Some Like It Hot (1959)

The legendary Billy Wilder classic fulfils all your expectations, with great performances and funny dialogue. While I personally enjoyed One, Two, Three more, Some Like it Hot is definitely an ageless, first-rate comedy that deservedly ranks highly on almost any “Top XYZ” list out there. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Casino Royale (1967)

Casino Royale is a comedy spoofing the character and world of James Bond as seen in the first four Bond films, especially the franchise’s obsession with nubile young women. The film consists of a number of “episodes” split up between five-and-a-half directors; and one of the lead actors was fired half-way through the film. Still, while the plot is nonsensical and incoherent, there are some enjoyable elements to be found here; but they are few and far between. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

A Touch of the Sun (1956)

A charming little film that is rather inconsequential, but has a very decent central performance by the great British comedian Frankie Howerd. It is an odd film that does not exactly feel like a waste of time, but that will make you feel like the writer has been wasting everybody’s time during the second act. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Topper Takes a Trip (1938)

Cosmo Topper is still haunted by his ghostly experiences from Topper (1937). And since his marriage is breaking down as a consequence of those previous events, Marion Kerby’s ghost reappears in order to put things right again. But of course, as happened with her well-meaning “help” in the first film, she mostly creates more chaos. This film is shorter as the first film, and seems better paced and better written. So, in spite of Cary Grant’s absence, this sequel is more enjoyable than the previous film. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Country Gentlemen (1936)

A minor outing for comedy duo Olsen & Johnson, produced by Republic Pictures. It is a con-men story featuring very few convincing cons, and even less convincing con-men. While at times charming and mildly entertaining, this is a film you can easily skip. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

St. Benny the Dip (1951)

A feel-good melodrama with comedic elements, made by famed director Edgar G. Ulmer. A nice-enough film, but not necessarily your first pick if you are looking for a comedy. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Double Dynamite (1951)

Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx, and Jane Russell prove to be a better combination than expected, even though Sinatra is a somewhat ill fit for his role. Double Dynamite is a short, solid comedy, but not a must-see. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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