Best Comedy Movies of 1952

1.

Singin' in the Rain

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno, Mae Clarke, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Release date: 1952-04-09
2.

Limelight

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Andre Eglevsky, Marjorie Bennett, Melissa Hayden, Wheeler Dryden ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1952-10-23
3.

The Quiet Man

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

An American man returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love and conflict.

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford, Eileen Crowe, May Craig, Arthur Shields ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1952-07-21
4.

Monkey Business

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with water from the cooler, Fulton begins to act just like a twenty-year-old and believes his potion is working. Soon his wife and boss are also behaving like children.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Henri Letondal, Robert Cornthwaite, Larry Keating, Kathleen Freeman, Douglas Spencer ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1952-09-03
5.

The Greatest Show on Earth

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground.

Starring: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, Henry Wilcoxon, Lyle Bettger, Lawrence Tierney, James Stewart, Emmett Kelly ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1952-01-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1952 : Rabbit Seasoning
6.

Rabbit Seasoning

4.1
8.3/10 IMDB

The cartoon finds a row of signs saying it's rabbit season ("If you're looking for fun, you don't need a reason. All you need is a gun, it's Rabbit Season!"). Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck again are arguing over which of them is “in season” (it is really Duck Season, as Daffy says in the beginning), while a befuddled Elmer Fudd tries to figure out which animal is telling the truth. Between using sneaky plays-on-words, and dressing himself in women's clothing (including a Lana Turner-style sweater), Bugs manages to escape unscathed, while Daffy repeatedly has his beak blown off, upside-down, and sideways by Elmer.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1952-09-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1952 : Feed the Kitty
7.

Feed the Kitty

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

A bulldog adopts a small cat, but he can't let his owners know.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1952-02-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1952 : Neighbours
8.

Neighbours

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

This film, shot in pixilation (a kind of stop-motion animation with actors), is about two neighbours who come to barbaric blows over a flower that straddles the property line.

Starring: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur ..
Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1952-01-01
9.

Scaramouche

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh, Mel Ferrer, Henry Wilcoxon, Nina Foch, Richard Anderson, Robert Coote, Lewis Stone, Elisabeth Risdon ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1952-05-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1952 : Water, Water Every Hare
10.

Water, Water Every Hare

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny is too sound a sleeper to notice that a rainstorm has flooded his rabbit hole and sent his mattress floating downstream toward the castle of an evil scientist who needs a brain for his mechanical monster. Bugs tries to escape and save his brain from the clutches of Rudolph, the scientist's giant orange monster.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1952-04-19

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