Best Comedy Movies of 1956

1.

High Society

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her playboy father's exploits if not allowed to cover the wedding.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1956-07-17
2.

Bus Stop

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Cowboys Beauregard Decker and Virgil Blessing attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie. He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray, Hope Lange, Hans Conried, Max Showalter, Cheerio Meredith ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1956-08-31
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3.

Broom-Stick Bunny

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

On Halloween, Bugs Bunny, masquerading as an witch, trick or treats at Witch Hazel's door. He comes to the creepy old mansion of Witch Hazel, who's mixing up a potion. Bugs is mistaken for a real witch by Hazel, who prides herself on being the ugliest witch of all.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1956-02-25
4.

The Green Man

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Unknown to everyone but his shady Middle Eastern bosses, watchmaker Hawkins is actually a professional hired assassin with a predilection for killing his targets with bombs. After disposing of a dictator and millionaire, Hawkins is assigned to kill a politician who is heading to a remote hotel, The Green Man, for a secret tryst with his secretary. There, however, Hawkins' plot is discovered by vacuum salesman William Blake, who determines to stop him.

Starring: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams, Raymond Huntley, Colin Gordon, Avril Angers, Eileen Moore, Dora Bryan, John Chandos ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1956-12-21
5.

The Catered Affair

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because Jane's parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon. However, at dinner that night all Ralph's parents talk about are the big weddings they gave their daughters and everything escalates. All of a sudden, it is a big wedding breakfast with hundreds of guests. The problem is that for 12 years, Tom has been saving money to buy his own cab and license, but now that he can, all of his money is going towards a wedding neither he, or Jane or Ralph really want.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor, Robert F. Simon, Madge Kennedy, Dorothy Stickney, Carol Veazie, Joan Camden ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1956-06-14
6.

The Solid Gold Cadillac

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of 10 shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York. She attends her first stockholder meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations.

Starring: Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, George Burns, Fred Clark, John Williams, Hiram Sherman, Neva Patterson, Ralph Dumke, Ray Collins, Arthur O'Connell ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1956-08-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1956 : The Rainmaker
7.

The Rainmaker

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges, Earl Holliman, Cameron Prud'Homme, Wallace Ford, Yvonne Lime, Jack Kenny ..
Directed by: Joseph Anthony
Release date: 1956-12-13
8.

The Girl Can't Help It

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love?

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Ray Anthony, Barry Gordon, Henry Jones, John Emery, Juanita Moore, Fats Domino ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1956-12-01
9.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans.

Starring: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey, Clem Bevans, Irvin Ashkenazy, Mort Mills, Paul Newlan, Frank Richards, Troy Melton ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1956-07-18
10.

The Teahouse of the August Moon

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford, Machiko Ky?, Harry Morgan, John Forsythe ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1956-11-29

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