Best Comedy Movies of 1957


What's Opera, Doc?

8.3/10 IMDB

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde, who is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod Siegfried.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1957-07-06

Love in the Afternoon

7.1/10 IMDB

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver, Van Doude, Lise Bourdin, Olga Valéry, Jean Ozenne, Paul Bonifas, Moustache ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-05-29

Funny Face

7.0/10 IMDB

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1957-02-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : A King in New York

A King in New York

7.0/10 IMDB

A recently-deposed "Estrovian" monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity. Later, he's wrongly accused of being a Communist and gets caught up in subsequent HUAC hearings.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston, Dawn Addams, Sid James, Joan Ingram, Michael Chaplin, John McLaren, Phil Brown ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1957-09-12

The Prince and the Showgirl

6.4/10 IMDB

An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser, David Horne, Harold Goodwin, Gladys Henson, Jean Kent, Charles Victor ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1957-06-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Birds Anonymous

Birds Anonymous

7.6/10 IMDB

In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussycats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could never quite get the best of the object of his desire, Tweety Bird, joins and resolves to quit chasing and eating the canary.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-08-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Show Biz Bugs

Show Biz Bugs

7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs and Daffy are vaudevillians competing for praise from the audience. They love Bugs no matter what; just the opposite for Daffy.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-11-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Three Little Bops

Three Little Bops

7.7/10 IMDB

Three hip, Little Pigs are travelling entertainers, moving from straw to wood, to brick nightclubs, playing swinging tunes for high-class, "with it" crowds, but an uncool Big Bad Wolf keeps intruding on their act with with his "corny horn" and uses it to blow their nightclubs down when they throw him out- until they are playing in their brick club and the Wolf tries a more drastic, explosive method for destroying the "House of Bricks".

Starring: Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-01-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Ali Baba Bunny

Ali Baba Bunny

7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs and Daffy get lost on the way to Pismo Beach, and find a cave full of treasure in the Arabian Desert, guarded by Hassan.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1957-02-09

Desk Set

7.2/10 IMDB

A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell, Dina Merrill, Sue Randall, Neva Patterson, Ida Moore, Nicholas Joy, Harry Ellerbe ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1957-08-02

The Admirable Crichton

7.1/10 IMDB

Lord Loam has modern ideas about his household, he believes in treating his servants as his equals - at least sometimes. His butler, Crichton, still believes that members of the serving class should know their place and be happy there. But when the Loam family are shipwrecked on a desert island with the self-reliant Crichton and lady's maid Tweeny, the class system is put to the test.

Starring: Kenneth More, Cecil Parker, Diane Cilento, Sally Ann Howes, Martita Hunt, Jack Watling, Peter Graves, Gerald Harper, Mercy Haystead ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1957-06-11

Tammy and the Bachelor

6.9/10 IMDB

An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan, Mala Powers, Sidney Blackmer, Mildred Natwick, Fay Wray, Philip Ober, Louise Beavers, April Kent ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1957-06-14

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

7.0/10 IMDB

To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Starring: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Blondell, Betsy Drake, John Williams, Mickey Hargitay, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Groucho Marx, Georgia Carr ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1957-07-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : The Smallest Show on Earth

The Smallest Show on Earth

7.0/10 IMDB

Jean and Bill are a married couple trying to scrape a living. Out of the blue they receive a telegram informing them Bill's long-lost uncle has died and left them his business—a cinema in the town of Sloughborough. Unfortunately they can't sell it for the fortune they hoped as they discover it is falling down and almost worthless.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Francis de Wolff, Leslie Phillips, June Cunningham, Sid James, George Cross ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1957-04-09

The Naked Truth

6.8/10 IMDB

Nigel Dennis publishes a scandal magazine. But for each story he writes, he first approaches the person whose scandalous behavior is described (or rather implied, to avoid any libel suit) and says he will suppress the story in return for money. Several of his victims first decide individually to kill him instead of paying, but fail in amusing ways. Then they find that to protect their various secrets they must now join forces for a rather different purpose...

Starring: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price, Georgina Cookson, Joan Sims, Miles Malleson, Kenneth Griffith, Moultrie Kelsall ..
Directed by: Mario Zampi
Release date: 1957-12-03

Silk Stockings

6.8/10 IMDB

After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell—with the help of an American movie producer. A remake of Ninotchka (1939).

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre, George Tobias, Jules Munshin, Joseph Buloff, Wim Sonneveld, Barrie Chase, Tybee Brascia ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1957-06-28

Pal Joey

6.6/10 IMDB

An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Nichols, Bobby Sherwood, Hank Henry, Elizabeth Patterson, Hermes Pan, John Alban, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1957-10-25

Operation Mad Ball

6.5/10 IMDB

In this wacky military spoof, Lemmon plays a terminally bored Army private waging a war of wits as he tries to throw a party under the nose of his obnoxious commanding officer.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Mickey Rooney, Dick York, James Darren, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell, Roger Smith, William Leslie, Sheridan Comerate ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : The Rising of the Moon

The Rising of the Moon

6.6/10 IMDB

Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Denis O'Dea, Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jack MacGowran, Tony Quinn, Paul Farrell, Maureen Potter, May Craig, Michael Trubshawe ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1957-08-10

The Pajama Game

6.7/10 IMDB

An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise.

Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr., Reta Shaw, Barbara Nichols, Thelma Pelish, Jack Straw, Ralph Dunn, Larri Thomas ..
Directed by: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Release date: 1957-08-29

Les Girls

6.6/10 IMDB

After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele. A Rashômon style narrative presents the story from three points of view where Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry, while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg, Jacques Bergerac, Leslie Phillips, Henry Daniell, Patrick Macnee, Stephen Vercoe, Philip Tonge ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1957-10-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Barnacle Bill

Barnacle Bill

6.7/10 IMDB

A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition. Released in the U.S. as 'All at Sea'

Starring: Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern, Allan Cuthbertson, Harold Goodwin, Richard Wattis, Lionel Jeffries, George Rose ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1957-12-17

Designing Woman

6.7/10 IMDB

A sportswriter who marries a fashion designer discovers that their mutual interests are few, although each has an intriguing past which makes the other jealous.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene, Tom Helmore, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jesse White, Chuck Connors, Edward Platt, Alvy Moore ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1957-05-16

The Teahouse of the August Moon

6.7/10 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, Nagaharu Yodogawa ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1957-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Kelly and Me

Kelly and Me

5.8/10 IMDB

Failing vaudeville performer, Len, is taken under the wing of the German Shepherd wonder dog, Kelly, and a new act is born. Len hopes all his dreams are coming true when he finds himself in Hollywood ... but Kelly is the one in demand on the big screen.

Starring: Van Johnson, Piper Laurie, Martha Hyer, Onslow Stevens, Herbert Anderson, Douglas Fowley, Frank Wilcox, Gregory Gaye, Yvonne Peattie ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1957-04-10

The Delicate Delinquent

6.3/10 IMDB

Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Darren McGavin, Martha Hyer, Robert Ivers, Horace McMahon, Richard Bakalyan, Joseph Corey, Mary Webster, Milton Frome, Jefferson Dudley Searles ..
Directed by: Don McGuire
Release date: 1957-06-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Blue Murder at St. Trinian's

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's

6.3/10 IMDB

With their headmistress under lock and key in her majesty's prison, the St Trinian's girls find themselves under the protection of the army. However, when the sixth form take a fancy to winning a trip to Italy through means fair or foul, the army discover this is one battle they can't win. Let loose in Europe, it is not long before St Trinian's have succeeded in endangering European relations.

Starring: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim, Sabrina, Lionel Jeffries, Ferdy Mayne, Thorley Walters, Michael Ripper, Lesley Scoble ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1957-12-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : The Golden Age of Comedy

The Golden Age of Comedy

7.1/10 IMDB

A compilation featuring comedic stars of the silent era including Will Rogers, Laurel and Hardy, and the Keystone Cops.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, W.C. Fields, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Ward Wilson, Will Rogers, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, Ben Turpin ..
Directed by: Robert Youngson
Release date: 1957-12-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Boston Quackie

Boston Quackie

7.0/10 IMDB

Boston Quackie (Daffy Duck) is an American agent in Paris assigned to guard the valuable secret contents of a briefcase. A man in a green hat steals the briefcase and leads Quackie on a chase aboard the Cloak and Dagger Express.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-06-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Bugsy and Mugsy

Bugsy and Mugsy

7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny finds that gangsters Rocky and Mugsy have chosen his new abode, a condemned building, as their hideout. Bugs manipulates them into attacking each other to prove that crime doesn't pay.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-08-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : A Chairy Tale

A Chairy Tale

7.3/10 IMDB

An ordinary looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

Starring: Claude Jutra ..
Directed by: Claude Jutra, Norman McLaren
Release date: 1957-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Bernardine


5.6/10 IMDB

A teenager pines for (and sings about) his dream girl.

Starring: Pat Boone, Terry Moore, Janet Gaynor, Dean Jagger, Dick Sargent, Ernestine Wade, James Drury, Walter Abel, Natalie Schafer, Ronnie Burns ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1957-07-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : How to Murder a Rich Uncle

How to Murder a Rich Uncle

6.9/10 IMDB

A broke British nobleman (Nigel Patrick) targets his Canadian uncle (Charles Coburn), but other relatives get in the way.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller, Katie Johnson, Anthony Newley, Athene Seyler, Kenneth Fortescue, Paddy Webster, Michael Caine, Noel Hood ..
Directed by: Nigel Patrick
Release date: 1957-06-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Give and Tyke

Give and Tyke

6.5/10 IMDB

The city is rounding up all unlicensed dogs. Spike has a license. So does Tyke. An unlicensed stray steals Tyke's license; Tyke gets collared and the chase is on.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1957-03-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : There's Always a Thursday

There's Always a Thursday

6.2/10 IMDB

A meek, lowly employee at a London brokerage firm sees his life change when he's suspected of being a notorious womanizer.

Starring: Charles Victor, Marjorie Rhodes, Jill Ireland, Richard Thorp, Frances Day, Bruce Seton, Patrick Holt, Robert Raglan, Lloyd Lamble, Glen Alyn ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1957-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Tweety and the Beanstalk

Tweety and the Beanstalk

7.0/10 IMDB

Jack's mother throws Jack's magic beans outside under Sylvester Cat's sleeping box, and the cat is whisked to the world above, where he finds a huge Tweety Bird in the castle of the legendary Giant.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-05-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Bujang Lapok

Bujang Lapok

8.1/10 IMDB

The first of four 'Bujang Lapok' ('Worn Out Bachelor') movies, this first one chronicles the loves and lives of three bachelors living in '50s Singapore.

Starring: P. Ramlee, Aziz Sattar, S. Shamsudin, Normadiah, Zaiton, Dayang Sofia, Siti Tanjung Perak, Rohayu Maaji, M. Babjan, Saamah ..
Directed by: P. Ramlee
Release date: 1957-11-30

April Love

6.2/10 IMDB

A teenager, recently in trouble with the police, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle on their Kentucky farm in order to rediscover life's values.

Starring: Pat Boone, Shirley Jones, Arthur O'Connell, Dolores Michaels, Matt Crowley, Jeanette Nolan, Bradford Jackson ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1957-11-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Tom's Photo Finish

Tom's Photo Finish

7.4/10 IMDB

Tom has a chunk of the leftover chicken just before his owner George goes to look at the fridge. He threatens to take care of whichever animal did it. Tom frames Spike the dog, but Jerry snaps a photo of him in the act, prints up dozens of copies, and then battles Tom to get George to see one of them.

Starring: Daws Butler, June Foray ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1957-11-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Timid Tabby

Timid Tabby

7.5/10 IMDB

Tom's cousin, George, comes to visit, even though he's terribly afraid of mice. When Jerry gets out of Tom's ineffective prison, he discovers this and takes full advantage of it though he's rather confused, since Tom and George look alike. When Tom and George find this out, it's their turn to have some fun.

Starring: Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1957-04-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Mucho Mouse

Mucho Mouse

7.2/10 IMDB

A Spanish cat is more interested in playing flamenco guitar than trying to catch the mouse El Magnifico (Jerry). Tom arrives from the States with world champion mouse-catching credentials to have a go.

Starring: Daws Butler, June Foray ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1957-09-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Ducking the Devil

Ducking the Devil

7.5/10 IMDB

Daffy tries to snare the escaped Tasmanian Devil for the $5000 reward offered by the city zoo.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-08-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Bedevilled Rabbit

Bedevilled Rabbit

7.4/10 IMDB

Hidden in a box of carrots, Bugs lands in Tasmania, where he matches wits with the Tasmanian Devil.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-04-13

Kiss Them for Me

5.6/10 IMDB

Three navy war heroes are booked on a morale-building "vacation" in San Francisco. Once they manage to elude their ulcerated public relations officer, the trio throw a wild party with plenty of pretty girls.

Starring: Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Suzy Parker, Ray Walston, Larry Blyden, Werner Klemperer, Nathaniel Frey, Jack Mullaney, Harry Carey, Jr. ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1957-12-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Touché and Go

Touché and Go

7.0/10 IMDB

The amorous skunk, Pepé le Pew, chases a female cat by the seaside, under the sea and finally on a desert island.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1957-10-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Piker's Peak

Piker's Peak

7.5/10 IMDB

In the Alps Bugs and Yosemite Sam vie for 50,000 Cronkites, the prize for the who "climbs the Schmatterhorn."

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-05-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Small Hotel

Small Hotel

7.0/10 IMDB

The dining room of the Jolly Fiddler has long been presided over by Albert, an aged but very shrewd waiter. A past master of the gentle art of fiddling, he extracts the maximum profit from his job while managing to endear himself to both the customers and staff. Then, there's a visit from Mr Finch, who feels it's time Albert was replaced.

Starring: Gordon Harker, Marie Lohr, John Loder, Irene Handl, Janet Munro, Billie Whitelaw, Ruth Trouncer, Francis Matthews, Frederick Schiller, Derek Blomfield ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1957-10-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Brothers in Law

Brothers in Law

6.4/10 IMDB

Roger Thursby is an overly keen, newly-qualified barrister who rubs his fellow barristers up the wrong way. When he is thrown in at the deep-end, with a particularly hot-tempered judge and tricky case, Thursby learns how to prove himself not only to the judge and fellow barristers but also to the public gallery.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams, Leslie Phillips, Henry B. Longhurst, Edith Sharpe, Eric Barker, Miles Malleson, John Le Mesurier ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1957-03-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Rabbit Romeo

Rabbit Romeo

7.1/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd's Uncle Judd sends him an ugly, temperamental Slobovian rabbit named Millicent to babysit until he arrives. Elmer happens upon Bugs Bunny and thinks he'll be the perfect match for Millicent. But as soon as Bugs gets a look at her, he tries to get away!

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, June Foray ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-12-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1957 : Gonzales' Tamales

Gonzales' Tamales

6.8/10 IMDB

Male Mexican mice are jealous of Speedy Gonzales for taking their girlfriends. So, they set Sylvester Cat after Speedy by issuing a challenge to Sylvester in Speedy's name.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-11-30

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