Comedy Movies Of The 60s

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Comedy Movies Of The 60s

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One, Two, Three (1961)

One, Two, Three
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Billy Wilder, starring James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis
Rated Not Rated

One, Two, Three is a classic comedy directed by the legendary Billy Wilder. Set in Cold War Berlin, the film follows the misadventures of C.R. MacNamara (James Cagney), an American Coca-Cola executive who is tasked with overseeing the West Berlin branch of the company. When his boss’s daughter, Scarlett (Pamela Tiffin), comes to Berlin to visit, MacNamara must enlist the help of Otto Ludwig Piffl (Horst Buchholz), an old family friend, to keep her out of trouble. But Scarlett has her own plans, which include marrying a communist East German, leading to a madcap chase to try and prevent a potential international incident. With a witty script and excellent performances, One, Two, Three is a brilliant satire of the Cold War era and a must-see classic.

Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
Rated G

Mary Poppins is a 1964 musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney. It stars Julie Andrews as the title role of a magical English nanny and Dick Van Dyke as her friend and coworker, Bert. The story follows the Banks family, a dysfunctional upper-class family living in Edwardian London who are in need of a nanny for their children. When Mary Poppins arrives, her unique magical style transforms the lives of the Banks family and the people of London, bringing joy and hope to them all. Through a series of adventures, Mary Poppins teaches the children valuable lessons and helps them to appreciate the simple joys of life. The film features memorable songs such as "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and "A Spoonful of Sugar". At the 1965 Academy Awards, Mary Poppins won five Oscars, including Best Actress for Andrews and Best Original Score. The film is widely regarded as a beloved classic.

The Odd Couple (1968)

The Odd Couple
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Gene Saks, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman
Rated Passed

The Odd Couple is a 1968 American comedy-drama film directed by Gene Saks and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The film follows two divorced men, Felix Ungar (Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Matthau), who move in together and attempt to make the best of an odd living arrangement. Felix is a neat freak, while Oscar is a slob, and the two must learn to overcome their differences in order to survive their living arrangement. Despite their differences, the two eventually become close friends, helping each other through a number of different personal and professional challenges. The Odd Couple is a classic comedy which spawned several sequels and remakes in other media.

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

A Hard Day's Night
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Richard Lester, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Rated G

A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 black and white British comedy-musical film directed by Richard Lester. It stars the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania. The film portrays several days in the lives of the band members as they prepare for a television performance. The film opens with the Beatles running into their fans while trying to reach the television studio. It then follows them through a series of misadventures, including running away from the police, escaping a hotel, and dealing with mischievous reporters. The movie culminates in a live performance by the Beatles, featuring the song "A Hard Day's Night." Throughout the film, the Beatles interact with a variety of characters, including their manager, their producer, fans, and a couple of actors. The film also features several of the band's most popular songs, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Loving," and "She Loves You." A Hard Day's Night is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of the 1960s and is credited with popularizing the musical comedy genre. It was met with critical acclaim, winning two BAFTA awards and receiving two Academy Award

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney
Rated G

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is a 1963 American comedy film directed by Stanley Kramer, starring an ensemble cast including Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, and Edie Adams. The chaotic comedy follows a group of strangers as they race to find $350,000 in stolen cash. After a man dies in a car accident and reveals the location of the money, a wild scramble ensues as each person tries to be the first to find it. The chase takes them across the United States, with each character trying to outwit the other. Along the way, the characters must contend with various mishaps, police interventions, and their own greed and ambition. In the end, the money is recovered, but with a surprising twist.

The Producers (1967)

The Producers
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mel Brooks, starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars
Rated PG

The Producers is a 1967 American satirical black comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel. It follows the story of two theatrical producers, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, who scheme to get rich by fraudulently over-producing a Broadway flop. Max, a failed Broadway producer, finds a willing partner in Leo, a mousy accountant. With the help of their flamboyant director, Roger De Bris, they plan to raise far more money than they need to produce the play, then keep whatever is left over after the show flops. However, their plan goes awry when the play becomes an unexpected hit. The Producers is widely considered one of Brooks' funniest films, and received multiple Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Screenplay.

A Shot in the Dark (1964)

A Shot in the Dark
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom
Rated PG

The Fortune Cookie (1966)

The Fortune Cookie
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West
Rated Passed

The Parent Trap (1961)

The Parent Trap
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Swift, starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles
Rated Passed

Take the Money and Run (1969)

Take the Money and Run
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde
Rated PG

The Great Race (1965)

The Great Race
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Blake Edwards, starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk
Rated Passed

Cactus Flower (1969)

Cactus Flower
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gene Saks, starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston
Rated M

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

The Fearless Vampire Killers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Roman Polanski, starring Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins
Rated Not Rated

Help! (1965)

Help!
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Richard Lester, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Rated G

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Blake Edwards, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine
Rated Approved

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Norman Jewison, starring Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith
Rated Unrated

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Hello, Dolly!
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gene Kelly, starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew
Rated G

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ken Hughes, starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill
Rated G

Bedazzled (1967)

Bedazzled
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Donen, starring Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch
Rated TV-14

The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

The Absent Minded Professor
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert Stevenson, starring Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk
Rated Approved

Tom Jones (1963)

Tom Jones
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson
Rated Not Rated

What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

What's Up, Tiger Lily?
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Woody Allen, Senkichi Taniguchi, starring Woody Allen, The Lovin' Spoonful, Frank Buxton, Louise Lasser
Rated PG

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Yours, Mine & Ours
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Raja Gosnell, starring Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Faris
Rated PG

Casino Royale (1967)

Casino Royale
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles
Rated Approved

 



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