Best Comedy Movies of 1961

1.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, José Luis de Villalonga, John McGiver, Alan Reed, Dorothy Whitney, Beverly Powers ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1961-10-06
2.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita's owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, Anita's old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them -- so she can have a fur coat.

Starring: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer, David Frankham, Frederick Worlock, Lisa Davis, Tom Conway ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1961-01-25
3.

One, Two, Three

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

C.R. MacNamara will do anything to get a promotion within the Coca-Cola company, including looking after boss W.P. Hazeltine's rebellious teenage daughter, Scarlett. When Scarlett visits Berlin, where C.R. is stationed, she reveals that she is married to a communist named Otto Piffl -- and C.R. recognizes that Otto's anti-establishment stance will clash with his boss's own political views, possibly jeopardizing his promotion.

Starring: James Cagney, Liselotte Pulver, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Howard St. John, Loïs Bolton, Hanns Lothar, Karl Lieffen, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1961-12-15
4.

The Parent Trap

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, switch places after camp and go to work on their plan, the first objective being to scare off a gold-digger pursuing their father.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Leo G. Carroll, Joanna Barnes, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ruth McDevitt, Crahan Denton ..
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1961-05-13
5.

Pocketful of Miracles

4.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much a part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples -- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Mickey Shaughnessy, David Brian, Sheldon Leonard ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1961-12-18
6.

Murder She Said

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Miss Marple believes she's seen a murder in a passing-by train, yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice, Thorley Walters, Charles Tingwell, Conrad Phillips, Ronald Howard, Joan Hickson, Stringer Davis ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1961-09-26
7.

The Absent-Minded Professor

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Bumbling professor Ned Brainard accidentally invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames, Elliott Reid, Edward Andrews, David Lewis, Jack Mullaney, Belle Montrose ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1961-03-16
8.

Lover Come Back

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are rival Madison Avenue advertising executives who each dislike each other’s methods. After he steals a client out from under her cute little nose, revenge prompts her to infiltrate his secret "VIP" campaign in order to persuade the mystery product’s scientist to switch to her firm.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Jack Oakie, Jack Kruschen, Ann B. Davis, Joe Flynn, Howard St. John, Karen Norris ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1961-12-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Rebel
9.

The Rebel

3.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist. Hancock proceeds to con the art world into thinking he is a genius.

Starring: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Dennis Price, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl, Paul Massie, Marie Devereux, Margit Saad, Grégoire Aslan, Liz Fraser ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1961-03-07
10.

Come September

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Robert Talbot, an American millionaire, arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa. His long-time girlfriend Lisa has given up waiting for him and has decided to marry another man. Meanwhile, his sneaky business associate Maurice secretly misappropriates the villa as a hotel while Talbot is away. The current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Walter Slezak, Brenda De Banzie, Rossana Rory, Ronald Howard, Joel Grey, Ronnie Haran ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1961-01-01
11.

The Great Impostor

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Fictionalized account of Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr., who stole or created fictional identities and worked in a variety of occupations, most quite successfully.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill, Joan Blackman, Raymond Massey, Robert Middleton, Jeanette Nolan, Sue Ane Langdon ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1961-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Substitute
12.

The Substitute

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Simple story about the man who goes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs.

Directed by: Dušan Vukoti?
Release date: 1961-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Nearly a Nasty Accident
13.

Nearly a Nasty Accident

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The RAF Group Captain has a hard job to restrain the aircraft-man from tinkering with everything he can get his hands on

Starring: Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Jon Pertwee, Terry Scott ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1961-05-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Hans en die Rooinek
14.

Hans en die Rooinek

3.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Hans and Sydney are on a bus tour to the Cape. Hans is Afrikaans; Sydney is English. They chat up two pretty young women - and also quarrel between themselves all the way. Finally the tour guide kicks them off, forcing the two men to walk back to Johannesburg hoping that, despite the language barrier, they can finally get along.

Starring: Jamie Uys, Bob Courtney, Wynona Cheyney, Emsie Botha, Willem Loots, Willie Herbst, Christo Gerber ..
Directed by: Jamie Uys
Release date: 1961-10-30
15.

Flower Drum Song

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo, Juanita Hall, Reiko Sato, Patrick Adiarte, Kam Tong, Victor Sen Yung, Soo Yong ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1961-11-09
16.

Bachelor in Paradise

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A. J. Niles is the author of a series of 'Bachelor Books'. These books describe the romantic life of a bachelor in various cities of the world. But when he runs into trouble with the I.R.S. for back taxes, he needs to write another book fast, to pay them. His publisher decides a book about life in the American suburbs would be a hit and settles him into Paradise Village. One bachelor plus lonely housewives equals many angry husbands.

Starring: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Don Porter, Virginia Grey, Agnes Moorehead, Florence Sundstrom, John McGiver ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1961-11-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Honeymoon Machine
17.

The Honeymoon Machine

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Fergie Howard, Ensign Beau Gilliam and navy scientist Jason Elderidge use their ships computer, designed to calculate missile trajectories, to calculate a roulette ball's trajectory and hit the Venice Casino. Things get complex when Admiral Fitch arrives at the same Casino.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Brigid Bazlen, Dean Jagger, Jack Weston, Jack Mullaney, Marcel Hillaire, Ben Astar, William Lanteau ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1961-08-16
18.

The Ladies Man

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females?

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Helen Traubel, Kathleen Freeman, Pat Stanley, George Raft, Hope Holiday, Jack Kruschen, Fritz Feld, Dave Willock, Harry James ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1961-06-21
19.

The Errand Boy

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson, Kathleen Freeman, Quinn O'Hara, Robert Ivers, Pat Dahl, Renée Taylor, Rita Hayes ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1961-11-28
20.

Blue Hawaii

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Chad Gates has just been discharged from the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies and his girlfriend.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters, John Archer, Howard McNear, Steve Brodie, Christian Kay, Jenny Maxwell ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1961-11-22
21.

Carry On Regardless

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

It's non stop romps as the Carry On team deliver the goods in one of the rudest and funniest of the Carry On films. The cast are all on top form as a bunch of no-hopers who join an agency in the search for a job. The anarchy mounts as they do a series of odd jobs, including a chimps tea party, trying to stay sober at a wine tasting and demolishing a house.

Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Bill Owen, Liz Fraser, Terence Longdon, Hattie Jacques, Esma Cannon ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1961-04-04
22.

Babes in Toyland

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" helps put Barnaby in his place, and ensures a "happily ever after" for Tom and Mary!

Starring: Annette Funicello, Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Ed Wynn, Bess Flowers, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Ann Jillian ..
Directed by: Jack Donohue, Austen Jewell
Release date: 1961-12-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Abominable Snow Rabbit
23.

The Abominable Snow Rabbit

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Bugs and Daffy get lost on the way to Palm Springs and end up in the Himalayas, where they meet an Abominable Snowman who has always wanted a rabbit for a pet.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1961-05-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Zip 'n Snort
24.

Zip 'n Snort

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner using a sling shot, a grenade in a toy airplane whose propeller detaches and leaves the plane behind.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1961-01-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Compressed Hare
25.

Compressed Hare

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs battles Wile E. Coyote. A ten trillion volt electric magnet draws everything imaginable.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1961-07-29
26.

Snow White and the Three Stooges

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter named Snow White, but dies soon after. The king mourns her, but in time, he remarries because of the pleading of his people. His new queen is a beautiful, but evil woman who soon becomes jealous of Snow White's beauty.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Edson Stroll, Carol Heiss, Patricia Medina, Guy Rolfe, Michael David Lally, Buddy Baer, Edgar Barrier ..
Directed by: Walter Lang, Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1961-12-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : What a Carve Up!
27.

What a Carve Up!

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Ernie's Uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral family home with the rest of his rather eccentric relatives. Ernie's imagination has been affected by his constant immersion in cheap horror novels, but his wildest fears turn out to be justified when the guests begin to drop dead.

Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Donald Pleasence, Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price, Michael Gough, Valerie Taylor, Esma Cannon, George Woodbridge, Michael Gwynn ..
Directed by: Pat Jackson
Release date: 1961-09-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Best of Enemies
28.

The Best of Enemies

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue.

Starring: David Niven, Alberto Sordi, Michael Wilding, Harry Andrews, Noel Harrison, Amedeo Nazzari, Aldo Giuffrè, David Opatoshu, Tiberio Mitri, Alessandro Ninchi ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1961-10-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : On the Double
29.

On the Double

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel's plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Margaret Rutherford, Diana Dors, Allan Cuthbertson, Jesse White, Gregory Walcott, Terence de Marney, Rex Evans ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1961-05-19
30.

No, My Darling Daughter

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

A British business tycoon is surprised to discover his teenage daughter is being courted by a mysterious young man.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Juliet Mills, Michael Craig, James Westmoreland, Roger Livesey, Renée Houston, Ian Fleming, Peter Barkworth, Joan Sims, Carole Shelley ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1961-08-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
31.

The Pied Piper of Guadalupe

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1961-08-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Last Hungry Cat
32.

The Last Hungry Cat

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and finds the feather lodged between his lips. He thinks he has swallowed and killed Tweety and suffers terrible remorse as an Alfred Hitchcock-like voice-over chides him for his "crime". Sylvester cracks, runs into the streets confessing, and returns to Granny's place, where he finds he didn't eat Tweety after all.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ben Frommer ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1961-12-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Kitchen
33.

The Kitchen

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

In the business end of a kitchen, a polyglot staff strives to cope with a superhuman task. A microcosm of the world, the kitchen looms around and encloses its workers; they include Peter, the German cook, who is in love with waitress Monica, and constantly asks her to leave her husband. The pressure of the day becomes unendurable, and when Peter realises that Monica does not mean to divorce her husband his grief and pain cause him to run berserk!

Starring: Carl Möhner, Mary Yeomans, Eric Pohlmann, Scot Finch, Brian Phelan, Tom Bell, Sean Lynch, Gertan Klauber, James Bolam, Howard Greene ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1961-08-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Prince Violent
34.

Prince Violent

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Viking Yosemite Sam arrives to storm the castle. But Bugs takes charge of the defenses, and between Bugs' cleverness and Sam's stupidity, the castle is never seriously threatened, even when Sam enlists the help of an elephant.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1961-09-02
35.

Raising the Wind

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

'Carry On' director Gerald Thomas helms this comedy caper featuring early appearances by James Robertson Justice, Sid James, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Williams, Liz Fraser and Eric Barker. The film follows the hi-jinks of a group of music students who move into a shared flat in order to cut costs and have somewhere to practice their instruments. Things get tricky when Mervyn Hughes (Phillips) accidentally sells one of his compositions to an advertising agency and risks losing his scholarship. Can he and his friends find a way to raise the money to buy back the song rights?

Starring: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams, Liz Fraser, Eric Barker, Jennifer Jayne, Jimmy Thompson, Sid James, Esma Cannon ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1961-09-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Pleasure of His Company
36.

The Pleasure of His Company

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Just as San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is set to get married, her absentee father arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife. Is he there to break up the wedding? Or to steal back his ex-wife? Or is Pogo finally ready to be a father after all these years?

Starring: Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds, Lilli Palmer, Tab Hunter, Gary Merrill, Charles Ruggles, Harold Fong, Elvia Allman, Eleanor Audley, Edith Head ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1961-06-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Rebel Without Claws
37.

Rebel Without Claws

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The Confederate Army wants to get an important message through to General Lee, but all the carrier pigeons have been shot down. Tweety steps in.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1961-07-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Cry for Happy
38.

Cry for Happy

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Donald O'Connor, James Shigeta, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Michi Kobi, Howard St. John, Joe Flynn, Chet Douglas, Tsuruko Kobayashi ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1961-03-03
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : The Greengage Summer
39.

The Greengage Summer

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Sensitive story of a British girl's awakening from childhood into life and love on vacation in France.

Starring: Kenneth More, Danielle Darrieux, Susannah York, Claude Nollier, Jane Asher, Raymond Gérôme, Maurice Denham, Harold Kasket, André Maranne ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1961-05-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Birds of a Father
40.

Birds of a Father

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat discovers that his son, Junior, has a new best friend - a bird named Spike. Aghast, Sylvester decides to teach his son the facts of feline life and goes with him on a bird hunt, which, as usual, isn't Sylvester's forte. He is hit with a badminton racket after he mistakenly shoots a badminton birdie and then is blown up when he sends a model plane after Spike and is himself shot at by the out-of-control plane and forced to take refuge in an explosives store shed, with the plane slipping in behind him and firing at the TNT.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1961-04-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Strangled Eggs
41.

Strangled Eggs

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Foghorn Leghorn courts Miss Prissy when a foundling is left on her doorstep. It is Henery the Chicken Hawk.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1961-03-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : A Weekend with Lulu
42.

A Weekend with Lulu

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

Starring: Leslie Phillips, Shirley Eaton, Irene Handl, Sid James, Bob Monkhouse, Marie Devereux, Alfred Marks, Kenneth Connor, Sydney Tafler, Eugene Deckers ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1961-04-10
43.

Gidget Goes Hawaiian

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Francis is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggy" is home from College. When he suggests her to go for it, she's even more in panic - doesn't he care to be with her? So she sets out for Hawaii in the worst mood. On the plane she meets the sociable Abby, who gives her the advice to forget about Jeff - and regrets it shortly after, when Francis follows the advice and steals her boyfriend Eddie, a famous dancer. But then Jeff discovers he's missing Francis...

Starring: Deborah Walley, James Darren, Michael Callan, Carl Reiner, Peggy Cass, Eddie Foy Jr., Jeff Donnell, Vicki Trickett, Joby Baker, Don Edmonds ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1961-06-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Tammy Tell Me True
44.

Tammy Tell Me True

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This film introduces both a new theme song, "Tammy Tell Me True", and the character of Mrs. Annie Call, played by veteran Beulah Bondi. Mrs. Call ultimately moves in with Tammy at the Ellen B. and would be the catalyst for the events in the following film, "Tammy and The Doctor".

Starring: Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Julia Meade, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway, Edgar Buchanan, Gigi Perreau, Hayden Rorke ..
Directed by: Harry Keller
Release date: 1961-07-26
45.

A Majority of One

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel, Marc Marno, Gary Vinson, Sharon Hugueny, Frank Wilcox ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1961-12-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Cannery Woe
46.

Cannery Woe

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Speedy Gonzales helps provide cheese for the mayor's reelection campaign (and two hungry friends) by swiping it from the store guarded by Sylvester.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1961-01-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Munro
47.

Munro

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army.

Starring: Howard Morris, Seth Deitch, Jules Feiffer, Marie Deitch ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1961-11-09
48.

What a Whopper

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and then travel to Scotland to see if they can convince the locals.

Starring: Adam Faith, Carole Lesley, Terence Longdon, Clive Dunn, Freddie Frinton, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Spike Milligan, Wilfrid Brambell, Trevor Peacock ..
Directed by: Gilbert Gunn
Release date: 1961-10-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1961 : Double Bunk
49.

Double Bunk

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When newly weds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a run down houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra, on a local trip down the river to Folkestone, but somehow they end up in France, and with no fuel and supplies, they resort to desperate actions to get back home.

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Sid James, Liz Fraser, Dennis Price, Reginald Beckwith, Irene Handl, Noel Purcell, Miles Malleson, Gladys Henson ..
Directed by: C.M. Pennington-Richards
Release date: 1961-05-06
50.

All in a Night's Work

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Tony Ryder takes over the magazine of his late uncle, who supposedly died while spending time with a mistress. Worried that the news will besmirch his magazine's wholesome reputation, Tony hires a detective to find out who the mistress is.

Starring: Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertson, Charles Ruggles, Norma Crane, Jack Weston, Bess Flowers, John Hudson, Jerome Cowan, Gale Gordon ..
Directed by: Joseph Anthony
Release date: 1961-01-01

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