Best Comedy Movies of 1938

1.

You Can't Take It with You

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don't turn out the way Alice had hoped.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1938-09-01
2.

Bringing Up Baby

5.5
7.8/10 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
3.

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: 1938-05-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Ferdinand the Bull
4.

Ferdinand the Bull

4.2
7.2/10 IMDB

This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. As luck would have it, an untimely bee reveals Ferdinand's ferocious side via pained howls and wild stomping. This lands him in the bull-fighting arena amidst characters based on Walt's animators with a matador reportedly modeled after Walt himself.

Starring: Milt Kahl, Don Wilson, Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Dick Rickard
Release date: 1938-11-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Mickey's Trailer
5.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Block-Heads
6.

Block-Heads

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan who has now been returned to the States and invites him back to his home.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell, Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson, Tommy Bond ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1938-08-19
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

American multi-millionaire Michael Brandon 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Vivacious Lady
10.

Vivacious Lady

3.8
7.2/10 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

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