The Best Comedies of the 1950s

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Some Like It Hot

1959    Billy Wilder    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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Singin' in the Rain

1952    Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Roman Holiday

1953    William Wyler    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Harvey

1950    Henry Koster    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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The Seven Year Itch

1955    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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Mister Roberts

1955    John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Ensemble Film

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Smiles of a Summer Night

1955    Ingmar Bergman    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Ensemble Film

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1953    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Guys and Dolls

1955    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Crime

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Mon Oncle

1958    Jacques Tati    Not Rated

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Foreign Language Film

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White Christmas

1954    Michael Curtiz    Rated G

Comedy    Holiday Film    Musical

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Funny Face

1957    Stanley Donen    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

1954    Stanley Donen    Rated G

Americana    Comedy    Musical

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Mr. Hulot's Holiday

1953    Jacques Tati    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Foreign Language Film

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Duck Amuck

1953    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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The Lavender Hill Mob

1951    Charles Crichton    Not Rated

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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The Court Jester

1956    Melvin Frank, Norman Panama    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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The Band Wagon

1953    Vincente Minnelli    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Born Yesterday

1950    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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What's Opera, Doc?

1957    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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