Today I will be talking about Terry-Thomas, a comedian of the 1950s and 60s in England. His movies are some of the funniest and most clever I have ever seen. My favorites include Make Mine Mink, School for Scoundrels, How to Murder Your Wife, Too Many Crooks, and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. I really enjoy his comedy because it’s cynical, sarcastic, and overall ridiculous, but in a realistic sense, meaning it’s not so ridiculous that it’s impossible. His trademarks include his moustache, the gap in his teeth, and his name, which originally was Thomas Terry Stevens, but he later changed it so that he wouldn’t be confused as a relative of a famous actress of the nineteenth century.
Here’s a monologue of his on the Judy Garland Show, which he was a guest on.
I hope you like his films as much as I do.