Best Comedy Movies of 1951

1.

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
2.

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 : Laughter in Paradise
3.

Laughter in Paradise

3.7
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: 1951-01-10
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

As Young as You Feel

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.

Starring: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters, Constance Bennett, Marilyn Monroe, Allyn Joslyn, Albert Dekker, Clinton Sundberg, Minor Watson ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1951-06-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1951 : Bowery Battalion
8.

Bowery Battalion

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Slip, Sach and the gang (Bowery Boys) think an air-raid test is for real and join the Army.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Donald MacBride, Virginia Hewitt, Russell Hicks, Bernard Gorcey, William Benedict, Buddy Gorman, David Gorcey, John Bleifer ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1951-01-24
9.

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: 1951-03-08
10.

My Favorite Spy

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A burlesque comic (Bob Hope) doubles for a spy in Tangier and meets the spy's girlfriend (Hedy Lamarr), who is also a spy.

Starring: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan, Arnold Moss, John Archer, Luis van Rooten, Stephen Chase, Morris Ankrum, Angela Clarke, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1951-12-25

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