Best Comedy Movies of 1931

1.

City Lights

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.

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
2.

Monkey Business

5.2
7.4/10 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 : Our Wife
3.

Our Wife

3.8
7.3/10 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
4.

Laughing Gravy

3.8
7.3/10 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
5.

Beau Hunks

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie join the French Foreign Legion after Ollie's sweetheart rejects him.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Come Clean
6.

Come Clean

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The Hardys wish to have a quiet evening in their apartment, but are interrupted when the Laurels pay a visit. Stan and Ollie go out for ice cream, and manage to prevent a shrewish woman from committing suicide on the way back home. The woman is ungrateful and makes threats against the them unless they look after her. They spend a chaotic evening trying to keep her hidden from their wives.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Gertrude Astor, Linda Loredo, Eddie Baker, Gordon Douglas, Charlie Hall, Tiny Sandford ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1931-09-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Chickens Come Home
7.

Chickens Come Home

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame 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 : Bimbo's Initiation
8.

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 : The Smiling Lieutenant
9.

The Smiling Lieutenant

3.7
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : One Good Turn
10.

One Good Turn

3.7
7.1/10 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
11.

Blonde Crazy

3.7
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 Burgess, Maude Eburne, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-12-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Night Nurse
12.

Night Nurse

3.6
7.0/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Be Big!
13.

Be Big!

3.6
6.8/10 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 : Platinum Blonde
14.

Platinum Blonde

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Anne Schuyler is an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, Loretta Young, Halliwell Hobbes, Reginald Owen, Louise Closser Hale, Don Dillaway, Edmund Breese, Walter Catlett, Claud Allister ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1931-10-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Private Lives
15.

Private Lives

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Amanda and Elyot are one another's former spouse. Elyot remarries to Sibyl, Amanda weds Victor. Unexpectedly, both honeymooning couples arrive to a hotel on the same day and are put in rooms with adjoining terraces. Things go well until Amanda sees Elyot on the adjacent terrace.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel, Jean Hersholt, George Davis, Herman Bing, Ferike Boros, Alphonse Martell, Wilfrid North ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1931-12-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Pardon Us
16.

Pardon Us

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

It's Prohibition, and the boys wind up behind bars after Stan sells some of their home-brew beer to a policeman.

Starring: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, June Marlowe, James Finlayson, Walter Long, Lucien Prival, Tiny Sandford, Wilfred Lucas ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1931-08-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Tonight or Never
17.

Tonight or Never

3.6
6.6/10 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 : Palmy Days
18.

Palmy Days

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and placed in charge. Complications ensue when the psychic and his gang attempt to rub the payroll.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters, Paul Page, Charles Middleton, George Raft, Harry Woods, Loretta Andrews, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1931-10-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Front Page
19.

The Front Page

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Huckleberry Finn
20.

Huckleberry Finn

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl, Eugene Pallette, Clarence Muse, Clara Blandick, Jane Darwell, Oscar Apfel, Warner Richmond ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1931-08-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Bachelor Father
21.

The Bachelor Father

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Lonely in his English country estate, Sir Basil decides to gather his grown (albeit illegitimate) children around him in his declining years. He uses a ledger which keeps track of the payments he has been making to ex-lovers to locate 2 of them, and a third is found by a lawyer in New York, her mother was too proud to accept any money. Sir Basil is a curmudgeon, and his three adult children have a hard time with him at first. Toni, the American, is a free spirit who had a budding career in show business. Jeffery is English and a semi-gentleman, and Maria is Italian, with a Latin temperament. They begin to bond, especially Sir Basil and Toni, whose outgoing personality finally wins over the old man. But past lives begin to creep back into the picture and threaten the old man's plans for a life filled with his children.

Starring: Marion Davies, Ralph Forbes, C. Aubrey Smith, Ray Milland, Guinn Williams, David Torrence, Doris Lloyd, Edgar Norton, Nina Quartero, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-01-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Mama Loves Papa
22.

Mama Loves Papa

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Widow Martha and widower Brandon plan to marry; their teenaged children do their slapstick best to interfere. One of "The Boy Friends" series.

Starring: Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, David Rollins, Mary Kornman, Gertrude Messinger, May Wallace, Harry Bernard, Betty Bolen, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1931-10-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Black Camel
23.

The Black Camel

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Movie star Shelah Fane is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Shelah is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.

Starring: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier, Victor Varconi, Murray Kinnell, William Post Jr., Robert Young, Violet Dunn, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1931-06-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Love Business
24.

Love Business

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

Miss Crabtree, the teacher Jackie has a crush on, rents a room at Jackie's house.

Starring: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Shirley Jean Rickert, Donald Haines, Clifton Young ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1931-04-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Millionaire
25.

The Millionaire

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.

Starring: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners, Evalyn Knapp, James Cagney, Bramwell Fletcher, Noah Beery, Ivan F. Simpson, J. C. Nugent, Sam Hardy ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1931-05-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Fly My Kite
26.

Fly My Kite

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

Starring: Matthew Beard, Norman Chaney, Dorothy DeBorba, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1931-05-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Little Daddy
27.

Little Daddy

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Farina plans a going-away party for Stymie as authorities prepare to place him in an orphanage.

Starring: Matthew Beard, Norman Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Clifton Young, Shirley Jean Rickert, Dorothy DeBorba, Douglas Greer ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1931-03-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Peach-o-Reno
28.

Peach-o-Reno

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

After a quarrel at their 25th wedding anniversary, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get their parents back together. Joe and Aggie, accidentally, are becoming clients at the same law-firm, Wattles and Swift, which is the biggest and most successful in town.

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Zelma O'Neal, Joseph Cawthorn, Cora Witherspoon, Sam Hardy, Mitchell Harris, Arthur Hoyt, Josephine Whittell ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1931-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Smart Woman
29.

Smart Woman

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A society man's loving, devoted wife, upon learning that he has been unfaithful and is planning to leave her for the other woman, strategically pretends to be having an affair of her own. The woman's friends gladly assist in the deception.

Starring: Mary Astor, Robert Ames, John Halliday, Edward Everett Horton, Noel Francis, Ruth Weston, Gladys Gale, Alfred Cross, Lillian Harmer ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1931-09-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Caught Plastered
30.

Caught Plastered

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Set in a drugstore the boys take on to save a nice old lady from the clutches of the local charming crook.

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Lucy Beaumont, Jason Robards Sr., Charles Middleton, DeWitt Jennings, Josephine Whittell, Jim Farley ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1931-09-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Helping Grandma
31.

Helping Grandma

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out.

Starring: Matthew Beard, Norman Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Shirley Jean Rickert, Donald Haines, Clifton Young ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1931-01-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Stolen Jools
32.

The Stolen Jools

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Famous actress Norma Shearer's jewels are stolen… (Star-packed promotional short film intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists Tuberculosis Sanatorium.)

Starring: Norma Shearer, Richard Barthelmess, Warner Baxter, Matthew Beard, Wallace Beery, El Brendel, Joe E. Brown, Charles Butterworth, Norman Chaney, Maurice Chevalier ..
Directed by: William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, Thomas Atkins, Harold S. Bucquet, Victor Heerman, Russell Mack
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Rich and Strange
33.

Rich and Strange

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point.

Starring: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann, Elsie Randolph, Aubrey Dexter, Hannah Jones ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1931-12-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : 100% Service
34.

100% Service

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

George registers at the Jefferson Hotel; after the desk clerk gives him the runaround, he meets Gracie at the cigar counter.

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen ..
Directed by: Ray Cozine
Release date: 1931-08-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Pajama Party
35.

The Pajama Party

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

After running their car off the road, a society matron insists that the girls spend the evening at her mansion.

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Elizabeth Forrester, Eddie Dunn, Donald Novis, Germaine De Neel, Billy Gilbert, Charlie Hall, Sydney Jarvis, Lucien Prival ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1931-10-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Sidewalks of New York
36.

Sidewalks of New York

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards, Frank Rowan, Norman Phillips Jr., Frank LaRue, Oscar Apfel, Syd Saylor, Clark Marshall ..
Directed by: Zion Myers, Jules White
Release date: 1931-09-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Just a Gigolo
37.

Just a Gigolo

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

A playboy pretends to be a paid escort in order to court--and test the moral character of--a young British socialite. Comedy.

Starring: William Haines, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith, Charlotte Granville, Lilian Bond, Albert Conti, Maria Alba, Yola d'Avril, Henry Armetta, Ray Milland ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1931-06-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Hasty Marriage
38.

Hasty Marriage

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

It's in three distinct segments. The first and probably best involves Charley, his girlfriend, and her father foolish her mother and the suitor she prefers into getting Charley into the house for dinner. In the later two segments, in which Charley must get married within minutes to get a job, and then tries to go on a picnic with his new family, are both also packed with laughs and timed with an almost musical brilliance.

Starring: Charley Chase, James Finlayson, Lillian Elliott, Gay Seabrook, Eddie Dunn, Harry Bernard, Georgie Billings, Harry Bowen, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: Gilbert Pratt
Release date: 1931-12-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Dizzy Red Riding-Hood
39.

Dizzy Red Riding-Hood

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Betty Boop goes to Grandma's through the woods despite wolf warnings; but Bimbo follows and gives the old story a new twist.

Starring: Ann Little, Billy Murray ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1931-12-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Man in Possession
40.

The Man in Possession

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A deeply in debt heiress tries to land a rich man while a collector from the Sheriff's office is guarding the assets in her house.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Charlotte Greenwood, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith, Beryl Mercer, Reginald Owen, Alan Mowbray, Maude Eburne, Forrester Harvey, Yorke Sherwood ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1931-07-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Girls About Town
41.

Girls About Town

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A dynamic duo in silk and ermine entertain hick businessmen looking for a good time while in Manhattan.

Starring: Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman, Eugene Pallette, Alan Dinehart, Lucile Gleason, Anderson Lawler, Lucile Browne, George Barbier, Robert McWade ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1931-11-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Intimate Interviews: Bela Lugosi
42.

Intimate Interviews: Bela Lugosi

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Actor Bela Lugosi discusses his career, his social life, and his feelings about his most famous role, Count Dracula.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Dorothy West ..
Directed by: Grace Elliott
Release date: 1931-11-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Once Over, Light
43.

Once Over, Light

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

In the barbershop, a costumer contends with a barber hard-selling hair tonic, an obnoxious customer with a theory about World War I, and a dizzy manicurist (Grace) who engages him in typically crazy conversation.

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1931-05-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Cracked Nuts
44.

Cracked Nuts

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. So he plans a coup d'etat. He tries to achieve this with a bomb, but then something goes wrong...

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Edna May Oliver, Leni Stengel, Stanley Fields, Boris Karloff, Frank Thornton, Ben Turpin ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1931-04-18
45.

Working Girls

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Two sisters from Indiana, the wide-eyed and innocent Mae Thorpe, and her sister June, more streetwise, move into the Rolf House for Homeless Girls in New York. With June's help, Mae obtains a job as a stenographer for scientist Joseph von Schraeder, while June gets work as a telegraph operator at Western Union.

Starring: Judith Wood, Dorothy Hall, Charles Rogers, Paul Lukas, Stuart Erwin, Frances Dee, Mary Forbes, Frances Moffett, Claire Dodd, Dorothy Stickney ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1931-12-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Bimbo's Express
46.

Bimbo's Express

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Betty Boop (with dog's ears) is moving; Bimbo comes with his moving van and is smitten with her. Songs: "Moving Day," "Hello Beautiful."

Starring: Billy Murray, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1931-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : The Brat
47.

The Brat

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their snobbish ways.

Starring: Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson, William Collier Sr., Virginia Cherrill, June Collyer, J. Farrell MacDonald, Mary Forbes, Albert Gran, Louise Mackintosh ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1931-09-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Finn and Hattie
48.

Finn and Hattie

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

The Haddocks are going on a European vacation and from their reception at the station, where the whole town goes to see them off, it is clear who wears the pants in the family - it's their daughter Mildred. Her parents often proclaim she is a genius - but she is just smarter than them, which wouldn't be too hard! On the train, Finn meets shyster Harry who sizes Finn up as a sucker and quickly wires his partner Bessie, aka "The Princess" to make Finn's acquaintance and take him for everything he has.

Starring: Leon Errol, Mitzi Green, Zasu Pitts, Jackie Searl, Lilyan Tashman, Mack Swain, Regis Toomey, Harry Beresford, Ethel Kenyon, Syd Saylor ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog, Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1931-02-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Politics
49.

Politics

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A widow's decision to run for mayor kicks off a battle of the sexes in a small town.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley, William Bakewell, John Miljan, Joan Marsh, Tom McGuire, Kane Richmond, Mary Alden ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1931-02-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1931 : Skippy
50.

Skippy

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher.

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl, Willard Robertson, Enid Bennett, Donald Haines, Helen Jerome Eddy, Beaudine Anderson, Dannie Mac Grant ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1931-04-25

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