1930s Sports Comedy Movies

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A Day at the Races(1937)

| 1h 51min | Comedy, Music
3.6/5 (with 58 votes)

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Horse Feathers(1932)

| 1h 8min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.

No Limit(1935)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on George's bike, 'The Shuttleworth Snap', which he made himself. As a result, he breaks the TT lap record, becoming an instant motor-cycling star. As the big race approaches, George soon realises that other jealous riders will stop at nothing to make sure he does not take part in the race. An early George Formby film and probably his best.

Directed by Monty Banks - With George Formby, Florence Desmond, Edward Rigby

The Irish in Us(1935)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A boxer (James Cagney) and his policeman brother (Pat O'Brien) feud over a police captain's daughter (Olivia de Havilland).

Punch Drunks(1934)

17min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Moe discovers Curley's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail.

Fireman, Save My Child(1932)

1h 7min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small hometown. He gets an offer to play in a big team and hopes to get more money for his inventions. But Joe's invited to present his invention to a fire extinguisher company at the same time when he is supposed to play. Will he be able to show the effectiveness of his invention and win the game?


1h 26min | Music, Comedy
0.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Joe Palooka is a naive young man whose father Pete was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him.

Trouble Brewing(1939)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Ealing comedy starring music hall star George Formby. An eager newspaper reporter (Formby) goes undercover to expose a gang of counterfeiters. Posing as a wrestler and waiter in his investigative efforts, George proves a greater menace to public order than the criminals he is chasing.

Directed by Anthony Kimmins - With George Formby

One Run Elmer(1935)

19min | Comedy, Action
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both rivals against the other and, because she is a baseball fan, both Elmer and Jim try to show each other up in the big local baseball game.

Alibi Ike(1935)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

Come on George!(1939)

1h 28min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

George Formby, who plays George, a stable boy. He also has the unique ability to soothe an anxious racing horse. Expectedly, George races the horse and wins.

Directed by Anthony Kimmins - With George Formby

Hold 'Em Jail(1932)

1h 6min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team.

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Kelly the Second(1936)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A feisty Irish woman turns a truck driver into a championship boxer.

Two Minutes to Play(1936)

1h 14min | Drama, Action
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Martin Granville Jr. (Bruce Bennett), a star track-and-field athlete, has intentions of going to Claxton College, but changes his mind when he meets Pat Meredith (Jeanne Martel), a co-ed at a rival college, changes his mind team and goes to college there, just as his father Martin GRanville Sr. (Sam Flint), an alum of the school, had wished. But his father has ordered him not to play football. "Dad" Granville, has offered a $100,000 endowment to his old school, not knowing his son has joined the football team, but is going to withdraw it if his son plays in the Big Game against Claxton.

Directed by Robert F. Hill - With Bruce Bennett

Take a Chance(1937)

1h 13min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Comedy about Bookmakers and punters and their interest in the horse Take A Chance.

Directed by Sinclair Hill - With Claude Hulbert

Cowboy from Brooklyn(1938)

1h 17min | Comedy, Western

A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.

The Lucky Number(1932)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A professional footballer attempts to recover a winning pools ticket.

Three Men on a Horse(1936)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy - With Frank McHugh

Keep Fit(1937)

1h 22min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A weak, cowardly barber gets fit to win over a beautiful woman. However, she prefers his muscle-bound rival until George challenges him to a boxing match.

Directed by Anthony Kimmins - With George Formby, Kay Walsh, Guy Middleton, Evelyn Roberts

Thin Ice(1937)

Swiss hotel ski instructor (Henie) falls in love with a man (Power) who goes skiing every morning.

Elmer, the Great(1933)

1h 12min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes. As always, Elmer is the king of batters and he wins game after game. When Nellie comes to see Elmer in Chicago, she sees him kissing Evelyn and she wants nothing to do with him anymore. So Healy takes him to a gambling club, where Elmer does not know that the chips are money. He finds that he owes the gamblers $5000 and they make him sign a note for it. Sad at losing Nellie, mad at his teammates and in debt to the gamblers, Elmer disappears as the Cubs are in the deciding game for the Series.

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy - With Joe E. Brown

Love in the Rough(1930)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

When a shipping clerk is recruited by his employer to help his golf game, his boss insists he conceal his humble identity at the country club.

When's Your Birthday?(1937)

1h 15min | Comedy

Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

Directed by Harry Beaumont - With Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh

The Goalkeeper(1936)

1h 15min | Comedy
4.7/5 (with 2 votes)

The film tells the story of an ordinary guy Anton Kandidov. First he works on agricultural work — transports on boat on Volga watermelons. Noticing how deftly Anton catches and loads watermelons, he is told that he could become a goalkeeper and play football. And he decides to follow the advice. On the way to the glory of the goalkeeper and waiting for his victory and disappointment.

Directed by Semyon Timoshenko - With Hryhoriy Pluzhnyk, Tatyana Guretskaya, Lyudmila Glazova, Yakov Gudkin, Fyodor Kurikhin, Valery Solovtsov, ...

Les Rois du sport(1937)

1h 42min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

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Directed by Pierre Colombier - With Doumel, Fernandel, Franck Maurice, Georges Flamant, Jacques Beauvais, John Anderson, ...

Muži v offsidu(1931)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Kid From Texas(1939)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.

Directed by S. Sylvan Simon - With Dennis O'Keefe

The Cowboy Quarterback(1939)

56min | Comedy

Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets tangled up with gamblers and Rusty's girl Evelyn Corey makes a play for him.

Directed by Noel M. Smith - With Bert Wheeler

Always Kickin'(1932)

19min | Comedy

When Russel Gleason is thought to have made a kick by Jim Thorpe, he is reinstated on the college team in time for the big game.

Directed by James Gleason

Racetrack Winners(1932)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Serge de Poligny
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