Best Comedy Movies of 1943

1.

Red Hot Riding Hood

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Tired of always playing the same roles, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother and the Wolf demand a new version of the tale. The story then plays out in a more contemperary urban environment, with Little Red Riding Hood working as a pin-up girl in a night club.

Starring: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray, Frank Graham, Kent Rogers, Connie Russell, Patricia Alphin, Anna Mae Fritz ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1943-05-08
2.

Tortoise Wins by a Hare

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1943-02-20
3.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Julius Tannen, Victor Potel, Brian Donlevy ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1943-12-24
4.

Heaven Can Wait

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Eugene Pallette, Signe Hasso, Louis Calhern ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1943-08-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1943 : The More the Merrier
5.

The More the Merrier

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines, Bruce Bennett, Frank Sully, Donald Douglas, Clyde Fillmore, Ann Doran, Grady Sutton ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1943-03-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1943 : The Lonesome Mouse
6.

The Lonesome Mouse

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. But he soon tires of this, and under a flag of truce, hatches a plan with Tom. The abnormally talkative duo stage a grand chase, but whenever they're out of sight of Mammy, they fake it, pausing for patty-cake, a turkey leg, and a drum jam session. Eventually, Tom chases Jerry under a rug, then swaps in a tomato, which Mammy crushes. With Jerry apparently vanquished, Tom is rewarded with a pie, but when Jerry tries to claim his share, Tom shuts him out.

Starring: Lillian Randolph, William Hanna, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1943-05-22
7.

Thank Your Lucky Stars

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1943-09-25
8.

The Human Comedy

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Homer Macauley remains in a small town looking after his widowed mother and younger brother. Homer's older brother is fighting the war in Europe.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Fay Bainter, Ray Collins, Van Johnson, Donna Reed, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Dorothy Morris ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1943-03-02
9.

Du Barry Was a Lady

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Starring: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Donald Meek, Douglass Dumbrille, George Givot, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1943-08-13
10.

Yankee Doodle Daffy

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Daffy is an agent representing Sleepy LaGoof trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1943-07-03

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