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Name 3 Of The Greatest English Speaking Comedies Of All Time

While I would love to add Jaques Tati and Dino Risi ( The Easy Life, a masterpiece blending comedy and drama), please keep your choices to comedies written and spoken in English. English!.

My obvious choices:

Safety Last.......Some Like It Hot......What's Up, Tiger Lily? (A truly underrated Woody film. The search for the greatest egg salad recipe is hilarious)

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by Anonymousreply 30December 2, 2023 7:19 PM

Moonstruck, The Odd Couple, Auntie Mame

by Anonymousreply 1December 1, 2023 3:50 PM

"Safety Last" is a silent movie. Not sure how that qualifies as "English-speaking."

by Anonymousreply 2December 1, 2023 3:52 PM

Death Becomes Her

by Anonymousreply 3December 1, 2023 3:57 PM

[quote]"Safety Last" is a silent movie. Not sure how that qualifies as "English-speaking."

Well, the subtitles are in English. Don't be so literal! And that is a GREAT movie comedy.

by Anonymousreply 4December 1, 2023 4:06 PM

The Nutty Professor

by Anonymousreply 5December 1, 2023 4:08 PM

The Ladykillers - The original one not the shitty remake

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by Anonymousreply 6December 1, 2023 4:29 PM

The Life of Brian.......absolutely the best of the Monty Pythons

by Anonymousreply 7December 1, 2023 4:31 PM

"awright, awright, sooo I maid a mis-tyke"

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by Anonymousreply 8December 1, 2023 4:37 PM

Some Like it Hot



by Anonymousreply 9December 1, 2023 4:45 PM

The Women

What’s Up, Doc?


by Anonymousreply 10December 1, 2023 4:45 PM

Sullivan's Travels

by Anonymousreply 11December 1, 2023 5:10 PM

The Birth of a Nation -- comedic masterpiece of over the top depiction of Blacks

by Anonymousreply 12December 1, 2023 5:11 PM

Blazing Saddles


A Fish Called Wanda

by Anonymousreply 13December 1, 2023 5:15 PM

Friday, Life of Brian and Raising Arizona

by Anonymousreply 14December 1, 2023 5:15 PM

Woody Allen’s What’s Up Tiger Lily probably contains the best “gay” joke ever written by a straight writer

One character refers to another male character in passing as “Snow White” and when asked why, says in a sassy black queen voice, “Oh he too much! Someday his prince will come!”

by Anonymousreply 15December 1, 2023 5:22 PM

Clue, The Naked Gun, and Death Becomes Her.

by Anonymousreply 16December 1, 2023 5:39 PM

The Pink Panther

Young Frankenstein

Naked Gun

by Anonymousreply 17December 1, 2023 5:47 PM


by Anonymousreply 18December 1, 2023 5:49 PM

I do t get “What’s up Doc”. I find it hectic and totally unfunny. Yes Ryan is hot so there is a reason to watch it. Agree with almost all the others.

by Anonymousreply 19December 1, 2023 6:03 PM


by Anonymousreply 20December 1, 2023 6:03 PM

I get it, r19, but the problem is that Barbra and Ryan are no Hepburn and Grant.

by Anonymousreply 21December 1, 2023 6:20 PM

His Girl Friday, Some Like It Hot, Hobson's Choice

by Anonymousreply 22December 1, 2023 9:50 PM

agree R19 I don't think I laughed once. Better off watching Bringing Up Baby to see what Bogdanovich was trying to do. Katherine Hepburn is delightful in it. Streisand was annoying.

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by Anonymousreply 23December 2, 2023 12:19 AM

The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Way of the World, The Ivals

by Anonymousreply 24December 2, 2023 12:25 AM


Smile (1975)

Citizen Ruth

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by Anonymousreply 25December 2, 2023 12:26 AM

The Miracle at Morgan's Creek

Trouble in Paradise


by Anonymousreply 26December 2, 2023 1:36 AM

Sophie's Choice

by Anonymousreply 27December 2, 2023 1:55 AM

Some Like It Hot

I abhor that movie. Men dressing as women has always been a cheap ploy in comedy.

by Anonymousreply 28December 2, 2023 3:43 AM

That image in OP — Woody Allen leering at the ass of a young Asian woman in pajamas — didn’t age well.

by Anonymousreply 29December 2, 2023 3:46 AM

2 by woody Allen:

Take the Money and Run (1969)

Sleeper (1973)

by Anonymousreply 30December 2, 2023 7:19 PM
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