Best Comedy Movies of 1931

1.

City Lights

6.1
8.5/10 IMDB

City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann, Albert Austin, Eddie Baker, Henry Bergman, Buster Brodie ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1931-02-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Monkey Business
2.

Monkey Business

4.5
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
3.

One Good Turn

4.0
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
4.

Our Wife

4.0
7.5/10 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 : Laughing Gravy
5.

Laughing Gravy

3.9
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 : Tonight or Never
6.

Tonight or Never

3.9
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 : Chickens Come Home
7.

Chickens Come Home

3.9
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
8.

Beau Hunks

3.9
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 ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-12-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Bimbo's Initiation
9.

Bimbo's Initiation

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Bimbo finds himself surrounded by a mysterious group of robed figures who invite him to become a member of their secret organisation. When he refuses, they fling him through a nightmarish sequence of terror and torture devices. Will our hapless hero make it out alive?

Starring: Billy Murray, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Grim Natwick
Release date: 1931-07-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Night Nurse
10.

Night Nurse

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, though something much more sinister is going on.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Blanche Friderici, Charlotte Merriam, Charles Winninger, Edward Nugent, Vera Lewis, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-07-16

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