Best Comedy Movies of 1935

1.

Top Hat

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lucille Ball, Gino Corrado, Dennis O'Keefe, Leonard Mudie ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1935-08-29
2.

A Night at the Opera

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

The Marx Brothers take on high society and the opera world to bring two lovers together. A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Sig Ruman, Margaret Dumont, Walter Woolf King, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Purnell Pratt ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1935-11-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1935 : The Band Concert
3.

The Band Concert

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Mickey is trying to lead a concert of The William Tell Overture, but he's continually disrupted by ice cream vendor Donald, who uses a seemingly endless supply of flutes to play Turkey in the Straw instead. After Donald gives up, a bee comes along and causes his own havoc. The band then reaches the Storm sequence, and the weather also starts to pick up; a tornado comes along, but they keep playing.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1935-02-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1935 : Tit for Tat
4.

Tit for Tat

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man and wife they encountered in Them Thar Hills (1935). Stan & Ollie go and visit, to offer the hand of friendship, but the grocer becomes convinced that Ollie is trying to seduce his wife.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall, James C. Morton, Bobby Dunn, Baldwin Cooke, Jack Hill, Viola Richard ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1935-01-05
5.

Ruggles of Red Gap

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

In this comedy of an Englishman stranded in a sea of barbaric Americans, Marmaduke Ruggles, a gentleman's gentleman and butler to an Earl is lost in a poker game to an uncouth American cattle baron. Ruggles's life is turned upside down as he's taken to the USA, is gradually assimilated into American life, accidently becomes a local celebrity, and falls in love along the way.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams, Maude Eburne, Lucien Littlefield, Leota Lorraine, James Burke ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1935-03-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1935 : The Good Fairy
6.

The Good Fairy

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

In 1930s Budapest, naïve orphan Luisa Ginglebuscher becomes an usherette at the local movie house, determined to succeed in her first job by doing good deeds for others and maintaining her purity. Luisa's well-meaning lies get her caught between a lecherous businessman, Konrad, and a decent but confused doctor, Max Sporum. When Luisa convinces Konrad that she's married to Max, Konrad tries everything he can to get rid of the baffled doctor.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Eric Blore, Beulah Bondi, Alan Hale, Cesar Romero, Luis Alberni, June Clayworth ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1935-02-18
7.

Charlie Chan in Paris

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.

Starring: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes, John Miljan, Murray Kinnell, Minor Watson, John Qualen, Keye Luke, Henry Kolker ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1935-01-21
8.

Roberta

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck's old friend Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Helen Westley, Claire Dodd, Victor Varconi, Luis Alberni, Ferdinand Munier, Torben Meyer ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1935-03-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1935 : The Whole Town's Talking
9.

The Whole Town's Talking

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan, Arthur Byron, Wallace Ford, Donald Meek, Etienne Girardot, Edward Brophy, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1935-02-22
10.

Front Page Woman

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Ace reporter Curt Devlin and fellow reporter Ellen Garfield love one another, but Curt believes women are "bum newspapermen". When a murder investigation ensues, the two compete every step of the way, determined to not be scooped by the other.

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns, Wini Shaw, Walter Walker, J. Carrol Naish, Gordon Westcott, Dorothy Dare, June Martel, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1935-07-11

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