Terry Thomas defined the "upper class cad" of British comedy.by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public
A highly popular comedian from the mid 1950s to the early 60s, Terry Thomas excelled at the role of the posh, roguish but lovable cad. That character became his stock-in-trade during his career, after having some success on radio. Like Peter Sellers, Thomas became popular in Hollywood for a time. With ill health in later years, Terry Thomas had to retire from show business and move back to England, where he remained until his passing.
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1. Private's Progress (1956)
102 min | Comedy, War
In World War II, a failed British Officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.
2. School for Scoundrels (1960)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy
A young man finds a very special school. It teaches him how to take advantage of people. He begins to put the lessons into operation.
3. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »
5. Too Many Crooks (1959)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »
6. Make Mine Mink (1960)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy
Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »
8. I'm All Right Jack (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy
A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labor union.
9. Happy Is the Bride (1958)
84 min | Comedy
In a quiet summer corner of Wiltshire that is forever England, David and Janet decide to tie the knot. Unfortunately this is the cue for everyone else to take over proceedings, to the ... See full summary »
11. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
G | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it.
Votes: 37,850 | Gross: $46.30M
12. A Matter of WHO (1961)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
(1962) Terry-Thomas, Alex Nicol, Honor Blackman. A man's death of smallpox at London airport sends officials into a panic as they conduct a frantic search for the carrier. Nice performances and a good script. 35mm.
13. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)
TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy
A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.
14. Lucky Jim (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy
Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary »
15. His and Hers (1961)
90 min | Comedy
Returned from North Africa, a British novelist is at odds with his wife when she insists on dividing the house and the domestic chores and he goes mad when she starts writing his biography and flirting with his publisher.
18. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
G | 138 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.
Votes: 7,571 | Gross: $31.11M
20. Operation Snatch (1962)
83 min | Comedy, War
Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of ... See full summary »
21. Kill or Cure (1962)
TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Mystery
A reprobate photographer and part time private investigator is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm to investigate a suspicious death.
22. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.
23. Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
In Victorian England, an American showman uses a wealthy Frenchman's finances to build a German explosives expert's giant cannon designed to fire a people-filled projectile to the Moon but spies and saboteurs endanger the project.
25. Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966)
92 min | Comedy
One of six travelers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?
28. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.
29. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy
Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
30. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The two top Agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H.
31. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
Votes: 13,480 | Gross: $0.55M