Tag: Comedy

Brazil | 1985 | Jonathan Pryce Robert De Niro

Undoubtedly Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece. Visual brilliance combines with snappy satirical humour to create one of the best films of the 80s Gilliam’s directorial career nearly came off the rails with Brazil, which sparked a furious...

Otley | 1968 | Tom Courtenay, Romy Schneider

This British spy caper frequently tries too hard to please, and ultimately winds up very hit and miss. However, when it does succeed it’s very funny. The James Bond inspiration is all too obvious, as Tom Courtenay, taking on the role of suave...

The Best of Enemies | 1961 | David Niven, Alberto Sordi

Anglo-Italian satire in which Niven’s suave army major and Sordi’s captain keep bumping into each other in wartime Ethiopia. David Niven’s plane crashes in enemy territory, and he and his RAF sidekick (Michael Wilding) are captured...

Jabberwocky | 1977 | Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett

Gilliam drags Python team-mates Palin and Jones through the blood-splattered filth of medieval England, which is merrily described in this piece of visual extravagance. Palin plays a dithering apprentice cooper – Dennis Cooper – who...

Watch Your Stern | 1960 | Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker

Fast-moving farce from the Carry On team, starring Kenneth Connor as an accident-prone Royal Navy seaman who is forced into a series of wild impersonations in order to prevent Admiral Noel Purcell from finding out that top-secret torpedo plans have...

Up Pompeii | 1971 | Frankie Howerd, Madeline Smith

Frankie Howerd stars in the big-screen adaptation of the TV series about a slave in ancient Rome. Here, he has come into possession of a scroll detailing an assassination plot on the life of emperor Nero (Patrick Gargill). cast Frankie Howerd as...

Alfie | 1966 | Michael Caine, Shelley Winters

Michael Caine plays a philandering Cockney anti-hero, in the film that made him an international star. Alfie – both the film and the character – is representative of the swinging-London culture of the 1960s. While enormously funny, and...

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