1940s Sports Comedy Movies

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941)

3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?

Take Me Out to the Ball Game(1949)

| 1h 33min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie.

Hockey Homicide(1945)

| 8min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

A crowd gathers at the skating rink to watch the big championship hockey game of the Pelicans versus the Aardvarks. Although referee "Clean Game" Kinney does his best to supervise, the hockey game really gets out of hand eventually. Two star players, Bertino and Ferguson, are so anxious, they never get let out of the penalty box, referee Kinney is never able to drop the puck without being physically hurt somehow, and the spectators themselves are so worked into the game, they take out their aggression on the ice while the players relax in the bleachers.

Directed by Jack Kinney

It Happens Every Spring(1949)

1h 27min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Kid Dynamite(1943)

1h 6min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The East Side boxing champion Muggs answers a challenge to a fight against the West Side champ but just before the match he is kidnapped. His friend Danny Lyons takes his place and wins the fight, only to have Mugs believe that Danny was responsible for his kidnapping.

Directed by Wallace Fox - With East Side Kids

Father Was a Fullback(1949)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Coach George Copper's college football team is losing game after game, much to the dismay of stiff-and-stuffy but influential alumni Roger Jessup, and also having trouble at home with his oldest daughter, Connie. The team keeps losing and Coach Cooper is about to lose his job as his efforts to win the last game of the season, against the team's Big Rival, end in disaster. But, unknown to he and his wife, Elizabeth, Connie has sold an article, called "I Was a Bubble Dancer" to a 'True-Confession" magazine, and the girl-who-couldn't-get-a-date becomes suddenly popular and, because of her, the high-school football star from another town decides to play his college-ball for Coach Cooper. Jessup is forced to keep Cooper on as the school's football coach.

How to Play Golf(1944)

| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Goofy shows us, in his inimitable way, the fundamentals of golf, guided as usual by the somewhat sarcastic narrator.

Directed by Jack Kinney

Ladies' Day(1943)

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

A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he falls in love. After marrying a movie star extreme measures are taken for the benefit of the team.

Directed by Leslie Goodwins - With Lupe Vélez

Good News(1947)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring '20s, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field.

The Kid from Brooklyn(1946)

1h 53min | Comedy, Music
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title.

It's Not Cricket(1949)

1h 17min | Adventure, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1 vote)

Kicked out of Army Intelligence, a pair of upper class twits set up as private detectives. The result is refined English chaos. " This is the regettable story of two Drones who didn't even know their own Zones. It starts in Germany, gets nowhere and stops at nothing." Radford and Wayne, cashiered from the army when they let a captured Nazi escape, become private detectives who later get involved with the same German and a missing diamond ...

The Heckler(1940)

20min | Comedy

An obnoxious heckler at a baseball game infuriates everybody.

Directed by Del Lord - With Charley Chase
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It Happened in Flatbush(1942)

1h 20min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A washed up baseball player returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team but an old sports reporter is eager to prove that he is a looser.

Directed by Ray McCarey - With Lloyd Nolan

Sunday Punch(1942)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Ma Galestrum (Connie Gilchrist) is a boardinghouse owner whose tenants are a group of aspiring boxers. When her young niece, Judy (Jean Rogers), comes to stay for a visit, college dropout Ken Burke (William Lundigan) and Swedish janitor Ole (Dan Dailey Jr.) immediately fall for her charms. Ken considers going back to college for Judy, but his fight promoter is less than thrilled with this idea. Meanwhile, Ole is determined to meet Ken in the ring to vie for Judy's heart.

Joe Palooka in the Big Fight(1949)

| 1h 6min | Comedy, Drama

Gangsters frame Joe on a drunk charge and a murder rap so they can put their own fighter into a big event. Joe investigates in an attempt to prove his innocence.

Directed by Cy Endfield - With Leon Errol

Rise and Shine(1941)

| 1h 32min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.

11 uomini e un pallone(1948)

1h 30min | Comedy

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Love Goes Up and Down(1946)

1h 31min | Comedy

Sixten reluctantly go to a ski resort in Åre to write a script to a movie.

Directed by Rolf Husberg - With Sture Lagerwall

The Winner(1946)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A boxing coach is trying to return back to the ring his best athlete - Nikita Krutikov.

The Quarterback(1940)

1h 14min | Comedy

A comedy featuring Morris in a dual role as a dumb twin and a star football player, and a smart twin studying to become a college professor. They both are smitten with Kay Merrill as well. Of course, gamblers are also involved.

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