Best Comedy Movies of 1932

1.

Trouble in Paradise

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal talents to rob their employer. Under the alias of Monsieur Laval, Gaston uses his position as Mariette's personal secretary to become closer to her. However, he takes things too far when he actually falls in love with Mariette, and has to choose between her and Lily.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Greig, Luis Alberni, Gino Corrado, George Humbert ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1932-10-30
2.

Horse Feathers

5.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau, Bobby Barber, Reginald Barlow, Vince Barnett, Sheila Bromley ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1932-08-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : The Music Box
3.

The Music Box

4.8
8.0/10 IMDB

The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert, William Gillespie, Charlie Hall, Lilyan Irene, Sam Lufkin, Hazel Howell ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1932-04-16
4.

The Old Dark House

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchral Horace Femm and his obsessive, inhospitable sister Rebecca are the group's peculiar hosts. The house also holds surprises - and a brutish mute manservant named Morgan.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, Elspeth Dudgeon, Brember Wills ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1932-10-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : Helpmates
5.

Helpmates

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Ollie's house is a mess after a wild party from the previous night. Ollie receives a telegram from his wife (who is on vacation in Chicago), which tells him that she is returning home in the afternoon. Fearing his wife's wrath he calls Stan over to help him clean up. Things go downhill and they make more mess not less.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Blanche Payson, Bobby Burns, Bob Callahan ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1932-01-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : Scram!
6.

Scram!

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys find a way in, sending the surprised woman inside into a faint.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Cramer, Arthur Housman, Vivien Oakland, Wilson Benge, Charles Dorety, Sam Lufkin, Charles McMurphy, Baldwin Cooke ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey, Lloyd French, Jack Lloyd
Release date: 1932-09-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : Towed in a Hole
7.

Towed in a Hole

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too, but making a boat seaworthy isn't an easy task.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1932-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : Any Old Port!
8.

Any Old Port!

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie check into a seedy hotel and help a young girl escape the clutches of the landlord (Long). They are forced to flee the hotel with no money and Ollie arranges for Stan to fight at a local boxing hall for $50. Stan's opponent turns out to be Musgy who uses a loaded glove. During the fight the glove is swapped and Stan triumphs only to find that Ollie has bet their fee that he would lose.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Julie Bishop, Walter Long, Eddie Baker, Harry Bernard, Ed Brandenburg, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke, Dick Gilbert ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1932-03-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : One Way Passage
9.

One Way Passage

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon, Frank McHugh, Warren Hymer, Frederick Burton, Glen Cavender, Mike Donlin, Stanley Fields, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1932-10-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1932 : The Dark Horse
10.

The Dark Horse

3.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The Progressive Party convention is deadlocked for governor, so both sides nominate the dark horse Zachary Hicks. Kay Russell suggests they hire Hal Blake as campaign manager; but first they have to get him out of jail for not paying alimony. Blake organizes the office and coaches Hicks to answer every question by pausing and then saying, "Well yes, but then again no." Blake will sell Hicks as dumb but honest. Russell refuses to marry Blake, while Joe keeps people away from Blake's office. Blake teaches Hicks a speech by Lincoln. At the debate when the conservative candidate Underwood recites the same speech, Blake exposes him as a plagiarist. Hicks is presented for photo opportunities and gives his yes-and-no answer to any question, including whether he expects to win.

Starring: Bette Davis, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Vivienne Osborne, Frank McHugh, Sam Hardy, Harry Holman, Charles Sellon, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Berton Churchill ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1932-06-16

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