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1952 Comedy Movies

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The Crimson Pirate(1952)

3.5/5 (with 41 votes)

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.

El Bombero Atómico(1952)

1h 35min | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 24 votes)

Cantinflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives the visit of his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle. After having work in a few fires, Cantinflas decided to quit and become a policeman, because is less dangerous. Everything goes well until a gang of gangsters kidnap the girl, because of a monetary inheritance.

Monkey Business(1952)

3.4/5 (with 89 votes)

Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with water from the cooler, Fulton begins to act just like a twenty-year-old and believes his potion is working. Soon his wife and boss are also behaving like children.

Si yo fuera diputado(1952)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Cantinflas is a unique barber, who trades with an elderly neighbor, a lawyer by profession, laws lessons in exchange for haircuts and shaved. It proposes advice to defend in court the disadvantaged neighborhood. His success deputy seeks the votes as the other candidate, Don Próculo, it is not accepted by anyone but his own bodyguards. Don Próculo will use know how much ruse to win the election by the Council, and also for the love of 'Sarita'.

Fan-Fan the Tulip(1952)

3.4/5 (with 31 votes)

Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife. But the gipsy girl was in fact Adeline, the daughter of the recruiting officer. Once he has discovered the stratagem, Fanfan refuses to forget this dream and decides to fulfill the destiny of the fake prediction. Fantastic swashbuckling adventures in a 18th century setting, with a light criticism of the war and the mighty.

Le Plaisir(1952)

1h 37min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 41 votes)

Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women - pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Mme Tellier taking her girls (whores) to the country for attending her niece's communion - pleasure and purity. And lastly, Jean the painter falling in love with his model - pleasure and death.

The Card(1952)

3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

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 certain very predatory woman...

Androcles and the Lion(1952)

1h 38min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

George Bernard Shaw’s breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable—about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion’s paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act—was written as a meditation on modern Christian values. Pascal’s final Shaw production is played broadly, with comic character actor Alan Young as the titular naïf. He’s ably supported by Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, and Elsa Lanchester.

Totó in color(1952)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 33 votes)

In the first Italian film to be shot in color, Totò portrays a musician named Antonio Scannagatti who strongly hopes to sell his composition, "Epopea italiana", to Tiscordi, who is one of the most important Italian impresarios.

Waiting Women(1952)

1h 47min | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home, they tell each other stories about their marriages. Rakel tells about the time she had an affair and confronted her husband with it. Marta's story is about how she at first refused to marry and had her child by herself. Karin tells about what happened when one time she and her husband got stuck in an elevator together. While the women tell their stories, Marta's younger sister Maj is planning to elope.

Sailor Beware(1952)

1h 48min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Meeting in a navy recruiting line, Al Crowthers and Melvin Jones become friends. Al has tried to enlist before, but was always rejected. He keeps trying so that he can impress women. Melvin, is allergic to women's cosmetics and his doctor prescribed ocean travel, so he decided to join the navy.

Crazy for Love(1952)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 15 votes)

A comedy about a dimwitted man who must obtain a high-school diploma before he can inherit an inn.

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The Stooge(1952)

| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his handlers convince him to enhance his act with a stooge—Ted Rogers, a guy positioned in the audience to be the butt of Bill's jokes. After Ted begins to steal the show, Bill's girlfriend and his pals advise him to make Ted an equal partner.

The Emperor and the Golem(1952)

2h 24min | Comedy, Fantasy, History
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

The Emperor's mismanagement of his country is provoking some in his court to plot to overthrow him. He feels successful, at least, when he discovers the legendary Golem, which he believes can protect him and even cure his imaginary illnesses but, when he disappears while on a bender, his kindly baker, who looks just like him, is mistaken for him, and begins to put things in order. However, the conspirators, not to be outdone, determine to bring the Golem back to life to do their bidding.

The Sleeping Beauty(1952)

1h 15min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A Mexican comedy loosely playing off of the tale of Sleeping Beauty. A caveman wakes up after a thousand year slumber. When he awakens he is seen as a wonder to behold, and discovers his ancient love and romantic rival are seemingly still alive as well.

The Golden Coach(1952)

1h 45min | History, Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 23 votes)

A viceroy, a nobleman and a bullfighter court a comedy-troupe actress in 16th-century Peru.

Son of Paleface(1952)

3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

Peter Potter Jr. returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found.

The Two Mouseketeers(1952)

| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

Tom, a castle soldier in 18th century France, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse companion, two wandering "mouseketeers", make the situation miserable for Tom as they abscond with (and occasionally eat) all the food they can.

His Excellency(1952)

1h 22min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A trade union official becomes governor of a British island colony.

Jumping Jacks(1952)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Nightclub entertainer Hap Smith has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army. With his lovely new female partner, Hap now plays a clownish parody of a soldier. When Chick organises a soldier show at Fort Benning, he realizes he needs his former partner's help—so, to get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized SNAFU.

Francis Goes to West Point(1952)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point.

Because of You(1952)

1h 35min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A female ex-con falls in love and hesitates to reveal her past.

Lost in Alaska(1952)

1h 16min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

After two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide, they discover discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder.

Ain't She Tweet(1952)

2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

Sylvester Cat discovers Tweety Bird in a pet store window. Tweety is taken to be delivered by truck to a new owner - Granny. Sylvester chases the delivery truck to Granny's home, where Granny has a huge, fenced-in area for her army of bulldogs. Sylvester makes several unsuccessful attempts to pass the dogs and reach Tweety inside Granny's house.

Directed by Friz Freleng

The Dream of Zorro(1952)

1h 33min | Western, Adventure
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

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The Machine That Kills Bad People(1952)

1h 25min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

In Amalfi, a village on the Italian coast, an old man who seems to have strange powers gives Celestino Esposito, the local photographer, a dangerous ability.

The Proud Princess(1952)

1h 34min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

It's very human and nice story about lofty princess (her father is amiable but incapable - unforgettable performance of S. Neumann) and good, nice, kind and well-principled young king (prince) who tries to make tender her calm heart to get married with her. After being refused (she's very capricious), he conclude to make her better. He start to work as a gardener at her castle (in secret) and successively bring she to her senses...The story continues when already reformed princess and the young king (she learn about his real identity later) have to take refuge from troops, that princess father (old king) has sent (of course he took a bad and mean counsellors advice). They have to take shelter by several ordinary and poor families, which are always very friendly and give them a help... Of course the tale has happy end.

My Name is Niki(1952)

1h 41min | Drama, Kids & Family

Winnie is desperate and doesn't know what to do next. She is about to marry her lover Paul, who has returned from war captivity. Both want to emigrate to America short after marriage. But the young woman has an illegitimate one-and-a-half-year-old son, whom she has kept secret from her fiancé. The short-tempered Paul would never understand that. When she is on her way to the orphanage, the grumpy senior civil servant Hieronymus Spitz and his little dog Tobby get into her train compartment. After a short observation, Winnie is certain that the misantrope actually has a good heart, because he lovingly takes care of his dog. Without further ado she leaves little Niki with the tax accountant and disappears from the train. Only a note with a request remains. The overwhelmed old gentleman initially wants to get rid of the child, but then takes it home and takes care of it together with his housekeeper. Both take the bundle of joy to their hearts. But then everything turns out differently.

Toto and the Women(1952)

1h 43min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

Antonio Scaparro (Toto) is obsessed for women. He invents his own way to hide from them - in the attic of his house.

Time, Gentlemen, Please!(1952)

1h 22min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the town of Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan Dance (Eddie Byrne), an old rogue who would rather drink and philosophize than work. The Village Council are determined to have a perfect record so they connive to have the old man put into the alms-house which has been unoccupied for many years, where he must abide by rules laid down 400 years ago. A new Vicar arrives and discovers that, because of the circumstances created by the Council, Dan Dance is entitled to 6,000 pounds a year at the expense of the village.

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