1940s Parody Movies

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein(1948)

1h 23min | Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 93 votes)

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery(1946)

3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

While reading his favorite comic book, Daffy accidentally knocks himself unconscious and dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks. Taking a streetcar (conducted by Porky Pig, in a non-speaking cameo role) to the gangsters' hideout, he meets up with such grotesque criminals as Pickle Puss, Eighty-Eight Teeth and Neon Noodle.

Directed by Bob Clampett

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff(1949)

1h 24min | Comedy, Horror
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).

The Dover Boys at Pimento University(1942)

| 9min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

Directed by Chuck Jones

A Corny Concerto(1943)

| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

A Corny Concerto is an American animated cartoon short produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Frank Tashlin, animated by Robert McKimson and released as part of the Merrie Melodies series on September 25, 1943. A parody of Disney's 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss' best known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube, adapted by the cartoon unit's music director, Carl Stalling and orchestrated by its arranger and later, Stalling's successor, Milt Franklyn. Long considered a classic for its sly humor and impeccable timing with the music, it was voted #47 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field in 1994.

Directed by Bob Clampett

The Princess and the Pirate(1944)

1h 34min | Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom.

One Body Too Many(1944)

1h 15min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

An insurance salesman, Albert Tuttle, is hired as a body guard for a millionaire.

Directed by Frank McDonald - With Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Maxine Fife, Bela Lugosi

Gorilla My Dreams(1948)

| 7min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Bugs is sailing the South Seas when a gorilla mother, desperate for a child, hijacks his barrel and presents Bugs to her husband. Bugs decides to play along, but quickly discovers his new "father" plays a bit rough.

Directed by Robert McKimson

Mr. and Mrs. North(1942)

1h 7min | Comedy, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Married sleuths (Gracie Allen, William Post Jr.) find a corpse in their closet and round up suspects.

Who Killed Who?(1943)

3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

A murder has occurred at Gruesome Gables, and the dog detective trying to find the killer has to deal with some suspicious suspects and a haunted house.

Directed by Tex Avery

Uncle Tom's Cabaña(1947)

8min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin. (Uncle Tom's Cabaña is a 1947 American animated short film directed by Tex Avery. The short is a parody of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and is Avery's second parody of the novel, the first being Uncle Tom's Bungalow in 1937 while at Warner Bros. Cartoons)

Directed by Tex Avery

Bacall to Arms(1946)

7min | Animation
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Movie patrons watch and interact with a variety of short subjects and a spoof of the film "To Have and Have Not.".

Directed by Bob Clampett
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3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

Directed by Friz Freleng - With Mel Blanc

The Three Musketeers(1942)

2h 16min | Adventure, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Cantinflas and three friends return a stolen necklace to an actress who invites them to be extras at Clasa studios. While on the set, he falls asleep and dreams that he is d'Artagnan, fighting on behalf of Queen Anne.

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