1947 Comedy Movies

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¡A volar, joven!(1947)

1h 53min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 35 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.

Monsieur Verdoux(1947)

2h 4min | Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 131 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 40 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.

Los tres García(1947)

3.8/5 (with 21 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.

Song of the Thin Man(1947)

3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

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

Antoine and Antoinette(1947)

3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

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

School for Postmen(1947)

16min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

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

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock(1947)

| 1h 29min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 11 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.

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap(1947)

3.2/5 (with 5 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.

The Chinese Ring(1947)

2.3/5 (with 5 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

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

Buck Privates Come Home(1947)

1h 17min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 8 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.

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Life with Father(1947)

| 1h 58min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 19 votes)

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

News Hounds(1947)

1h 8min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Slip and Sach are working for a local newspaper as a reporter and photographer, respectively. Slip wants to get the goods on a local gambling ring that is fixing sporting events, so he and Sach go undercover to expose the ring.

A Likely Story(1947)

| 1h 20min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A shell-shocked young GI mistakenly believes he is dying, and a young artist takes it upon herself to prove to him that he's not.

Directed by H. C. Potter - With Barbara Hale

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.

My Brother Talks to Horses(1947)

1h 32min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Living with his family in Baltimore, 9-year-old Lewie Penrose claims that he can converse with horses--and also pick the winners of upcoming races. When it appears as though Lewie is telling the truth, he attracts the interest of gambler Rich Roeder who needs a "sure thing" in the upcoming Preakness. Meanwhile, Lewie's older brother John carries on a romance with the lovely Martha.

Magic Town(1947)

3.4/5 (with 8 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.

Three Pals(1947)

1h 41min | Comedy

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The Ghost Goes Wild(1947)

Young artist Monte Crandell is being sued for an unauthorized caricature. To escape arrest, he disguises himself as a mystic, only to conjure up a genuine ghost during a seance. Things come to a head during his trial, where the invisible ghost takes the witness stand on Our Hero's behalf.

Directed by George Blair - With James Ellison

Little Miss Broadway(1947)

1h 10min | Music, Comedy

Upon leaving finishing school, Judy Gibson goes to meet her presumed wealthy and socially prominent relatives. However they are penniless Broadway characters and take possession of a Long Island mansion owned by an incarcerated thief so Judy doesn't find out the truth. Judy arrives with her fiancé and his father, who tries to sell worthless stock to Judy's family. They give him $200,000, part of the stashed loot they found belonging to the home-owner thief.

Directed by Arthur Dreifuss

The Trouble with Women(1947)

1h 20min | Comedy

A psychology professor comes up with a theory that women have a desire to be subjugated. A newswoman, using a pseudonym, accuses him of advocating wife-beating. There is trouble, when he falls in love with her, unaware of who she is.

Kilroy Was Here(1947)

1h 10min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

"Kilroy Was Here" was a popular expression during World War II, but it's not much fun to John J. Kilroy, who has to try to live with all the jokes and wisecracks regarding his name.

Directed by Phil Karlson

Quax in Afrika(1953)

1h 35min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Things Happen at Night(1947)

1h 19min | Comedy, Horror
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

Directed by Francis Searle

That Way With Women(1947)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A bored millionaire (Sydney Greenstreet) matches his daughter (Martha Vickers) with his partner (Dane Clark) in a gas station.

Directed by Fred de Cordova - With Dane Clark

Hue and Cry(1947)

1h 22min | Crime, Comedy, Adventure
3.1/5 (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.

The Gas House Kids in Hollywood(1947)

1h 2min | Crime, Comedy

The Gas House Kids, the very poor man's Bowery Boys, head for Hollywood.

Welcome Stranger(1947)

1h 47min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine, hires his vacation replacement sight unseen. Alas, he and young singing Doctor Jim Pearson don't hit it off; but once he meets teacher Trudy Mason, Pearson is delighted to stay. The locals, taking their cue from McRory, cold-shoulder Pearson, especially Trudy's stuffy fiancé. But then, guess who needs an emergency appendectomy?

Directed by Elliott Nugent - With Bing Crosby

Out West(1947)

18min | Western, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the Arizona Kid escape and he rides to fetch the Cavalry. Somehow, the stooges manage to defeat the bad guys before the Cavalry arrives.

Directed by Edward Bernds - With Moe Howard
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