Old British Comdiesby icaredor | created - 01 Jun 2013 | updated - 29 Aug 2015 | Public
Brit Coms from 1929-1969
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1. The Green Man (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »
3. Hue and Cry (1947)
82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »
4. Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)
84 min | Comedy
About a henpecked bank clerk who lives a dreary existence in suburban London. After a mix-up at a music hall, he finds himself onstage with ambiguously foreign magician Mendoza, who hypnotizes him into losing all of his inhibitions.
7. Make Mine Mink (1960)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy
Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »
8. Too Many Crooks (1959)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »
10. Law and Disorder (1940)
74 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
On the eve of WWII a young defence lawyer, assisted by his wife, invaigles his way into a gang of foreign saboteurs. Comedy thriller, ably executed by a satisfactory cast.
11. Law and Disorder (1958)
76 min | Comedy, Crime
A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.
12. I Only Arsked! (1958)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and ... See full summary »
13. Private's Progress (1956)
102 min | Comedy, War
In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.
15. Ladies Who Do (1963)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy
The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.
16. Castle in the Air (1952)
89 min | Comedy
The near-bankrupt Earl of Locharne must contend with a government agent trying to requisition his ancestral Scottish castle, as well as a beautiful American woman who wants to buy the place - to say nothing of the resident ghost.
18. Left Right and Centre (1959)
95 min | Comedy, Romance
At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »
19. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »
20. The Promoter (1952)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »
21. A Run for Your Money (1949)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.
22. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy
Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.
23. No Smoking (1955)
73 min | Comedy
Reg is a scientist who invents a pill to cure smokers of their nicotine addiction. However, when he makes his discovery public, he encounters strong resistance from the tobacco industry.
26. Bombsight Stolen (1941)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.
27. A Fire Has Been Arranged (1935)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
A pair of friends robs from a jewelry shop, and buries their loot in a field out in the country before they get caught. They spend ten years in prison, and when they're let out they go back... See full summary »
28. Inn for Trouble (1960)
90 min | Comedy
A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that someone doesn't want them to make a success of it.
29. Panic in the Parlor (1956)
81 min | Comedy
Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »
30. Dry Rot (1956)
87 min | Comedy
A trio of not particularly bright bookmakers tries to fix a horse race.
31. The Horse's Mouth (1953)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy
An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.
34. Curtain Up (1952)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy
In a small town in the 1950's a repertory company meets on Monday morning to start rehearsing the following week's play. This is a ghastly thing written by the aunt of one of the theatre's ... See full summary »
35. You Know What Sailors Are (1954)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy
A fun frolic involving a fake secret weapon (accidentally created during a drinking bout), naval bureaucracy, political maneuvering and the hareem and palace of the exotic eastern country of Agraria.
37. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »
39. The Galloping Major (1951)
80 min | Comedy
A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.
43. Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy
Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Heyhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan ... See full summary »
44. Watch Your Stern (1960)
90 min | Comedy
When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.
45. The Night We Got the Bird (1961)
83 min | Comedy
Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that... See full summary »
47. Girls at Sea (1958)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy
When H.M.S. Scotia pays a visit to the French Riviera, the officers, to celebrate the engagement of Marine Captain Randall to a charming American girl, Jill Eaton, throw a big party,
50. The Bargee (1964)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy
Hemel Pike is a canal barge casanova, aided and abetted by his illiterate cousin, Ronnie. Hemel has a girl in every town along his route, and each one is intent on marriage. He is finally ... See full summary »
52. Joey Boy (1965)
91 min | Comedy, War
Busted for running an illegal gambling den during the Second World War, a gang of East End wideboys choose conscription over prison and take their talents on a tour of duty.
53. The Bridal Path (1959)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy
Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »
54. Hobson's Choice (1931)
65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Hobson runs a successful boot-maker's shop in nineteenth-century Salford. A widower with a weakness for the pub opposite, he tries forcefully to run the lives of his three unruly ... See full summary »
55. Don't Panic Chaps (1959)
85 min | Comedy, War
Charming farce about British and German soldiers peacefully sharing a little island in the Adriatic in 1943 - that is until the beautiful Elsa is cast ashore.
57. Top of the Form (1953)
72 min | Comedy
Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the... See full summary »
58. Made in Heaven (1952)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A young couple enter the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which a side of bacon can be won if a couple do not regret their marriage after a year, but the arrival of an attractive new housemaid throws everything into chaos.
60. Roommates (1961)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »
64. Tonight's the Night (1954)
88 min | Comedy
The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused ... See full summary »
65. Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (1952)
93 min | Comedy
Potts (George Cole), a British Sanitary Engineer (a plumber in the Colonies), leaves on vacation (holiday in the Empire) with a set of plans for a new secret weapon which he has mistaken ... See full summary »
66. It's a Great Day! (1955)
71 min | Comedy
Bob Grove, a builder has problems with the council, over building supplies that he needs to complete a job on a local housing estate. Under pressure to finish the job, his son gets them ... See full summary »
70. Where There's a Will (1955)
80 min | Comedy
A Cockney family inherit a ramshackle Devon farm. The rest of the family don't want to leave London but the father insists and off they go, to face the unknown.
72. Convict 99 (1938)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy
A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a ... See full summary »
74. She Didn't Say No! (1958)
97 min | Comedy
Bridget Monagahn, a dressmaker and mother of six illegitimate children, tries to maintain her current lifestyle while the fathers of her six children try to run her out of their small Irish... See full summary »
75. What the Butler Saw (1950)
61 min | Comedy
A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that ... See full summary »
76. Spy for a Day (1940)
71 min | Comedy, Thriller
The Nazis kidnap a simple farm labourer when they think he is one of their spies. He escapes, only to be nearly shot by a British spy who also thinks he's a Nazi.
77. Man in the Moon (1960)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera...
78. The Detective (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
79. Green Grow the Rushes (1951)
77 min | Comedy, Thriller
A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the ... See full summary »
80. No, My Darling Daughter (1961)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy
Juliet Mills plays the vivacious daughter of a wealthy international industrialist who runs away with a playboy millionaire, but falls in love with the hard-working young man who has been sent to bring her back.
82. Worm's Eye View (1951)
77 min | Comedy
Five WWII RAF fighter pilots are billeted in a family home. Their new landlady isn't pleased to have these "guests" imposed upon her nice house and, realising she must be kind to "her boys"... See full summary »
83. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)
84 min | Comedy
Angela Barrows, an accomplished business analyst from the US, attempts to contemporise the late MacPherson's tweed factory, shaking the very foundation of a men-only company.
85. Go to Blazes (1962)
80 min | Comedy
After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.
87. Helter Skelter (1949)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A radio 'detective' gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccuping due to the machinations of a ghostly cupid who works his magic to cause mayhem and laughter throughout the film.
88. Kill or Cure (1962)
88 min | Comedy, Mystery
Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious... See full summary »
89. Genevieve (1953)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
91. The Final Test (1953)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play... See full summary »
92. How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)
79 min | Crime, Comedy
The impoverished Clitterburn family live on a grand English estate but times are hard and the head of the household, Sir Henry, seizes upon news of the impending arrival of their rich ... See full summary »
93. Vote for Huggett (1949)
84 min | Comedy
A firm of solicitors do battle with the head of the local council over a parcel of river front land, owned by the Huggett family, in order to build a lido/community center.
95. The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)
89 min | Comedy
General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides ... See full summary »
97. And the Same to You (1960)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy
Stuck with the name "Dickie Dreadnought," Rix feels he has no choice but to pursue a career as a boxer. To mollify his uncle, Rix pretends to be the soul of religiosity, while his ... See full summary »
98. The Big Money (1956)
86 min | Comedy
Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has ... See full summary »
100. Vice Versa (1948)
111 min | Comedy
Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is immediately fulfilled ... See full summary »