Best Comedy Movies of 1931


Monkey Business

7.5/10 IMDB

Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Rockliffe Fellowes, Harry Woods, Thelma Todd, Ruth Hall, Ben Taggart, The Marx Brothers ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1931-09-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : One Good Turn

One Good Turn

7.3/10 IMDB

Down and out Stan and Ollie beg for food from a friendly old lady who provides them with sandwiches. While eating, they overhear the lady's landlord tell her he's going to throw her out because she can't pay her mortgage. They don't realize that the old lady is really rehearsing for a play. Stan and Ollie decide to help the old lady by selling their car. During the auction a drunk puts a wallet in Stan's pocket. Ollie accuses Stan of robbing the old lady, but when the truth is revealed Stan takes revenge on Ollie.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert, Dorothy Granger, 'Snub' Pollard ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-10-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Our Wife

Our Wife

7.4/10 IMDB

Oliver is making plans to marry his sweetheart Dulcy with Stan as his best man, but the plans are thwarted when Dulcy's father sees a picture of Ollie and forbids the marriage. The couple plan to elope, and run away to a Justice of the Peace. After typical Laurel and Hardy blundering, they manage to sneak the girl away from her father's house.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Babe London, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin, Charley Rogers, Blanche Payson ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-05-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Tonight or Never

Tonight or Never

6.5/10 IMDB

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Boris Karloff, Robert Greig, Warburton Gamble, Greta Meyer ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-01-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Laughing Gravy

Laughing Gravy

7.5/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charles Dorety, Laughing Gravy, Charlie Hall ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Chickens Come Home

Chickens Come Home

7.5/10 IMDB

Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson, Mae Busch, Baldwin Cooke, Gordon Douglas, Norma Drew, Elizabeth Forrester, Charles K. French ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-02-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Beau Hunks

Beau Hunks

7.5/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie join the French Foreign Legion after Ollie's sweetheart rejects him. The title Beau Hunks is both a reference to Beau Geste and a pun on the mild ethnic slur Bohunk (a portmanteau of "Bohemian" and "Hungarian.").

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charles Middleton, Harry Schultz, Broderick O'Farrell, James W. Horne, Jean Harlow ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-12-12

Blonde Crazy

7.1/10 IMDB

Adventures of a cocky con man and his beautiful accomplice.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis, Ray Milland, Guy Kibbee, Polly Walters, William Burress, Maude Eburne, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-12-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Be Big!

Be Big!

7.0/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie are on their way to Atlantic City with their wives, when Ollie gets a phone call from a lodge buddy telling him that a stag party is taking place that night in their honor. Ollie pretends to be sick and sends the wives on ahead, promising that he and Stan will meet them in the morning. The pair dress in their lodge gear, but their wives return having missed their train. With no obvious escape route, Stan and Ollie take to a bed in fear and in response to Stan's plea of "What'll I do?", Ollie replies "Be big!".

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Charlie Hall, Isabelle Keith, Jack Hill, Baldwin Cooke ..
Directed by: James Parrott, James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-02-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Smiling Lieutenant

The Smiling Lieutenant

7.2/10 IMDB

A simple wink, intended by Austrian palace guard Lt. Nikolaus von Preyn for girlfriend, Franzi, is accidentally intercepted -- and misread -- by the visiting Princess Anna. As a result, the soldier has no choice but to marry the royal lady and move with her to the neighboring kingdom of Flausenthurm. His girlfriend follows to continue the romance and, subversively, give Princess Anna tips on how to keep her husband satisfied.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles, George Barbier, Hugh O'Connell, Cornelius MacSunday, Maude Allen, Granville Bates, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1931-08-01

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