1952 Comedy Movies

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The Crimson Pirate(1952)

3.5/5 (with 38 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.

Monkey Business(1952)

3.3/5 (with 75 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.

El Bombero Atómico(1952)

1h 35min | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 22 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.

Totó in color(1953)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 24 votes)

'Totò a colori' was the first Italian movie to be shot with a colour film, but the sensitivity was very low (6 asa!) so the actors had to act under a very strong lighting and high temperature.

Androcles and the Lion(1952)

1h 38min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 4 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.

Mother Riley Meets the Vampire(1952)

1h 14min | Comedy, Horror
2.0/5 (with 6 votes)

The legendary Bela Lugosi as "the Vampire" teams up with Britain's much-loved "Mother Riley" in this hilarious comedy adventure. The Vampire plans to control the world with the help of his robot, which accidentally gets shipped to Mother Riley. Through radar control, he contacts the robot and orders it to come to him, bringing along Mother Riley! But his life is turned upside down when he holds this most meddling of mothers captive.

Directed by John Gilling - With Arthur Lucan

Fan-Fan the Tulip(1952)

3.4/5 (with 28 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.

Son of Paleface(1952)

3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

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

Sailor Beware(1952)

1h 48min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 8 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.

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair(1952)

1h 18min | Comedy, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.

Has Anybody Seen My Gal?(1952)

| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

When a 1920s millionaire tests the fiber of his Vermont family, a young lady and her boyfriend feel the repercussions.

Lost in Alaska(1952)

1h 16min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

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

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Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla(1952)

1.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island.

The Stooge(1952)

| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 11 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.

Le Plaisir(1952)

1h 37min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 34 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 Two Mouseketeers(1952)

| 8min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 18th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in a castle, 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.

Jumping Jacks(1952)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 7 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.

A Girl in Every Port(1952)

| 1h 26min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.

Si yo fuera diputado(1952)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 22 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'.

Meet Me Tonight(1952)

1h 21min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Meet Me Tonight was the American title for the British-filmed Tonight at 8:30, adapted from the Noel Coward stage production of the same name.

My Six Convicts(1952)

| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A psychologist takes on the daunting task of getting into the mind of prisoners. He must gain the trust and cooperation from a group of men who have no reason to help him and who might enjoy killing him.

Francis Goes to West Point(1952)

3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

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

Toto and the Women(1952)

1h 43min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

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


1h 23min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor - secretly formerly a silent films romantic action hero - is disturbed, feeling his privacy has been violated, and his professional credibility as a scholar jeopardized, when he learns his old movies have been resurrected and are being aired on TV. He sets out to demand this cease. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing the films, and she has other plans.

Crazy for Love(1952)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 13 votes)

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

Fearless Fagan(1952)

1h 19min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A young man brings his pet lion with him when he's drafted into the army. Comedy.

Week-End with Father(1951)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Two single parents shock their children by falling in love.

The Card(1952)

3.6/5 (with 12 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...

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.

Waiting Women(1952)

1h 47min | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 17 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.

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