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 - 1908
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.
Making A Living - 1914
This is Charlie Chaplin’s first screen role, where he plays a woman loving swindler.
The Electric House - 1922
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…