Gayety Comedies

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Gayety Comedies are a comedy film series made in the United States during the silent film era. They debuted in 1919 and were distributed to various film exchanges [1] Al Christie produced them. The studio that made them was owned by E. H. Emmick and J. L. Friedman was on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street.[2]

George Ovey and Lillian Brion featured in several. Brion had previously acted in Vogue Comedies.[3] Billy Bletcher and Vera Reynolds were added to keep up with production demand.[4]

The production company was active in 1919 and 1920.[5]


  • Dropped into Scandal
  • Are Flirts Foolish?[1]
  • Dark and Cloudy (1919)
  • Fireman, Save My Gal!, extant[6]
  • Dry and Thirsty
  • Ladies Must Dance (1920)[7]
  • Say Uncle[8]
  • Afraid of His Wife[9]
  • Oh, Brother
  • Wild and Willie
  • Assault and Flattery
  • Standing Pat[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Motion Picture News". Motion Picture News. October 4, 1919 – via Google Books.
  2. Miller, Blair (October 4, 1995). "American Silent Film Comedies: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Persons, Studios, and Terminology". McFarland & Company – via Google Books.
  3. Walker, Brent E. (January 13, 2010). "Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players and Personnel". McFarland – via Google Books.
  4. Lahue, Kalton C.; Gill, Samuel (October 4, 1970). "Clown Princes and Court Jesters". A. S. Barnes – via Google Books.
  5. Slide, Anthony (February 25, 2014). "The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry". Routledge – via Google Books.
  6. Roots, James (May 11, 2017). "100 Essential Silent Film Comedies". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.
  7. "Ladies Must Dance (Gayety Film, 1920). Title Lobby Card and Lobby | Lot #54232". Heritage Auctions.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Motion Picture Daily: Formerly Exhibitors Daily Review and Motion Pictures Today". Exhibitors Trade Review, Incorporated. October 4, 1921 – via Google Books.
  9. "Hollywood". October 4, 1922 – via Google Books.

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