Best Comedy Movies of 1937


The Awful Truth

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 Allen, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1937-10-20

A Day at the Races

7.5/10 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

Way Out West

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

Lonesome Ghosts

7.5/10 IMDB

On a dark and stormy night, four bored ghosts decide to have some fun by calling the "Ajax Ghost Exterminators." Shriek with laughter as ghost hunters Mickey, Donald and Goofy are scared silly by the hilarious haunts and taunts of these spirited pranksters!

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, Danny Webb, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1937-12-24

Stage Door

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

Shall We Dance

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Easy Living

Easy Living

7.5/10 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

It's Love I'm After

7.4/10 IMDB

An infatuated debutante renews a Shakespearean actor's running feud with his leading lady.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Eric Blore, Patric Knowles, George Barbier, Spring Byington, Bonita Granville, Georgia Caine, Veda Ann Borg ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1937-10-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Oh, Mr. Porter!

Oh, Mr. Porter!

7.4/10 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


7.2/10 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 : Angel


7.2/10 IMDB

A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Cossart, Laura Hope Crews, Herbert Mundin, Dennie Moore, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1937-10-29

Double Wedding

6.9/10 IMDB

A bohemian free spirit helps meek Waldo win back his fiancée and falls in love with her over-controlling sister in the process.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Florence Rice, John Beal, Jessie Ralph, Edgar Kennedy, Sidney Toler, Mary Gordon, Barnett Parker, Katharine Alexander ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1937-10-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Stand-In


6.7/10 IMDB

An east coast efficiency expert who stakes his reputation on his ability to turn around a financially troubled Hollywood studio receives some help from a former child star who now works as a stand-in for the studio.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Mowbray, Marla Shelton, C. Henry Gordon, Jack Carson, William V. Mong, Esther Howard, Charles Middleton ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1937-10-29

The Bride Wore Red

6.3/10 IMDB

A poor singer in a bar masquerades as a rich society woman thanks to a rich benefactor.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen, Agostino Borgato, Lynne Carver, George Zucco, Mary Philips, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1937-10-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Hawaiian Holiday

Hawaiian Holiday

6.9/10 IMDB

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto experience all that Hawaii has to offer. Donald tries hula dancing, Pluto explores the beach and Goofy takes up surfing!

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1937-09-24

Nothing Sacred

6.9/10 IMDB

When a small-town girl is incorrectly diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an unknowing newspaper columnist turns her into a national heroine.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman, Frank Fay, Troy Brown Sr., Maxie Rosenbloom, Margaret Hamilton, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1937-11-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

6.7/10 IMDB

Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chan's in a web of blackmail and murder.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Virginia Field, Sidney Blackmer, Harold Huber, Kay Linaker, Robert Kent, Edward Raquello, George Lynn, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1937-12-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : A Damsel in Distress

A Damsel in Distress

6.8/10 IMDB

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on 'Mr. X'. After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau she is restricted to the castle to curb her scandalous behavior. Albert then summons Jerry to Alyce's aid in order to 'protect his investment'.

Starring: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine, Reginald Gardiner, Ray Noble, Constance Collier, Montagu Love, Harry Watson, Jan Duggan ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1937-11-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : 100 Men and a Girl

100 Men and a Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Leopold Stokowski, Adolphe Menjou, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert, Alma Kruger, J. Scott Smart, Frank Jenks ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1937-09-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

6.4/10 IMDB

A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.

Starring: Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Jessie Ralph, Nigel Bruce, Colleen Clare, Benita Hume, Ralph Forbes, Aileen Pringle ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice, Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1937-02-19


6.5/10 IMDB

A horse breeder's granddaughter falls in love with a gambler in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon, Una Merkel, Hattie McDaniel, George Zucco, Margaret Hamilton, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1937-07-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Breakfast for Two

Breakfast for Two

6.4/10 IMDB

After a night on the town, Jonathan Blair wakes to find that Texan Valentine Ransome has escorted him home. Valentine is attracted to Jonathan and sets out first to reform him, and his family's near-bankrupt shipping company, and then to marry him. In her way is Jonathan's fiancée, actress Carol Wallace.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell, Eric Blore, Donald Meek, Etienne Girardot, Frank M. Thomas, Pierre Watkin, Bobby Barber, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: Alfred Santell
Release date: 1937-10-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves

Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves

7.7/10 IMDB

Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.

Starring: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1937-11-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : True Confession

True Confession

6.7/10 IMDB

A writer takes a job as a secretary because her scrupulous husband isn't bringing in the dough as an attorney. When her new employer is murdered, she can't seem to make up her mind as to whether she "dunnit" or not.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Ever Since Eve

Ever Since Eve

6.6/10 IMDB

Madge Winton (Marion Davies), a beautiful secretary, makes herself look homely in order to avoid advances by lecherous bosses. When her new employer, writer Freddy Matthews (Robert Montgomery), accidentally sees her without her disguise, she has to pretend to be her roommate Sadie.

Starring: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Frank McHugh, Patsy Kelly, Allen Jenkins, Louise Fazenda, Barton MacLane, Mary Treen, Marcia Ralston, Frederick Clarke ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1937-07-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Quality Street

Quality Street

6.2/10 IMDB

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter, Cora Witherspoon, Estelle Winwood, Joan Fontaine, William Bakewell, Bonita Granville, Carmencita Johnson ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1937-03-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Dizzy Doctors

Dizzy Doctors

7.6/10 IMDB

The stooges get a job selling "Brighto", what they think is cleaning fluid. After ruining a cop's uniform and a new car, they discover Brighto is actually medicine. Taking their sales pitch to a hospital, they get into more trouble and must leave on the run when the head of hospital turns out to be the owner of the car they ruined.

Starring: Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Bobby Burns, Bud Jamison, Vernon Dent, Charles Dorety, William Irving ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1937-03-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Hollywood Party

Hollywood Party

4.8/10 IMDB

Elissa Landi and Charley Chase (playing Asian Charley Chan Chase) host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood. After introducing a few Hollywood luminaries who are attending the party, they present a number of musical and/or dance performances to entertain the crowd. This set of performances also includes ethnic Chinese actress Anna May Wong modeling some fashions she brought back from her first ever trip to China. Through it all, one of the guests, already inebriated, is having a few problems mixing and serving the cocktails he wants.

Starring: Elissa Landi, Charley Chase, Joe Morrison, Leon Errol, Clark Gable, Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown, Freddie Bartholomew, Sunnie O'Dea, Anna May Wong ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1937-04-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Fishy Tales

Fishy Tales

7.4/10 IMDB

Alfalfa tries to back out of a fight by pretending to be incapacitated.

Starring: George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Tommy Bond, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Darla Hood, Billie Thomas ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-08-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Framing Youth

Framing Youth

7.2/10 IMDB

Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it so that he will win.

Starring: Carl Switzer, George McFarland, Tommy Bond ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-09-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Night 'n' Gales

Night 'n' Gales

7.4/10 IMDB

Because of a storm, the Gang has to stay overnight at Darla's house, and they drive her father crazy.

Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-07-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Rushin' Ballet

Rushin' Ballet

7.6/10 IMDB

While trying to track down Butch, Spanky and Alfalfa get caught up in a dance recital.

Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-04-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Hearts Are Thumps

Hearts Are Thumps

7.5/10 IMDB

The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

Starring: Darla Hood, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Rosina Lawrence ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-04-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Over She Goes

Over She Goes

7.3/10 IMDB

Plot and counter-plot jostle each other in this romantic comedy about a music-hall star who finds himself much in demand when he inherits a title!

Starring: Stanley Lupino, Claire Luce, Gina Malo, Max Baer, Laddie Cliff, Sally Gray, Syd Walker, Richard Murdoch, Judy Kelly, John Wood ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1937-08-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Hospitaliky


7.4/10 IMDB

To get at nurse Olive, Popeye and Bluto fake various illnesses. Olive sees through this and tells them they need to be either very sick or hurt real bad, so they try to get hurt, but both have a sudden run of what would normally be very good luck. Out of desperation, Popeye feeds Bluto the spinach when they start fighting.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1937-04-15

Storm in a Teacup

6.5/10 IMDB

A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans, Gus McNaughton, Edgar K. Bruce, Robert Hale, Quentin McPhearson, Arthur Wontner ..
Directed by: Ian Dalrymple, Victor Saville
Release date: 1937-02-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Morning, Noon and Night Club

Morning, Noon and Night Club

7.1/10 IMDB

'Popito' and 'Olivita' are a dance team, performing at Wimpy's Cafe. Bluto is jealous, and heckles and otherwise disrupts the act.

Starring: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1937-06-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Glove Taps

Glove Taps

7.5/10 IMDB

Butch challenges Alfalfa to a fight.

Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-02-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Goofs and Saddles

Goofs and Saddles

7.5/10 IMDB

Set in the old west, the stooges are spies for US Calvary; "Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup" and "Just Plain Bill". Sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers, they wind up in a saloon where the boss of the gang hangs out. The boys disguise themselves as gamblers and get into a card game with the villain, but must flee when their identities are discovered. They hole up in a cabin, fighting off the bad guys, until the calvary arrives.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, 'Snub' Pollard, Hank Bell ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1937-07-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : High Flyers

High Flyers

5.7/10 IMDB

Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it turns out, their plane crashes on the very estate of the dealer. Thinking the duo are police officers, the dealer offers his home for their convalescence from the accident. Meanwhile, the diamonds have been snatched by a kleptomaniac dog and buried on the estate. When the smugglers track down the pair, they try to convince the dealer that they are officials from an institution from which the two have escaped. Before long, the carnival fellows, the crooks, the gem dealer and his family, along with a platoon of cops, are tearing up the grounds to find where the dog has buried the diamonds.

Starring: Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Lupe Vélez, Marjorie Lord, Margaret Dumont, Jack Carson, Paul Harvey, Charles Judels, Lucien Prival, Herbert Evans ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1937-11-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Wise Girl

Wise Girl

6.5/10 IMDB

Snooty heiress decides to track down her dead sister's kids, who are living a Bohemian life with their uncle in Greenwich Village. Once she finds them, she discovers that the Bohemian life is fun and free of the constraints her country-club life places on her. But she decides to take the uncle to court anyway to free him from the kids so he can paint.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Ray Milland, Walter Abel, Henry Stephenson, Alec Craig, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Betty Philson, Marianna Strelby, Margaret Dumont, Jean De Briac ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1937-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Fowl Play

Fowl Play

6.7/10 IMDB

Popeye gives Olive a parrot that he's trained. Bluto sets the bird free and then tries to kill it.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1937-12-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Mountain Music

Mountain Music

7.3/10 IMDB

Mary Beamish, a folksy Ozark girl, yearns for the glitter of show business and for a man. She knows she is anything but gorgeous, but figures her enthusiasm offsets that small deficit.

Starring: Martha Raye, Bob Burns, John Howard, Terry Walker, Rufe Davis, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Spencer Charters, Charles Timblin, Jan Duggan, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1937-06-18

Personal Property

6.5/10 IMDB

Raymond Dabney returns to his family after trouble with the law. He convinces the sheriff to give him a job watching the house and furniture of widow Crystal Wetherby without knowing she is engaged to his brother.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Robert Taylor, Reginald Owen, Una O'Connor, Henrietta Crosman, E. E. Clive, Cora Witherspoon, Marla Shelton, Forrester Harvey, Lionel Braham ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1937-03-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : The Paneless Window Washer

The Paneless Window Washer

7.1/10 IMDB

Bluto dirties all of an office building's windows himself, to drum up business for his window cleaning service. When he gets to Olive's stenographer office, about ten floors up, she says no: Popeye's going to wash her windows. And the battle with Popeye is on.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1937-01-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing

6.4/10 IMDB

A philanthropist's will dictates that four people receive $5,000 apiece, with the stipulation that the first one who can double the amount -- without dishonesty-- will win a cool million. Hindering the four are the avaricious relatives of the late millionaire.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Andy Devine, Mary Carlisle, William Frawley, Samuel S. Hinds, Benny Baker, William Henry, Fay Holden, Bert Hanlon ..
Directed by: Theodore Reed
Release date: 1937-09-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Murder in Greenwich Village

Murder in Greenwich Village

6.7/10 IMDB

A society girl is suspected of murdering an artist whose brother is a notorious racketeer. In her pursuit of an alibi, she inadvertently implicates a struggling advertisement photographer. Now they must keep up the appearance of being engaged as a bumbling detective snoops around, and their initial distaste for each other blossoms into romance.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Raymond Walburn, Wyn Cahoon, Scott Kolk, Thurston Hall, Marc Lawrence, Gene Morgan, Mary Russell, George McKay ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1937-11-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Porky's Hero Agency

Porky's Hero Agency

6.7/10 IMDB

Porky is reading the Greek myth of the gorgon, who turned everyone she looked at into stone. Mother tells him it's bedtime; he dreams of being Porkykarkus, the hero that saves Greece.

Starring: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1937-12-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : Porky's Duck Hunt

Porky's Duck Hunt

7.3/10 IMDB

An inexperienced duck hunter is taunted and tormented by a mischievous duck.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1937-04-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1937 : The Romance of Digestion

The Romance of Digestion

5.6/10 IMDB

A brief, illustrated lecture on digestion. Aburdist humor is the hallmark of this pseudo-scientific description of biting, chewing, swallowing, and digesting food. The on-screen narrator begins with teeth, "little sentinels" as he calls them, and the tongue. Then it's on to the stomach: he describes the stomach's workings as if it were an office or a factory. He uses an illustration of the side view of a human torso, with mouth, esophagus, and stomach visible, saying it's a photograph of a man with a visible digestive tract.

Starring: Robert Benchley ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1937-03-13

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