Best Comedy Movies of 1929


The Skeleton Dance

7.7/10 IMDB

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-08-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Men O'War

Men O'War

7.2/10 IMDB

Sailors Stan and Ollie offer to buy sodas for two women they meet in a park, even though they are short on cash. Luckily Stan wins the jackpot on a slot machine and the boys have enough money to rent a boat to cruise on a lake. They soon tangle with other boaters and everyone ends up in the water.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall, Charlie Hall, Harry Bernard, Baldwin Cooke, Pete Gordon, Gloria Greer ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-06-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Liberty


7.5/10 IMDB

While changing clothes in a getaway car, escaped convicts Stan and Ollie mistakenly put on each other's pants. They spend the rest of the film trying to exchange pants in various unlikely settings.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin, James Finlayson, Harry Bernard, Jean Harlow, Ed Brandenburg, Jack Hill ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1929-01-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Perfect Day

Perfect Day

7.1/10 IMDB

Two families embark on a pleasant Sunday picnic but manage to run into a variety of issues with their temperamental automobile. Each incident requires repeated exits and reboardings by Laurel, Hardy, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys, Isabelle Keith ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1929-08-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : They Go Boom!

They Go Boom!

7.2/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie try to sleep in a room-for-rent. Ollie, suffering from a cold, coughs frequently, while Stan snores. Both of them have trouble falling asleep because of this. They try to solve their problems, but this results in total chaos.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1929-09-21

The Cocoanuts

6.8/10 IMDB

During the Florida land boom, the Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Cyril Ring, Kay Francis, Margaret Dumont, Basil Ruysdael ..
Directed by: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley
Release date: 1929-05-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Spite Marriage

Spite Marriage

7.0/10 IMDB

An unimpressive but well-intentioned man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams, William Bechtel, Jack Byron, Joe Bordeaux, Ray Cooke, Mike Donlin, Pat Harmon ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1929-03-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Hoose-Gow

The Hoose-Gow

7.0/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie arrive as new inmates at a prison after apparently taking part in a hold-up raid, a raid they tell a prison officer they were only watching. The usual mayhem ensues.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1929-11-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Berth Marks

Berth Marks

6.9/10 IMDB

The story involves Stan and Ollie as two musicians attempting to travel by train to Pottsville. It was only their second sound film, but a silent version was also made for cinemas at the time that were not equipped to show talkies.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Paulette Goddard, Charlie Hall, Baldwin Cooke, Sammy Brooks, Harry Bernard, Pat Harmon, S.D. Wilcox ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-06-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Unaccustomed as We Are

Unaccustomed as We Are

7.0/10 IMDB

Laurel and Hardy try to entertain a female neighbor, unbeknown to Hardy’s wife.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Mae Busch, Thelma Todd ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster, Hal Roach
Release date: 1929-05-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Double Whoopee

Double Whoopee

7.0/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie wreak havoc at an upper class hotel in their jobs as footman (Hardy) and doorman (Laurel). They partially undress blonde bombshell Jean Harlow (in a brief appearance) and repeatedly escort a stuffy nobleman into an empty elevator shaft.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, Ed Brandenburg, William Gillespie, Charlie Hall, Ham Kinsey, Sam Lufkin, John S. Peters, Charley Rogers ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-05-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Marianne


6.1/10 IMDB

At the conclusion of World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who was sent to the front.

Starring: Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Cliff Edwards, Benny Rubin, Scott Kolk, George Baxter, Robert Edeson, Émile Chautard, Oscar Apfel, John Carroll ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1929-08-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Hit the Deck

Hit the Deck

7.6/10 IMDB

A sailor finds himself the object of a cafe owner's affections.

Starring: Jack Oakie, Polly Walker, Roger Gray, Franker Wood, Harry Sweet, Marguerita Padula, June Clyde, Wallace MacDonald, George Ovey, Ethel Clayton ..
Directed by: Luther Reed
Release date: 1929-12-25

Race Riot

5.3/10 IMDB

For his initial Lantz entry, Oswald enters his horse in the race as he tries to get him in shape doing exercises with the accompaniment of a pianist.

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1929-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : A Pair of Tights

A Pair of Tights

7.6/10 IMDB

Two girls are invited by one of the girls boy-friend's tight boss for dinner. On the way they stop for a cheap ice-cream. But swinging doors, ventilators, cops and a brat make it nearly impossible to get the ice cream even close to the car where the rest are waiting.

Starring: Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy, Stuart Erwin, Spec O'Donnell, Harry Bernard, Edgar Dearing, Charlie Hall, Ellinor Vanderveer ..
Directed by: Hal Yates
Release date: 1929-02-03

Springtime Saps

7.1/10 IMDB

Snub Pollard and Marvin Loback find comic situations as bums, night cops and seance attendees in this silent short.

Starring: 'Snub' Pollard, Marvin Loback ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

6.6/10 IMDB

Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel, Mary Forbes, Jackie Cooper, Henry Armetta, Peter Gawthorne, Sharon Lynn, Frank Richardson ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1929-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Saturday's Lesson

Saturday's Lesson

7.2/10 IMDB

A man dressed as the devil scares the gang into minding their mothers.

Starring: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Harry Spear, Orpha Alba, Allan Cavan, Ham Kinsey, John B. O'Brien ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1929-11-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Hollywood Revue of 1929

The Hollywood Revue of 1929

5.8/10 IMDB

An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Page ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1929-11-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Why Be Good?

Why Be Good?

7.2/10 IMDB

A flapper unwittingly falls for the boss' son.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis, Edward Martindel, Eddie Clayton, Lincoln Stedman, Louis Natheaux, Collette Merton, Dixie Gay ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1929-02-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Wrong Again

Wrong Again

7.0/10 IMDB

Stable hands Stan and Ollie are tending a thoroughbred named "Blue Boy." But when they overhear two men talking about a $5000 reward for the return of the stolen "Blue Boy," they miss the part about it being the painting, not the horse. They take the horse to the owner's house to claim the reward. The owner instructs them to put "Blue Boy" on the piano and Ollie explains, "these millionaires are peculiar."

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Josephine Crowell, William Gillespie, Charlie Hall, Dell Henderson, Jack Hill, Fred Holmes, Fred Kelsey ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1929-02-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Our Modern Maidens

Our Modern Maidens

6.2/10 IMDB

Young vivacious Billie uses her charms on influential businessman Glenn Abbott in hopes of getting her secret fiancée Gil a diplomatic appointment. Meanwhile Gil's affections meander to beautiful ingenue Kentucky, Billie's best friend.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page, Edward Nugent, Josephine Dunn, Albert Gran, Edwina Booth, Adrienne D'Ambricourt ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1929-09-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : That's My Wife

That's My Wife

6.8/10 IMDB

Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married. But when Mrs. Hardy walks out just before Uncle Bernal is due for a visit, Stanley is pressed into duty (and into drag) to impersonate Oliver's loving spouse.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Christy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin, Tom Mintz, Vivien Oakland ..
Directed by: Lloyd French
Release date: 1929-03-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Navy Blues

Navy Blues

5.7/10 IMDB

On shore leave, a young sailor meets and falls in love with a pretty young blonde. He goes home with her to meet her parents, but they don't approve of him at all. Their daughter takes offense at this, and in the ensuing argument she storms out of the house determined to live on her own.

Starring: William Haines, Anita Page, Karl Dane, J. C. Nugent, Edythe Chapman, Wade Boteler, Frankie Genardi, Clarence Brown, Gino Corrado, Shorty English ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1929-12-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Bacon Grabbers

Bacon Grabbers

6.9/10 IMDB

Laurel and Hardy are debt collectors trying to repossess a console radio.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jean Harlow, Harry Bernard, Eddie Baker, Bobby Dunn, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-10-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Movie Night

Movie Night

7.2/10 IMDB

A family goes on its weekly outing to the movies. Complications ensue...

Starring: Charley Chase, Eugenia Gilbert, Edith Fellows ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-05-11

Angora Love

6.8/10 IMDB

Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy, Charley Young ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-12-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure

Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure

6.6/10 IMDB

Eveready Horton and his behemoth penis venture through the country in search of the penetrable.

Directed by: E. Hardon
Release date: 1929-04-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : My Bag o' Tricks

My Bag o' Tricks

6.2/10 IMDB

A vaudeville act. Trixie Friganza performs first a story and then a song. For the story, she wears a wide-brimmed had and a matching diaphanous shawl. She tells of a visit to a friend who has a five-year old son. The mother tells Trixie a tale of stepping out on her husband, and to conceal the story from the boy, spells out key words. By the story's end, mom is in for a surprise and Trixie has a moral for us. Then, the hat and shawl come off, a base fiddle comes out, and Trixie sings us a comic song about her first two husbands.

Starring: Trixie Friganza ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-01-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

7.0/10 IMDB

With Wheezer's new baby brother getting all the attention, he tries to send the baby back.

Starring: Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Jean Darling, Norman Chaney, Harry Spear, Bobby Mallon, Eddie Dunn, Lyle Tayo ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1929-10-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Dooley's the Name

Dooley's the Name

4.5/10 IMDB

Dooley and Sales vaudeville act 'Dooley's the Name'.

Starring: J. Francis Dooley, Corinne Sales ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-01-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Pointed Heels

Pointed Heels

5.7/10 IMDB

Fay Wray plays a beautiful showgirl who falls for a rich Park Avenue guy played by Phillips Holmes. William Powell is a producer in love with Miss Wray, but he won't use his influences to take any advantages.... as usual, he's a perfect gentleman. Pointed Heels was supposed to have been a vehicle for "boop-boop-a-doop" girl Helen Kane, but by the time the film was released, Kane's role was reduced to a supporting part.

Starring: William Powell, Helen Kane, Fay Wray, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Phillips Holmes, Eugene Pallette, Adrienne Dore, Virginia Bruce ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1929-12-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Boxing Gloves

Boxing Gloves

6.8/10 IMDB

The Rascals have a boxing arena that could pack them in if they could find fighters who would actually mix it up. Harry and Farina notice a rivalry between two very large young kids, Joe and Chubby, that would fill the bill if only the two heavyweights would put aside their gentle natures. Farina gets an idea: tell each of the lads that the other will take a dive in the second round. So the fight begins and the stands are filled; but will the combatants actually throw a punch? Ernie has one more trick up his sleeve to get the fists flying and the crowd on its feet. Sweet science indeed.

Starring: Johnny Aber, Norman Chaney, Joe Cobb, Jackie Cooper, Jean Darling, Charlie Hall, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Bobby Mallon ..
Directed by: Robert A. McGowan
Release date: 1929-09-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Seven Footprints to Satan

Seven Footprints to Satan

6.7/10 IMDB

A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that guest were serious, this man tries to steal one of her fathers rubin, and she and her fiance are kidnapped and brought to a house, where strange things happen. The whole thing becomes a nightmare under the direction of a mysterious Mr. Satan.

Starring: Thelma Todd, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, William V. Mong, Sôjin Kamiyama, Laska Winter, Angelo Rossitto, Loretta Young, Ivan Christy, DeWitt Jennings ..
Directed by: Benjamin Christensen
Release date: 1929-01-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Wild Party

The Wild Party

6.2/10 IMDB

Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue her. Gossip linking the two escalates until Stella proves she is decent by shielding an innocent girl and winning the professor's respect.

Starring: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara, Joyce Compton, Jack Oakie, Jack Luden, Phillips Holmes, Adrienne Dore, Alice Adair ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1929-04-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Marriage Playground

The Marriage Playground

6.1/10 IMDB

A delightful pre-code cocktail recipe. Take three couples (add gin and tonic), their several divorces and the seven children/stepchildren of their intermarriages and blend thoroughly, and you have a mixture a too-young-to-believe Frederic March will try to straighten out.

Starring: Mary Brian, Fredric March, Lilyan Tashman, Huntley Gordon, Kay Francis, Seena Owen, Philippe De Lacy, Anita Louise, Mitzi Green, William Austin ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes
Release date: 1929-12-12

Madame Q

6.6/10 IMDB

An attractive young woman on trial for murder employs her feminine wiles to charm the judge and jury.

Starring: Jocelyn Lee, Edgar Kennedy, Frank Alexander, Eddie Dunn, Broderick O'Farrell, Gino Corrado, Charley Rogers ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1929-06-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Yanky Clippers

Yanky Clippers

6.4/10 IMDB

A puppy is forced into a barber shop run by Oswald the Rabbit. Oswald can't shave the dog's back at first, as the hair keeps growing back. He eventually realizes the mutt's drinking hair tonic and so he takes the bottle away and finishes the job. A hippo's next in line, then an elephant, then a truculent and lascivious bear, all with equally humorous results.

Directed by: Walter Lantz, Tom Palmer
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : College Hounds

College Hounds

5.6/10 IMDB

This Dogville comedy is a spoof of college football movies. A man in debt to a loan shark uses his daughter to stop football hero Red Mange from playing in the big game between Airedale College and Spitz University.

Starring: Zion Myers, Jules White ..
Directed by: Zion Myers, Jules White
Release date: 1929-09-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Cat, Dog & Co.

Cat, Dog & Co.

6.7/10 IMDB

Farina, Joe, and friends use dogs to power their "roadsters," but following a lesson from the head of the Be Kind to Animals Society, they make it their cause to rescue animals from bad treatment. Joe even manages to find patience for a nagging flea that persists in biting him. Meanwhile, Wheezer, who has been tormenting animals with his games, dreams that the animals have turned the tables on him.

Starring: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Harry Spear, Donnie 'Beezer' Smith, Chet Brandenburg, Ray Cooke, Clara Guiol ..
Directed by: Robert A. McGowan
Release date: 1929-09-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Border Romance

Border Romance

5.9/10 IMDB

In a cantina across the border, Bob Hamlin shoots a man that threatens his friend. He and his pals escape but return that night for the dance as Bob is attracted to Conchita. Running once more from the Rurales, Bob takes Conchita. They escape again only to find themselves pinned down when Buck and his gang of horse thieves attack.

Starring: Armida, Don Terry, Marjorie Kane, Victor Potel, Wesley Barry, Nita Martan, J. Frank Glendon, Harry von Meter, Willy Castello ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1929-05-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Railroadin'


6.6/10 IMDB

The gang is playing around the railroad station, and Joe and Chubby's father, an engineer, lectures against the kids playing in such a dangerous area. True to his word, after Joe and Chubby's father leaves, a crazy man starts a train with most of the kids on it, save for Farina who is nearly run over several times. Once Farina manages to climb aboard himself, the kids attempt to stop the runaway locomotive, but have no luck until the engine crashes into a grocery truck. As it turns out, however, the entire incident is revealed to be a dream Farina had as Joe and Chubby's father lectured the kids about rail-yard safety.

Starring: Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Joe Cobb, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Ann Jackson, Harry Spear, Norman Chaney, Jean Darling, Helen Jerome Eddy, Ed Brandenburg, Mrs. Norman T. Chaney ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1929-06-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Matchmaking Mamma

Matchmaking Mamma

6.1/10 IMDB

This marriage is the second for both Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius McNitt. He is panty-whipped by his social climbing second wife. She has recruited Clifford Figfield to stage and direct a charity pageant, which is more a means for her to hobnob with the social elite, and to nab Larry Lodge, the pageant's leading man, as a husband for her flighty daughter Phyllis, the pageant's leading lady. Larry ends up only having eyes for Sally McNitt, Mr. McNitt's visiting daughter, and she, in turn has eyes for him.

Starring: Johnny Burke, Sally Eilers, Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Carole Lombard, Irving Bacon, Andy Clyde, Ronald Tilley, Madalynne Field, Kathryn Stanley ..
Directed by: Harry Edwards
Release date: 1929-03-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Shakedown

The Shakedown

6.6/10 IMDB

The life of a less-than successful professional boxer changes when he takes in an orphan.

Starring: James Murray, Barbara Kent, George Kotsonaros, Wheeler Oakman, Jack Hanlon, Harry Gribbon ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1929-03-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Welcome Danger

Welcome Danger

5.9/10 IMDB

A gentle botany student has to toughen up to replace his father as chief of police.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Noah Young, Charles Middleton, Will Walling, Grady Sutton, Brooks Benedict, Eddy Chandler, Rae Daggett, Douglas Haig ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1929-10-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Glorifying the American Girl

Glorifying the American Girl

5.8/10 IMDB

A young woman, who wants to be in the Follies, is making ends meet by working at a department store's sheet music department, where she sings the latest hits. She is accompanied on piano by her childhood boyfriend, who is in love with her, despite her single-minded interest in her career. When a vaudeville performer asks her to join him as his new partner, she sees it as an opportunity to make her dream come true. Upon arriving in New York City, our heroine finds out that her new partner is only interested in sleeping with her and makes this a condition of making her a star. Soon, however, she is discovered by a representative of Ziegfeld.

Starring: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Dan Healy, Edward Crandall, Gloria Shea, Sarah Edwards, Noah Beery, Irving Berlin ..
Directed by: Millard Webb
Release date: 1929-12-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Moan and Groan

Moan and Groan

6.2/10 IMDB

The gang goes digging for treasure in an old abandoned house against Kennedy the Cop's wishes.

Starring: Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Jackie Cooper, Mary Ann Jackson, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Norman Chaney, Jay R. Smith, Bobby Mallon, Edgar Kennedy, Max Davidson ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1929-12-07

Fifty Miles from Broadway

5.1/10 IMDB

A vaudeville style comedy/musical short about a couple that gets engaged and their fighting families.

Starring: Harry Watson, Reginald Merville, Olga Woods, Josephine Fontaine ..
Directed by: Bradley Barker
Release date: 1929-08-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Small Talk

Small Talk

6.1/10 IMDB

The gang are all orphans, hoping to be adopted by nice families where "spinach is not on the menu". Wheezer, the youngest child, gets adopted by a wealthy couple, while his older sister Mary Ann does not. The gang all comes to visit Wheezer in his new home, setting off an alarm that causes the police and the fire department to come over. At that time, Wheezer's new mother and father decide to adopt Mary Ann as well. The couple's friends all each adopt a child as well; even Farina is adopted by the maid at Wheezer's new home.

Starring: Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Joe Cobb, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Jean Darling, Harry Spear, Lyle Tayo, Helen Jerome Eddy, Pat Harmon, Edith Fortier ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1929-05-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : They Had to See Paris

They Had to See Paris

5.8/10 IMDB

Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get "culture" and meet "the right kind of people." Pike and his grown son and daughter soon have flirtatious French admirers; Idy rents a chateau from an impoverished aristocrat; while Pike responds to each new development with homespun wit. In the inevitable clash, will pretentiousness and sophistication or common sense triumph?

Starring: Will Rogers, Irene Rich, Owen Davis Jr., Marguerite Churchill, Fifi D'Orsay, Rex Bell, Ivan Lebedeff, Sherwood Bailey, André Cheron, Marcelle Corday ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1929-09-18

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