Best Comedy Movies of 1951

1.

The Lavender Hill Mob

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, Edie Martin, John Salew, Ronald Adam, Arthur Hambling, Gibb McLaughlin ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1951-06-28
2.

An American in Paris

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Gu├ętary, Nina Foch, Anna Q. Nilsson, John Eldredge, Hayden Rorke, Dudley Field Malone, Ann Codee ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1951-09-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : Rabbit Fire
3.

Rabbit Fire

4.1
8.3/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-05-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : Canned Feud
4.

Canned Feud

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve. And a pesky mouse has the only can opener in the house and torments Sylvester into trying more and more desperate measures to obtain it.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1951-02-03
5.

People Will Talk

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationship with the mysterious, ever-present Mr. Shunderson.

Starring: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn, Walter Slezak, Sidney Blackmer, Katherine Locke, Margaret Hamilton, Jack Kelly, Basil Ruysdael ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1951-08-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : The Lemon Drop Kid
6.

The Lemon Drop Kid

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for "Apple Annie" Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and "collecting dough for old dolls" like Nellie who have nowhere to live. Radio personality Marilyn Maxwell assists as the Kid's girlfriend, while William Frawley and Jay C. Flippen play the lovable, gruff crooks that fall for the Kid's Santa scam.

Starring: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell, Andrea King, Fred Clark, Jay C. Flippen, William Frawley, Harry Bellaver, Sid Melton ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1951-04-02
7.

The Mating Season

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid she has hired for a big party they are throwing. Rather than cause any embarrassment, Ellen goes along with the charade, which leads to many complications.

Starring: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Thelma Ritter, Miriam Hopkins, Jan Sterling, Larry Keating, James Lorimer, Gladys Hurlbut, Cora Witherspoon, Malcolm Keen ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1951-01-12
8.

Angels in the Outfield

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Paul Douglas, stars with Janet Leigh, as the hot-tempered Pittsburgh Pirates manager whose hard-luck team goes on a wining streak thanks to some heavenly intervention.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran, Lewis Stone, Spring Byington, Bruce Bennett, Marvin Kaplan, Ellen Corby, Jeff Richards ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1951-10-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : Laughter in Paradise
9.

Laughter in Paradise

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

When an eccentric practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs. But before they can collect the cash they must each do something which goes completely against their nature.

Starring: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole, Hugh Griffith, Ernest Thesiger, Beatrice Campbell, Mackenzie Ward, Joyce Grenfell, Eleanor Summerfield ..
Directed by: Mario Zampi
Release date: 1951-06-01
10.

On Moonlight Bay

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has unconventional ideas for the time. His ideas include not believing in marriage or money, which causes friction with Marjorie's father, who is the local bank vice president

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Jack Smith, Ellen Corby, Billy Gray, Jeffrey Stevens, Eddie Marr ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1951-07-26

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