Best Comedy Movies of 1959


Some Like It Hot

8.2/10 IMDB

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1959-03-19

Pillow Talk

7.4/10 IMDB

Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow, who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy routines. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan discovers that his best friend is moving in on the girl he desires, however, sparks fly.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Marcel Dalio, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Marcel Dalio, Lee Patrick ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1959-10-07

Operation Petticoat

7.2/10 IMDB

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Starring: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg, Robert F. Simon, Robert Gist, Gavin MacLeod ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1959-12-05

A Bucket of Blood

6.7/10 IMDB

Nerdy Walter Paisley, a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn't fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla, by making a bust of her. When his klutziness results in the death of his landlady's cat, he panics and hides its body under a layer of plaster. But when Carla and her friends enthuse over the resulting artwork, Walter decides to create some bigger and more elaborate pieces using the same artistic process.

Starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton, Ed Nelson, John Brinkley, John Herman Shaner, Judy Bamber, Myrtle Vail, Bert Convy ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1959-10-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The Chaplin Revue

The Chaplin Revue

7.7/10 IMDB

Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small amount of new connecting material. "Shoulder Arms" is now described as taking place in a time before "the atom bomb".

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman, Syd Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain, Loyal Underwood ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1959-09-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Donald in Mathmagic Land

Donald in Mathmagic Land

7.8/10 IMDB

Disney used animation here to explain through this wonderful adventure of Donald how mathmatics can be usuful in our real life. Through this journey Donald shows us how mathmatics are not just numbers and charts, but magical living things.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1959-06-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Too Many Crooks

Too Many Crooks

6.9/10 IMDB

Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the boys off. So they decide to kidnap his daughter, only to end up with his wife Lucy. Gordon makes out he couldn't be more pleased, spuring Lucy to take charge of the hopeless bunch of villains.

Starring: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw, Sid James, John Le Mesurier, Terry Scott, Brenda De Banzie, Vera Day, Joe Melia, Delphi Lawrence ..
Directed by: Mario Zampi
Release date: 1959-03-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : I'm All Right Jack

I'm All Right Jack

7.1/10 IMDB

Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Margaret Rutherford, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser, Miles Malleson, Marne Maitland ..
Directed by: John Boulting
Release date: 1959-08-18

The Devil's Disciple

7.0/10 IMDB

In a small New England town during the American War of Independence, Dick Dudgeon, a revolutionary American Puritan, is mistaken for local minister Rev. Anthony Anderson and arrested by the British. Dick discovers himself incapable of accusing another human to suffer and continues to masquerade as the reverend.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott, Eva Le Gallienne, Harry Andrews, Basil Sydney, George Rose, Neil McCallum, Mervyn Johns ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1959-08-20


6.6/10 IMDB

Due to an accident while swimming in the sea, Francis meets the surfer Moondoggie. She's fascinated with his sport and starts to hang out with his clique. Although they make fun of her at first, they teach her to surf and soon she's accepted and given the nickname "Gidget". But it's hard work to become more than a friend to Moondoggie.

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, The Four Preps, Mary LaRoche, Joby Baker, Tom Laughlin, Sue George, Robert Ellis ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1959-04-09

The Mouse That Roared

6.9/10 IMDB

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides that the only way to get out of their economic woes is to declare war on the United States, lose and accept foreign aid. They send an invasion force (in chain mail, armed with bows and arrows) to New York and they arrive during a nuclear drill that has cleared the streets.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff, Leo McKern, MacDonald Parke, Austin Willis, Timothy Bateson, Monte Landis, Alan Gifford ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1959-07-17

The Mating Game

6.9/10 IMDB

Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn't paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but it isn't easy to calculate when the farmer has such a lovely daughter.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas, Una Merkel, Fred Clark, Philip Ober, Philip Coolidge, Charles Lane, Trevor Bardette, Bill Walker ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1959-04-29

The Shaggy Dog

6.4/10 IMDB

Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery....

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tim Considine, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Kellaway, Alexander Scourby, Roberta Shore, James Westerfield ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1959-03-19

It Happened to Jane

6.5/10 IMDB

Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Starring: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest, Teddy Rooney, Russ Brown, Parker Fennelly, Mary Wickes, Philip Coolidge, Max Showalter ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1959-05-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

6.6/10 IMDB

In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, James Hayter, Barry Jones, Barbara Steele, Brenda De Banzie, Faith Brook, Joan Hickson, Sid James, Leslie Dwyer ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1959-03-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

6.7/10 IMDB

A comedy musical based on the comic strip charcters created by Al Capp. When residents of Dogpatch, USA are notified by the government that they must evacuate because of atomic bomb testing, they try to persuade the government that their town is worth saving. Meanwhile, Earthquake McGoon wants to marry Daisy Mae; Daisy Mae wants to marry Li'l Abner, and Li'l Abner just wants to go fishing.

Starring: Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Julie Newmar, Billie Hayes, Joe E. Marks, Stella Stevens, Bernd Hoffmann, Howard St. John, Al Nesor ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank
Release date: 1959-12-11

Carry On Nurse

6.2/10 IMDB

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves!

Starring: Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Bill Owen, Terence Longdon, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Joan Hickson, Jill Ireland ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1959-01-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Carry On Teacher

Carry On Teacher

6.2/10 IMDB

Prepare for Six of the Best as the Carry On team cause chaos in the school yard. When a well-loved headmaster decides to retire, his scheming pupils have other ideas. The cunning boys unleash a campaign of practical jokes, armed with gin, itching power and bombs!

Starring: Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Rosalind Knight, Cyril Chamberlain, Ted Ray, George Howell ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1959-08-20

Alias Jesse James

6.4/10 IMDB

Insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth sells a man a life policy only to discover that the man in question is the outlaw Jesse James. Milford is sent to buy back the policy, but is robbed by Jesse. And when Jesse learns that Milford's boss is on the way out with more cash, he plans to rob him too and have Milford get killed in the robbery while dressed as Jesse, and collect on the policy.

Starring: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Will Wright, Wendell Corey, James Arness, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Gloria Talbott, Scatman Crothers, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1959-03-20

A Hole in the Head

6.2/10 IMDB

An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Keenan Wynn, Joi Lansing, Connie Sawyer, James Komack, Eddie Hodges ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1959-09-15

Make Mine a Million

6.2/10 IMDB

Sid Gibson is a soap powder salesman who decides what he really needs is TV advertising. The problem is, he's absolutely broke. He calls upon his friend Arthur Ashton, who arranges to sneak a plug for Sid's suds into a live TV spectacular. The public goes bananas for the product but to maintain sales Sid and Arthur must arrange for ever more outrageous plugs on TV shows. The Ascots races, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo - no show is safe.

Starring: Arthur Askey, Sid James, Dermot Walsh, Olga Lindo, Clive Morton, George Margo, Lionel Murton, Bernard Cribbins, Kenneth Connor, Sally Barnes ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Apes of Wrath

Apes of Wrath

7.5/10 IMDB

The drunken stork loses his baby ape for Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Ape on a jungle island so he knocks out Bugs Bunny and delivers him instead.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1959-04-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Bonanza Bunny

Bonanza Bunny

7.3/10 IMDB

Bugs fights with Blacque Jacque Shellacque over Klondike gold.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1959-09-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Wild and Woolly Hare

Wild and Woolly Hare

7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam duel with trains in an Old West shootout.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1959-08-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Carlton-Browne of the F.O.

Carlton-Browne of the F.O.

6.2/10 IMDB

Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. It has been ignored until the death of their king brings it to the attention of the Foreign Office in Whitehall. They decide to send Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne to re-establish friendly relations.

Starring: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi, Ian Bannen, Thorley Walters, Raymond Huntley, Miles Malleson, John Le Mesurier, Marie Lohr, Kynaston Reeves ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1959-03-10

Alive and Kicking

6.5/10 IMDB

Three elderly residents of a nursing home, fed up with their monotonous existence, engineer an escape from their drab surroundings and head for an impromptu holiday on an Irish island.

Starring: Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison, Estelle Winwood, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Eric Pohlmann, Colin Gordon, John Salew, Liam Redmond, Marjorie Rhodes ..
Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1959-07-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Ask Any Girl

Ask Any Girl

6.4/10 IMDB

Meg is a young wide-eyed girl who is endures many calamities in her search for a husband in modern-day New York. After losing her suitcase at Penn Station, being kicked out by her roommate, and changing bosses because her boss made a pass at her, she finds herself looking for work at a Manhattan motivational research agency run by punctilious Miles Doughton and his playboy brother, Evan.

Starring: David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Gig Young, Rod Taylor, Jim Backus, Larri Thomas, Claire Kelly, Elisabeth Fraser, Dodie Heath, Read Morgan ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1959-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Mexicali Shmoes

Mexicali Shmoes

6.7/10 IMDB

A pair of not-too-bright Mexican cats, one shorter-tempered than the other, decide to chase Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1959-07-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The Captain's Table

The Captain's Table

5.9/10 IMDB

A captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is less prepared for the social duties his new position involves, not least the way he in which becomes the target for all the unattached women on board.

Starring: John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, Donald Sinden, Maurice Denham, Richard Wattis, Reginald Beckwith, Bill Kerr, Joan Sims, Miles Malleson, John Le Mesurier ..
Directed by: Jack Lee
Release date: 1959-01-06

Idol on Parade

5.6/10 IMDB

A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

Starring: Anthony Newley, William Bendix, Anne Aubrey, Lionel Jeffries, Sid James, David Lodge, Bernie Winters, Dilys Laye, Harry Fowler, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1959-03-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Backwoods Bunny

Backwoods Bunny

7.0/10 IMDB

When Bugs vacations in the Ozarks he is pursued by hungry buzzards.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1959-06-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The Night We Dropped a Clanger

The Night We Dropped a Clanger

5.6/10 IMDB

The movie takes place during WWII. A dashing British RAF Officer is earmarked for a secret mission behind enemy lines in occupied France, but wishing to distract the enemy, enlists a person to double for him and thereby draw attention to North Africa . An unlikely airman is found and tutored in the ways of an English officer.

Starring: Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, Leslie Phillips, William Hartnell, Leo Franklyn, Liz Fraser, John Welsh, Toby Perkins, Sarah Branch, Charles Cameron ..
Directed by: Darcy Conyers
Release date: 1959-10-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : A Witch's Tangled Hare

A Witch's Tangled Hare

7.0/10 IMDB

Rabbit - in this case Bugs - is an important needed ingredient in Witch Hazel's brew.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow
Release date: 1959-10-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Don't Panic Chaps!

Don't Panic Chaps!

5.6/10 IMDB

During World War II, four British soldiers are commissioned to set up an observation post on a seemingly deserted island in the Mediterranean. However, while surveying the island, the Brits come across four German soldiers holed up in a monastery. The Brits and the Germans agree to a truce, sharing the monastery together until either the British or German troops arrive. But when a shipwrecked Slavic girl ends up on the island, a battle over her erupts amongst the men.

Starring: Dennis Price, George Cole, Thorley Walters, Harry Fowler, Nadja Regin, Nicholas Phipps, Percy Herbert, George Murcell, Gertan Klauber, Terence Alexander ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Follow a Star

Follow a Star

6.5/10 IMDB

Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer whose star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Jerry Desmonde, June Laverick, Hattie Jacques, Richard Wattis, Eddie Leslie, John Le Mesurier, Fenella Fielding, Ron Moody ..
Directed by: Robert Asher
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Desert Mice

Desert Mice

5.4/10 IMDB

A World War II farce that follows the antics of an ENSA (Entertainment National Service Association) group. Fresh from the music halls, they bumble their way from army camp to camp.

Starring: Alfred Marks, Sid James, Dora Bryan, Irene Handl, Dick Bentley, Reginald Beckwith, Liz Fraser, Kenneth Fortescue, Patricia Bredin, Joan Benham ..
Directed by: Michael Relph
Release date: 1959-01-05

Don't Give Up the Ship

6.4/10 IMDB

The Navy expects a veteran to pay for the ship he commanded, as they have no record of its return.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Dina Merrill, Diana Spencer, Mickey Shaughnessy, Robert Middleton, Gale Gordon, Mabel Albertson, Claude Akins, Hugh Sanders, Richard Shannon ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1959-07-03

But Not for Me

6.4/10 IMDB

Out of hit ideas and seemingly in the twilight of his career, Broadway producer Russ Ward decides to give up the game. But when Russ lays off his nubile secretary, Ellie Brown, she shocks him with a declaration of love. Inspired, Ward commands playwright MacDonald to rewrite his latest show as a May-December romance starring Brown herself. Ward struggles to make a comeback as his ex-wife, Kathryn, plots to end his new relationship.

Starring: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb, Barry Coe, Thomas Gomez, Charles Lane, Wendell Holmes, Tom Duggan, Saverio LoMedico ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1959-08-19

Please Turn Over

6.3/10 IMDB

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population.

Starring: Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Julia Lockwood, Tim Seely, Dilys Laye, Lionel Jeffries, June Jago, Colin Gordon ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1959-12-17

Expresso Bongo

6.2/10 IMDB

A seedy London promoter turns a naive, working-class teenager into a pop singing sensation.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Cliff Richard, Meier Tzelniker, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Gilbert Harding, Hermione Baddeley, Eric Pohlmann, Reginald Beckwith ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1959-12-01

Upstairs and Downstairs

6.2/10 IMDB

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated.

Starring: Michael Craig, Anne Heywood, Mylène Demongeot, Claudia Cardinale, Barbara Steele, James Robertson Justice, Eric Pohlmann, Joan Hickson, Joan Sims, Marie Devereux ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1959-11-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The Bridal Path

The Bridal Path

6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.

Starring: Bill Travers, George Cole, Bernadette O'Farrell, Duncan Macrae, Dilys Laye, Gordon Jackson, Annette Crosbie, Alex MacKenzie, Terry Scott, Patricia Bredin ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1959-08-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Hare-Abian Nights

Hare-Abian Nights

6.4/10 IMDB

Bugs entertains the Sultan with tales from his cartoons: "Bully for Bugs", "Sahara Hare" and "Water, Water Every Hare".

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Ken Harris, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1959-02-28

The Doctor's Dilemma

5.9/10 IMDB

Four doctors face a serious dilemma when the beautiful wife of a TB-stricken artist begs one of them to cure her brilliant, but amoral, husband.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Leslie Caron, Alastair Sim, Alec McCowen, Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Michael Gwynn, Maureen Delaney ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The Lady is a Square

The Lady is a Square

5.9/10 IMDB

Neagle stars a Frances Baring, a socialite widow attempting to keep her late husband's symphony orchestra going. Reluctantly she enlists the help of a young pop singer (Frankie Vaughan) who has fallen for Baring's daughter Joanna, played by a young Janette Scott.

Starring: Anna Neagle, Frankie Vaughan, Janette Scott, Anthony Newley, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Christopher Rhodes, Kenneth Cope, Josephine Fitzgerald, Harold Kasket, John Le Mesurier ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1959-02-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Left Right and Centre

Left Right and Centre

6.2/10 IMDB

At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster.

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Patricia Bredin, Richard Wattis, Eric Barker, Moyra Fraser, Jack Hedley, Gordon Harker, William Kendall, Anthony Sharp ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1959-06-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : 1001 Arabian Nights

1001 Arabian Nights

6.2/10 IMDB

In this animated retelling of the classic tale, Abdul Aziz Magoo -- an ancestor of Mr. Magoo -- is the lamp-selling uncle of Aladdin. Tired of his nephew's laziness, Abdul insists that Aladdin find a wife. To his uncle's surprise, Aladdin falls in love with the beautiful Princess Yasminda. Before he can make his move, however, Aladdin is whisked away by the evil Wazir on a quest to find a magic lamp that will grant its owner unlimited power in the form of three magic wishes.

Starring: Jim Backus, Kathryn Grant, Dwayne Hickman, Hans Conried, Herschel Bernardi ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1959-12-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film

The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film

5.9/10 IMDB

A short film without any direct action designed more as an experiment, with disjointed comic scenes with no common thread.

Starring: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Mario Fabrizi, David Lodge, Leo McKern, Graham Stark, Bruce Lacey, Norman Rossington ..
Directed by: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers
Release date: 1959-10-31

It Started with a Kiss

6.0/10 IMDB

While on leave in New York, a serviceman both weds a chorus girl and wins a red convertible in a charity raffle. Both his wife and the car turn out to be problematic.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Fred Clark, Eva Gabor, Gustavo Rojo, Harry Morgan, Edgar Buchanan, Frances Bavier, Robert Warwick, Netta Packer ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1959-08-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1959 : Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

5.8/10 IMDB

An accidental slip reveals that a happily married couple were intimate before marriage.

Starring: David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Reiner, Loring Smith, Monique van Vooren, Phyllis Povah, Patty Duke, Kevin Coughlin, Elizabeth Wilson, David Doyle ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1959-01-01

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