Best Comedy Movies of 1951

1.

The Lavender Hill Mob

4.7
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : Rabbit Fire
2.

Rabbit Fire

4.2
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
3.

Canned Feud

3.9
7.6/10 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
4.

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
5.

The Man in the White Suit

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Vida Hope, Howard Marion-Crawford, Miles Malleson, Henry Mollison, Patric Doonan ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1951-08-07
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.

On Moonlight Bay

3.6
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : Comin' Round the Mountain
9.

Comin' Round the Mountain

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay, Kirby Grant, Joe Sawyer, Glenn Strange, Ida Moore, Shaye Cogan, Margaret Hamilton, Guy Wilkerson ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1951-07-26
10.

Royal Wedding

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Fred Astaire (Tom) and Jane Powell (Ellen) are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford) and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill--Winston's daughter).

Starring: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill, Keenan Wynn, Henri Letondal, Albert Sharpe, Viola Roache, Bess Flowers, Mae Clarke ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1951-01-01

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