Best Comedy Movies of 1973


The Sting

8.3/10 IMDB

A novice con man teams up with an acknowledged master to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling off the ultimate big con and swindling a fortune from a big-time mobster.

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, John Heffernan, Dana Elcar, Jack Kehoe ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1973-12-25

American Graffiti

7.4/10 IMDB

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Manuel Padilla Jr. ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1973-08-01

Paper Moon

8.1/10 IMDB

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, P.J. Johnson, Jessie Lee Fulton, James N. Harrell, Noble Willingham, Randy Quaid, Desmond Dhooge ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1973-05-09

The Long Goodbye

7.5/10 IMDB

In 1970s Hollywood, Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, David Arkin, Warren Berlinger, Jim Bouton, Henry Gibson, Jo Ann Brody, Jack Knight ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1973-03-07

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

7.7/10 IMDB

Turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie... and the Peanuts gang to share them with. This is going to be the greatest Thanksgiving ever! The fun begins when Peppermint Patty invites herself and her pals to Charlie Brown's house for a REALLY big turkey party. Good grief! All our hero can cook is cold cereal and maybe toast. Is Charlie Brown doomed? Not when Linus, Snoopy and Woodstock chip in to save the (Thanksgiving) Day. With such good friends, Charlie Brown - and all of us - have so many reasons to be thankful.

Starring: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Stephen Shea, Christopher DeFaria, Hilary Momberger-Powers, Jimmy Ahrens, Robin Reed, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Release date: 1973-11-20

The Last Detail

7.5/10 IMDB

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James, Carol Kane, Michael Moriarty, Kathleen Miller, Luana Anders, Gerry Salsberg, Nancy Allen ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1973-12-11


7.1/10 IMDB

Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Brian Avery, Don Keefer, Mews Small, Peter Hobbs, Spencer Milligan, John McLiam ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1973-12-17

Theatre of Blood

7.1/10 IMDB

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Starring: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Jack Hawkins, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1973-03-16

The Three Musketeers

7.1/10 IMDB

The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux and the passionate Lady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal.

Starring: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Spike Milligan ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1973-12-11

Charlotte's Web

6.9/10 IMDB

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Danny Bonaduce, Agnes Moorehead, Bob Holt, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen, Dave Madden, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Release date: 1973-03-01

O Lucky Man!

7.6/10 IMDB

This sprawling, surrealist comedy serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Graham Crowden, Peter Jeffrey, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne, Philip Stone ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1973-03-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Girl Most Likely to...

The Girl Most Likely to...

7.3/10 IMDB

An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.

Starring: Stockard Channing, Ed Asner, Jim Backus, Joe Flynn, Chuck McCann, Carl Ballantine, Reb Brown, Dennis Dugan, Larry Wilcox, Fred Grandy ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1973-11-06

The Paper Chase

7.2/10 IMDB

A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel, James Naughton, Edward Herrmann, Craig Richard Nelson, Regina Baff, Robert Lydiard, Lenny Baker ..
Directed by: James Bridges
Release date: 1973-10-16

Heavy Traffic

6.5/10 IMDB

An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Frank De Kova, Terry Haven, Mary Dean Lauria, Jacqueline Mills, Lillian Adams, Jamie Farr, Robert Easton, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Walt Gorney ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1973-08-08

A Touch of Class

6.5/10 IMDB

Steve, a happily married American man living in London meets Vicki, an English divorcée and run off to Marbella for a rollicking week of sex. They then return to London to set up a cozy menage, despite the fact that he loves his wife and children, and now realize that he and Vicki have also fallen in love.

Starring: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan, Cec Linder, Michael Elwyn, Mary Barclay, Nadim Sawalha, Ian Thompson, Eve Karpf ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank
Release date: 1973-05-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Holiday on the Buses

Holiday on the Buses

5.8/10 IMDB

Due to a female passenger falling out of her top whilst running for the bus Stan is distracted and crashes the bus resulting in the depot managers car being written off. As a result Stan, Jack and Blakey are fired. Stan and Jack soon get new jobs as a bus crew at a Pontins holiday resort but discover that Blakey has also gotten a job there as the chief security guard.

Starring: Reg Varney, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Michael Robbins, Wilfrid Brambell, Kate Williams, Arthur Mullard, Queenie Watts ..
Directed by: Bryan Izzard
Release date: 1973-05-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width

Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width

6.5/10 IMDB

Two London tailors horse around, wind up robbed, go to Rome and disrupt the Vatican.

Starring: John Bluthal, Joe Lynch, Yootha Joyce, Wendy King, Ann Beach, Eddie Byrne, Bernard Stone, David Nettheim, Ivor Dean, Bill Maynard ..
Directed by: Ronnie Baxter
Release date: 1973-01-03

Steptoe and Son Ride Again

6.6/10 IMDB

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are rag-and-bone men, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways to improve his lot, Harold invests his father's life savings in a greyhound who is almost blind and can't see the hare. When the dog loses a race and Harold has to pay off the debt, he comes up with another bright idea. Collect his father's life insurance. To do this his father must pretend to be dead.

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors, Bill Maynard, Milo O’Shea, Neil McCarthy, George Tovey, Sam Kydd, Yootha Joyce, Olga Lowe ..
Directed by: Peter Sykes
Release date: 1973-05-01


6.5/10 IMDB

A modern day musical telling of the ministry of Jesus Christ set in New York. The Apostles, portrayed as an acting troupe re-enact the parables and teachings of Jesus.

Starring: Victor Garber, David Haskell, Katie Hanley, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Jerry Sroka, Lynne Thigpen ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1973-03-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Thief Who Came to Dinner

The Thief Who Came to Dinner

6.1/10 IMDB

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves, an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh, Charles Cioffi, Ned Beatty, Austin Pendleton, John Hillerman, Gregory Sierra, Michael Murphy ..
Directed by: Bud Yorkin
Release date: 1973-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Oklahoma Crude

Oklahoma Crude

6.3/10 IMDB

In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Starring: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance, John Mills, William Lucking, Harvey Jason, Ted Gehring, Cliff Osmond, Rafael Campos, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1973-07-03

Blume in Love

6.2/10 IMDB

Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.

Starring: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason, Shelley Winters, Donald F. Muhich, Paul Mazursky, Erin O'Reilly, Annazette Chase, Shelley Morrison ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1973-06-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Rainbow Boys

The Rainbow Boys

7.0/10 IMDB

Struggling to subsist on negligible and infrequent gold discoveries, prospector Ralph Logan crosses paths with Mazella, a New York City drifter with a three-wheel motorcycle and plenty of time on his hands. After introducing his new acquaintance to the practical but volatile Gladys, Logan suggests the trio join forces for a mission deep into the mountains of British Columbia in search of his father's elusive stash of gold.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Kate Reid, Don Calfa, David Thomas, Chief Leonard George ..
Directed by: Gerald Potterton
Release date: 1973-03-27


6.2/10 IMDB

While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys.

Starring: James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser, Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco, Stuart Nisbet, Len Lesser, Diana Darrin, Seamon Glass ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1973-03-07

Harry in Your Pocket

6.3/10 IMDB

A master thief and his drug-addicted partner teach two aspiring crooks how to steal wallets.

Starring: James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere, Walter Pidgeon, Michael C. Gwynne, Tony Giorgio, Michael Stearns, Susan Mullen, David Dean Bottrell, Susan Mullen ..
Directed by: Bruce Geller
Release date: 1973-09-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : A Doll's House

A Doll's House

6.4/10 IMDB

Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed, and lives in fear of her husband finding out, and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But, when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Claire Bloom, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey, Edith Evans, Helen Blatch, Daphne Riggs, Pam Rose ..
Directed by: Patrick Garland
Release date: 1973-04-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : A Ghost of a Chance

A Ghost of a Chance

7.2/10 IMDB

Jerry just can't seem to shake off the death of his lover Cass, who he keeps seeing wherever he goes. But Cass is real and explains why he's back and can't be seen by others. They go to a bar where Cass, naked and invisible to everyone except Jerry, describes all of the things he's learned in death while offering his theories on why men should have sex with whomever they want, even if they're in a monogamous relationship.

Starring: Roy Clark, Jimmy Hughes, Toby Willis, Tom Winston, Ralph Martin, Gena Powers, Glenn Brock ..
Directed by: Gorton Hall
Release date: 1973-11-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Mislayed Genie

The Mislayed Genie

4.6/10 IMDB

After accidentally summoning up a genie (played by cult character actor Tobar Mayo), a sex-starved young man finds all of his erotic wishes can come true, but soon finds himself embroiled in time hopping orgies, gangster schemes, and other uproarious happenings, all while trying to score the girl of his dreams. Rene Bond co-stars as a sex-ed teacher whose students take 'family planning' a bit too literally in this never released on English language home video, sexploitation rarity.

Starring: Ann Ali, Franklin Anthony, Rene Bond, Patricia Burns, Con Covert, Margot Devletian, Diana Hardy, Jane Ingenito, Linda Kwan, Tobar Mayo ..
Directed by: Eric Jeffrey Haims
Release date: 1973-11-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Your Three Minutes Are Up

Your Three Minutes Are Up

6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Janet Margolin, Kathleen Freeman, David Ketchum, Stuart Nisbet, Read Morgan, Jennifer Ashley, Sherry Bain, Paul Barselou ..
Directed by: Douglas Schwartz
Release date: 1973-08-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Ten from Your Show of Shows

Ten from Your Show of Shows

8.5/10 IMDB

Ten comedy sketches compiled from the 1950s TV series, "Your Show of Shows."

Starring: Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1973-02-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Let's Visit the World of the Future

Let's Visit the World of the Future

8.4/10 IMDB

A travelogue inviting viewers of today to come visit the future. The person who found this mysterious 16mm film in his basement in 1973, Rev. Ivan Stang, later ran The SubGenius Foundation, the Slack Prophecy religion devoted to Texas cult religion salesman J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.

Starring: Douglass Smith, Shelby Taylor ..
Directed by: Douglass Smith
Release date: 1973-08-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Brothers O'Toole

Brothers O'Toole

4.6/10 IMDB

The O'Toole Brothers are Eastern con men, exceptionally good at talking their way out of tight situations. When they ride into Molybdenum, Colorado, not suspecting the riches beneath the streets, they turn the sleepy mining town upside-down for their search for the gold. High-spirited hijinks ensue, with the brothers involved in everything from stolen gambling equipment to a "belchin', cussin' and spittin' " contest.

Starring: John Astin, Steve Carlson, Pat Carroll, Jesse White, Lee Meriwether, Hans Conried, Richard Erdman, Allyn Joslyn, Richard Jury, Miranda Barry ..
Directed by: Richard Erdman
Release date: 1973-05-16


5.8/10 IMDB

In the mythical European city of Leisure, married couple Jack and Elvira have an ongoing bet regarding who can seduce whom. This comes up in the wake of a swinging night with a couple of tourists picked up via a newspaper ad. Elvira, a self-professed "sexual snob" has bet she can seduce newlywed Betsy, married to handsome marine biologist Eddie. If she fails by midnight, then Jack gets to seduce Eddie.

Starring: Claire Wilbur, Casey Donovan, Lynn Lowry, Gerald Grant, Carl Parker ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1973-11-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Carry On Girls

Carry On Girls

5.7/10 IMDB

Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the local women's liberation movement, has other ideas. It's open warfare as the women's lib attempt to sabotage the contest.

Starring: Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, Jack Douglas, Patsy Rowlands, Joan Hickson ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1973-11-09


5.6/10 IMDB

A quiet suburb in Southern California is terrorized by a mysterious murderous monster living in a cave. As the bodies pile up -- with incriminating banana peels always near by the crime scene -- a group of teens stumble on the guilty party: a 20-million-year-old Schlockthropus, an ape-like creature with a sense of the absurd.

Starring: John Landis, Saul Kahan, Joseph Piantadosi, Eliza Roberts, Tom Alvich, Walter Levine, Harriet Medin, Eric Allison, Charles Villiers, Ralph Baker ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1973-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : High Rise

High Rise

6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman in New York City goes out looking for an apartment and finds herself getting caught up in a series of sexual adventures culminating in a wild orgy.

Starring: Tamie Trevor, Jamie Gillis, Harry Reems, John Clemens, Mireille Renaud, Jutta David, Rita Bennett, Arlana Blue, Barbara Benner, Geri Miller ..
Directed by: Danny Steinmann
Release date: 1973-02-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Sexualist

The Sexualist

4.9/10 IMDB

Pretentious hippie director Jeffrey Montclair tries to make an educational erotic feature about sex and the signs of the zodiac. Montclair not only has to deal with an impatient and overbearing mob-connected financial backer, but also has his hands full putting up with snobby lead actress Monica.

Starring: Jennifer Welles, Dale T. Fuller, Jon Oppenheim, Pudgy Roberts, Edward B. Davis, Edward B. Davis, Shana O'Neal, Barbara Benner, Bunny Garland, Berta Bigg ..
Directed by: Kemal Horulu
Release date: 1973-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

6.2/10 IMDB

Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Madeline Kahn, Richard Mulligan, Georgann Johnson, George Rose, Sally Prager, Johnny Doran ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1973-06-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Hail


6.9/10 IMDB

A presidential advisor discovers that the President has assembled a secret army of vigilantes to suppress dissent and is setting up concentration camps in which to imprison protestors, hippies and other "social undesirables."

Starring: Dan Resin, Richard B. Shull, Dick O'Neill, Ellen Faison, Joseph Sirola, Pat Ripley, Gary Sandy, Willard Waterman, K Callan, Constance Forslund ..
Directed by: Fred Levinson
Release date: 1973-07-27

The Cheerleaders

5.3/10 IMDB

A group of cheerleaders from the local high school decide to show their school spirit for their football team by sleeping with the opponents the night before the game so that they can be so worn out the opposition won't be able to play.

Starring: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush, Brandy Woods, Richard Meatwhistle, Jonathan Jacobs, Raoul Hoffnung, Patrick Wright, Terri Teague, Kimberly Hyde ..
Directed by: Paul Glickler
Release date: 1973-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Hard Labour

Hard Labour

7.2/10 IMDB

A quiet and put-upon house cleaner breaks her silence.

Starring: Liz Smith, Clifford Kershaw, Polly Hemingway, Bernard Hill, Alison Steadman, Vanessa Harris, Cyril Varley, Ben Kingsley, Linda Beckett, Alan Erasmus ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1973-03-12

Tales That Witness Madness

5.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Tremayne is an enigmatic psychiatrist running an asylum that houses four very special cases. Visited by his colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories as to why each of the four patients went mad.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Georgia Brown, Donald Houston, Russell Lewis, David Wood, Suzy Kendall, Peter McEnery, Neil Kennedy, Richard Connaught ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1973-10-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The World's Greatest Athlete

The World's Greatest Athlete

5.6/10 IMDB

Stuck with a feeble sports department, college coach Sam Archer (John Amos) faces the ax unless he can reverse the school's athletic fortunes. An African vacation with his assistant (Tim Conway) answers Archer's prayers when he spots the athletically gifted Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent). Sam counts on Nanu's remarkable abilities to put the team back on the winning track. This upbeat farce boasts an impressive cast of comedians.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Tim Conway, John Amos, Roscoe Lee Browne, Dayle Haddon, Billy De Wolfe, Nancy Walker, Vito Scotti, Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford ..
Directed by: Robert Scheerer
Release date: 1973-02-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : I Love a Mystery

I Love a Mystery

5.8/10 IMDB

Three insurance investigators search for a mysterious billionaire. Based on the Old Time Radio show of the same name.

Starring: Ida Lupino, David Hartman, Jack Weston, Don Knotts, Terry-Thomas, Les Crane, Hagan Beggs, Deanna Lund, Karen Jensen, Melodie Johnson ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1973-02-27

Five on the Black Hand Side

6.3/10 IMDB

Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior.

Starring: Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Virginia Capers, Glynn Turman, Dick Anthony Williams, Carl Franklin, Ja'net DuBois, D'Urville Martin, Godfrey Cambridge, Sonny Jim Gaines ..
Directed by: Oscar Williams
Release date: 1973-10-25

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

6.6/10 IMDB

While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Walter, the aimless young son of a doctor, makes the acquaintance of proper, middle-aged, clumsy and secretive Lila. He falls in love with her, but she is resistant.

Starring: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo, Charles Baxter, Margaret Modlin, May Heatherly, Lloyd Brimhall, Elmer Modlin, Andrés Monreal ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1973-04-19

Kid Blue

6.2/10 IMDB

Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He's befriended by Reese Ford and his wife Molly, but before long Molly has seduced Bickford. Only with the arrival of Bickford's former girlfriend Janet Conforto is it revealed that Bickford is actually the notorious train robber Kid Blue. Humiliated by a scandal arising from his affair with his friend's wife, Bickford gives up on going straight and plots a crime.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle, Ben Johnson, Lee Purcell, Janice Rule, Ralph Waite, Clifton James, M. Emmet Walsh, Mary Jackson ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1973-01-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Carry on Christmas

Carry on Christmas

5.9/10 IMDB

Sid James as Father Christmas recounts times of the festive season through the ages, from life in stone age times. A country house party in the 18th Century. Christmas in the trenches during world war one. Next up is a Robin Hood send up with Sid as Robin.

Starring: Sid James, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth, Bernard Bresslaw, Jack Douglas, Julian Holloway, Laraine Humphrys ..
Release date: 1973-12-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Horror Hospital

Horror Hospital

5.3/10 IMDB

Following his forced retirement from an appalling rock band, Jason decides to vacation at Brittlehouse Manor, a health farm run by the leather-gloved, ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Storm. Along the way, Jason meets Judy, also on her way to Brittlehouse Manor to visit her aunt, who married Dr. Storm some years ago. Once they arrive, the pair realise rather quickly that something is wrong, probably because the other guests have had their brains surgically removed, or all the blood pouring from the sink, or possibly just because the creepy midget keeps telling them to brush their teeth.

Starring: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Dennis Price, Ellen Pollock, Skip Martin, Kurt Christian, Barbara Wendy, Kenneth Benda, Martin Grace ..
Directed by: Antony Balch
Release date: 1973-05-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Best Pair of Legs in the Business

The Best Pair of Legs in the Business

6.0/10 IMDB

Capitalising on his remarkable success in On the Buses, Reg Varney took on the contrasting role of a third-rate holiday camp entertainer dreaming of stardom in this mid-seventies comedy feature. Also starring fellow sitcom favourite Diana Coupland and Lee Montague, The Best Pair of Legs in the Business was adapted from an individual ITV Playhouse drama and scripted by Emmerdale Farm creator Kevin Laffan. 'Sherry' Sheridan, a middle-aged compère and drag artiste currently stationed at a caravan site, is low on talent but high on ambition. Convinced he just needs one decent break to launch himself into the big time, he's relentlessly optimistic - but sadly unaware that his family life is crumbling around him. Can Sherry manage to secure both his job, and his marriage?

Starring: Reg Varney, Diana Coupland, Lee Montague, Johnny Briggs, Jean Harvey, George Sweeney, David Lincoln, Clare Sutcliffe, Penny Spencer, Michael Hadley ..
Directed by: Christopher Hodson
Release date: 1973-02-01

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