Best Comedy Movies of 1947

1.

Monsieur Verdoux

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz, Martha Raye, Ada May, Isobel Elsom, Marjorie Bennett, Helene Heigh ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1947-09-26
2.

Miracle on 34th Street

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Porter Hall, Philip Tonge, Alvin Greenman, Harry Antrim, James Seay, Gene Lockhart ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1947-06-11
3.

The Bishop's Wife

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Haden, Karolyn Grimes, Tito Vuolo ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1947-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : It Happened on Fifth Avenue
4.

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A New Yorker hobo moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Starring: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore, Gale Storm, Grant Mitchell, Edward Brophy, Alan Hale Jr., Dorothea Kent, Edward Ryan ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1947-04-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : Cat Fishin'
5.

Cat Fishin'

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Spike is guarding a private fishing hole - in his sleep. Tom sneaks in to do some fishing - with Jerry as bait. But one particularly vicious fish turns out to be more than Tom or Jerry bargained for, particularly when he wakes up Spike.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1947-02-22
6.

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Teenager Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates.

Starring: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport, Johnny Sands, Don Beddoe, Lillian Randolph, Veda Ann Borg ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1947-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : King-Size Canary
7.

King-Size Canary

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A hungry cat has the idea of giving "Jumbo Gro" fertilizer to a scrawny canary to make him a bigger meal, which leads to a race between the cat, the canary, a dog, and a mouse to see who can grow the biggest.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1947-12-06
8.

The Egg and I

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

It tells the story of young married couple who become chicken farmers. Betty has been raised to follow her husband's dreams with him, and Bob's dream is to be a successful chicken farmer. The problem is their home is old and needs to be repaired and the baby chicks need constant care. When a rich single woman with a new house and new farm equipment flirts with Bob, Betty questions their decision to move to the farm in the first place.

Starring: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Billy House, Ida Moore, Donald MacBride, Esther Dale, Louise Allbritton ..
Directed by: Chester Erskine
Release date: 1947-05-01
9.

Song of the Thin Man

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed, Patricia Morison, Leon Ames, Gloria Grahame, Jayne Meadows, Ralph Morgan ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1947-08-28
10.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he accidentally meets a mysterious woman who hands him a little black book. According to her, it contains the locations of the Dutch crown jewels hidden since World War II. Soon, Mitty finds himself in the middle of a confusing conspiracy, where he has difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Fay Bainter, Thurston Hall, Ann Rutherford, Florence Bates, Gordon Jones, Boris Karloff, Konstantin Shayne, Henry Corden ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1947-09-01

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