The Best Comedies of the 1930s

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It Happened One Night

1934    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Road Movie

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Modern Times

1936    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Comedy    Satire    Silent Film

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Duck Soup

1933    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Bringing Up Baby

1938    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Thin Man

1934    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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The Lady Vanishes

1938    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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A Night at the Opera

1935    Sam Wood    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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My Man Godfrey

1936    Gregory La Cava    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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Top Hat

1935    Mark Sandrich    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Animal Crackers

1930    Victor Heerman    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood

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Ninotchka

1939    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Awful Truth

1937    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Comedy    Screwball Comedy

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Trouble in Paradise

1932    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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You Can't Take It With You

1938    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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Horse Feathers

1932    Norman Z. McLeod    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Sports Comedy

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Holiday

1938    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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Monkey Business

1931    Norman Z. McLeod    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Swing Time

1936    George Stevens    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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A Day at the Races

1937    Sam Wood    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Slapstick

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After the Thin Man

1936    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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