Best Comedy Movies of 1936

1.

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: 1936-09-17
2.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5.5
7.9/10 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
3.

Swing Time

5.3
7.6/10 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 Ricardo.

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
4.

After the Thin Man

4.2
7.7/10 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.

Libeled Lady

4.0
7.9/10 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
6.

Our Relations

3.9
7.4/10 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 Healy, James Finlayson, Iris Adrian, Lona Andre, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1936-10-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1936 : I Love to Singa
7.

I Love to Singa

3.9
7.7/10 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
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8.

Disorder in the Court

3.8
8.1/10 IMDB

The Stooges are key witnesses at a murder trial. Their friend, Gail Tempest (a name whose parts are synonyms of each other), who dances at the Black Bottom cafe where the Stooges are musicians, is accused of killing Kirk Robin (a play on "Who Killed Cock Robin?"). Although the boys disrupt the proceedings, they manage to clear Gail's name and extract the real murderer's identity from a parrot.

Starring: Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Suzanne Kaaren, Bud Jamison, Harry Semels ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-05-30
9.

Follow the Fleet

3.8
7.2/10 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 Hilliard, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, Harry Beresford, Russell Hicks, Brooks Benedict, Ray Mayer ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1936-02-20
10.

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

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