Tag: Comedy

Kipps | 1941 | Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard,

At the turn of the 20th Century, HG Wells turned from writing futuristic sci-fi to more down to earth accounts of British society. In Kipps, he draws on his own experiences of Britain’s class-ridden social structure to provide an entertaining...

Brothers in Law | 1957 | Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough

An esteemed cast of British luvvy talent (Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough etc.) head the cast of this legal comedy drama, with the former as the idealistic young barrister whose senior partner has a habit of sending him off to tackle cases...

Lucky Jim | 1957 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

Not really a good adaptation, considering Kingsley Amis’s superior satiric novel, this take by the Boulting Brothers ditches the book’s finer points in favour of farce and plenty of physical humour. Nevertheless, judged on its own...

The Millionairess | 1960 | Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers

Poor adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play of the same name. The terrifyingly beautiful Sophia Loren is the woman of property looking for love and falling for a man in poverty. In spite of the fact that this film stars two of cinema’s...

Genevieve | 1953 | Kenneth More, John Gregson

One of those mid-50s British comedies that tried to convince (and succeeded) the viewer that all was sunny on the postwar home front, and that the middle classes really had nothing better to do than whizz around in big vintage cars all day...

Carry On Loving | 1970 | Sid James, Kenneth Williams

With a title like that, you might expect a full-blooded assault on free love or suburban swinging. It comes a mild disappointment to realise that the Carry On series entered the 70s with a film about a dating agency. The idea behind the plot was to...

Oh, Mr. Porter! | 1937 | Will Hay, Moore Marriott

One person’s comedy may be another’s turn-off, but to those who cannot find joy in this comic masterpiece one can only extend condolences. This and at least four other Will Hay films come up fresh on every viewing, if only because of...

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