Old British Comdies

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Brit Coms from 1929-1969

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1. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 999

2. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 985

3. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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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 »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Vida Hope

Votes: 1,057

4. Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)

84 min | Comedy

6.1
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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.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: George Cole, Veronica Hurst, Heather Thatcher, Jon Pertwee

Votes: 59

5. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

7.1
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An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 901

6. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,947

7. Make Mine Mink (1960)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, Elspeth Duxbury

Votes: 790

8. Too Many Crooks (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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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 »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 710

9. The Facts of Love (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A group of young people are having a good time, when their parents return home unexpectedly from holiday.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Gordon Harker, Betty Balfour, Jimmy Hanley, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 30

10. Law and Disorder (1940)

74 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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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.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Alastair Sim, Barry K. Barnes, Diana Churchill, Edward Chapman

Votes: 18

11. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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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.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 177

12. I Only Arsked! (1958)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

6.0
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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 »

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Geoffrey Sumner

Votes: 42

13. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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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.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 574

14. Brothers in Law (1957)

94 min | Comedy

6.8
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Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Henry B. Longhurst, Edith Sharpe, Ian Carmichael, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 246

15. Ladies Who Do (1963)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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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.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Peggy Mount, Robert Morley, Harry H. Corbett, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 195

16. Castle in the Air (1952)

89 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: David Tomlinson, Helen Cherry, Margaret Rutherford, Barbara Kelly

Votes: 100

17. Operation Cupid (1960)

62 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Charles Farrell, Avice Landone, Wallas Eaton, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 18

18. Left Right and Centre (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Patricia Bredin, Eric Barker, Jack Hedley, Leslie Dwyer

Votes: 187

19. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked, Cyril Smith

Votes: 258

20. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 943

21. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 383

22. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 2,057

23. No Smoking (1955)

73 min | Comedy

6.0
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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.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Reg Dixon, Peter Martyn, Belinda Lee, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 42

24. Folly to Be Wise (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.4
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Newly arrived Army chaplin Captain Paris (Alastair Sim) attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon

Votes: 180

25. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.5
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

Votes: 1,090

26. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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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.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 790

27. A Fire Has Been Arranged (1935)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.1
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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 »

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Mary Lawson, Robb Wilton

Votes: 54

28. Inn for Trouble (1960)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that someone doesn't want them to make a success of it.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Shaun O'Riordan, Peggy Mount, Ronan O'Casey, David Kossoff

Votes: 111

www.imdb.com/title/tt0053947

29. Panic in the Parlor (1956)

81 min | Comedy

6.5
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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 »

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Ronald Lewis, Cyril Smith

Votes: 289

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30. Dry Rot (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.3
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A trio of not particularly bright bookmakers tries to fix a horse race.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix, Sidney James, Peggy Mount

Votes: 95

www.imdb.com/title/tt0049163/

31. The Horse's Mouth (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Robert Beatty, Michael Medwin, Virginia McKenna, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 45

www.imdb.com/title/tt0045884/

32. Watch it, Sailor! (1961)

81 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Dennis Price, Liz Fraser, Irene Handl, Vera Day

Votes: 30

33. The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)

76 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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An Angel finds that she needs money to fulfill her mission on Earth. Her only solution to this problem is to pawn Her harp.

Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento, Robert Eddison, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 84

34. Curtain Up (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Kendall, Michael Medwin

Votes: 138

35. You Know What Sailors Are (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Akim Tamiroff, Donald Sinden, Sarah Lawson, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 65

36. Bikini Baby (1951)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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An unsophisticated and impressionable young girl finds herself in trouble after winning a beauty pageant.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Dennis Price, John McCallum, Stanley Holloway, Pauline Stroud

Votes: 134

37. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.2
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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 »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice, Diana Dors

Votes: 216

38. You're in the Army Now (1937)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Two soldier friends vie for the affections of the sergeant-major's daughter, against a background of military pomp and adventure.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Ford, John Mills, Anna Lee, Grace Bradley

Votes: 102

39. The Galloping Major (1951)

80 min | Comedy

7.1
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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.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Basil Radford, Jimmy Hanley, Janette Scott, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 77

40. The Sandwich Man (1966)

95 min | Comedy

5.9
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A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 235

41. Don't Take It to Heart! (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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The castle ghost helps the lady and the lawyer beat off developers.

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Richard Bird, Edward Rigby, Esma Cannon, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 109

42. Father Came Too! (1964)

91 min | Comedy

6.5
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A young married couple experience difficulties doing up a cottage, and are hindered by the wife's father.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Sally Smith

Votes: 177

43. Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Eddie Byrne, Jane Barrett, Robert Brown, Raymond Lovell

Votes: 158

44. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

5.7
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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.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 217

45. The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

83 min | Comedy

6.9
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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 »

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Brian Rix, Dora Bryan, Ronald Shiner, Leo Franklyn

Votes: 29

46. Idol on Parade (1959)

88 min | Comedy

6.7
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A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: William Bendix, Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 70

47. Girls at Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

6.8
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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,

Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Ronald Shiner, Michael Hordern, Anne Kimbell

Votes: 34

48. Nearly a Nasty Accident (1961)

86 min | Comedy

7.0
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The RAF Group Captain has a hard job to restrain the aircraft-man from tinkering with everything he can get his hands on.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker

Votes: 51

49. A Touch of the Sun (1956)

80 min | Comedy

6.0
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Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ruby Murray, Dennis Price, Dorothy Bromiley

Votes: 87

50. The Bargee (1964)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

6.4
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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 »

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker

Votes: 206

51. This Man Is Mine (1946)

103 min | Comedy

7.0
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Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Tom Walls, Glynis Johns, Jeanne De Casalis, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 7

52. Joey Boy (1965)

91 min | Comedy, War

4.6
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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.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Stanley Baxter, Bill Fraser, Percy Herbert

Votes: 44

53. The Bridal Path (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.9
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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 »

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 190

54. Hobson's Choice (1931)

65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: James Harcourt, Viola Lyel, Frank Pettingell, Belle Chrystall

Votes: 5

55. Don't Panic Chaps (1959)

85 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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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.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Dennis Price, George Cole, Thorley Walters, Nadja Regin

Votes: 60

56. Up to His Neck (1954)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix, Laya Raki, Harry Fowler

Votes: 25

57. Top of the Form (1953)

72 min | Comedy

5.2
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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 »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Harry Fowler, Anthony Newley, Alfie Bass

Votes: 33

58. Made in Heaven (1952)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

5.4
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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.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: David Tomlinson, Petula Clark, Sonja Ziemann, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 90

59. Beware of Children (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.1
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A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan, Julia Lockwood, Irene Handl

Votes: 68

60. Roommates (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 182

61. Twice Round the Daffodils (1962)

89 min | Comedy

6.1
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A sanatorium where a group of patients reside. They aspire to walk twice round the daffodils which they can do when they are better.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 178

62. Dentist in the Chair (1960)

84 min | Comedy

5.1
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Burglar steals Dentistry equipment by mistake and tries to sell them to Student Dentists. Mild amusements follow.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins, Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker

Votes: 108

63. Bottoms Up (1960)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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'Jimmy Edwards' reprises his radio role as the Professor trying to control a school full of naughty boys.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 85

64. Tonight's the Night (1954)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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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 »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: David Niven, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald, George Cole

Votes: 210

65. Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (1952)

93 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: George Cole, Oskar Homolka, Nadia Gray, Frederick Valk

Votes: 88

66. It's a Great Day! (1955)

71 min | Comedy

5.4
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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 »

Director: John Warrington | Stars: Ruth Dunning, Edward Evans, Sheila Sweet, Peter Bryant

Votes: 39

67. In the Doghouse (1962)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Peggy Cummins, Hattie Jacques, James Booth

Votes: 61

68. Some Will, Some Won't (1970)

87 min | Comedy

5.8
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Four people go to great lengths to obtain the fortune left in a will by a very wealthy practical joker.

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Thora Hird, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray

Votes: 83

69. Love in Pawn (1953)

82 min | Comedy

6.3
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Comedy. A penniless couple Roger (Bernard Branden) & Jean (Barbara Kelly) will get £10,000 if Roger can live a sober & profitable life.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, Reg Dixon, Jeannie Carson

Votes: 40

70. Where There's a Will (1955)

80 min | Comedy

6.4
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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.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, George Cole, Leslie Dwyer, Ann Hanslip

Votes: 69

71. Those People Next Door (1953)

78 min | Comedy

5.8
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During the war, a titled family, object to their squadron leader son, being engaged to the daughter of a working class factory worker.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Jack Warner, Charles Victor, Marjorie Rhodes, Gladys Henson

Votes: 61

72. Convict 99 (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 341

73. The Jokers (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, James Donald

Votes: 679

74. She Didn't Say No! (1958)

97 min | Comedy

8.2
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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 »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Eileen Herlie, Perlita Neilson, Wilfred Downing, Anne Dickins

Votes: 5

75. What the Butler Saw (1950)

61 min | Comedy

5.7
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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 »

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Edward Rigby, Henry Mollison, Mercy Haystead, Michael Ward

Votes: 103

76. Spy for a Day (1940)

71 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Douglas Wakefield, Paddy Browne, Jack Allen, Albert Lieven

Votes: 11

77. Man in the Moon (1960)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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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...

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Kenneth More, Shirley Anne Field, Norman Bird, Michael Hordern

Votes: 209

78. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

Votes: 860

79. Green Grow the Rushes (1951)

77 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.1
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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 »

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Roger Livesey, Honor Blackman, Richard Burton, Frederick Leister

Votes: 140

80. No, My Darling Daughter (1961)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

6.2
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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.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Michael Craig, Roger Livesey, James Westmoreland

Votes: 131

81. All Over the Town (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Comedy

6.6
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In West England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption, in this engaging romantic comedy.

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Cyril Cusack, Ronald Adam

Votes: 121

82. Worm's Eye View (1951)

77 min | Comedy

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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 »

Director: Jack Raymond | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Garry Marsh, Diana Dors, John Blythe

83. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

84 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark

Votes: 943

84. Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different households, causing misery each time.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Jack Watling, Barbara Murray

Votes: 107

85. Go to Blazes (1962)

80 min | Comedy

5.7
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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.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Dave King, Robert Morley, Daniel Massey, Dennis Price

Votes: 117

86. To Paris with Love (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray, Elina Labourdette

Votes: 323

87. Helter Skelter (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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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.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Carol Marsh, David Tomlinson, Mervyn Johns, Peter Hammond

Votes: 77

88. Kill or Cure (1962)

88 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.1
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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 »

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Eric Sykes, Dennis Price, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 120

89. Genevieve (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

Votes: 2,257

90. Mad Little Island (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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Inhabitants of a small island in the Atlantic resist their government's plan to make their home a missile base.

Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Jeannie Carson, Donald Sinden, Roland Culver, Catherine Lacey

Votes: 112

91. The Final Test (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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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 »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Morley, George Relph, Adrianne Allen

Votes: 123

92. How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

79 min | Crime, Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Nigel Patrick | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller, Katie Johnson

Votes: 141

93. Vote for Huggett (1949)

84 min | Comedy

6.6
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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.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Susan Shaw, Petula Clark

Votes: 98

94. Molly and Me (1945)

PG | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Gracie Fields, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 307

95. The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)

89 min | Comedy

5.7
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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 »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Dennis Price

Votes: 136

96. Tony Draws a Horse (1950)

91 min | Comedy

5.2
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Add a Plot

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Cecil Parker, Anne Crawford, Derek Bond, Barbara Murray

Votes: 32

97. And the Same to You (1960)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

5.2
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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 »

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Brian Rix, William Hartnell, Tommy Cooper, Vera Day

Votes: 105

98. The Big Money (1956)

86 min | Comedy

5.5
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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 »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Belinda Lee, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Helpmann

Votes: 121

99. The Gentle Sex (1943)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

Directors: Leslie Howard, Maurice Elvey | Stars: Joan Gates, Jean Gillie, Joan Greenwood, Joyce Howard

Votes: 277

100. Vice Versa (1948)

111 min | Comedy

6.5
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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 »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Roger Livesey, Kay Walsh, Petula Clark, David Hutcheson

Votes: 247