Best Comedy Movies of 1938


You Can't Take It with You

7.8/10 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

Bringing Up Baby

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

The Lady Vanishes

7.8/10 IMDB

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris befriends elderly Miss Froy. When the train resumes, Iris suffers a bout of unconsciousness and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveler and, as the pair sleuth, romantic sparks fly.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, May Whitty, Paul Lukas, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Mary Clare, Emile Boreo ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1938-10-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Holiday


7.7/10 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, Marion Ballou ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1938-05-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Mickey's Trailer

Mickey's Trailer

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 : Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand the Bull

7.1/10 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 : Porky in Wackyland

Porky in Wackyland

7.6/10 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: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1938-09-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Block-Heads


7.5/10 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

Merrily We Live

7.3/10 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

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

7.2/10 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

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

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

St. Martin's Lane

6.9/10 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 : Vivacious Lady

Vivacious Lady

7.1/10 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

The Young in Heart

7.3/10 IMDB

The Carletons make a living as card sharks and finding new suckers to mooch off of. When their latest scam backfires, they are asked to leave Monte Carlo. At the train station, they meet Miss Fortune, a very wealthy but lonely elderly lady. As a reward for saving her life after the train derails, Miss Fortune invites the Carletons to come live with her. The family hopes that by winning her affection, they can eventually be named sole beneficiaries in her will. But will a change of heart soften their mercenary feelings before that time comes?

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke, Minnie Dupree, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Henry Stephenson, Lawrence Grant, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1938-07-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Carefree


7.0/10 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

Love Finds Andy Hardy

6.7/10 IMDB

Andy Hardy becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard, Gene Reynolds, Don Castle ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1938-07-22

The Mad Miss Manton

6.7/10 IMDB

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer, Stanley Ridges, Whitney Bourne, Vickie Lester, Ann Evers, Catherine O'Quinn, Linda Perry ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1938-10-21

Room Service

6.6/10 IMDB

Broke Gordon Miller tries to land a backer for his new play while he has to deal with with the hotel manager trying to evict him and his cast.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Cliff Dunstan, Donald MacBride, Philip Loeb, Philip Wood ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1938-09-21

A Slight Case of Murder

7.0/10 IMDB

Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly, Willard Parker, John Litel, Edward Brophy, Harold Huber, Eric Stanley, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1938-02-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Charlie Chan in Honolulu

Charlie Chan in Honolulu

6.7/10 IMDB

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung, Eddie Collins, John 'Dusty' King, Claire Dodd, George Zucco, Robert Barrat, Marc Lawrence, Richard Lane ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1938-12-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : The Cowboy and the Lady

The Cowboy and the Lady

6.5/10 IMDB

Mary Smith decides after a lifetime of being a shut-in to do something wild while her father is out campaigning for the presidency, so she takes off for the family's home in West Palm Beach and inadvertently becomes romantically entangled with earnest cowboy Stretch Willoughby. Neither the dalliance nor the cowboy fit with the upper class image projected by her esteemed father, forcing her to choose.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Walter Brennan, Fuzzy Knight, Mabel Todd, Henry Kolker, Harry Davenport, Emma Dunn, Walter Walker ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1938-11-17

Topper Takes a Trip

6.5/10 IMDB

Mrs Topper's friend Mrs Parkhurst has convinced Mrs topper, to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby. Marion comes back from heaven's door to help Cosmo again, this time only with dog Mr. Atlas. Due to a strange behavior of Cosmo, the judge refuses to divorce them, so Mrs Parkhurst takes Mrs Topper on a trip to France, where she tries to arrange the final reasons for the divorce, with help of a gold-digging French baron, Marion takes Cosmo to the same hotel, to bring them back together and to get her own final ticket to heaven, but the whole thing turns out to be not too easy.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Verree Teasdale, Franklin Pangborn, Alexander D'Arcy, Paul Hurst, Armand Kaliz, Spencer Charters ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1938-12-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : The Divorce of Lady X

The Divorce of Lady X

6.6/10 IMDB

The morning after a London barrister lets a mystery woman stay in his suite, a friend files for divorce.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson, Morton Selten, J.H. Roberts, Gertrude Musgrove, Gus McNaughton, H.B. Hallam, Eileen Peel ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1938-01-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Getting an Eyeful

Getting an Eyeful

5.5/10 IMDB

Nickotai (Danny Kaye) needs an eye test and is the first patient of ‘eyetestometist’ Henry Groper.

Starring: Charles Kemper, Danny Kaye, Sally Starr, Clyde Fillmore, Jack Squires, Jack Hartley ..
Directed by: William Watson
Release date: 1938-01-21

Too Hot to Handle

6.6/10 IMDB

While in Shanghai reporting on the Sino-Japanese war, Chris Hunter, a shrewd news reporter, meets pilot Alma Harding. She does not trust him, but he manages to hire her as his assistant. During an adventurous expedition through the jungles of South America, her opinion of him begins to change.

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly, Leo Carrillo, Johnny Hines, Virginia Weidler, Betty Ross Clarke, Henry Kolker, Marjorie Main ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1938-09-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : I See Ice

I See Ice

5.9/10 IMDB

George Bright is a props man in an ice ballet company, and a keen amateur photographer who accidentally snaps crooks at work. Comic complications ensue....

Starring: George Formby, Kay Walsh, Betty Stockfeld, Cyril Ritchard, Garry Marsh, Frederick Burtwell, Ernest Sefton, Gavin Gordon, Ernest Jay, Andreas Malandrinos ..
Directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1938-02-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Goonland


7.6/10 IMDB

Popeye sails to Goon Island in search of his Pappy. He finds the place populated by the imposing, but ugly, goons, and a "no humans" sign. His imprisoned pappy at first ignores him, but when Popeye is caught by the goons and carried off, his can of spinach lands near Pappy and it works just as well on him as it does on Popeye.

Starring: Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1938-10-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Violent Is the Word for Curly

Violent Is the Word for Curly

7.8/10 IMDB

The stooges are left in charge of a gas station and manage to blow up the car of their first customers, three famous European professors. The stooges steal some of the academics' clothes and wind up at "Mildew", a women's college where the three professors are expected. Mistaken as the real thing, the boys take their place on the faculty. When the real professors show up, the stooges try to convince a rich woman, the schools benefactor, that an athletics programs is more important. Their athletics demonstration comes to an explosive end when the real professors slip them a nitroglycerin basketball.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Bud Jamison, Samuel Adams, Beatrice Blinn, Al Thompson ..
Directed by: Charley Chase
Release date: 1938-07-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : The Missing Guest

The Missing Guest

5.9/10 IMDB

Newspaper man "Scoop" Hanlon is looking for a way out of his assigned women's interest column. The one chance he has is to spend the night in the "blue room" of a haunted mansion where a number of people are gathered for a party. When one of the guests disappears from his room, "Scoop" decides to get to the bottom of things.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Constance Moore, William Lundigan, Edwin Stanley, Selmer Jackson, Billy Wayne, George Cooper, P.J. Kelly, Florence Wix, Harlan Briggs ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1938-08-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Mad About Music

Mad About Music

7.2/10 IMDB

A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Herbert Marshall, Gail Patrick, Arthur Treacher, William Frawley, Marcia Mae Jones, Helen Parrish, Jackie Moran, Elisabeth Risdon, Nana Bryant ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1938-02-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Hide and Shriek

Hide and Shriek

6.9/10 IMDB

Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Dick Elliott, Fred Holmes, Darla Hood, Gary Jasgur, Leonard 'Percy' Landy, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1938-06-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Four's a Crowd

Four's a Crowd

6.3/10 IMDB

A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell, Patric Knowles, Walter Connolly, Hugh Herbert, Melville Cooper, Franklin Pangborn, Carole Landis, Lana Turner ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-08-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Plumbing Is a 'Pipe'

Plumbing Is a 'Pipe'

7.2/10 IMDB

Olive has a small leak in a pipe; she makes the mistake of calling Wimpy to fix it, and the even bigger mistake of asking Popeye to help her do something until Wimpy can arrive. Meanwhile, Wimpy keeps realizing he's forgotten his tools, his gloves, etc. and going back. Popeye finally eats his spinach and manages some fixes to the system.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1938-06-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Tassels in the Air

Tassels in the Air

7.7/10 IMDB

The stooges are janitors in an office building. They stencil the wrong names on all the offices, causing a rich lady to mistakes Moe for famous decorator Omay. She hires the boys to redecorate her house, which they proceed to ruin. More trouble ensues when the real Omay shows up.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Gertrude Astor, Symona Boniface, Kathryn Bates, Vernon Dent, Bess Flowers, John Ince, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Charley Chase
Release date: 1938-04-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Trade Winds

Trade Winds

6.3/10 IMDB

After committing a murder, Kay assumes a new identity and boards a ship. But, Kay is unaware that Sam, a skirt chasing detective, is following her and must outwit him to escape imprisonment.

Starring: Fredric March, Joan Bennett, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Sothern, Sidney Blackmer, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Elliott, Joyce Compton, Richard Tucker, Dorothy Comingore ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1938-12-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Bulldozing the Bull

Bulldozing the Bull

7.0/10 IMDB

Popeye visits the bullfight only because of lovely Senorita Olive. He finds himself accidentally in the toreador box, even though he doesn't want to fight because it's cruelty to animals. Popeye rides the bull like a bronco, then gets tossed around a bit. The bull plants Popeye in the ground and attacks; the crowd turns on Popeye. Olive comes down to help and the bull chases her. The crowd throws vegetables at Popeye, including (fortunately) spinach.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1938-08-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb

Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb

7.6/10 IMDB

Curly wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente. Their suite is furnished with many expensive items which they systematically wreck, running up quite a bill. When they discover that, minus tax deductions, the jackpot is only $4.85 they quickly agree to marry three pretty rich widows who are also living in the hotel. The "widows" are actually gold diggers conniving to the get the jackpot money. When the girls find out what the jackpot is really worth, the boys get conked with champagne bottles.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Bobby Burns, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1938-05-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Paradise for Three

Paradise for Three

7.0/10 IMDB

A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.

Starring: Robert Young, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Florence Rice, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Herman Bing, Henry Hull, Sig Ruman, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1938-06-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Blondie


6.9/10 IMDB

Blondie and Dagwood are about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary but this happy occasion is marred when the bumbling Dagwood gets himself involved in a scheme that is promising financial ruin for the Bumstead family.

Starring: Arthur Lake, Penny Singleton, Larry Simms, Gene Lockhart, Jonathan Hale, Danny Mummert, Irving Bacon, Ann Doran, Ian Wolfe, Willie Best ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1938-11-30

Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue

5.4/10 IMDB

The scene is set at Billy Rose's Casa Manana Revue, filmed at the Fort Worth Frontier Fiesta (1937), an enormous production created as part of the Texas Centennial civic celebrations. The opening song, "The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful" emanated from the first edition of the Revue and became a hit song on two continents in 1936.

Starring: Lee Dixon, Virginia Grey, Peggy Ryan, Billy Rose, Harriet Hoctor ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1938-04-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Mutts to You

Mutts to You

7.4/10 IMDB

The stooges, professional dog washers, find a baby on a doorstep and, thinking it to be abandoned, take it home. When they read in the paper the baby is believed to have been kidnapped, they disguise Curly as a the baby's mother and try to sneak past the local cop. They are caught, but when the baby's parents show up and realize what happened, the result is a happy ending.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Bess Flowers, Vernon Dent, Bud Jamison, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Charley Chase
Release date: 1938-10-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber

6.7/10 IMDB

Ginger Ted, AKA Edward Claude Wilson, a drunkard and womanizer, and Miss Jones, a missionary, live in the Alas Islands. During a cholera epidemic, Ginger Ted and Miss Jones are sent to an outlying part of the islands to run a hospital; on their return, their motorboat breaks down, and they are marooned overnight on a small island.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie, Eliot Makeham, Dolly Mollinger, D.A. Ward, J. Solomon ..
Directed by: Erich Pommer
Release date: 1938-03-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Bear Facts

Bear Facts

6.9/10 IMDB

In an effort to impress Darla, Alfalfa tells her that he's a famous bear trainer. Little does he know that Darla's father owns a circus - and a bear costume. It's time for everyone to uncover the "bear facts".

Starring: Jack Baxley, Ed Brandenburg, Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Jack Pepper, Wilbur Pike, Al Pilario, Jackie Cooper, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1938-03-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Always Goodbye

Always Goodbye

6.8/10 IMDB

Following the death of her fiancé, Margot Weston is left pregnant and unmarried. Former doctor Jim Howard helps the desperate Margot. When her son is born, Jim helps her find a home for the baby with Phil Marshall and his wife. Margot insists that neither the Marshalls nor the child can ever know that she is his mother.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Lynn Bari, Binnie Barnes, Johnny Russell, Mary Forbes, Albert Conti, Marcelle Corday ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1938-06-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : College Swing

College Swing

6.1/10 IMDB

Gracie Alden tries to graduate from college to get an inheritance.

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton, Florence George, Ben Blue, Betty Grable, Jackie Coogan, John Payne ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1938-04-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Start Cheering

Start Cheering

6.0/10 IMDB

After retiring from movies to get an education, a man discovers his ex-staff is trying to have him expelled.

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry, Charles Starrett, Craig E. Earle, Gertrude Niesen, Raymond Walburn, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1938-03-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : There Goes My Heart

There Goes My Heart

6.5/10 IMDB

An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.

Starring: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray, Nancy Carroll, Eugene Pallette, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Lake, Etienne Girardot, Robert Armstrong ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1938-10-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Termites of 1938

Termites of 1938

7.5/10 IMDB

The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party. The stooges wreck the fancy mansion where the party is taking place and befuddle the guest of honor, an English Lord.

Starring: Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Bess Flowers, Bud Jamison, Etta McDaniel ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1938-01-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Next Time I Marry

Next Time I Marry

6.2/10 IMDB

Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays Tony Anthony, working on a WPA road project, to marry, then divorce her. When Nancy inadvertently drives off with Tony's dog, Tony seemingly kidnaps her to retrieve the pooch, which leads to a cross-country race between the two to reach Reno and the divorce court since neither one wants to be the second to file papers.

Starring: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Granville Bates, Mantan Moreland, Elliott Sullivan, Murray Alper, Jack Albertson, Eddie Acuff, Joseph E. Bernard ..
Directed by: Garson Kanin
Release date: 1938-12-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1938 : Mutiny Ain't Nice

Mutiny Ain't Nice

6.9/10 IMDB

Popeye is leaving on his sailing ship, much to Olive's chagrin. She ends up accidentally stowing away in a trunk. Popeye discovers her, but she can't stay, because the crew will think she's a jinx. She tries to hide, but this only scares the crew more, because they think the ship's haunted. When she is revealed, the crew comes after her to throw her off, and then turns on captain Popeye.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1938-09-23

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