Best Comedy Movies of 1947

1.

Monsieur Verdoux

5.6
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 : The Cat Concerto
4.

The Cat Concerto

4.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the high-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1947-04-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : Cat Fishin'
5.

Cat Fishin'

3.9
7.8/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse
6.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Tom, sick of Jerry stealing the milk out of his bowl, poisons it. Instead of killing the mouse, the potion transforms him into a muscular beast.

Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1947-06-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : It Happened on Fifth Avenue
7.

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

3.9
7.6/10 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: 1947-04-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : The Invisible Mouse
8.

The Invisible Mouse

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Tom chases Jerry into a bottle of invisible ink, and Jerry then proceeds to have fun torturing Tom.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1947-09-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : A Mouse in the House
9.

A Mouse in the House

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Mammy Two-Shoes tells Tom and Butch that the cat who gets rid of the icebox-raiding, breadbox-invading mouse (Jerry) is the one who can stay.

Starring: Lillian Randolph, Thea Vidale ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1947-08-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1947 : King-Size Canary
10.

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

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