Best Comedy Movies of 1934


It Happened One Night

8.1/10 IMDB

A renegade reporter and a young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1934-02-22

The Thin Man

7.9/10 IMDB

A husband and wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-05-25

Babes in Toyland

7.1/10 IMDB

Ollie Dee and Stannie Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby, enraging him.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight, Henry Brandon, Florence Roberts, Virginia Karns, Marie Wilson, Johnny Downs, Scotty Beckett ..
Directed by: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-12-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Them Thar Hills

Them Thar Hills

7.6/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie travel to the mountains for Ollie's health, and park their caravan near a well into which a gang of moonshiners have earlier dumped their moonshine; and the boys proceed to quench their thirst thinking that it is iron-rich mountain water. The real trouble doesn't begin, though, until a married motoring couple stop by to borrow some gasoline, and the already-cranky husband leaves his thirsty wife with the boys while he goes off to refill his car's empty gas-tank. A sequel was made to this film: TIT FOR TAT, q.v.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall, Billy Gilbert, Richard Alexander, Eddie Baker, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke, Bobby Dunn ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-07-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Going Bye-Bye!

Going Bye-Bye!

7.6/10 IMDB

In a packed courtroom, Butch Long vows revenge on 'squealers' Laurel and Hardy whose evidence has helped to send him to prison. Frightened, the boys plan to leave town and advertise for someone to share expenses with them. The woman who answers the ad is actually Butch's girlfriend. Meanwhile Butch escapes and hides in a trunk in his girlfriend's apartment where he gets locked inside. Not realizing who it is, Stan and Ollie finally manage to get the trunk open and then Butch exacts his revenge.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long, Baldwin Cooke, Charles Dorety, Lester Dorr, Harry Dunkinson, Fred Holmes, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-06-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Men in Black

Men in Black

7.6/10 IMDB

The stooges are three doctors who graduated medical school by being in it for too many years. They come across such problems as an overly chirpy nurse, a mental patient, and a combination to a safe swallowed by the hospital superintendent in the course of their attempt to get through the day.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dell Henderson, Phyllis Crane, 'Little Billy' Rhodes, Kay Hughes, Irene Coleman, Jeanie Roberts, Hank Mann ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1934-09-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Punch Drunks

Punch Drunks

7.6/10 IMDB

Moe discovers Curley's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothy Granger, Al Hill, Chuck Callahan, Billy Bletcher, Larry McGrath, Chet Brandenburg, Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ..
Directed by: Lou Breslow
Release date: 1934-07-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Oliver the Eighth

Oliver the Eighth

7.3/10 IMDB

Barbershop owners Stan and Ollie answer an ad in the newspaper from a wealthy widow looking for a husband. Ollie only mails in his response and is invited to the widow's mansion. Stan discovers his unmailed letter and insists on tagging along. At the mansion, the widow's creepy butler informs them that the woman is crazy. She was once jilted by an Oliver and now her hobby is marrying Olivers and then slitting their throats. Now the boys must figure out how to escape.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Jack Barty ..
Directed by: Lloyd French
Release date: 1934-01-13

The Gay Divorcee

7.4/10 IMDB

Seeking a divorce from her absentee husband, Mimi Glossop travels to an English seaside resort. There she falls in love with dancer Guy Holden, whom she later mistakes for the corespondent her lawyer hired.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman, William Austin, Betty Grable ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1934-10-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Live Ghost

The Live Ghost

7.3/10 IMDB

Fish market workers Stan and Ollie are persuaded by a sea captain to shanghai a crew for him at the local bar for a dollar a head. Successful at first, the boys end up getting themselves shanghaied, and the crew vow revenge.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Walter Long, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall, Arthur Housman, Leo Willis ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-12-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : You're Telling Me!

You're Telling Me!

7.5/10 IMDB

Sam Bisbee is an inventor whose works (e.g., a keyhole finder for drunks) have brought him only poverty. His daughter is in love with the son of the town snob. Events conspire to ruin his bullet-proof tire just as success seems near. Another of his inventions prohibits him from committing suicide, so Sam decides to go on living.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Buster Crabbe, Adrienne Ames, Louise Carter, Kathleen Howard, Tammany Young, George Irving, Dell Henderson, James B. 'Pop' Kenton ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1934-04-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

7.2/10 IMDB

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Minna Gombell, Ruth Channing, Sterling Holloway, Donald Meek, Herman Bing ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1934-11-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Old-Fashioned Way

The Old-Fashioned Way

7.3/10 IMDB

The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen, Jan Duggan, Tammany Young, Nora Cecil, Jack Mulhall, Samuel Ethridge, Lona Andre ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1934-07-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century

7.3/10 IMDB

A temperamental Broadway producer trains an untutored actress, but when she becomes a star, she proves a match for him.

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Ralph Forbes, Charles Lane, Etienne Girardot, Dale Fuller, Edgar Kennedy, Billie Seward ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1934-05-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan in London

Charlie Chan in London

6.9/10 IMDB

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, George Barraud, Paul England, Madge Bellamy, Walter Johnson ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1934-09-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Forsaking All Others

Forsaking All Others

6.4/10 IMDB

A socialite only realises that her friend is in love with her when she falls for the wrong man.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Charles Butterworth, Billie Burke, Frances Drake, Rosalind Russell, Pat Flaherty, Edward Hearn, Harold Huber ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-12-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Girl from Missouri

The Girl from Missouri

6.6/10 IMDB

Leaving Missouri to find a wealthy husband in New York City, Eadie Chapman becomes a chorus girl and soon entertains at the lavish home of millionaire Frank Cousins. Cousins proposes to Eadie, only to then commit suicide due to bankruptcy. Fellow millionaire T. R. Paige defends Eadie when the police question her for having Cousins' jewelry -- but when she becomes enamored with his son, Tom, Paige declares Eadie a gold digger.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray, Clara Blandick, Hale Hamilton, Henry Kolker, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1934-08-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Service with a Smile

Service with a Smile

7.1/10 IMDB

Walter Webb, thinking his gas station has been destroyed, describes a "super-deluxe" gas station run by chorus girls to his insurance agent.

Starring: Leon Errol, Maxine Doyle, Herbert Evans, Harry Seymour, Frank Darien ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1934-07-28

Fashions of 1934

6.6/10 IMDB

When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.

Starring: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert, Verree Teasdale, Reginald Owen, Henry O'Neill, Phillip Reed, Dorothy Burgess, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: William Dieterle, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1934-02-14

It's a Gift

7.1/10 IMDB

After he inherits some money, Harold Bissonette ("pronounced bis-on-ay") decides to give up the grocery business, move to California and run an orange grove. Despite his family's objections and the news that the land he bought is worthless, Bissonette packs up and drives out to California with his nagging wife Amelia and children.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Tommy Bupp, Baby LeRoy, Tammany Young, Morgan Wallace, Charles Sellon, Josephine Whittell ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1934-11-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Broadway Bill

Broadway Bill

6.7/10 IMDB

Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s paper box factory and devotes his life to his racing horse Broadway Bill, but his bank- roll is thin and the luck is against him, he is arrested because of $150 he owes somebody for horse food, but suddenly a planed fraud by somebody else seems to offer him a chance...

Starring: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, Lynne Overman, Clarence Muse, Broadway Bill, Margaret Hamilton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1934-11-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Wise Little Hen

The Wise Little Hen

7.0/10 IMDB

Join Donald Duck in his debut in the classic animated short The Wise Little Hen. The Little Hen is planting corn and would like to have help from Peter Pig and Donald Duck, but they refuse stating they each have a "tummy ache." When it comes time to harvest the corn, Peter Pig and Donald still refuse to help the Hen, so she and her chicks do the harvest by themselves. Finally, the hen cooks the corn and offers some to Donald and Peter Pig, but when they look more carefully they discover a surprise.

Starring: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Purv Pullen, Mae Questel, The Three Rhythm Kings ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1934-06-08


7.1/10 IMDB

A reformer's daughter wins the lead role in a scandalous Broadway show.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Vinton, Phil Regan, Arthur Aylesworth, Johnny Arthur ..
Directed by: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1934-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Little Miss Marker

Little Miss Marker

6.9/10 IMDB

Big Steve Halloway, gambler and proprietor of New York's Horseshoe Cabaret, where his girl, Bangles Carson sings, is in desperate need of money. He arranges for his fellow bookies, especially Sorrowful Jones, to each pay him $1,000 for his racehorse, Dream Prince, to lose. With all bets being placed at the window, Sorrowful encounters a gambler, having lost $500, wanting to place his bet but is unable to come up with $20. Instead, he places his daughter, Marthy Jane (Shirley Temple), as security, or in bookie's terms, a "marker". Having lost his bet, he commits suicide, leaving "little Miss Marker" under the care of Sorrowful Jones. As Steve hides out in Chicago to avoid investigation for his crooked bets, he entrusts Sorrowful to watch over Bangles during his absence, at which time the "gold digger" helps "tight-wod" with his trouble. When Big Steve learns Bangles is involved with Sorrowful, he returns to New York to do something about it.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford, Shirley Temple, Lynne Overman, Frank McGlynn Sr., John Sheehan, Garry Owen, Willie Best, Huey White ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1934-06-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

7.0/10 IMDB

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is fostered by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to be sent them to help with their farm work. They accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers.

Starring: Anne Shirley, O. P. Heggie, Helen Westley, Tom Brown, Sara Haden, Murray Kinnell, Gertrude Messinger, Charley Grapewin, Hilda Vaughn, June Preston ..
Directed by: George Nichols Jr.
Release date: 1934-11-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Jimmy the Gent

Jimmy the Gent

6.6/10 IMDB

An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor.

Starring: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Alan Dinehart, Alice White, Arthur Hohl, Phillip Reed, Hobart Cavanaugh, Mayo Methot, Renee Whitney ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1934-03-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : For Pete's Sake!

For Pete's Sake!

7.3/10 IMDB

The kids try to raise money to buy a doll for Marianne.

Starring: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond, George McFarland, Carlena Beard, Marianne Edwards, Leonard Kibrick, Philbrook Lyons, Jacqueline Taylor ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1934-04-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Rough Necking

Rough Necking

6.0/10 IMDB

The Blondes and Redheads series, June's father forbids her to see her boyfriend, so she sneaks him into the house disguised as a woman. One of her father's friends, however, falls in love with the mysterious young "woman".

Starring: June Brewster, Carol Tevis, Grady Sutton, Spencer Charters, Fred Kelsey, George Chandler, Kernan Cripps, Hope Emerson, Charlie Hall, Sam McDaniel ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1934-04-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Mama's Little Pirate

Mama's Little Pirate

7.8/10 IMDB

The gang goes after pirate treasure they believe is hidden in a cave.

Starring: George McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie Thomas, Jerry Tucker, Marilyn Bourne, Gilbert Hullett, Claudia Dell, Paul Rodriguez ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1934-11-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Woman Haters

Woman Haters

6.6/10 IMDB

The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train trip.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Marjorie White, Walter Brennan, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Dorothy Vernon, A.R. Haysel, June Gittelson, Monte Collins ..
Directed by: Archie Gottler
Release date: 1934-05-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Cat's-Paw

The Cat's-Paw

6.6/10 IMDB

Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Nat Pendleton, Grace Bradley, Alan Dinehart, Grant Mitchell, John George ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1934-08-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : My Song for You

My Song for You

5.5/10 IMDB

In this opera-oriented musical, Riccardo Gatti, an Italian young tenor in Venice, meets a young woman who sneaks into the opera house to try and get her fiancé hired as the orchestra's pianist.

Starring: Jan Kiepura, Aileen Marson, Emlyn Williams, Sonnie Hale, Reginald Smith, Gina Malo, George Merritt, Muriel George, D.J. Williams, Bruce Winston ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1934-07-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Hi'–Neighbor!


7.8/10 IMDB

The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Starring: Wally Albright, Matthew Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond, George McFarland, Bobbie Beard, Tommy Bupp, Donald Proffitt, Marvin Trin, Jackie Lynn Taylor ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1934-03-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Love, Life and Laughter

Love, Life and Laughter

5.5/10 IMDB

Gracie plays a London publican's daughter named after Nell Gwynn, who much like the original, becomes romantically involved with a King(John Loder).

Starring: Gracie Fields, John Loder, Ivor Barnard, Alan Aynesworth, Fred Duprez, Esme Percy, Horace Kenney, Eric Maturin, Robb Wilton, Norah Howard ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1934-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Judge Priest

Judge Priest

6.2/10 IMDB

Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, restores the justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky using his common sense and his great sense of humanity.

Starring: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall, David Landau, Rochelle Hudson, Roger Imhof, Frank Melton, Charley Grapewin, Berton Churchill ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1934-09-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : The Undie-World

The Undie-World

6.4/10 IMDB

A gangster is smitten with the two girls in the next apartment. With the help of his violinist friend he gets acquainted with the girls by posing as a musician.

Starring: June Brewster, Carol Tevis, Grady Sutton, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Dewey Robinson, Will Stanton, Ernie Adams, James P. Burtis, Jack Cheatham, Kernan Cripps ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1934-04-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho

Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho

7.1/10 IMDB

This jazz musical short has a comedy plot about marital infidelity.

Starring: Cab Calloway, Sidney Easton, Fredi Washington, Ethel Moses ..
Directed by: Fred Waller
Release date: 1934-08-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Princess Charming

Princess Charming

6.5/10 IMDB

Revolution breaks out in a small European kingdom, and a young princess is forced to flee for her life. She heads for the neighboring country, which just happens to be ruled by the king she is betrothed to. Unfortunately, the new revolutionary government won't let citizens leave, which she actually doesn't mind all that much because she's not particularly jazzed about marrying the elderly king. He sends a young naval officer to bring her across the border, but in order to do so they are forced into a marriage of convenience. Complications ensue.

Starring: Evelyn Laye, Henry Wilcoxon, Yvonne Arnaud, Finlay Currie, George Grossmith, Max Miller ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1934-04-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Thirty Day Princess

Thirty Day Princess

6.7/10 IMDB

A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Henry Stephenson, Vince Barnett, Edgar Norton, Ray Walker, Lucien Littlefield, Robert McWade, George Baxter ..
Directed by: Marion Gering
Release date: 1934-05-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Shrimps for a Day

Shrimps for a Day

7.4/10 IMDB

A magic lamp lets a young couple become kids again and exposes a mean old man who runs his orphanage like a prison.

Starring: Matthew Beard, Scotty Beckett, George McFarland, Billie Thomas, Alvin Buckelew, Marianne Edwards, Leonard Kibrick, Jackie Lynn Taylor, Jerry Tucker, George Brasno ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1934-12-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Can You Take It

Can You Take It

7.1/10 IMDB

Popeye sees Olive going into the Bruiser Boys Club, where she works in the hospital ward. Their motto, "Can you take it?", is a clear challenge to Popeye. President Bluto puts Popeye through the tests, and while he fares better than most, he still ends up in the hospital ward, until he eats his spinach and goes after the members.

Starring: Mae Questel, William 'Billy' Costello, William Pennell ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1934-06-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Hide-Out


6.9/10 IMDB

Wounded criminal Lucky Wilson takes refuge in a small Connecticut farm. He falls in love with the farmer's daughter who at first is unaware of his criminal record. Lucky is fully prepared to shoot his way out when the cops come calling, but he is softened by the daughter's affections.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edward Arnold, Elizabeth Patterson, Whitford Kane, Mickey Rooney, C. Henry Gordon, Muriel Evans, Edward Brophy, Henry Armetta ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-08-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Honky Donkey

Honky Donkey

7.1/10 IMDB

Wally, the rich kid of Our Gang team, brings his pet mule along with the gang back home.

Starring: Willie Mae Taylor, Matthew Beard, George McFarland, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1934-06-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Three Little Pigskins

Three Little Pigskins

7.4/10 IMDB

The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll.

Starring: Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Lucille Ball, Gertie Green, Phyllis Crane, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, Walter Long, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1934-12-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Betty in Blunderland

Betty in Blunderland

7.1/10 IMDB

Betty falls asleep doing a jigsaw puzzle and finds herself through the looking glass into a modern, urban wonderland. The shrinking potion comes from a "Shrinkola" dispenser. When most of the characters assemble, Betty sings "How Do You Do" to them. But the jabberwock steals Betty away, and everyone comes to her rescue.

Starring: Bonnie Poe ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1934-04-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Axe Me Another

Axe Me Another

7.1/10 IMDB

Pierre Bluto, running a logging camp, has thrown Olive into the river because he didn't like her spinach. Popeye rescues her and proceeds to beat Bluto in a lumberjack contest.

Starring: William 'Billy' Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1934-08-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Those Were the Days

Those Were the Days

6.6/10 IMDB

A farce based on Arthur Wing Pinero's play 'The Magistrate' in which the son (John Mills) of a stern magistrate (Will Hay) visits a music hall against the wishes of his father. In true farcical style, the magistrate too ends up at the music hall, and before long all the characters are trying not to avoid each other... Mainly notable (a) because of its depiction of the music hall as seen by a generation which knew it intimately (b) because of its use of music hall acts of the time and (c) because it gave Will Hay his first film role.

Starring: Will Hay, Iris Hoey, Angela Baddeley, Claud Allister, George Graves, John Mills, Jane Carr, Marguerite Allan, H.F. Maltby, Laurence Hanray ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1934-04-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : Red Hot Mamma

Red Hot Mamma

7.0/10 IMDB

Betty Boop, sleepless on a freezing night, builds a nice hot fire which proves too much of a good thing; in a dream she visits Hell, sings "Hell's Bells," and makes Hell freeze over!

Starring: Bonnie Poe ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1934-02-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : We Aim to Please

We Aim to Please

7.0/10 IMDB

Popeye and Olive open a diner, singing the title song. Alas, their first two customers are Wimpy (who actually gets them to fall for the "gladly pay you Tuesday" schtick) and Bluto, who orders 6 sandwiches and refuses to pay for them. This leads, of course, to a fight, which Popeye needs his spinach to win.

Starring: Mae Questel, William 'Billy' Costello ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1934-12-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1934 : This Side of Heaven

This Side of Heaven

6.6/10 IMDB

A family man becomes innocently involved in an embezzlement.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, Mae Clarke, Una Merkel, Tom Brown, Mary Carlisle, Onslow Stevens, Dickie Moore, Edward Nugent, Henry Wadsworth ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1934-02-02

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