comedy

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin Public Domain

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker, who rose to fame in the silent movies era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures…

Scrooge
Scrooge Public Domain

Seymour Hicks plays the title role in the first sound version of the Dickens classic, Scrooge, about the miser who’s visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. This British import is notable for being the only adaptation of this story with…

Felix the Cat
Felix The Cat Public Domain

Felix the Cat is a funny animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place…

The Andy Griffith Show
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The Andy Griffith Show: An American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept,…

The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies Public Domain

THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES did turn into television’s number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV’s highest-rated half hour.

The Three Stooges
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The Three Stooges: An American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid 20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first…

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