Best Comedy Movies of 1930

1.

Animal Crackers

4.7
7.6/10 IMDB

The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse when a valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his silly secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick The Professor.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Lillian Roth, Margaret Dumont, Louis Sorin, Hal Thompson, Margaret Irving, Kathryn Reece ..
Directed by: Victor Heerman
Release date: 1930-08-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Night Owls
2.

Night Owls

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Policeman Edgar Kennedy is told by his chief he better stop a string of burglaries that have been happening on his watch or else he will get the sack. He persuades vagrants Stan and Ollie to rob the chief's house so he can regain his reputation by catching them. The policeman promises to later get the boys off. Things do not go as planned.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson, Anders Randolf ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-01-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Brats
3.

Brats

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-03-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Blotto
4.

Blotto

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Baldwin Cooke, Jean De Briac, Dick Gilbert, Vladimir Gueteron, Charlie Hall, Jack Hill, Frank Holliday ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-02-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Hog Wild
5.

Hog Wild

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Granger, Fay Holderness, Charles McMurphy ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-05-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Another Fine Mess
6.

Another Fine Mess

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson, Charles K. Gerrard, Harry Bernard, Betty Mae Crane, Beverly Crane, Eddie Dunn, Gertrude Sutton ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-11-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
7.

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The boys think their days of fishing to feed themselves have come to an end, when Stan's rich uncle Ebenezer dies leaving a large estate. But they soon learn that Ebenezer was murdered and all the relatives, including Stan, are suspects. This is the first film where Oliver says "Here's Another 'Nice' Mess You've Gotten Me Into". The phrase is commonly misquoted as "Here's Another 'Fine' Mess You've Gotten Me Into" and has passed into everyday language usage.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone, Bobby Burns, Rosa Gore, Dorothy Granger, Dell Henderson, Fred Kelsey, Lon Poff ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-09-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Below Zero
8.

Below Zero

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Street musicians Stan and Ollie have no success earning money in the dead of winter in a bad neighborhood. Their instruments are destroyed in an argument with a woman, but their luck seems to turn when Stan finds a wallet. They are chased by a thief, but are protected by a police officer. They share a meal with the policeman, but discover the wallet belongs to him. When the policeman discovers this he tells the waiter who throws them out of the restaurant and throws Stan upside down in a barrel of water.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Holliday, Blanche Payson ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-04-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Min and Bill
9.

Min and Bill

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau, Don Dillaway, DeWitt Jennings, Russell Hopton, Frank McGlynn Sr., Gretta Gould, Hank Bell ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1930-11-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1930 : Monte Carlo
10.

Monte Carlo

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A countess fleeing her husband mistakes a count for her hairdresser at a Monte Carlo casino.

Starring: Jack Buchanan, Jeanette MacDonald, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts, Tyler Brooke, John Roche, Lionel Belmore, Albert Conti, Helen Garden, Donald Novis ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1930-08-27

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