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One category that hasn't been covered--the rash of hilarious Agatha Christie adaptations from the 60s:

Murder Ahoy

Murder Most Foul

Murder at the Gallop

Murder She Said

The Alphabet Murders

 

I would also include those Perry Mason films starring Warren William -- I think those are really funny

The Case of the Lucky Legs

The Case of the Velvet Claws

The Case of the Curious Bride

The Case of the Howling Dog

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one thousand two hundred ninety-ninth category

Based on a memoir

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I'LL CRY TOMORROW (1955)
THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (1957)
GYPSY (1962)
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1978 TV movie)

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21 hours ago, shutoo said:

(I apologize in advance for the length..but the comedy/mystery combo is one of my favorites, and I couldn't stop thinking of them)

The Thin Man
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Murder, He Says
Clue
The Mad Miss Manton
The Cat and the Canary
Radioland Murders
The Trouble With Harry
Foul Play
The Runaway Bus
You'll Find Out
High Anxiety
Fast Company
A Simple Favor
The Amazing Mr. Williams
Lady of Burlesque
Ladies of the Jury
My Favorite Brunette
Footsteps in the Dark
There's Always a Woman
Dangerous Blondes
Fast and Furious
(39)
Whistling in Dixie
Fletch
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Topper Returns
The Penguin Pool Murder
Fast and Loose
Star of Midnight

How about all the Michael Shayne mysteries starring Lloyd Nolan? I like Nolan's portrayal, and he seems to be having more and more fun in the role as the movies are made.

Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1940)

Sleepers West (1941)

Dressed to Kill (1941)

Blue, White and Perfect (1942)

The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942)

Just Off Broadway (1942)

Time to Kill (1942)

I have seen the first five so far.

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THE PIANIST (2002)

ANGELA'S ASHES (1999)

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (HBO Movie)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

THE THREE FACES OF EVE (1957)

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (2011)

DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)

SHATTERED GLASS (2003)

RAGING BULL (1980)

MY LEFT FOOT (1989)

THE GREAT IMPOSTER (1961)

CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE (1958)

THE INSIDER (1959)

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20,000 Years in Sing Sing (memoir by ex-warden Lewis E. Lawes) 

The Doctor (memoir of Dr. Ed Rosenbaum, A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient)

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (memoir of filmmaker Barbara Gordon)

The Railway Man (memoir of POW Eric Lomax)

My Sister Eileen (Ruth McKinney 1938 memoir)

Goodfellas (based on 1985 Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi)

Papa's Delicate Condition (memoir of actress Corinne Griffith) Related image

Four Jills in a Jeep (Carole Landis memoir, 42)  Related image

 

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one thousand three hundred first category

Before they were famous

Before Robert Mitchum made it big, he paid the bills with roles in Hopalong Cassidy westerns.

Lee J. Cobb also had his first credited roles in two of William Boyd's Hopalong Cassidy movies.

Anne Heche, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei all had roles on Procter & Gamble soaps in the 1980s.

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