The Top 20 Romantic Comedies of the 1930s

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1

City Lights

1931    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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It Happened One Night

1934    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Road Movie

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3

Bringing Up Baby

1938    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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4

The Lady Vanishes

1938    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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5

My Man Godfrey

1936    Gregory La Cava    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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6

Top Hat

1935    Mark Sandrich    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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7

Ninotchka

1939    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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8

Trouble in Paradise

1932    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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9

You Can't Take It With You

1938    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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10

Holiday

1938    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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11

Shall We Dance

1937    Mark Sandrich    Not Rated

Musical Comedy    Romantic Comedy    Comedy

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12

Design For Living

1933    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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13

Twentieth Century

1934    Howard Hawks    Rated G

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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14

Love Me Tonight

1932    Rouben Mamoulian    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Romance

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15

Midnight

1939    Mitchell Leisen    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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16

Nothing Sacred

1937    William A. Wellman    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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17

Bachelor Mother

1939    Garson Kanin    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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18

The Merry Widow

1934    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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19

Platinum Blonde

1931    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Romance

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Easy Living

1937    Mitchell Leisen    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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