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: 1944-11-23
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1944 : A Canterbury Tale
4.

A Canterbury Tale

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Three people arrive in a village in Southern England in the early years of World War 2. Alison Smith is a London girl who is due to start working on a farm as a 'Land Girl'. Peter Gibbs is an Englishman conscripted into the army, taking a few days leave before going abroad. Bob Johnson is a U.S. Army sergeant who wanted to go to Canterbury, but got off here by mistake. As they walk into the village, Alison is attacked by 'The Glue Man', a prankster who pours glue in women's hair. The three of them start to explore the area to discover and expose 'The Glue Man' but then get engrossed in the history of the area and the tales of The Pilgrim's Way. The local magistrate, Thomas Colpeper, JP is a local historian and a very mysterious character who leads them further into the mystery.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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 : 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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