Best Comedy Movies of 1929

1.

The Skeleton Dance

4.6
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
2.

Men o'War

3.9
7.3/10 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
3.

Liberty

3.8
7.6/10 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
4.

Perfect Day

3.7
7.2/10 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 : Unaccustomed As We Are
5.

Unaccustomed As We Are

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Notable for being Laurel and Hardy's first sound film (hence the title, drawn from the popular cliché "Unaccustomed as we are to public speaking ..."). The soundtrack was lost for fifty years until it was traced on disc in the late 1970s. This is the first film in which Hardy says to Laurel, "Why don't you do something to help me!" which immediately became a catch-phrase, repeated in numerous subsequent films. Also heard for the first time is Stan's distinctive, high-pitched whimper of distress. The plot of "Unaccustomed As We Are" was expanded into a full-length feature, Block-Heads, in 1938.

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 : Berth Marks
6.

Berth Marks

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The story involves Stan and Ollie as two musicians attempting to travel by train to Pottsville (presumably Pennsylvania, a very popular vaudeville performance location). 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 : Marianne
7.

Marianne

3.6
6.2/10 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 : A Pair of Tights
8.

A Pair of Tights

3.3
7.4/10 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
9.

Springtime Saps

3.2
7.0/10 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 : They Go Boom!
10.

They Go Boom!

3.1
7.3/10 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

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