The Best Comedy Movies Of The 1950s

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Vote up your favorite film comedies that were released in the 1950s.

Some of the best '50s comedy movies include Marilyn Monroe, the Blonde Bombshell herself. She appears in several iconic ‘50s comedy movies, including Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.

Other female stars dominated the comedy film genre in the 1950s. Audrey Hepburn stars in Roman Holiday, and Elizabeth Taylor stars in Father of the Bride. Another 50s legend, Frank Sinatra, can also be found on this list. Although primarily known for his legendary singing career, Old Blue Eyes starred in many acclaimed films, including the silver screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Guys and DollsGood 1950s comedies starred some of the great comedians from the '50s. Vote up your favorite films to help determine the best comedy movie from the '50s.

Even American icon Bugs Bunny found his way onto this list of the top ‘50s comedy movies, with titles like What’s Opera, Doc? Vote up your favorite ‘50s comedy movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

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  • Some Like It Hot
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Singin' in the Rain
    Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Rabbit Seasoning
    Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Chuck Jones
  • How to Marry a Millionaire
    Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Jean Negulesco
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  • Operation Petticoat
    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • Roman Holiday
    Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Pillow Talk
    Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Michael Gordon
  • Harvey
    James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellaway
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • Monkey Business
    Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • White Christmas
    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Father of the Bride
    Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • The Seven Year Itch
    Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Houseboat
    Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Melville Shavelson
  • We're No Angels
    Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • High Society
    Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Charles Walters
  • Bell, Book and Candle
    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Richard Quine
  • Mister Roberts
    Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy
  • What's Opera, Doc?
    Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Chuck Jones
  • Funny Face
    Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Stanley Donen
  • Sabrina
    Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Father's Little Dividend
    Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Richard Deacon
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Charles Lamont
  • The Court Jester
    Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
  • Love in the Afternoon
    Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder