Join us for our monthly program of favorite early comedians and pranksters: A compilation of shorts from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Georges Méliès, W.C. Fields and Fatty Arbuckle will be presented with live musical accompaniment.
"The Cure" (1917, 31 min). Charlie Chaplin plays "The Inebriate," a well-intentioned drunk who checks into a rehab spa and promptly turns the place upside down.
"The Untamable Whiskers" (1904, 3 min). Watch Georges Méliès’ magical whiskers grow from a proper mustache into a Merlin-like beard.
"The Devil and the Statue" (1901, 2 min). Georges Méliès plays a rapscallion demon of many sizes.
"Coney Island" (1917, 25 min). Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle spend a day at the amusement park feuding over the same available young woman. Never mind that Fatty arrived with his wife!
"Easy Street" (1917, 19 min). Charlie Chaplin's iconic Tramp reforms his ways when he becomes smitten with a missionary (Edna Purviance) and takes up work as a constable on the rough-and-tumble Easy Street.
"Pool Sharks" (1915, 15 min). W.C. Fields makes his screen debut as one of two rivals playing a game of pool for the hand of a lady love - a skit Fields performed often during his career in vaudeville.