Best Comedy Movies of 1954



7.6/10 IMDB

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who goes away to Paris for two years, and returns to capture David's attention, while falling in love with Linus.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1954-09-10

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

7.3/10 IMDB

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Starring: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt, Jane Powell, Jacques d'Amboise, Julie Newmar, Matt Mattox, Nancy Kilgas ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1954-07-22

White Christmas

7.5/10 IMDB

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, John Brascia, Anne Whitfield, Bea Allen, Glen Cargyle ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1954-10-14

Hobson's Choice

7.7/10 IMDB

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker Public House, he exploits his three daughters as cheap labour. When he declares that there will be ‘no marriages’ to avoid the expense of marriage settlements at £500 each, his eldest daughter Maggie rebels.

Starring: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Prunella Scales, Richard Wattis, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye, Joseph Tomelty, Julien Mitchell ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1954-04-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Bugs and Thugs

Bugs and Thugs

8.0/10 IMDB

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-03-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Bewitched Bunny

Bewitched Bunny

7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs must rescue Hansel and Gretel from Witch Hazel's clutches.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-07-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Baby Buggy Bunny

Baby Buggy Bunny

7.7/10 IMDB

Baby-Faced Finster robs a bank, but the baby carriage with the money in it goes down Bugs' rabbit hole.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-12-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Devil May Hare

Devil May Hare

7.5/10 IMDB

The Tasmanian Devil is on the loose. Bugs offers to help him find his dinner.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1954-06-19

It Should Happen to You

7.2/10 IMDB

Gladys Glover has just lost her modeling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things, making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city.

Starring: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea, Vaughn Taylor, Connie Gilchrist, Walter Klavun, Whit Bissell, Constance Bennett, Ilka Chase ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1954-01-15

The Long, Long Trailer

6.9/10 IMDB

A newly wed couple, Tacy and Nicky, travel in a trailer for their honeymoon. The journey is a humorous one that could end up destroying their marriage.

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Gladys Hurlbut, Keenan Wynn, Marjorie Main, Moroni Olsen, Christopher Olsen, Bert Freed, Madge Blake, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1954-02-19

Knock On Wood

6.7/10 IMDB

Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his two dolls become mean and jealous. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is a member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans for the top-secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to hide the secret plan in the heads of the dolls.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling, Torin Thatcher, David Burns, Leon Askin, Abner Biberman, Gavin Gordon, Otto Waldis, Steven Geray, Diana Adams ..
Directed by: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Release date: 1954-04-06

The Million Pound Note

6.8/10 IMDB

An impoverished American sailor is fortunate enough to be passing the house of two rich gentlemen who have conceived the crazy idea of distributing a note worth one million pounds. The sailor finds that whenever he tries to use the note to buy something, people treat him like a king and let him have whatever he likes for free. Ultimately, the money proves to be more troublesome than it is worth when it almost costs him his dignity and the woman he loves.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ronald Squire, Joyce Grenfell, Maurice Denham, Reginald Beckwith, Brian Oulton, John Slater, Wilbur Evans, Hartley Power, George Devine ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1954-01-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Shot In The Frontier

Shot In The Frontier

6.9/10 IMDB

Set in the old west, the stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, three desperadoes who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Diana Darrin, Emmett Lynn, Kenneth MacDonald ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1954-10-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Casanova's Big Night

Casanova's Big Night

6.7/10 IMDB

Italy 1757, Pippo Popolino, a lowly tailor, disguises himself as the great Casanova in order to romance the attractive widow Francesca. He little suspects what awaits him... Locked into the incongruous role by the desperation of the real Casanova's creditors, Pippo must journey to Venice on a delicate mission far beyond his capabilities.

Starring: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone, Hugh Marlowe, Arnold Moss, John Carradine, John Hoyt, Hope Emerson, Robert Hutton ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1954-04-07

The Bounty Hunter

6.6/10 IMDB

A year after a violent train robbery the Pinkerton detective agency hires a bounty hunter to find the three remaining killers. He tracks them to Twin Forks but has no clue to their identity. Tensions surface as just his presence in town acts as a catalyst.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Dolores Dorn, Marie Windsor, Howard Petrie, Harry Antrim, Robert Keys, Ernest Borgnine, Dub Taylor, Tyler MacDuff, Archie Twitchell ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1954-09-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

6.6/10 IMDB

The first of the seven "Doctor" films, based on Richard Gordon's novels and released between 1954 and 1970. Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast sports-car driving that constitute 1950s medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt to remind them of their real purpose.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden, Kay Kendall, James Robertson Justice, Donald Houston, Suzanne Cloutier, George Coulouris, Jean Taylor Smith ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1954-03-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : The Maggie

The Maggie

6.9/10 IMDB

The poor, elderly—and the wily, when it comes to parting those who can afford it from their money—Scottish skipper of a broken-down old 'puffer' boat tricks an American tycoon into paying him to transport his personal cargo. When the tycoon learns of the trick, he attempts to track down the boat and remove his possessions.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker, Tommy Kearins, Hubert Gregg, Geoffrey Keen, Dorothy Alison, Andrew Keir, Meg Buchanan ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1954-02-25

The Belles of St. Trinian's

6.7/10 IMDB

The unruly schoolgirls of St Trinian's are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey. But greater trouble than ever beckons when the arrival at the school of Princess Fatima of Makyad coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella Fritton, who has the kidnap of a prize racehorse on her mind. The first film in the classic comedy series.

Starring: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Hermione Baddeley, Betty Ann Davies, Renée Houston, Beryl Reid, Irene Handl, Mary Merrall, Joan Sims ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1954-09-28

Living It Up

6.5/10 IMDB

Homer Flagg (Lewis) is a railroad worker in the small town of Desert Hole, New Mexico. One day he finds an abandoned automobile at an old atomic proving ground. His doctor and best friend, Steve Harris (Martin), diagnoses him with radiation poisoning and gives Homer three weeks to live. A reporter for a New York newspaper, hears of Homer's plight and convinces her editor, to provide an all-expenses paid trip to New York.

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold, Fred Clark, Sheree North, Sig Ruman, Richard Loo, Eduard Franz, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1954-07-15

Susan Slept Here

6.4/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve, suffering from a case of writer's block, screenwriter Mark Christopher and his gofer Virgil get an unexpected visit from Sergeant Maizel. Knowing Christopher is working on a juvenile delinquent script, the sergeant brings by delinquent Susan thinking she will inspire Christopher while providing a place for her to spend the holidays outside of juvenile hall.

Starring: Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell, Alvy Moore, Horace McMahon, Herb Vigran, Les Tremayne, Mara Lane, Rita Johnson ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1954-07-28


6.6/10 IMDB

Robert and Nina Tracy were once a happy couple, but eight years of marriage has taken a toll on their relationship. They decide to call it quits and get a divorce. In their ensuing freedom, they are excited to dive back into the world of dating. Nina has a date with a suave actor, and Robert meets a blonde bombshell. However, when their dalliances get complicated, they quickly realize that single life might not be what they bargained for.

Starring: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak, Luella Gear, Donald Randolph, Donald Curtis, Arny Freeman, Eddie Searles ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1954-11-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Father Brown

Father Brown

6.7/10 IMDB

Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee, Sid James, Gérard Oury, Ernest Clark, Aubrey Woods, John Salew ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1954-06-08

There's No Business Like Show Business

6.4/10 IMDB

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Mitzi Gaynor, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray, Richard Eastham, Hugh O'Brian, Frank McHugh, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1954-12-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Dog Pounded

Dog Pounded

7.5/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat tries to catch Tweety Bird, who is up in a tree in the middle of the city dog pound.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Mice Follies

Mice Follies

7.8/10 IMDB

Jerry and his friends flood the kitchen, then use the freezer to turn it into a skating rink. Even though Tom finds a pair of ice skates, the mice have no problem outmaneuvering him.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1954-09-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Claws for Alarm

Claws for Alarm

7.7/10 IMDB

Porky and Sylvester go on a creepy vacation.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-05-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Income Tax Sappy

Income Tax Sappy

7.1/10 IMDB

Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS gets the goods on them, and its off to jail for the stooges.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Margie Liszt, Benny Rubin ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1954-02-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Bird-Brain Bird Dog

Bird-Brain Bird Dog

6.5/10 IMDB

It's quail-hunting season and Barney goes out to buy a bird dog. He unexpectedly winds up with one that love birds. Barney insists, nonetheless, that the dog find him some game. It comes across a quail and confides in it that he doesn't mean any harm but that Barney does. The dog and bird team up to outfox Barney.

Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1954-07-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Little School Mouse

Little School Mouse

7.7/10 IMDB

Professor Jerry teaches a course in how to outwit cats, but his pupil seems to know more than Jerry.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1954-05-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Destination Magoo

Destination Magoo

6.3/10 IMDB

The title of this short is a play on the title of the feature film Destination Moon (which itself has an animated sequence made by Walter Lantz and starring Woody Woodpecker) and once again Magoo and his myopia take an adventure, hand in hand, off to the "Moon". The life that man leads!

Starring: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner ..
Directed by: Pete Burness
Release date: 1954-12-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Dixieland Droopy

Dixieland Droopy

7.4/10 IMDB

John Pettibone (Droopy), a dog whose love of Dixieland music is not appreciated by those around him, has a lucky meeting with Pee-Wee Runt and his All-Flea Dixieland band at the circus.

Starring: Bill Thompson, Bill Thompson, Marvin Miller, John Brown ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1954-12-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Puppy Tale

Puppy Tale

7.5/10 IMDB

Jerry rescues a bag of puppies from the river. Most of them run away as soon as Jerry releases them, but one stays behind. Jerry tries to get rid of it, but ultimately takes pity and invites the frisky pup inside, where he has to hide it from Tom, who keeps throwing it out.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1954-01-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Satan's Waitin'

Satan's Waitin'

7.4/10 IMDB

Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the spirit descends into Hell, where the puddy tat meets up with a Satanic bulldog. There, the bulldog encourages Sylvester to risk his remaining eight "lives" chasing the bird in the most dangerous of situations.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-08-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Feline Frame-Up

Feline Frame-Up

7.5/10 IMDB

After Claude frames Marc Antony, making it look like the bulldog ate the kitty, Marc must try various methods of getting back at Claude from outside the yard.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-02-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Knutzy Knights

Knutzy Knights

6.8/10 IMDB

Set in Elizabethan times, the stooges help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. The only problem is that Elaine is promised to the Black Prince who is plotting to take over the kingdom. The stooges manage to foil the plot and the grateful King allows Cedric to marry Elaine.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jock Mahoney, Christine McIntyre, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1954-09-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : No Parking Hare

No Parking Hare

7.7/10 IMDB

A construction worker wants to blast Bugs out of his rabbit hole so he can build a freeway.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1954-05-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Baby Butch

Baby Butch

7.5/10 IMDB

An alley cat is foraging for food when he sees Tom's house and decides it's a rich haul. He dresses as a foundling baby and lands on the doorstep. Tom takes him in and Butch proceeds to raid the fridge between Tom's babying him. What he doesn't know is that Jerry's going to grab the ham Butch swiped every chance he gets.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1954-08-14

The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp

6.6/10 IMDB

An angel finds that she needs money to fulfill her mission on Earth. Her only solution to this problem is to pawn her harp.

Starring: Diane Cilento, Jerry Desmonde, Felix Aylmer, Robert Eddison, Joe Linnane, Sheila Sweet, Philip Guard ..
Directed by: Alan Bromly
Release date: 1954-09-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Pet Peeve

Pet Peeve

7.7/10 IMDB

The couple that owns Tom and Spike decides they can't afford to keep both. They agree that the first one to catch the mouse can stay - bad news for Jerry, until both Tom and Spike cause a bit too much destruction and both get thrown out.

Starring: Daws Butler, June Foray ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1954-11-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Hic-cup Pup

Hic-cup Pup

7.5/10 IMDB

Spike has just put Tyke to bed for his nap when Tom and Jerry chase out the door to Tyke's crib, waking him up. This gives Tyke an attack of hiccups. Spike warns Tom not to wake him up again, which of course is all Jerry needs...

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1954-04-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Drag-A-Long Droopy

Drag-A-Long Droopy

7.3/10 IMDB

An "absolutely authentic account of the grazing land battles of the sheep and cattle wars of the early west," pitting sheep rancher Droopy against a cattle ranching wolf.

Starring: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1954-02-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Dr. Jerkyl's Hide

Dr. Jerkyl's Hide

7.1/10 IMDB

Two cockney canines chase Sylvester Cat into the lab of Dr. Jerkyl, where the cat drinks Hyde formula...

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-05-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Downhearted Duckling

Downhearted Duckling

7.4/10 IMDB

Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly. Jerry does his best to help. Tom gets involved when the suicidal duck offers himself as a meal.

Starring: Red Coffey ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1954-11-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Convict Concerto

Convict Concerto

7.0/10 IMDB

Woody is a piano tuner and is forced to play after a bank robber hides out in the piano and points a gun at him.

Directed by: Don Patterson
Release date: 1954-11-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : I Gopher You

I Gopher You

7.3/10 IMDB

Two polite twin gophers are indignant at the swiping of all their vegetables by "vandals" in trucks. They follow the trucks to a food processing plant and become caught in the machinery when they try to retrieve their property.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-01-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Pals and Gals

Pals and Gals

6.7/10 IMDB

The stooges go out west for Shemp's health. The boys soon run afoul of a local villain who is forcing pretty Nell to marry him. The bad guy has Nell's sisters locked up, and its up to the stooges to rescue them and save the day.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Christine McIntyre, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1954-06-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Wild Wife

Wild Wife

6.9/10 IMDB

A harried housewife is criticized by her male-chauvinist husband, who remarks that she doesn't make effective use of her time during the day and insinuates that she doesn't finish her chores because of laziness.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1954-02-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Aunt Clara

Aunt Clara

6.6/10 IMDB

A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings--including a brothel and a gambling den, racing greyhounds and a sleazy bar--to his eccentric Aunt Clara. Clara vows to "clean up" her new establishments, but complications ensue when she visits the crooked gambling den--just as it's being raided by the police.

Starring: Ronald Shiner, Margaret Rutherford, A.E. Matthews, Fay Compton, Nigel Stock, Sid James, Jill Bennett, Reginald Beckwith, Raymond Huntley, Eddie Byrne ..
Directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1954-11-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : The Cats Bah

The Cats Bah

6.9/10 IMDB

Penelope, an American tourist cat who's gotten a white stripe of paint down her back, is pursued through the Casbah by the amorous skunk Pepe Le Pew, who woos her with his rendition of "As Time Goes By."

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-03-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1954 : Design for Leaving

Design for Leaving

7.5/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck is a salesman for a futuristic appliance company, who, against Elmer Fudd's will, modernizes Fudd's house with many screwball gadgets, none of which work in Fudd's favor.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1954-03-27

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