1947 Comedy Movies

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Monsieur Verdoux(1947)

2h 4min | Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 125 votes)

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(1947)

3.4/5 (with 38 votes)

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he accidentally meets a mysterious woman who hands him a little black book. According to her, it contains the locations of the Dutch crown jewels hidden since World War II. Soon, Mitty finds himself in the middle of a confusing conspiracy, where he has difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction.

An Ideal Husband(1947)

1h 36min | Comedy, Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's past if he exposes the speculation as a fraud. His problem is compounded by his wife's intolerance of the slightest character flaws.

¡A volar, joven!(1947)

1h 53min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 32 votes)

Cantinflas is a private in the military, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda. The owner of the hacienda has an ugly and shy daughter, who is in love with Cantinflas. The problems arrive when the family arranges a wedding between the ugly girl and Cantinflas, who in order to avoid the commitment gets himself arrested. During his punishment, Cantinflas learns to fly with a silly and poorly trained flight instructor.

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap(1947)

3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Chester Wooley and Duke Egan are travelling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while enroute to California. During the stopover, a notorious criminal is murdered, and the two are charged with the crime.

Song of the Thin Man(1947)

3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.

Life with Father(1947)

| 1h 58min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.

Hue and Cry(1947)

1h 22min | Crime, Comedy, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

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 comedies.

Magic Town(1947)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes.

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock(1947)

| 1h 29min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Twenty-three years after scoring the winning touchdown for his college football team mild-mannered Harold Diddlebock, who has been stuck in a dull, dead-end book-keeping job for years, is let go by his pompous boss, advertising tycoon J.E. Wagglebury, with nothing but a tiny pension.

Uncle Tom's Cabaña(1947)

8min | Animation
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin. (Uncle Tom's Cabaña is a 1947 American animated short film directed by Tex Avery. The short is a parody of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and is Avery's second parody of the novel, the first being Uncle Tom's Bungalow in 1937 while at Warner Bros. Cartoons)

Directed by Tex Avery

The Chinese Ring(1947)

2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Roland Winters
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Buck Privates Come Home(1947)

1h 17min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.

Christmas Eve(1947)

1h 33min | Comedy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The greedy nephew of eccentric Matilda Reid seeks to have her judged incompetent so he can administer her wealth; but she will be saved if her three long-lost adopted sons appear for a Christmas Eve reunion. Separate stories reveal Michael as a bankrupt playboy loved by loyal Ann; Mario as a seemingly shady character tangling with a Nazi war criminal in South America; Jonathan as a hard-drinking rodeo rider intent on a flirtatious social worker. Is there hope for Matilda?

School for Postmen(1947)

16min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Jacques Tati plays a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.

The Perils of Pauline(1947)

1h 36min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Funloving Pearl White, working in a garment sweatshop, gets her big chance when she "opens" for a delayed Shakespeare play...with a comic vaudeville performance. Her brief stage career leads her into those "horrible" moving pictures, where she comes to love the chaotic world of silent movies, becoming queen of the serials. But the consequences of movie stardom may be more than her leading man can take.

The Corpse Came C.O.D.(1947)

1h 27min | Comedy, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Rival reporters (George Brent, Joan Blondell) investigate a Hollywood star (Adele Jergens) and the box she receives with a dead man inside.

Directed by Henry Levin - With George Brent

Sing a Song of Six Pants(1947)

17min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 5 votes)

The three stooges pursue a notorious burglar in order to pay past due notes to the Skin & Flint company and save their tailor shop.

The Senator Was Indiscreet(1947)

| 1h 28min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.

Undercover Maisie(1947)

1h 30min | Crime, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Maisie Revere, a showgirl stranded in Los Angeles, decides to join the local police department on the persuasion of Lieutenant Paul Scott who wants to use her as an undercover agent to expose a conman.

Directed by Harry Beaumont - With Ann Sothern, Barry Nelson

Blondie's Big Moment(1947)

1h 10min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Blondie decides she wants to be a star and nearly turns her household upside down in this entry in the long-running domestic comedy series. Dagwood has mixed emotions about his wife's theatrical aspirations and eventually he decides to get her to quit. As usual - disaster ensues.

Directed by Abby Berlin - With Penny Singleton

Los tres García(1947)

3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

Ruled by a tough grandma, the Garcías are three charro cousins who fall in love with young American-born Lupita and fight for her love until grandma quiets them.

Quax in Afrika(1953)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

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Where There's Life(1947)

1h 15min | Comedy, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In a far off country, their king is critically wounded after an assassination attempt and the only heir is a timid New York radio personality, Michael Valentine (Bob Hope). After reluctantly traveling to his father's homeland, Michael is not happy that he's become the target of the same terrorist organization that attacked the king.

Brideless Groom(1947)

17min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Shemp has to get married within seven hours in order to inherit $500,000. Now that's incentive! The bumbling threesome set to work right away with hilarious results.

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square(1947)

1h 40min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

1947 British comedy. The ghosts of two stupid 18th-century officers, who managed to kill themselves when trying to prevent war by kidnapping the Duke of Marlborough, are doomed to haunt a Berkeley Square mansion until the unlikely event of a reigning monarch paying the house a visit. It will take more than 200 years... Based on the novel "No Nightingales", by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon.

Antoine and Antoinette(1947)

3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

She's working in a big store, he's a typographer and they lost their winning lottery ticket.

Blondie's Anniversary(1947)

1h 7min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Blondie (Penny Singleton) finds a valuable watch that has been hidden by hubby Dagwood (Arthur Lake). She assumes that it's a surprise wedding gift, but the truth is that Dagwood has been guarding the watch on behalf of a client who bought the gift for his own wife. The snowballing comedy of errors eventually involves criminals who hope to snatch the watch for themselves. Blondie's Anniversary was the 22nd in Columbia's Blondie series.

Directed by Abby Berlin - With Penny Singleton

Blondie's Holiday(1947)

1h 7min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Dagwood gets a raise due to a new contract with a bank manager. Blondie misunderstanding the amount of the raise pledges more than they can afford to Dagwood's high school reunion organizer who was also Dagwood's high school sweetheart. To make matters worse Dagwood becomes involved with a gang running a gambling establishment.

Directed by Abby Berlin - With Penny Singleton

Out of the Blue(1947)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh, a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae; a Bohemian artist, David Galleo and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler; and Olive Jensen, a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shaky, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead.

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