Best Comedy Movies of 1953

1.

Roman Holiday

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli, Paola Borboni ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1953-08-26
2.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1953-07-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1953 : Duck Amuck
3.

Duck Amuck

5.1
8.6/10 IMDB

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1953-02-28
4.

How to Marry a Millionaire

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Starring: Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell, Alexander D'Arcy, Fred Clark, William Powell, Percy Helton ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1953-10-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1953 : Genevieve
5.

Genevieve

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Two friends driving in the London to Brighton vintage car rally bet on which of them will be the first to arrive back home.

Starring: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More, Geoffrey Keen, Reginald Beckwith, Arthur Wontner, Joyce Grenfell, Leslie Mitchell, Michael Balfour ..
Directed by: Henry Cornelius
Release date: 1953-05-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1953 : The Sun Shines Bright
6.

The Sun Shines Bright

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.

Starring: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit, Russell Simpson, Ludwig Stössel, Francis Ford, Paul Hurst, Mitchell Lewis, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1953-05-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1953 : Call Me Madam
7.

Call Me Madam

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Starring: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders, Billy De Wolfe, Helmut Dantine, Walter Slezak, Steven Geray, Ludwig Stössel, Lilia Skala ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1953-03-25
8.

The Moon Is Blue

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Starring: David Niven, William Holden, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Fortunio Bonanova, Gregory Ratoff, Hardy Krüger, Johannes Heesters, Johanna Matz ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1953-07-08
9.

The Actress

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The true story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins, Ian Wolfe, Kay Williams, Mary Wickes, Norma Jean Nilsson, Dawn Bender, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1953-09-25
10.

The Captain's Paradise

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Mediterranean ferryboat captain Henry St James has things well organized - a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving if rather more hot-blooded Mistress, Nita in Tangiers. A perfect life. As long as neither woman decides to follow him to the other port.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson, Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson, Walter Crisham, Nicholas Phipps, Bill Fraser, Ferdy Mayne, Sebastian Cabot ..
Directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1953-09-28

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