Best Comedy Movies of 1958

1.

Gigi

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Corinne Marchand, Pat Sheehan ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-04-15
2.

Auntie Mame

4.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Ten-year-old orphan Patrick Dennis has come to live with his marvelously madcap Auntie Mame, who lives life to the hilt. "Life is a banquet," Mame says, "and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith, Jan Handzlik, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass, Joanna Barnes, Pippa Scott ..
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1958-12-04
3.

Bell, Book and Candle

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Janice Rule, Philippe Clay, Bek Nelson, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1958-12-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1958 : Robin Hood Daffy
4.

Robin Hood Daffy

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Daffy play Robin Hood who is so intent that he is the real Mccoy to Friar Tuck (Porky) that he ends up convincing everyone, including himself, that he is not.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-08
5.

No Time for Sergeants

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride. He’s been drafted. Will’s ready. But is Uncle Sam ready for Will? In No Time for Sergeants, Andy Griffith is certifiably funny in the role that clinched his stardom. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force – and lots of folks’ll never be the same.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Howard Smith, Will Hutchins, Sydney Smith, James Millhollin, Don Knotts, Jean Willes ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1958-07-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1958 : The Last Hurrah
6.

The Last Hurrah

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s when TV started to play a bigger part in politics. Based loosely on the career of multi-term Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, this film examines the good and evil inherent in politics and all the things that go into an election. Tracy's uphill battle to stay in office is set against the political machinery that preyed on ethnic hatred and old-time money.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O’Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, James Gleason, Edward Brophy, John Carradine, Willis Bouchey ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1958-10-23
7.

The Horse's Mouth

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Gulley Jimson is a boorish aging artist recently released from prison. A swindler in search of his next art project, he hunkers down in the penthouse of would-be patrons the Beeders while they go on an extended vacation; he paints a mural on their wall, pawns their valuables and, along with the sculptor Abel, inadvertently smashes a large hole in their floor. Jimson's next project is an even larger wall in an abandoned church.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renée Houston, Mike Morgan, Robert Coote, Michael Gough, Veronica Turleigh, Reginald Beckwith, Arthur Macrae ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1958-11-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1958 : Teacher's Pet
8.

Teacher's Pet

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A rugged city editor (Clark Gable) poses as a journalism student and flirts with the professor (Doris Day).

Starring: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren, Nick Adams, Peter Baldwin, Marion Ross, Charles Lane, Jack Albertson, Florenz Ames ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1958-04-01
9.

Damn Yankees!

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, James Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton ..
Directed by: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Release date: 1958-07-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1958 : The Square Peg
10.

The Square Peg

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of the Sergeant they have just bested. They are sent to France to repair roads in front of the Allied advance but get captured. Pitkin takes advantage of a useful similarity to impersonate General Schreiber and manages to return a hero

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Honor Blackman, Campbell Singer, Hattie Jacques, Brian Worth, Frank Williams, Terence Alexander, John Warwick, Arnold Bell ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1958-12-04

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