1950s War Comedy Movies

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The Cow and I(1959)

1h 58min | War, Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 52 votes)

In 1942, a French prisonner of war in Germany decide to escape to France using a cow hold by a lunge as a decoy. He cross all Germany in this way.

The Good Soldier Švejk(1957)

1h 48min | Comedy, War
3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

Good-natured and garrulous, Švejk becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I -- although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards and getting drunk, he uses all his cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the police, clergy, and officers who chivy him toward battle.

The Good Soldier Schweik(1956)

1h 16min | Comedy, Animation
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Adapting Jaroslav Hasek's raucous satirical novel, and also bringing Josef Lada's equally famous illustrations to garrulous puppet life, posed Trnka one of his biggest creative challenges. Trnka himself felt that the final episode was the most artistically successful, but there's much to enjoy in all three, not least the way that the lackadaisical layabout Svejk's own self-serving anecdotes are realized through cut-out animation.

I Dutifully Report(1958)

1h 31min | Comedy, War
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

A comedy based on the novel of Jaroslav Hašek's The Good Soldier Svejk happens during the World War I. I Dutifully Report: In the introduction to the second part of the film adaptation of Hašek's novel The Good Soldier Švějk presents his main character Josef Švejk. With the distinctive traditional Czech cartoon character of a soldier Svejk, this time you meet on the way to the front and eventually right in the firing line. You can look at his famous train events, and also probably the most famous episode of the novel, Švejk's Budějovice anabasis. Don't miss the scene with the secretly bought cognac, the episode with Svejk as a fake Russian prisoner of war, including the court scene, and the scene in which lieutenant Dub is caught in a brothel. Despite the criticism, Steklý's adaptation is undoubtedly the most famous and memorable at present.

Without Trumpet or Drum(1959)

1h 30min | Comedy, War

Summer 1870. Following the French defeat at Sedan. Léon, a soldier in a detachment isolated in the Ardennes forest, is sent in search of water. When he discovers the most peaceful of rivers, he decides to undress and bathe in it. At bend of the river he catches sight of another naked swimmer. It's a Prussian! Both men start bickering a bit: aren't they supposed to be arch enemies? But they soon fraternize. Unfortunately the patrol has not vanished in the haze and they hear it coming. Each man gets hold of his uniform and runs away in two opposite directions. The only trouble is that Fritz the Prussian has donned the French uniform and Leon the Prussian one!

Imitation General(1958)

| 1h 28min | Comedy, War
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

An officer poses as a general after the death of his commanding officer and inspires his troops to victory.

When Willie Comes Marching Home(1950)

| 1h 22min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

When Willie leaves home to join the war effort he is all ready to become a hero, but he is only frustrated when his posting ends up to be in his home town, and he is recruited into training, keeping him from the action. However, when he finds himself accidently behind enemy lines he unexpectedly becomes a hero after all.

Hotel Sahara(1951)

| 1h 36min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

World War II farce about the hotel of the title.

Tripoli, bel suol d'amore(1954)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The young Alberto Ruotolo leave the country cottage to go for the sharpshooter. But the command does not pull good air, three riflemen arrogant and unruly bear much disorder as anger Marshal Nero.

The Cheerful Squadron(1954)

1h 30min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The Cheerful Squadron is a 1954 Italian war-comedy film directed by Paolo Moffa and Interpreted by movie stars like Paolo Stoppa, Vittorio De Sica, Alberto Sordi and Silvana Pampanini. Based on the military environment novel The Allegro Squadron by Georges Courteline (1886), this film presents a series of sketches on military life in the late nineteenth century.

The Night We Dropped a Clanger(1959)

1h 25min | Comedy, War
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

The movie takes place during WWII. A dashing British RAF Officer is earmarked for a secret mission behind enemy lines in occupied France, but wishing to distract the enemy, enlists a person to double for him and thereby draw attention to North Africa . An unlikely airman is found and tutored in the ways of an English officer.

Directed by Darcy Conyers

Don't Panic Chaps!(1959)

1h 25min | War, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

During World War II, four British soldiers are commissioned to set up an observation post on a seemingly deserted island in the Mediterranean. However, while surveying the island, the Brits come across four German soldiers holed up in a monastery. The Brits and the Germans agree to a truce, sharing the monastery together until either the British or German troops arrive. But when a shipwrecked Slavic girl ends up on the island, a battle over her erupts amongst the men.

Directed by George Pollock - With Dennis Price
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Unternehmen Schlafsack(1955)

1h 35min | Comedy

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