Best Comedy Movies of 1969

1.

Hello, Dolly!

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, David Hurst, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1969-12-12
2.

Take the Money and Run

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Howard Storm, Mark Gordon, Micil Murphy ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1969-08-18
3.

The Italian Job

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Margaret Blye, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier, Fred Emney ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1969-06-02
4.

Paint Your Wagon

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1969-10-15
5.

Support Your Local Sheriff

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know that he is really just passing through on his way to Australia and he will pull up and leave anytime he chooses (including at the first sign of real trouble). His first day on the job he takes on the biggest, meanest ranching family and meets his klutzy love interest.

Starring: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Bruce Dern, Willis Bouchey, Gene Evans, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1969-03-26
6.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Giancarlo Giannini, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger, Wolfgang Jansen, Peter Kuiper, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel, Patrizia Valturri ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1969-01-01
7.

Cactus Flower

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie, who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston, Rick Lenz, Vito Scotti, Irene Hervey, Eve Bruce, Irwin Charone, Matthew Saks ..
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1969-12-16
8.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins!

Starring: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Bill Melendez, Ann Altieri, Erin Sullivan, David Carey ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1969-12-04
9.

Hannibal Brooks

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety with Lucy. They escape and go on the run in order to get to Switzerland.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Michael J. Pollard, Wolfgang Preiss, Karin Baal, Helmuth Lohner, Peter Carsten, Ralf Wolter, Jürgen Draeger, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1969-04-30
10.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Bob and Carol Sanders are best friends with Ted and Alice Henderson. After attending a weekend self-help/ self-discovery getaway, Bob and Carol feel newly enlightened, and want their friends to feel the same way.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon, Horst Ebersberg, Lee Bergere, Donald F. Muhich, Noble Lee Holderread Jr., K.T. Stevens, Celeste Yarnall ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1969-09-17

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