Best Comedy Movies of 1929

1.

Marianne

4.2
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, Emile Chautard, Oscar Apfel, John Carroll ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1929-08-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Skeleton Dance
2.

The Skeleton Dance

3.9
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: 1929-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Liberty
3.

Liberty

3.8
7.7/10 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

3.8
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
5.

The Cocoanuts

3.7
7.0/10 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: 1929-08-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : Spite Marriage
6.

Spite Marriage

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

An unimpressive but well intending 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 Love Parade
7.

The Love Parade

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth, Eugene Pallette, E.H. Calvert, Edgar Norton, Lionel Belmore, Virginia Bruce, Yola d'Avril ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1929-11-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1929 : The Hollywood Revue of 1929
8.

The Hollywood Revue of 1929

3.5
6.0/10 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 : Sunnyside Up
9.

Sunnyside Up

3.2
6.5/10 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 : Unaccustomed As We Are
10.

Unaccustomed As We Are

3.0
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

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