Best Comedy Movies of 1944

1.

Arsenic and Old Lace

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, John Alexander, Jack Carson, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1944-09-23
2.

Meet Me in St. Louis

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport, June Lockhart, Henry H. Daniels Jr. ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1944-11-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1944 : Hail the Conquering Hero
3.

Hail the Conquering Hero

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Elizabeth Patterson, Georgia Caine, Al Bridge, Freddie Steele, Bill Edwards ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1944-08-09
4.

Going My Way

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Risë Stevens ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1944-05-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1944 : Little Red Riding Rabbit
5.

Little Red Riding Rabbit

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs, the Wolf and bobby-soxer Red chase each other around while Grandma is off working at Lockheed aircraft.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1944-01-04
6.

The Thin Man Goes Home

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven, Anne Revere, Helen Vinson, Harry Davenport, Leon Ames, Donald Meek, Edward Brophy ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1944-11-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1944 : A Canterbury Tale
7.

A Canterbury Tale

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Charles Hawtrey, Esmond Knight, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1944-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1944 : This Happy Breed
8.

This Happy Breed

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1919, Frank Gibbons returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel, carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint, sister-in-law Sylvia and three children. Years pass, with the daily routine of family infighting and reconciliation occasionally broken by a strike or a festival.

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt, Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Eileen Erskine, John Blythe, Guy Verney ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1944-05-28
9.

Hollywood Canteen

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Dozens of Warner Brothers stars come together in this 1940s musical/comedy

Starring: Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Eddie Cantor, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Carson, Dane Clark, Joan Crawford ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1944-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1944 : In Society
10.

In Society

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant, Margaret Irving, Ann Gillis, Arthur Treacher, Thomas Gomez, George Dolenz, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1944-08-16

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