, Guillermo Díaz

    Nineties indie queen Parker Posey is at her effortlessly cool best in this irresistible comedy, a time capsule of the era’s Manhattan club scene. She stars as Mary, a hard-partying ...