Classic Comedy

Classic Comedies in Alice's mind are those prior to 1965. All those great old movies that you may have grown up with are here for your discovery or re-discovery. Comedy Films made prior to 1926 are best found by scrolling "Silent Films". Contempory Comedies (post 1965) are best found scrolling "Comedy ". They don't make em' like they used to.... Rght: Lobbycard for "Bringing Up Baby".

What's So Bad About Feeling Good (1968)

Director: George Seaton
Starring: George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Don Stroud

A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others. Read more

What's Up Tiger Lily? (1966)

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi, Woody Allen
Starring: Tatsuya Mihashi, Miya Hana, Woody Allen, China Lee

Woody Allen provides the dubbed dialogue for a chopped up Japanese sexy spy thriller where the object of international intrigue is a recipe for egg sa... Read more

Whisky Galore! (1949)

Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson

Ranked among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio's comedies. When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground, the inhabitants of... Read more

Who Done It? (1956)

Director: Basil Dearden
Starring: Benny Hill, David Kossoff, Belinda Lee, Gary Marsh

The first feature film debut for comic legend Benny Hill (The Benny Hill Show), and directed by Basil Dearden (Sapphire), 'Who Done It?' is a comedy m... Read more

With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

Director: Howard Morris
Starring: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin

A Doris Day favourite in which she plays a widow with three sons. She starts dating a man with a teenage daughter but when they announce their marriag... Read more

Woman Times Seven (1967)

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin, Rossano Brazzi, Michael Caine, Vittorio Gassman, P...

Vittorio De Sica directs this episodic sex comedy consisting of seven short stories each starring Shirley MacLaine. In "Funeral Possession," she plays... Read more

Written and Directed by Preston Sturges 2: Sullivan's Travels / The Lady Eve / The Great Moment / Christmas in July (1941)

Director: Preston Sturges
Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Dick Powell, Ellen Dr...

This collection of four films from legendary writer/director Preston Sturges includes: "Sullivan's Travels" (1941) - Preston Sturges' gem of Hollywood... Read more

Yojimbo (1961)

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu, Toshiro Mifune

Kurosawa's first full-length comedy. Toshiro Mifune is the unemployed samurai warrior who comes to a small village torn apart by two warring factions... Read more

You Bet Your Life! - The Best Episodes (1958)

Starring: Candice Bergen, Phyllis Diller, George Fenneman, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Johnn...

Groucho Marx hosted this classic 1950s game show where he had free reign to say and do pretty much whatever he liked - with hilarious results. Collect... Read more

You Can't Take It With You (1938)

Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart

James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore star in this 1938 Academy Award winning nutty comedy. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss... Read more