Best Comedy Movies of 1933

1.

Duck Soup

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1933-11-12
2.

42nd Street

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Starring: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Allen Jenkins ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-03-11
3.

Sons of the Desert

4.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Ollie and Stan deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medically necessary cruise when they are really going to a lodge convention.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Christy, Mae Busch, Charley Chase, Lucien Littlefield, Ernie Alexander, Charlie Hall, Brooks Benedict, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1933-12-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1933 : Three Little Pigs
4.

Three Little Pigs

4.4
7.5/10 IMDB

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1933-05-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1933 : Gold Diggers of 1933
5.

Gold Diggers of 1933

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Billy Barty, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1933-05-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1933 : Busy Bodies
6.

Busy Bodies

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

In this short film, Laurel and Hardy wage battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at a sawmill.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, Charlie Hall, Jack Hill, Charley Young, Dick Gilbert ..
Directed by: Lloyd French
Release date: 1933-10-07
7.

Dinner at Eight

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

An ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver, contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard and his sultry spouse, Kitty, contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.

Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Billie Burke, Madge Evans, Jean Hersholt ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1933-12-22
8.

The Mad Doctor

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1933-01-21
9.

Design for Living

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.

Starring: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewell, Jane Darwell, Wyndham Standing, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1933-12-29
10.

Lady for a Day

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Never-wed, poor, rough around the edges Apple Annie has always written to her daughter, Louise, in Spain that she is married and a member of New York's high society. Upon receiving unexpected word from Louise (who hasn't seen Annie since infancy) that she is en route to America with her new fiancé and his father, a count, so the three of them can meet her, Annie panics, despairing that her beloved daughter will be destroyed by the deception.

Starring: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly, Jean Parker, Nat Pendleton, Barry Norton, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1933-09-13

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