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List of the best Jimmy Durante movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jimmy Durante's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jimmy Durante movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jimmy Durante movies will be at the top of the list. Jimmy Durante has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jimmy Durante movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jimmy Durante films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jimmy Durante role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jimmy Durante performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

These films, like Hollywood Party and Roadhouse Nights include images when available.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jimmy Durante movies?" and "What are the greatest Jimmy Durante roles of all time?"
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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It Happened in Brooklyn Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gloria Grahame It Happened in Brooklyn is a 1947 MGM musical romantic comedy film directed by Richard Whorf and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, and Jimmy Durante and featuring Gloria ...more

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The Man Who Came to Dinner Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Mary Wickes The Man Who Came to Dinner is a 1942 American comedy film directed by William Keighley, and starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and Monty Woolley as the title character. The screenplay by Julius ...more

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The Great Rupert Terry Moore, Jimmy Durante, Sara Haden The Great Rupert, is a 1950 comedy family film, produced by George Pal, directed by Irving Pichel and starring Jimmy Durante, Tom Drake and Terry Moore. It is based on a story, written by Ted ...more

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Melody Ranch Gene Autry, Ann Miller, Jimmy Durante Melody Ranch is a 1940 Western musical film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, and Ann Miller. Written by Jack Moffitt, F. Hugh Herbert, Bradford Ropes, and Betty ...more

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You're in the Army Now Jane Wyman, Phil Silvers, Jimmy Durante You're in the Army Now is a 1941 comedy film starring Jimmy Durante, Phil Silvers, Jane Wyman, and Regis Toomey. It featured the longest kiss in film, lasting three minutes and six seconds.

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Hollywood Party Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...more

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Little Miss Broadway Shirley Temple, Edna May Oliver, Jimmy Durante Little Miss Broadway is a 1938 American musical drama film directed by Irving Cummings. The screenplay was written by Harry Tugend and Jack Yellen. The film stars Shirley Temple in a story about ...more

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That's Entertainment! Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was followed by two sequels and a related film called That's Dancing!. The ...more

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Billy Rose's Jumbo Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Dean Jagger Billy Rose's Jumbo is an American musical film produced by MGM in Panavision and Metrocolor, and starring Jimmy Durante, Doris Day, Martha Raye, and Stephen Boyd. The film was directed by ...more

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Hell Below Walter Huston, Robert Young, Robert Montgomery Hell Below is an MGM film set in the Adriatic during World War I about submarine warfare based on Commander Edward Ellsberg's novel Pigboats, starring Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Robert ...more

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The Milkman Piper Laurie, Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante The Milkman is a 1950 American black-and-white film starring Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, and Piper Laurie.

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Music for Millions June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Jimmy Durante Music for Millions is a 1944 musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1946.

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Student Tour Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy, Monte Blue Student Tour is a 1934 musical film written by Ralph Spence, Philip Dunne, George Seaton, Arthur Bloch, and Samuel Marx and directed by Charles Reisner.

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The Wet Parade Myrna Loy, Walter Huston, Robert Young The Wet Parade is a 1932 film directed by Victor Fleming based on a 1931 novel by Upton Sinclair, starring Robert Young, Myrna Loy, Walter Huston, Lewis Stone and Jimmy Durante.

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Palooka Thelma Todd, Jimmy Durante, Louise Beavers Palooka is a 1934 comedy film directed by Benjamin Stoloff starring Jimmy Durante and based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. The movie was adapted by Jack Jevne, Arthur Kober, Gertrude Purcell, ...more

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Hollywood on Parade Bing Crosby, Larry Fine, Moe Howard Hollywood on Parade is a series of short subjects released by Paramount Pictures.

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Speak Easily Buster Keaton, Thelma Todd, Hedda Hopper Speak Easily is a 1932 American comedy film starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and Thelma Todd, and directed by Edward Sedgwick. The studio also paired Keaton and Durante as a comedy team ...more

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George White's 1934 Scandals Alice Faye, Jimmy Durante, Rudy Vallée George White's 1934 Scandals is a 1934 musical film written by Jack Yellen and directed by Thornton Freeland, Harry Lachman and George White.

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It's Showtime James Cagney, Jimmy Durante, Rin Tin Tin

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On an Island with You Cyd Charisse, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams On an Island with You is a 1948 film directed by Richard Thorpe.

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The Passionate Plumber Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante The Passionate Plumber is a 1932 American comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante. The screenplay by Laurence E. Johnson and Ralph Spence is based on ...more

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The Phantom President Claudette Colbert, George M. Cohan, Jimmy Durante The Phantom President is a 1932 film directed by Norman Taurog, and starring George M. Cohan, Claudette Colbert and Jimmy Durante. According to Richard Rodgers, George M. Cohan deeply resented ...more

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Start Cheering Louis Prima, Broderick Crawford, Jimmy Durante Start Cheering is a musical motion picture starring Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly and Joan Perry. It is best remembered today for a cameo appearance by The Three Stooges, who were Columbia ...more

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Two Girls and a Sailor Ava Gardner, June Allyson, Van Johnson Two Girls and a Sailor is a 1944 musical film about two singing sisters who are helped to set up a canteen to entertain soldiers by a mysterious wealthy admirer. It featured a host of celebrity ...more

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New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford Jimmy Durante, William Haines, Ernest Torrence New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford is a 1931 crime / romantic comedy film starring William Haines as a con artist and Jimmy Durante as his pickpocket buddy. The film is based on a ...more

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Give a Man a Job Moe Howard, Jimmy Durante Give a Man a Job is a short film produced in 1933 in conjunction with the National Recovery Administration in which audience members were encouraged to offer jobs to the unemployed in the midst ...more

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Jack Palance, Ricardo Montalbán, Nanette Fabray Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 1966 family, fantasy and musical film directed by Alan Handley.

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Strictly Dynamite Lupe Vélez, Jimmy Durante, Sterling Holloway Strictly Dynamite is a 1934 comedy film written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Ralph Spence, Milton Raison and 4 others and directed by Elliott Nugent.

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Meet the Baron Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard Meet the Baron is a comedy film starring Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante, Edna May Oliver, Zasu Pitts, Ted Healy and the Three Stooges. The title of the film refers to Pearl's character of Baron ...more

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This Time for Keeps Anne Francis, Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante This Time for Keeps is an American romantic musical film released in 1947 and produced by MGM. It is about a soldier, returning home from war, who does not wish to work for his father's opera ...more

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The Cuban Love Song Lupe Vélez, Jimmy Durante, Ernest Torrence The Cuban Love Song is a 1931 musical romance film written by C. Gardner Sullivan, Bess Meredyth, John Lynch, John Colton, Gilbert Emery, Robert E. Hopkins and Paul Hervey Fox and directed by ...more

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Sally, Irene and Mary Jimmy Durante, Gypsy Rose Lee Sally, Irene and Mary is a 1938 romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter.

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What! No Beer? Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante What! No Beer? is a 1933 comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante, and directed by Edward Sedgwick. The studio had also paired Keaton and Durante as a comedy team during this period ...more

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Roadhouse Nights Jimmy Durante, Charlie Ruggles, Helen Morgan Roadhouse Nights is a 1930 gangster film. A number of sources including Sally Cline in her book Dashiell Hammett Man of Mystery claim it is based on the classic novel Red Harvest written by ...more

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Carnival Jimmy Durante, Lee Tracy, Sally Eilers Carnival is a 1935 American film directed by Walter Lang and starring Jimmy Durante, Lee Tracy, and Sally Eilers. The film also includes a young Lucille Ball in a small uncredited role as a

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Two Sisters from Boston June Allyson, Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante Two Sisters from Boston is a 1946 musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster. Starring Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante and Peter Lawford.