Best Comedy Movies of 1972

1.

What's Up, Doc?

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Michael Murphy, Randy Quaid, Liam Dunn, Mabel Albertson, Sorrell Booke ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1972-03-09
2.

Play It Again, Sam

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca (1942) attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy, Susan Anspach, Jennifer Salt, Joy Bang, Viva, Ted Markland, Michael Greene ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1972-05-04
3.

Avanti!

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews, Gianfranco Barra, Franco Angrisano, Pippo Franco, Franco Acampora, Giselda Castrini, Raffaele Mottola ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1972-12-17
4.

The Candidate

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Starring: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter, Allen Garfield, Karen Carlson, Quinn K. Redeker, Morgan Upton, Michael Lerner, Natalie Wood ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1972-06-29
5.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments and game shows, all seeking answers to common questions that many would never ask.

Starring: Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser, Anthony Quayle, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Jack Barry ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1972-08-06
6.

Slaughterhouse-Five

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Billy Pilgrim, a veteran of the Second World War, finds himself mysteriously detached from time, so that he is able to travel, without being able to help it, from the days of his childhood to those of his peculiar life on a distant planet called Tralfamadore, passing through his bitter experience as a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden, over which looms the inevitable shadow of an unspeakable tragedy.

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Holly Near, Perry King, Kevin Conway, Friedrich von Ledebur, Ekkehardt Belle ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1972-03-15
7.

Fritz the Cat

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A swinging, hypocritical college student cat raises hell in a satirical vision of the 1960s.

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Phil Seuling, Judy Engles, Ralph Bakshi, Mary Dean, Charles Spidar ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1972-04-12
8.

Pink Flamingos

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Linda Olgeirson ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1972-03-12
9.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Starring: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Valli Kemp, Hugh Griffith, John Thaw, Keith Buckley, Lewis Fiander, Gerald Sim, Milton Reid, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1972-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : The Fishing Party
10.

The Fishing Party

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Three miners plan a weekend fishing.

Starring: Brian Glover, Ray Mort, Douglas Livingstone, Jane Freeman, John Comer, Frank Moorey, Deirdre Costello, James Garbutt ..
Directed by: Michael Simpson
Release date: 1972-06-01
11.

1776

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.

Starring: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Blythe Danner, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Ron Holgate, William Hansen ..
Directed by: Peter H. Hunt
Release date: 1972-11-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Butterflies Are Free
12.

Butterflies Are Free

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Striving to be independent, the blind but determined Don Baker moves away from his overprotective mother. After settling into his new San Francisco digs, Don meets kooky neighbor Jill Tanner. Don's quick wit and good looks disarm the free-spirited Jill, and before long they're more than just friends. Will Mrs. Baker's incessant meddling destroy Don and Jill's budding relationship?

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser, Michael Warren ..
Directed by: Milton Katselas
Release date: 1972-07-06
13.

The Ruling Class

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to own the estate, the Gurney family plots to steal Jack's inheritance. As their outrageous schemes fail, the family strives to cure Jack of his bizarre behavior, with disastrous results.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Michael Bryant, Carolyn Seymour, Hugh Burden, Nigel Green, Cyril Appleton ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1972-09-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
14.

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

With the school election looming, Linus is talked into running for school president. With Lucy and Charlie Brown as his campaign manager and Snoopy and Woodstock assisting, he stands a decent chance of victory. Soon however, he makes unrealistic promises and learns the hard way that preaching about the Great Pumpkin can not be considered a sound campaign strategy.

Starring: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers, Linda Ercoli, Vince Guaraldi, Brian Kazanjian, Brent McKay, Bill Melendez, Todd Barbee ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1972-10-29
15.

The Heartbreak Kid

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms his fear that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.

Starring: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley, Eddie Albert, Mitchell Jason, William Prince, Augusta Dabney, Doris Roberts, Jack Hausman ..
Directed by: Elaine May
Release date: 1972-12-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Evil Roy Slade
16.

Evil Roy Slade

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Orphaned and left in the desert as an infant, Evil Roy Slade (John Astin) grew up alone—save for his teddy bear—and mean. As an adult, he is notorious for being the "meanest villain in the West"—so he's thrown for quite a loop when he falls for sweet schoolteacher Betsy Potter (Pamela Austin). There's also Nelson L. Stool (Mickey Rooney), a railroad tycoon, who, along with his dimwitted nephew Clifford (Henry Gibson), is trying to get revenge on Evil Roy Slade for robbing him.

Starring: John Astin, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Henry Gibson, Dick Shawn, Dom DeLuise, Edie Adams, Pamela Austin, Arthur Batanides, Larry Hankin ..
Directed by: Jerry Paris
Release date: 1972-02-18
17.

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.

Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Ned Beatty, Anthony Perkins, Matt Clark, Roddy McDowall, Bill McKinney, Tab Hunter, Stacy Keach, Steve Kanaly ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1972-12-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Steptoe and Son
18.

Steptoe and Son

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are rag-and-bone men, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live together at the junk yard. Harold, who likes the bright lights in the West End of London, meets a stripper, marries her and takes her home. Albert is furious and tries every trick he knows to drive the new bride from his household.

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Carolyn Seymour, Arthur Howard, Victor Maddern, Fred Griffiths, Joan Heath, Fred McNaughton, Lon Satton, Patrick Fyffe ..
Directed by: Cliff Owen
Release date: 1972-03-01
19.

The Hot Rock

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Starring: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand, Moses Gunn, William Redfield, Topo Swope, Charlotte Rae, Graham Jarvis, Christopher Guest ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1972-01-26
20.

Man of La Mancha

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he carries with him and stages, with costumes, makeup, and the participation of the other prisoners, an unusual defense--the story of Don Quixote.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Ian Richardson, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Brian Blessed, Julie Gregg, Rosalie Crutchley, Gino Conforti ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1972-12-20
21.

The Doberman Gang

3.5
6.0/10 IMDB

After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

Starring: Byron Mabe, Hal Reed, Simmy Bow, JoJo D'Amore, John Tull, Julie Parrish ..
Directed by: Byron Chudnow
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Harvey
22.

Harvey

3.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Elwood P. Dowd's constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. However, when she decides to put Elwood in a mental institution, a mix-up occurs, and she finds herself committed instead. It's now up to Elwood and "Harvey" to straighten out the mess.

Starring: James Stewart, Helen Hayes, Marian Hailey, Dorothy Blackburn, Madeline Kahn, Jesse White, Richard Mulligan, John McGiver, Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1972-03-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Mutiny on the Buses
23.

Mutiny on the Buses

3.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot Manager into giving him the job of driver on the new money-making Special Tours Bus. A great idea ...if only the inspector hadn't taken Stan on his trial run to the Windsor Safari Park

Starring: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Janet Mahoney, Pat Ashton, Kevin Brennan, Bob Todd ..
Directed by: Harry Booth
Release date: 1972-06-02
24.

Snowball Express

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail.

Starring: Dean Jones, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Johnny Whitaker, Michael McGreevey, Kathleen Cody, George Lindsey, Dick Van Patten, David White, Nancy Olson ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1972-01-01
25.

Carry On Abroad

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful. And there is something strange about the staff—they all look very similar. To top it all off, the weather seems to be having an adverse affect on the Hotel's foundations.

Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth, Jimmy Logan, June Whitfield ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1972-12-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Now You See Him, Now You Don't
26.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Dexter Riley is a science student at Medfield College who inadvertently invents a liquid capable of rendering objects and people invisible. Before Dexter and his friends, Debbie and Richard Schuyler, can even enjoy their spectacular discovery, corrupt businessman A.J. Arno plots to get his greedy hands on it. Slapstick hijinks ensue as Dexter and his pals try to thwart the evil Arno before he can use the invisibility spray to rob a bank.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom, Frank Welker, Joyce Menges, William Windom, Michael McGreevey, Richard Bakalyan ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1972-07-12
27.

Bone

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.

Starring: Yaphet Kotto, Andrew Duggan, Jeannie Berlin, Joyce Van Patten, Casey King, Brett Somers, Dick Yarmy, James Lee, Rosanna Huffman, Ida Berlin ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1972-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Madame Sin
28.

Madame Sin

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine.

Starring: Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott, Gordon Jackson, Dudley Sutton, Catherine Schell, Paul Maxwell, David Healy, Alan Dobie, Al Mancini ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1972-01-15
29.

Deep Throat

3.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Linda's frustration with her inability to achieve orgasm causes a friend to recommend that she see a sex therapist about her problem. During the exam the therapist discovers that Linda's clitoris is located in her throat and recommends deep throating as a treatment to her ailment. Linda then goes on to experiment with this new technique as she searches for a husband.

Starring: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dolly Sharp, Ronnie Shark, William Love, Carol Connors, Bob Phillips, Ted Street, John Byron, Jack Birch ..
Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Release date: 1972-06-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Bless This House
30.

Bless This House

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

The legendary Sid James stars as the head of a chaotic household in this movie spin-off from the hit ITV sitcom. Sid Abbott and his best mate Trevor (Peter Butterworth) enjoy home-brewing. Plans to turn their hobby into a profitable, if illicit, sideline come unstuck when a Customs and Excise officer (Terry Scott) moves in next door! What’s more, Sid’s outspoken and madcap family hinder neighbourly relations even further.

Starring: Sid James, Diana Coupland, Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, Sally Geeson, Robin Askwith, Patsy Rowlands, Carol Hawkins, Bill Maynard ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1972-01-01
31.

Buck and the Preacher

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, Denny Miller, Nita Talbot, Tony Brubaker, Bobby Johnson, James McEachin, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1972-03-17
32.

Carry On Matron

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but everything doesn't go according to plan. The hypochondriac consultant Sir Bernard Cutting, Matron and the doctors and nurses at Finisham have a habit of getting in the way.

Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Cope, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1972-05-05
33.

Private Parts

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Teenage runaway Cheryl splits from Ohio and ends up in Los Angeles staying at an old rundown hotel full of weirdos. The weirdest of all is George and he has a crush on Cheryl.

Starring: Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio, Laurie Main, Paul Bartel, Stanley Livingston, Charles Woolf, Len Travis, Dorothy Neumann, Gene Simms ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1972-09-01
34.

Travels with My Aunt

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she attempts to rescue an old lover.

Starring: Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Robert Stephens, Louis Gossett Jr., Cindy Williams, Raymond Gérôme, Robert Flemyng, Corinne Marchand, Daniel Emilfork, David Swift ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1972-12-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Our Miss Fred
35.

Our Miss Fred

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Danny La Rue stars in this 1970s drag comedy as Fred Wimbush, a Shakespearean actor who is drafted into WWII and is appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. Unless he continues in his female costume, Fred is certain to be shot as a spy. The risque gags and double entendres fly as he attempts to make his escape in the company of a gaggle of randy English schoolgirls.

Starring: Danny La Rue, Alfred Marks, Lance Percival, Lally Bowers, Frances de la Tour, Walter Gotell, Kristin Hatfield, Jenny Twigge, Vanessa Furse, Seretta Wilson ..
Directed by: Bob Kellett
Release date: 1972-12-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Laksamana Do Re Mi
36.

Laksamana Do Re Mi

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

The poor trio of best friends Do, Re and Mi live in a simple treehouse in the forest, where they work together collecting, cutting and selling firewood at the local marketplace. One night they hear a voice calling for help in the forest. Although they are scared that it is a spirit trying to trick them, they follow the voice and discover that it is coming from a bamboo tree. The bamboo tree is wounded, and asks them to pull out the arrow that is stuck in it. They comply, and the bamboo transforms into a young woman, who explains that she is a supernatural spirit. She thanks them and gives them each a magical item. Do receives a magic carpet that can fly, Re receives a telescope that can see anything the viewer asks of it, and Mi receives a harmonica that can give them any wishes they want.

Starring: P. Ramlee, A. R. Tompel, Ibrahim Din, Dayang Sulu, Hussein Abu Hassan ..
Directed by: P. Ramlee
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Goodnight, My Love
37.

Goodnight, My Love

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Gruff gumshoe Francis Hogan is hired by a mysterious woman to find her boyfriend who has gone missing. With his perpetually hungry partner in tow, Hogan must untangle a web of intrigue involving the criminal underworld and a dead courier. One double-cross follows another as Hogan investigates the whole sordid affair.

Starring: Richard Boone, Michael Dunn, Barbara Bain, Victor Buono, Gianni Russo, John Quade, Walter Burke, Lou Wagner, Lou Cutell, John Lawrence ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1972-10-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : A Very Missing Person
38.

A Very Missing Person

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.

Starring: Eve Arden, James Gregory, Julie Newmar, Ray Danton, Dennis Rucker, Pat Morita, Ezra Stone, Woodrow Parfrey, Skye Aubrey, Bob Hastings ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1972-03-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Heat
39.

Heat

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Former child star Joe Davis, reduced to living in a cheap Hollywood motel while struggling for acting jobs, is lusted after by nearly every woman he meets, including Jessica Todd, a tightly wound feminist who has recently come out as a lesbian. When Jessica's mother, Sally, an emotionally needy has-been actress, meets Joe, she moves him into her enormous, tacky mansion as her new boy toy and attempts to get him acting work.

Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, Eric Emerson, Ray Vestal, Andrea Feldman, Lester Persky, Harold Childe ..
Directed by: Paul Morrissey
Release date: 1972-10-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Up the Sandbox
40.

Up the Sandbox

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, David Selby, Ariane Heller, Jacobo Morales, Paul Benedict, Carl Gottlieb, Mary Louise Wilson, Cynthia Harris, Barbara Rhoades, Paul Dooley ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1972-12-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Follow Me!
41.

Follow Me!

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

A strait-laced British banker hires an eccentric private detective to follow his free-spirited American wife, whom he suspects is cheating on him.

Starring: Michael Jayston, Mia Farrow, Adrian Topol, Margaret Rawlings, Annette Crosbie, Dudley Foster, Michael Aldridge, Michael Barrington, Neil McCarthy, Chaim Topol ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1972-07-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : The Crooked Hearts
42.

The Crooked Hearts

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rosalind Russell, Ross Martin, Michael Murphy, Kent Smith, Dick Van Patten, Patrick Campbell, Maureen O'Sullivan, Liam Dunn, Penny Marshall ..
Directed by: Jay Sandrich
Release date: 1972-11-08
43.

Fuzz

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Tom Skerritt, Jack Weston, Raquel Welch, Yul Brynner, James McEachin, Steve Ihnat, Dan Frazer, Bert Remsen, Stewart Moss ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1972-07-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : The Muppet Musicians of Bremen
44.

The Muppet Musicians of Bremen

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

Starring: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Faz Fazakas, François Klanfer, Jerry Juhl, Phyllis Marshall, Nick Nichols, John Lovelady ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Adult Fun
45.

Adult Fun

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A young London City-worker inadvertently becomes involved in the world of crime.

Starring: Peter Marinker, Deborah Norton, Judy Liebert, Anne Foster, Roger Booth, Roger Hammond ..
Directed by: James Scott
Release date: 1972-11-29
46.

For the Love of Ada

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Walter and Ada Bingley are celebrating their first wedding anniversary unaware that their friends and family are planning a surprise party for them.

Starring: Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst, Arthur English, Larry Martyn, Veronica Doran ..
Directed by: Ronnie Baxter
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Michael O'Hara the Fourth
47.

Michael O'Hara the Fourth

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The name Michael O'Hara has become synonymous with law enforcement. There have been three generations of Michael O'Haras and all have been exemplary policemen. When Michael O'Hara III's child was born he was told that they would not be able to have any more children, and there has always been a Michael O'Hara, so he named his child Michael O'Hara IV despite the fact that she is a girl. Now Mike has a tendency to get involved with police matters and not always with good results, which annoys her father. And despite being told repeatedly to stay out of it, she continues her amateurish detective activities.

Starring: Dan Dailey, Jo Ann Harris, Michael McGreevey, Nehemiah Persoff, James Almanzar, Mike Henry, William Bramley, Maggie Wellman, Yvonne Gilbert, Dave Willock ..
Directed by: Robert Totten, Erven Jourdan
Release date: 1972-03-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Nearest and Dearest
48.

Nearest and Dearest

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Jimmy Jewel and Hylda Baker star in this big screen spin-off of one of ITV's most popular comedy series of all time. When the father of Eli and Nellie Pledge dies, they are left in charge of his pickle empire. The two siblings are completely different and Eli wants out of the business, but he can't leave until Nellie is married. So Eli sets about finding a husband for his old-fashioned sister.

Starring: Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Edward Malin, Madge Hindle, Norman Mitchell, Pat Ashton, John Barrett, Peter Madden, Yootha Joyce, Norman Chappell ..
Directed by: John Robins
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1972 : Greaser's Palace
49.

Greaser's Palace

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.

Starring: Allan Arbus, Albert Henderson, Luana Anders, Michael Sullivan, Hervé Villechaize, Toni Basil, Don Calfa, Robert Downey Jr., Elsie Downey, Michael Sullivan ..
Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.
Release date: 1972-07-31
50.

The Gore Gore Girls

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.

Starring: Frank Kress, Amy Farrell, Hedda Lubin, Henny Youngman, Russ Badger, Jackie Kroeger, Nora Alexis, Phil Laurenson, Frank Rice, Corlee Bew ..
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Release date: 1972-12-15

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