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1930s Sports Comedy Movies

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Horse Feathers(1932)

| 1h 8min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 78 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.

A Day at the Races(1937)

| 1h 51min | Comedy, Music
3.6/5 (with 68 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.

Punch Drunks(1934)

17min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 12 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.

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 Kings of Sport(1937)

1h 42min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Jules and Fernand are two boys from the Café des sports in Marseille who take part in their corporation's annual race.

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

Trouble Brewing(1939)

3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

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


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.

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

Come on George!(1939)

1h 28min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

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 Everything(1930)

1h 14min | Music, Comedy

A man is mistaken for a champion fighter.

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

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?

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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

Keep Fit(1937)

1h 22min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

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

Men on the Offsides(1931)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

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

Elmer, the Great(1933)

1h 12min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

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

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.

Kelly the Second(1936)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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

The Lucky Number(1932)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A professional footballer attempts to recover a winning pools ticket.

Cowboy from Brooklyn(1938)

1h 17min | Comedy, Western

A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.

In Old Kentucky(1935)

| 1h 26min | Comedy

Horse trainer Steve Tapley is caught between the feuding Martingale and Shattuck families. He sides with young Nancy Martingale and her grandfather Ezra, and the feud is to be resolved by a horse race between the favorites of each family. Unfortunately, the Martingale's horse, Greyboy, only runs well in mud. And it hasn't rained in a long time.

Directed by George Marshall - With Will Rogers

One Run Elmer(1935)

19min | Comedy, Action
1.8/5 (with 2 votes)

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.

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

Cats and Dogs(1932)

7min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A Walter Lantz Pooch the Pup cartoon released December 5, 1932.

Directed by Walter Lantz

Where’s George?(1935)

1h 9min

A British comedy about a blacksmith who in looking to get away from his wife discovers a talent for rugby league.

Directed by Jack Raymond - With Sydney Howard

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

Klapzubova XI.(1938)

1h 33min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

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

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).

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