Best Comedy Movies of 1937

1.

The Awful Truth

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1937-10-21
2.

A Day at the Races

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, Leonard Ceeley, Douglass Dumbrille, Esther Muir ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1937-06-11
3.

Shall We Dance

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Ballet star Petrov arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for but barely knows. By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie has churned through the rumour mill and turned into a hot gossip item—that the two celebrities are secretly married.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gallian, William Brisbane, Harriet Hoctor, Charles Coleman, Richard Tucker ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1937-05-07
4.

Stage Door

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The ups and downs in the lives and careers of a group of ambitious young actresses and show girls from disparate backgrounds brought together in a theatrical hostel. Centres particularly on the conflict and growing friendship between Terry Randall, a rich girl confident in her talent and ability to make it to the top on the stage, and Jean Maitland, a world weary and cynical trouper who has taken the hard knocks of the ruthless and over-populated world of the Broadway apprentice.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1937-10-07
5.

Way Out West

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter's evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Rosina Lawrence, James Finlayson, Sharon Lynn, Chill Wills, Stanley Fields, Vivien Oakland, Flora Finch, Dinah ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1937-04-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Easy Living
6.

Easy Living

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Mary Nash, Franklin Pangborn, Luis Alberni, Barlowe Borland, William Demarest, Andrew Tombes, Esther Dale ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1937-07-16
7.

Lonesome Ghosts

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1937-12-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : True Confession
8.

True Confession

3.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest, and therefore unsuccessful lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is found dead, all the circumstantial evidence points at her. She is put on trial for murder, and her husband defends her. He thinks she is lying again when she says she didn't do it, and insists she plead that she did, but in self defense. Charlie, a shady, odd character who may or may not know something about what really happened, hangs around the courtroom and jail making rude comments and noises. After Helen is acquitted, he tries to blackmail them.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel, Porter Hall, Edgar Kennedy, Lynne Overman, Irving Bacon, Fritz Feld, Richard Carle ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1937-12-24
9.

Topper

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank president, Cosmo Topper. When Topper starts to live it up, it strains relations with his stuffy wife.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Lana Turner, Eugene Pallette, Arthur Lake, Hedda Hopper, Virginia Sale ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1937-07-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Oh, Mr. Porter!
10.

Oh, Mr. Porter!

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

Comedy in which a bungling railway worker is given the job of stationmaster at a rundown station in rural Ireland, where his sidekicks are a toothless old gaffer and a portly young loudmouth. Hilarious adventures ensue, including a locomotive chase after gunrunners make off with a train.

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Percy Walsh, Dave O'Toole, Sebastian Smith, Agnes Lauchlan, Dennis Wyndham, Frederick Piper, Frederick Lloyd ..
Directed by: Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1937-10-05

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