The Best Comedies of the 1930s

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Modern Times 1936, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinHenry BergmanChester Conklin

Comedy    Satire    Silent Film

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Duck Soup 1933, 68 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Harpo MarxGroucho MarxChico Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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The Thin Man 1934, 91 min.

W.S. Van Dyke     Starring: William PowellNat PendletonMinna Gombell

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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A Night at the Opera 1935, 91 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Groucho MarxChico MarxWalter Woolf King

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Top Hat 1935, 101 min.

Mark Sandrich     Starring: Fred AstaireGinger RogersEdward Everett Horton

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Ninotchka 1939, 110 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Greta GarboMelvyn DouglasIna Claire

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Holiday 1938, 95 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Katharine HepburnCary GrantDoris Nolan

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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Swing Time 1936, 103 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Fred AstaireGinger RogersVictor Moore

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Monkey Business 1931, 77 min.

Norman Z. McLeod     Starring: Zeppo MarxChico MarxHarpo Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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A Day at the Races 1937, 111 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Chico MarxHarpo MarxGroucho Marx

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Slapstick

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42nd Street 1933, 89 min.

Lloyd Bacon     Starring: Bebe DanielsGeorge BrentUna Merkel

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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