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1. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Writers: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

2. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

Writers: Charles Addams, Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

3. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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63 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

4. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Writers: Joe Masteroff, John Van Druten, Christopher Isherwood, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

5. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

6. Bananas (1971)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

7.1
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When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Writers: Woody Allen, Mickey Rose | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

7. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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39 Metascore

Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Thomas Meehan | Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

8. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Writers: Don Bluth, Ken Cromar, Gary Goldman, Larry Leker, Linda Miller, Monica Parker, John Pomeroy, Guy Shulman, David J. Steinberg, David N. Weiss | Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

9. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.8
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

10. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Frank Oz | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

11. High Anxiety (1977)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.7
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Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. ... See full summary »

Writers: Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

12. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

Writers: Earl Mac Rauch, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

13. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Writer: Julian Barry | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

14. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Writers: Aaron Latham, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

15. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Drama, War, Comedy

6.7
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham, Edwin Justus Mayer, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

16. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

17. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

18. Life Stinks (1991)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Steve Haberman | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor, Stuart Pankin

19. Star 80 (1983)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.

Writers: Teresa Carpenter, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker

20. Pennies from Heaven (1981)

R | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.5
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During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris

21. Perfect (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

4.1
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A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Writers: Aaron Latham, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ramey Ellis, Alma Beltran

22. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

23. Sweet Charity (1969)

G | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her ... See full summary »

Writers: Neil Simon, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Peter Stone | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr.

24. Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin | Director: Neal Israel | Stars: John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, James Keach, Brian Backer

25. Mame (1974)

PG | 132 min | Musical

5.9
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The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flare for life and a razor sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrick Dennis, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Paul Zindel | Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison

26. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

5.8
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A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!

Writer: Gene Wilder | Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise, Fritz Feld

27. Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruno Barreto, Jorge Amado, Charlie Peters | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Paul Dooley

28. Lucky Lady (1975)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis

29. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Edward Binns

30. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzling erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Hutchinson, Michael Zagor | Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

31. In the Mood (1987)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Kosberg, Phil Alden Robinson, David Steven Simon | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Talia Balsam, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Constantine

32. Jinxed! (1982)

R | 103 min | Comedy

4.4
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Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank D. Gilroy, David Newman | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery

33. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

34. After the Promise (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert W. Lenski, Sebastian Milito | Director: David Greene | Stars: Mark Harmon, Diana Scarwid, Rosemary Dunsmore, Donnelly Rhodes

35. Liza with a Z (1972 TV Special)

55 min | Music

8.0
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Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Ebb | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marisa Berenson, Lorna Luft

36. First Family (1980)

R | 97 min | Comedy

3.9
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Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).

Writer: Buck Henry | Director: Buck Henry | Stars: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, William Sylvester, Roger Bowen

37. Pippin: His Life and Times (1981 TV Movie)

112 min | History, Musical, Romance

7.6
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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

Writer: Roger O. Hirson | Director: David Sheehan | Stars: Ben Vereen, William Katt, Leslie Denniston, Benjamin Rayson

38. Sweet Bird of Youth (1989 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Gavin Lambert | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Valerie Perrine, Kevin Geer

39. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure

7.5
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Budd Albright, Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack

40. The Phantom of the Opera (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Horror

5.8
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Sándor Korvin, the conductor of the Budapest Opera House tutors his wife Elena as Marguerite in FAUST. She drowns herself after a bad review rigged by the sinister Baron Hunyadi, whose ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaston Leroux, Sherman Yellen | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Jane Seymour, Michael York, Jeremy Kemp

41. Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in ... See full summary »

Writer: Carl Reiner | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Cathryn Bradshaw, Jackie Gayle

42. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Christmas Star (1986)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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An escaped convict hides out in a suburban neighborhood and is befriended by two neighborhood children who think he is the real Santa Claus.

Writers: Carol Dysinger, Alan Shapiro | Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Metzler, Susan Tyrrell

43. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )
Episode: From Broadway: Fosse (2001)

127 min | Music

8.4
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A filmed Broadway production of a 1999 tribute that strings together acclaimed choreographer Bob Fosse's "greatest hits."

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Eugene Fleming, Edwaard Liang

44. Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Writer: April Smith | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Melody Anderson, Madolyn Smith Osborne, John Glover

45. Move (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.

Writers: Joel Lieber, Stan Hart | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Geneviève Waïte, John Larch

46. The Penalty Phase (1986 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Things looked pretty simple: the confessed murderer had all the evidence against him. The Prosecutor Jansen could not have been more relentless, conservative and incisive. Furthermore, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Gale Patrick Hickman | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Jonelle Allen, Karen Austin, Jane Badler

47. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The 21-Inch Sun (1987)

PG-13 | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Struggling sitcom writer Billy Burliss is suddenly the toast of television, thanks to the typing tendrils of his script-writing spider plant, Lucy - which is fed only by the rays of a ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Kirschbaum | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Lerner, Craig Richard Nelson, Robert Starr

48. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Magic Saturday (1986)

PG-13 | 23 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Marky adores hearing his grandfather tell wondrous tales of hitchhiking through the universe and playing baseball with him on Saturdays. So when old "Stormin' Norman" takes ill, the boy ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Christian Matheson | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: M. Emmet Walsh, Taliesin Jaffe, David L. Crowley, Caren Kaye

49. Piaf: The Early Years (1974)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso... See full summary »

Writers: Marc Behm, Simone Berteaut, Guy Casaril, Françoise Ferley | Director: Guy Casaril | Stars: Brigitte Ariel, Pascale Christophe, Guy Tréjan, Pierre Vernier

50. Make Me an Offer (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.1
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The day after his final exams, Joyce learns from her husband Donald that he just used her to pay and clean for him during his studies. Now he's leaving her for her best friend Glenna, with ... See full summary »

Writer: Pamela Chais | Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Susan Blakely, Patrick O'Neal, John Rubinstein, Bruce Bauer