I just finished watching Too Many Crooks, a little British comedy from 1959, and it does tickle my funny bone, as a number of the modest British comedies of that era do -- several of them written by the same scenarist as this one, Michael Pertwee.
This one is the durable "ransom of Red Chief" premise, also later used in the American Ruthless People. A hapless quartet of petty crooks plots to kidnap the daughter of a soulless businessman, but end up with his wife instead -- whom he's delighted to be free of, pooh-poohing all their ransom demands. The wife, hearing of this, becomes so furious that she takes over the gang and leads them to revenge, grabbing all her husband's illicit stashes of cash.
On hand are several of the masters of this genre at the time: Terry-Thomas (as the villain/victim), George Cole, Brenda de Banzie. And Pertwee's lines and situations are often really surprising and hilarious. I especially treasure a morning in small-claims court where Terry-Thomas is called up on one charge after another, trying to ad-lib his way out of each in turn. And the moment when the wife turns from a weeping frump into a decisive fury, calling the crooks rude names and using her martial arts skills to fling them across the room.