The Best Jimmy Durante Movies  

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bing Crosby, Larry Fine, Moe Howard
Hollywood on Parade is a series of short subjects released by Paramount Pictures.
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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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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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Cyd Charisse, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams
On an Island with You is a 1948 film directed by Richard Thorpe.
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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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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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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.
New Adventures of Get Rich Qui... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jimmy Durante Movies
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