Best Comedy Movies of 1938

1.

Bringing Up Baby

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1938-02-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Holiday
2.

Holiday

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Henry Kolker, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton, Jean Dixon, Henry Daniell, Binnie Barnes ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1938-06-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Mickey's Trailer
3.

Mickey's Trailer

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it takes them onto a dangerous closed mountain road. When Goofy realizes this, he accidentally unhooks the trailer, sending it on a perilous route. They come very close to disaster several times, while the oblivious Goofy drives on and hooks back up to them.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1938-05-06
4.

Porky in Wackyland

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreal elusive last Do-Do bird.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Sara Berner, Ruth Clifford, Lee Millar, Bud Collyer, Anna Mae Fritz, Mae Questel, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1938-09-24
5.

Merrily We Live

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome tramp who shows up at her doorstep and ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of Geraldine.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke, Patsy Kelly, Ann Dvorak, Tom Brown, Clarence Kolb, Bonita Granville, Marjorie Rambeau ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1938-03-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Vivacious Lady
6.

Vivacious Lady

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

College town life gets turned upside down after a button-down botany professor secretly weds a sizzling night-club singer.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi, Charles Coburn, Frances Mercer, Phyllis Kennedy, Franklin Pangborn, Grady Sutton, Hattie McDaniel ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1938-05-13
7.

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

A wealthy society doctor decides to research the medical aspects of criminal behaviour by becoming one himself. He joins a gang of thieves and proceeds to wrest leadership of the gang away from it's extremely resentful leader.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins, Donald Crisp, Gale Page, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Thurston Hall, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1938-07-20
8.

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eighth wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to "tame" him.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven, Elizabeth Patterson, Herman Bing, Warren Hymer, Franklin Pangborn, Armand Cortes, Rolfe Sedan ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1938-03-25
9.

St. Martin's Lane

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, Libby, also has a talent for dancing and adds her to his act. Harley, the theater patron who never knew Libby took his gold cigarette case, is impressed by Libby's dancing and invites her to bring Charles and the other buskers in his group to an after-the-play party. Libby comes alone. A theatrical career is launched.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Larry Adler, Tyrone Guthrie, Maire O'Neill, Gus McNaughton, Polly Ward, Basil Gill, Helen Haye ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1938-10-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Carefree
10.

Carefree

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Tony Flagg's friend Steven has problems in the relationship with his fiancée Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Tony. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with him. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear, Jack Carson, Clarence Kolb, Franklin Pangborn, Walter Kingsford, Kay Sutton, Bobby Barber ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1938-09-02

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