Are you ready to laugh? There’s plenty of huge chuckles to be found in the following hits, all of which are featured in our Colossal Comedy sale! Spanning from the 1920s to the 2010s, we have thousands of your favorite farces at great prices. Take a look:
Vaudeville musicians Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on a boat to Brazil and come to the aid of beautiful heiress Lucia (Dorothy Lamour), who’s fallen under the hypnotic spell of–and into an arranged marriage–her scheming aunt (Gale Sondergaard). Fifth “Road” comedy co-stars George Meeker, Frank Faylen, The Andrews Sisters, Jerry Colonna, and The Wiere Brothers. Songs include “But Beautiful,” “Apalachicola, Fla.”
The unusual comedy pairing of James Cagney and Bette Davis makes for lively romantic sparks. Hired by oil heiress Joan Winfield (Davis) to fly her and her boyfriend (Jack Carson) to Nevada so they can elope, freight pilot Steve Collins (Cagney) gets a better offer from Joan’s father (Eugene Pallette) to abduct her and bring her home. Complications ensue when the pair is forced to land in a desert ghost town. William Frawley, Harry Davenport co-star.
In the World War II Pacific theater, a grizzled sub commander (Cary Grant) and his conniving junior officer (Tony Curtis) had enough challenges keeping their crippled craft afloat, but then came the distractions to the crew when they had to rescue a quintet of stranded─and very attractive─Army nurses. Blake Edwards’ classic combat farce co-stars Joan O’Brien, Dina Merrill, Arthur O’Connell, Gene Evans.
Classic offbeat comedy focuses on a trio of convicts (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov) who escape from Devil’s Island and seek refuge with a bumbling French shopkeeper (Leo G. Carroll) and his family. As they get mixed up in a plan to help the kindly old merchant get out from under the boot of his domineering cousin and boss (Basil Rathbone), the boys begin to wonder if life was easier on the inside. Joan Bennett, Gloria Talbott also star.
Rosalind Russell, Peggy Cass, and Yuki Shimoda re-create their triumphant performances on Broadway for this blockbuster Hollywood version of author Patrick Dennis’ runaway best-seller. Russell stars as the blithe and lovably eccentric socialite Mame Dennis, who takes her orphaned nephew under her wing and shows him around the madcap world of the Roaring ’20s. Co-stars Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, and Jan Handzlik and Roger Smith as Patrick; directed by Morton DaCosta (“The Music Man”).
If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Fondly remembered farce stars Suzanne Pleshette as an engaged woman who embarks on a European bus tour in order to escape from her stressful life. While on a whirlwind jaunt through seven countries in 18 days with an offbeat group of fellow American tourists, she tries to figure out what─and whom─she is really looking for. With Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick, Murray Hamilton, and Norman Fell.
The first screen translation by Neil Simon of one of his own Broadway plays was this light comedy that portrayed married life in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment in New York City. Can young newlyweds Corie (Jane Fonda) and Paul Bratter (Robert Redford)─with vastly conflicting personalities (she’s a free spirit, he’s a stiff-shirt lawyer)─get past their differences and live happily ever after? Mildred Natwick, Charles Boyer, Herb Edelman also star; Gene Saks directs.
Co-writer/director Mel Brooks’ riotous parody of the Universal horror film classics stars Gene Wilder (who also co-wrote) as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fron-ken-steen”), the grandson of the famed mad scientist. After inheriting his family’s estate, the doc decides to follow in his granddad’s footsteps by creating his own hulking, zipper-necked creature (Peter Boyle). With Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, and Marty Feldman as Igor (pronounced “Eye-gor”).
Certain he’ll receive a major promotion after meeting with his company’s top brass in New York City, Ohio businessman George Kellerman (Jack Lemmon) looks forward to the all-expenses-paid trip to the Big Apple he’s about to share with his wife (Sandy Dennis). Unfortunately, the hapless out-of-towners soon lose their luggage, their hotel room, and even their shoes in Neil Simon’s wild and witty comedy classic. Anne Meara, Sandy Baron co-star.
The favorite mystery game comes to the screen in a hilarious whodunit set in a 1950s dinner party whose host–the enigmatic Mr. Boddy–is murdered. Was the killer Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), or the butler (Tim Curry)? Directed by Jonathan Lynn (“My Cousin Vinny”).
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