Best Comedy Movies of 1955

1.

The Ladykillers

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two-room apartment in an old house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they're plotting to rob an armored bank van and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce's naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Katie Johnson, Jack Warner, Philip Stainton, Frankie Howerd, Madge Brindley ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1955-12-08
2.

The Trouble with Harry

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock, Jerry Mathers, Royal Dano, Parker Fennelly, Barry Macollum, Dwight Marfield ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1955-10-03
3.

The Seven Year Itch

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together - maybe a little too much time!

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oskar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore, Donald MacBride, Carolyn Jones ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1955-06-01
4.

Guys and Dolls

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, Sheldon Leonard, Regis Toomey, Danny Dayton, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1955-12-23
5.

The Court Jester

4.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Michael Pate, Herbert Rudley, Noel Drayton ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1955-12-24
6.

Mister Roberts

4.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Mr. Roberts is as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Captain Morton.

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Philip Carey, Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, Ken Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
Release date: 1955-07-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1955 : One Froggy Evening
7.

One Froggy Evening

4.2
8.4/10 IMDB

A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

Starring: Bill Roberts ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-12-30
8.

We're No Angels

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Three convicts escape from prison on Devil's Island just before Christmas and arrive at a nearby French colonial town. They go to the store of the Ducotels, the only store that gives supplies on credit. They initially intend to take advantage of them but have a change of heart after they find the family is in financial troubles.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, John Baer, Gloria Talbott, Leo G. Carroll, Lea Penman, John Smith ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1955-06-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1955 : There's Always Tomorrow
9.

There's Always Tomorrow

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, William Reynolds, Pat Crowley, Gigi Perreau, Jane Darwell, Race Gentry, Myrna Hansen, Judy Nugent ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1955-07-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1955 : Speedy Gonzales
10.

Speedy Gonzales

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Speedy comes to the aid of a group of mice trying to get the cheese from a factory guarded by Sylvester.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-09-17

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