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 World War II, 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 windshield 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 various 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)
Not Rated | 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.
32. Watch it, Sailor! (1961)
81 min | Comedy
A sailor named Albert is late for his own wedding, but a bigger problem occurs when he gets a message from the Navy saying he can't marry for certain legal reasons. Everyone jumps to ... See full summary »
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,
49. A Touch of the Sun (1956)
80 min | Comedy