A series of mistaken identity mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city’s entire police force. This is another great Buster Keaton short movie.
Fantasmagorie, by Émile Cohl, is considered to be the first animated story in film. Though “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton pre-dates “Fantasmagorie” by 2 years, it did not serve as a narrative other than simply showing various facial expressions via the technique of hand-drawn animation.
This is Charlie Chaplin’s first screen role, where he plays a woman loving swindler.
A Buster Keaton classic (aren’t they all?) where at his graduation he receives the wrong diploma. This is actually helpful to him because it gets him a job he uses to impress a lady he’s sweet on by installing electricity into their house. Of course, he actually has no idea what he’s doing. Comedy ensues…