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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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  • 1
    The Man Who Came to Dinner
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    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan

    Released1942

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    The Man Who Came to Dinner is a 1942 American comedy film directed by William Keighley, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 2
    The Great Rupert
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    4

    The Great Rupert

    Terry Moore, Jimmy Durante

    Released1950

    Directed byIrving Pichel

    The Great Rupert, is a 1950 comedy family film, produced by George Pal, directed by Irving... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    It Happened in Brooklyn
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    It Happened in Brooklyn

    Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson

    Released1947

    Directed byRichard Whorf

    It Happened in Brooklyn is a 1947 MGM musical romantic comedy film directed by Richard Whorf... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    Hollywood Party
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    Hollywood Party

    Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney

    Released1934

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Melody Ranch
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    2

    Melody Ranch

    Gene Autry, Ann Miller

    Released1940

    Directed byJoseph Santley

    Melody Ranch is a 1940 Western musical film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Little Miss Broadway
    14
    2

    Little Miss Broadway

    Shirley Temple, Edna May Oliver

    Released1938

    Directed byIrving Cummings

    Little Miss Broadway is a 1938 American musical drama film directed by Irving Cummings. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    Hell Below
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    Hell Below

    Walter Huston, Robert Young

    Released1933

    Directed byJack Conway

    Hell Below is an MGM film set in the Adriatic during World War I about submarine warfare based... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The Milkman
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    4

    The Milkman

    Piper Laurie, Donald O'Connor

    Released1950

    Directed byCharles Barton

    The Milkman is a 1950 American black-and-white film starring Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    That's Entertainment!
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    That's Entertainment!

    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Haley, Jr.

    That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    Billy Rose's Jumbo
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    Billy Rose's Jumbo

    Doris Day, Stephen Boyd

    Released1962

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Billy Rose's Jumbo is an American musical film produced by MGM in Panavision and Metrocolor,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    13
    4

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Kramer

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    You're in the Army Now
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    You're in the Army Now

    Jane Wyman, Phil Silvers

    Released1941

    Directed byLewis Seiler

    You're in the Army Now is a 1941 comedy film starring Jimmy Durante, Phil Silvers, Jane Wyman,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Start Cheering
    6
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    Start Cheering

    Louis Prima, Broderick Crawford

    Released1938

    Directed byAlbert S. Rogell

    Start Cheering is a musical motion picture starring Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly and Joan... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Hollywood on Parade
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    Hollywood on Parade

    Bing Crosby, Larry Fine

    Released1932

    Directed byJules White

    Hollywood on Parade is a series of short subjects released by Paramount Pictures.
  • 15
    Speak Easily
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    2

    Speak Easily

    Buster Keaton, Thelma Todd

    Released1932

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    Speak Easily is a 1932 American comedy film starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and Thelma... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Give a Man a Job
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    Give a Man a Job

    Moe Howard, Jimmy Durante

    Released1933

    Give a Man a Job is a short film produced in 1933 in conjunction with the National Recovery... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Palooka
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    Palooka

    Thelma Todd, Jimmy Durante

    Released1934

    Directed byBenjamin Stoloff

    Palooka is a 1934 comedy film directed by Benjamin Stoloff starring Jimmy Durante and based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Phantom President
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    The Phantom President

    Claudette Colbert, George M. Cohan

    Released1932

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    The Phantom President is a 1932 film directed by Norman Taurog, and starring George M. Cohan,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    The Wet Parade
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    The Wet Parade

    Myrna Loy, Walter Huston

    Released1932

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    The Wet Parade is a 1932 film directed by Victor Fleming based on a 1931 novel by Upton... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    This Time for Keeps
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    This Time for Keeps

    Anne Francis, Esther Williams

    Released1947

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    This Time for Keeps is an American romantic musical film released in 1947 and produced by MGM.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    What! No Beer?
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    What! No Beer?

    Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante

    Released1933

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    What! No Beer? is a 1933 comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante, and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    The Passionate Plumber
    4
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    The Passionate Plumber

    Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante

    Released1932

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    The Passionate Plumber is a 1932 American comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    Two Girls and a Sailor
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    Two Girls and a Sailor

    Ava Gardner, June Allyson

    Released1944

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Two Girls and a Sailor is a 1944 musical film about two singing sisters who are helped to set... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    George White's 1934 Scandals
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    George White's 1934 Scandals

    Alice Faye, Jimmy Durante

    Released1934

    Directed byThornton Freeland, George White, Harry Lachman

    George White's 1934 Scandals is a 1934 musical film written by Jack Yellen and directed by...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Student Tour
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    Student Tour

    Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy

    Released1934

    Directed byCharles Reisner

    Student Tour is a 1934 musical film written by Ralph Spence, Philip Dunne, George Seaton,...Amazon_watch buy button