Best Comedy Movies of 1936

1.

Modern Times

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Stanley Blystone, Al Ernest Garcia, Richard Alexander, Cecil Reynolds ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1936-02-05
2.

My Man Godfrey

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1936-09-02
3.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Catlett, John Wray ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1936-04-09
4.

After the Thin Man

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Nick and Nora Charles investigate when Nora's cousin reports her disreputable husband is missing, and find themselves in a mystery involving the shady owners of a popular nightclub, a singer and her dark brother, the cousin's forsaken true love, and Nora's bombastic and controlling aunt.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph, Alan Marshal, Teddy Hart, Sam Levene, Penny Singleton ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-12-25
5.

Swing Time

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa, Dennis O'Keefe, Landers Stevens, Jack Goode ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1936-08-27
6.

Libeled Lady

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing friend Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Cora Witherspoon, E. E. Clive, Bunny Beatty, Otto Yamaoka ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1936-10-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Disorder in the Court
7.

Disorder in the Court

3.9
8.0/10 IMDB

The Stooges are key witnesses at a murder trial. Their friend Gail Tempest, who dances at the Black Bottom cafe where the Stooges are musicians, is accused of killing Kirk Robin.

Starring: Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Suzanne Kaaren, Bud Jamison, Harry Semels, James C. Morton ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-05-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : I Love to Singa
8.

I Love to Singa

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

I Love to Singa depicts the story of a young owl who wants to sing jazz, instead of the classical music that his German parents wish him to perform. The plot is a lighthearted tribute to Al Jolson's film The Jazz Singer.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Tommy Bond, Johnnie Davis, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen, Martha Wentworth ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1936-07-18
9.

Our Relations

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins. Laurel and Hardy play themselves and their twins.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler, Daphne Pollard, Betty Brown, James Finlayson, Iris Adrian, Lona Andre, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1936-09-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan at the Race Track
10.

Charlie Chan at the Race Track

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood, Thomas Beck, Alan Dinehart, Gavin Muir, Gloria Roy, Jonathan Hale, G.P. Huntley, George Irving ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1936-08-07
11.

Follow the Fleet

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister, Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing—Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her and, despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, Harry Beresford, Russell Hicks, Brooks Benedict, Ray Mayer ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1936-02-20
12.

Show Boat

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Queenie Smith, Sammy White, Donald Cook, Hattie McDaniel ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1936-05-17
13.

Wife vs. Secretary

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Magazine publisher Van Stanhope is a hard-working, dynamic executive very happily married to his beautiful wife Linda. Although their relationship is built on unconditional trust, friends, and even Van's mother, caution Linda about the dangers of allowing Whitey, her husband's extremely sexy secretary, to continue to have access to him. Although Whitey has a faithful boyfriend, she secretly harbors unrequited feelings for her boss. When they take a business trip to Havana, circumstantial evidence convinces Linda that the rumors she's heard may have a basis in fact.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, May Robson, George Barbier, Gloria Holden, Hobart Cavanaugh, Tom Dugan, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1936-02-28
14.

Captain January

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville, Buddy Ebsen, Sara Haden, Jane Darwell, June Lang, Jerry Tucker, Nella Walker, George Irving ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1936-04-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
15.

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Two sailors Sindbad and Popeye decide to test themselves in order to prove their supremacy. Popeye is then presented with a series of daunting tasks by Sindbad.

Starring: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1936-11-27
16.

Desire

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France. But getting the pearls back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley, Ernest Cossart, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Zeffie Tilbury, George MacQuarrie, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1936-04-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Theodora Goes Wild
17.

Theodora Goes Wild

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall, Elisabeth Risdon, Margaret McWade, Spring Byington, Nana Bryant, Henry Kolker, Leona Maricle ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-11-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan at the Circus
18.

Charlie Chan at the Circus

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno, Francis Ford, Wade Boteler, Boothe Howard, Drue Leyton, Maxine Reiner, Shirley Deane ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1936-03-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
19.

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A doctor is driven into an investigation of sinister goings-on at a race track by his mystery writer ex-wife.

Starring: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore, Robert Armstrong, Lila Lee, Grant Mitchell, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ralph Morgan, Lucile Gleason ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1936-04-24
20.

Three Smart Girls

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The three Craig sisters Penny, Kay, and Joan, go to New York to stop their divorced father from marrying gold digger Donna Lyons and re-unite him with their mother.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Barbara Read, Nan Grey, Charles Winninger, Binnie Barnes, Ray Milland, Nella Walker, Hobart Cavanaugh, John 'Dusty' King, Alice Brady ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1936-12-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Princess Comes Across
21.

The Princess Comes Across

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A Swedish princess boards an ocean liner in Europe en route to an acting career in America, and finds herself getting inconveniently attached to a bandleader returning home. To complicate matters, a blackmailer on board apparently knows she is not who she claims to be - and he has his sights set on other passengers with secrets of their own. In the meantime an escaped killer has stowed away under someone else's identity, and is killing again to cover his tracks; five international police detectives on board are heading the investigation to find him. When evidence points to the princess and bandleader, they must find the killer themselves - before he finds them.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth, George Barbier, William Frawley, Porter Hall, Lumsden Hare, Sig Ruman, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1936-05-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss
22.

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Starring: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall, Leon M. Lion, John Turnbull, Arthur Hardy, Iris Ashley, Garry Marsh, Andreas Malandrinos ..
Directed by: Alfred Zeisler
Release date: 1936-07-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Man Who Could Work Miracles
23.

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

An ordinary man, while vigorously asserting the impossibility of miracles, suddenly discovers that he can perform them.

Starring: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger, Joan Gardner, Sophie Stewart, Robert Cochran, Lady Tree, Laurence Hanray, George Zucco ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes
Release date: 1936-07-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Bohemian Girl
24.

The Bohemian Girl

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie travel with a band of 18th-century Gypsies holding a nobleman's daughter.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Antonio Moreno, Darla Hood, Julie Bishop, James Finlayson, Eddie Borden, Paulette Goddard, Leo Willis ..
Directed by: James W. Horne, Charley Rogers, Hal Roach
Release date: 1936-02-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Pay As You Exit
25.

Pay As You Exit

3.4
7.6/10 IMDB

The "Our Gang" kids stage a production of "Romeo and Juliet," but the show is threatened when leading lady Darla walks out on star Alfalfa.

Starring: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Joe Cobb, John 'Uh huh' Collum, Rex Downing, Sidney Kibrick, Paul Hilton ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1936-10-23
26.

Love on the Run

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen, Mona Barrie, Ivan Lebedeff, Charles Judels, William Demarest, Donald Meek, George Davis ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-11-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Milky Way
27.

The Milky Way

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan, somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat him to regain his title.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Helen Mack, William Gargan, George Barbier, Dorothy Wilson, Lionel Stander, Charles Lane, Marjorie Gateson ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1936-02-07
28.

Born to Dance

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Ted meets and falls in love with Nora Paige, an aspiring Broadway dancer who tries out for a show starring Lucy James. After Ted rescues Lucy's pet dog during a public relations campaign on his submarine, Lucy falls for him. Ted is ordered to meet Lucy for a date at a night club, who later sees their picture in the newspaper and no longer wants anything to do with him.

Starring: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel, Sid Silvers, Frances Langford, Raymond Walburn, Alan Dinehart, Buddy Ebsen, Juanita Quigley ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1936-11-27
29.

Gold Diggers of 1937

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The partners of stage-producer J.?J. Hobart gamble away the money for his new show. They enlist a gold-digging chorus girl to help get it back by conning an insurance company. But they don’t count on the persistence of insurance man Rosmer Peck and his secretary Norma Perry.

Starring: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore, Lee Dixon, Osgood Perkins, Charles D. Brown, Rosalind Marquis, Irene Ware, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1936-12-28
30.

Cain and Mabel

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A chorus girl and a heavyweight boxer are paired romantically as a publicity stunt.

Starring: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns, Walter Catlett, Robert Paige, Hobart Cavanaugh, Ruth Donnelly, Pert Kelton, William Collier Sr. ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1936-09-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Love on a Bet
31.

Love on a Bet

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Aspiring Producer Michael McCreigh convinces Uncle Carlton to finance a play on the condition that he lives the play's ridiculous plot. If Michael fails, he must work in Carlton's meat packing plant.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, Helen Broderick, William Collier Sr., Spencer Charters, Walter Johnson, Jack Randall, Eddie Gribbon, Morgan Wallace, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1936-03-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Second Childhood
32.

Second Childhood

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

A lonely, rich, hypochondriac is celebrating her 65th birthday in the same manner in which she observes the other 364 days of the year by complaining, berating her servants, taking her pills and grumping about everything around her, including the sunshine. A toy airplane comes flying through an open window and breaks a vase, and when its owner, Spanky, comes in search of it he is informed he will have to pay seventy-five cents for the broken vase. Spanly has never seen six-bit, much less having it in his pants, so he offers his and his friend's help in cleaning up the yard in exchange. Before the kids are through, they've given the old lady a new outlook on life.

Starring: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1936-04-11
33.

Satan Met a Lady

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.

Starring: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, Marie Wilson, Wini Shaw, Porter Hall, Olin Howland, Charles C. Wilson, John Alexander ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-07-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Slippery Silks
34.

Slippery Silks

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

The Stooges are carpenters who inherit a fancy dress boutique. They put on a fashion show with dresses they've designed based on furniture. During the show the owner of a antique box the stooges wrecked shows up and a wild cream puff fight ensues.

Starring: Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Loretta Young, Vernon Dent, Loretta Andrews ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-12-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Ants in the Pantry
35.

Ants in the Pantry

3.1
7.9/10 IMDB

The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ruin a piano and generally make a mess of the party, but the hostess passes them off as vaudeville comedians and they are invited to join the guests on a fox hunt.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Clara Kimball Young, Harrison Greene, Isabel La Mal, Anne O'Neal, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-02-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Lucky Corner
36.

The Lucky Corner

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

The gang help Scotty and his grandfather after an obnoxious lunch counter owner forces them to move their lemonade stand.

Starring: Scotty Beckett, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Pete the Pup, Gloria Browne, Alvin Buckelew, Marianne Edwards, Leonard Kibrick, Billy Mindy ..
Directed by: Gus Meins
Release date: 1936-03-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : How to Vote
37.

How to Vote

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

A candidate has laryngitis, so his assistant must make a speech in his place. Both the speaker and his audience are soon befuddled.

Starring: Robert Benchley, Billy Bletcher, Jules Cowles, George Guhl, Frank Sheridan ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1936-09-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Windbag the Sailor
38.

Windbag the Sailor

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Will Hay plays a bragging sea captain whose maritime experience actually extends to navigating a coal barge down inland waterways. His tall tales catch him out when he is co-erced into commanding an unseaworthy ship by an unscrupulous shipping agent who means to have it wrecked. This was the first film to couple Will Hay with both Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt.

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Norma Varden, Kenneth Warrington, Dennis Wyndham, Amy Veness, Graham Moffatt, Peter Gawthorne, George Merritt, Charles Rolfe ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1936-12-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Big Brown Eyes
39.

Big Brown Eyes

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby.

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, Lloyd Nolan, Alan Baxter, Marjorie Gateson, Joe Sawyer, Isabel Jewell, Douglas Fowley, Henry Brandon ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1936-04-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Half Shot Shooters
40.

Half Shot Shooters

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The stooges are discharged from the army after WW I, and promptly administer some revenge to their mean sergeant. Years later they wind up in the army again, and of course the same sergeant is their superior. The sergeant plays various tricks on them, and when the stooges go crazy with a cannon, blowing up a house, a bridge, and a smoke stack, he blows them up.

Starring: Curly Howard, Stanley Blystone, Vernon Dent, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Heinie Conklin ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-04-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : A Pain in the Pullman
41.

A Pain in the Pullman

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

The stooges are small time actors traveling by train to an engagement. Along with their pet monkey, they manage to spoil the trip for quite a few of the other passengers including the conductor and a big movie star. Eventually their antics get out of hand and they are literally tossed off the train.

Starring: Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Loretta Andrews, Gail Arnold, Bobby Burns, Phyllis Crane, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-06-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Silly Billies
42.

Silly Billies

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The boys are a dentist and his assistant traveling to the Old West to open a new practice. Once in town, they buy a business--only to wake up the next day and see that the entire population of this bustling town had left for the California gold fields early that morning! Then, they discover an evil plot to sell out these settlers to some hostile Indians, so they spring to the rescue.

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Harry Woods, Ethan Laidlaw, Chief Thunderbird, Delmar Watson, Richard Alexander, Philip Armenta, Harry Bernard ..
Directed by: Fred Guiol
Release date: 1936-03-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Happy You and Merry Me
43.

Happy You and Merry Me

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A stray kitten wanders into Betty Boop's house, gets sick on candy, and is cured with catnip by Betty and Pudgy the pup.

Starring: Mae Questel, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1936-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Pennies from Heaven
44.

Pennies from Heaven

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promises an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her elderly grandfather who need lots of help. This delays Larry from following his dream and going to Venice and becoming a gondolier. Instead, he becomes a street singer and, while singing in the street, meets a pretty welfare worker, Susan Sprague. She takes a dim view of Patsy's welfare under the guardianship of Larry and her grandfather and starts proceedings to have Patsy placed in an orphanage.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong, Donald Meek, John Gallaudet, William Stack, Nana Bryant, Tom Dugan, Nydia Westman ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1936-11-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Laburnum Grove
45.

Laburnum Grove

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

To rid himself of his sponging relatives a man tells them he is really a forger which causes them to leave. His wife believes he is joking, but he has in fact allowed the truth to slip out and now he is danger of being arrested.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Cedric Hardwicke, Victoria Hopper, Ethel Coleridge, Katie Johnson, Francis James, James Harcourt, David Hawthorne, Frederick Burtwell, Terry Conlin ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1936-11-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Cobweb Hotel
46.

The Cobweb Hotel

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A spider runs a hotel for flies where he keeps his guests captive. A pair of fly newlyweds arrive and check in. Fortunately, the husband is "flyweight champion". After a pitched battle featuring arrows (fountain pen nibs) and a machine-gun (aspirins shot from a perfume atomizer), the spider winds up in a bottle of library paste.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Bill Thompson, Dorothy Compton ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1936-05-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : I Wanna Be a Life Guard
47.

I Wanna Be a Life Guard

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Popeye applies for a lifeguard job when he sees Olive in the pool, but Bluto also wants the job (and Olive). The manager, Wimpy, asks them to demonstrate their skills in a contest. Popeye does well, until Bluto demonstrates lifesaving and first aid on him.

Starring: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1936-06-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : The Plot Thickens
48.

The Plot Thickens

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

A priceless Cellini silver cup is stolen from a local museum with both Hildegarde and Oscar on the case.

Starring: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Owen Davis Jr., Louise Latimer, Arthur Aylesworth, Paul Fix, Richard Tucker, Barbara Barondess, James Donlan, Agnes Anderson ..
Directed by: Ben Holmes
Release date: 1936-12-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : Poppy
49.

Poppy

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet, Lynne Overman, Granville Bates, Maude Eburne, Bill Wolfe, Adrian Morris, Rosalind Keith ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1936-06-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski
50.

I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Popeye takes Olive mountain climbing. Bluto sets various traps for them along the way, which Popeye manages to overcome. They get to the top, and Bluto pushes Popeye off a cliff and starts skiing down with Olive. Popeye eats his spinach and gives chase.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1936-04-03

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