Wandering Through The Shelves to see what people have chosen. Here are my 3...
1. THE FLOORWALKER-1916
I saw this quite a few years ago and laughed my head off. It shows how acrobatic Chaplin was. This was the first movie to show an escalator to hilarious effect. It's only 30 min. Long so you can go to YouTube and watch it if you want. The basic plot is Chaplin walks into the store creating havoc. Meanwhile the manager and the floorwalker wish to rob the place. They get thwarted by you know who, but they try to make Chaplin look guilty by asking him to be the floorwalker. This is very funny, to me that is.
2. THE BIG STORE-1941
This is a Marx Bros movie so if you are not a fan, don't watch it, but I love this flick even though this is not one of their best. This was supposed to be their last picture but they made 2 more because Chico needed the money( he loved to gamble). Margaret Dumont ( her last pairing with these nuts) is a Department store owner and her son has no interest in the store. Someone wants to kill him because he wants the store for himself...the dreaded manager. What is the aristocratic gal to do but hire these 3 nuttbars to find out who tried to kill her son. Antics ensue all over the store especially on the mattress dept. I love that Harpo plays the harp twice. It's funny and a great way to sit back and forget the troubles.
3. WHO'S MINDING THE STORE-1963
Jerry Lewis...playing, what else, a moron, who, inexplicably, has a beautiful girlfriend who loves him. ( she must be French). He plays a dog walker and is trying to save up enough money to marry his lady love. The mother in law can't stand the twit so, to make him quit and leave she hires him to work at her department store. You see, his gal is filthy rich and she has not told him. He is set up with horrible tasks to do at the stores, with funny results. It seems nothing can break the determination of this idiot. It is quite funny and one I enjoy watching with Lewis in it.
Which movies would you pick?