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1. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Not Rated | 120 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison, James Hilton, Robert Benchley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

2. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (... See full summary »

Writers: Dwight Taylor, Kenneth S. Webb, Samuel Hoffenstein, George Marion Jr., Dorothy Yost, Edward Kaufman | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

3. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

4. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, Guy Bolton, Vicki Baum | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

5. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Writers: Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, Thorne Smith, Norman Matson | Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

6. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

7. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Writers: Allen Rivkin, P.J. Wolfson, James Warner Bellah | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

8. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, John Hubbard

9. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.0
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.

Writers: Jules Furthman, James Kevin McGuinness, Crosbie Garstin | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

10. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Binnie Barnes

11. The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Writers: Kenneth Grahame, Ted Sears, Al Perkins, Larry Clemmons, William Cottrell, Harry Clork, Erdman Penner, T. Hee, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, John P. Miller | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

12. Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

13. Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

Writers: Ellis St. Joseph, Oscar Wilde, László Vadnay, Ernest Pascal, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Betty Field

14. Kiss and Tell (1945)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their ... See full summary »

Writer: F. Hugh Herbert | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jerome Courtland, Walter Abel, Katharine Alexander

15. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, Phyllis Duganne | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

16. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Ed Gardner, Matt Brooks, Abe Burrows, Eddie Davis, Barney Dean, Bob Schiller, George White | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

17. Live, Love and Learn (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy

6.0
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Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Brackett, Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Marion Parsonnet, Helen Grace Carlisle | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley, Helen Vinson

18. Song of Russia (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.5
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Writers: Paul Jarrico, Richard Collins, Leo Mittler, Victor Trivas, Guy Endore | Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Laslo Benedek | Stars: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Robert Benchley

19. The Sky's the Limit (I) (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Fenton, Lynn Root | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, Robert Ryan

20. The Stork Club (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment ... See full summary »

Writers: Buddy G. DeSylva, Jack McGowan | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Robert Benchley

21. Piccadilly Jim (1936)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club, he falls for her even though she is with Lord Priory. He meets her the next day ... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Charles Brackett, Edwin H. Knopf | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans, Eric Blore

22. Young and Willing (1943)

83 min | Comedy

5.9
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For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists' films during the war years, this is another one of the Paramount productions that was sold... See full summary »

Writers: Virginia Van Upp, Francis Swann | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

23. MGM Parade (1955–1956)

30 min

6.1
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The original concept of the show was to allow the viewer to see the inner workings of a movie studio and featured interviews with MGM stars and explanations of how movies were made. Later, ... See full summary »

Stars: George Murphy, Carey Wilson, Judy Garland, John Nesbitt

24. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Fred Allen, Jay Dratler, Alma Reville | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

25. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Writers: Dwight Mitchell Wiley, Harry Segall | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles

26. Take a Letter, Darling (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

7.0
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.

Writers: Claude Binyon, George Beck | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Macdonald Carey, Constance Moore

27. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Robert Benchley, Stuart Palmer | Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane, George Meeker

28. Three Girls About Town (1941)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Faith and Hope Banner, sisters, are "convention hostesses" in a hotel. A body is discovered next door as the magician's convention is leaving and the mortician's convention is arriving, and... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Carroll | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, John Howard, Binnie Barnes, Janet Blair

29. Janie (1944)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Josephine Bentham, Charles Hoffman, Agnes Christine Johnston, Herschel V. Williams Jr. | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joyce Reynolds, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding

30. Bedtime Story (1941)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play.

Writers: Richard Flournoy, Horace Jackson, Grant Garett | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley, Allyn Joslyn

31. Practically Yours (1944)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Gil Lamb, Cecil Kellaway

32. Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Mary, a working girl, shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. They share the apartment on a shift basis never seeing each other. Mary develops a hearty dislike for Jack until she meets him.

Writers: H.W. Hanemann, Sam Mintz, Glenn Tryon, John Wells | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney, Robert Benchley

33. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.3
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Valentine Davies, Philip Yordan, Frank Cavett | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

34. Project XX (1954–1970)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Alexander Scourby, Woodrow Wilson, Bob Hope, Herbert Hoover

35. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.5
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Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Marion Hargrove, Harry Kurnitz | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Robert Walker, Donna Reed, Keenan Wynn, Grant Mitchell

36. How to Behave (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Benchley, a newspaper columnist who writes on issues of etiquette, receives a telephone call from two men working deep in a manhole, they who are arguing about what to do if a woman fell ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Benchley, James P. Burtis, James Flavin, Bess Flowers

37. Sky Devils (1932)

90 min | Comedy

5.9
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Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Benchley, Carroll Graham, Garrett Graham, James A. Starr, A. Edward Sutherland | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Spencer Tracy, William 'Stage' Boyd, George Cooper, Ann Dvorak

38. Hired Wife (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

6.8
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Cement company CEO Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a wife in name only, an arrangement made to protect his finances from an attempt at a hostile business takeover.... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, George Beck | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Virginia Bruce, Robert Benchley

39. How to Sleep (1935)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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A humorous look at the problems people have trying to sleep.

Director: Nick Grinde | Star: Robert Benchley

40. Top of the Town (1937)

86 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Writers: Lou Brock, Charles Grayson, Brown Holmes | Directors: Ralph Murphy, Sam White, Walter Lang | Stars: Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Hugh Herbert

41. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

42. A Night at the Movies (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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A man and his wife have a less-than-enjoyable time at the movies.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Benchley, King Baggot, Jack Baxley, Sidney Bracey

43. Janie Gets Married (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.3
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Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. Dick is hired to write filler for his father-in-law's newspaper, but is never allowed to prove his real worth. Janie has to... See full summary »

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Josephine Bentham, Herschel V. Williams Jr. | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding

44. After Tonight (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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While romancing a beautiful Russian countess, a captain in the Austrian intelligence service is assigned to capture "K-14", a clever spy who has so far managed to remain undetected. What ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Murfin, Albert S. Le Vino | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Edward Ellis, Lucien Prival

45. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.1
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A girl is desperate to get to Washington D.C. to be with her lonesome brother, a wounded G.I. She persuades Bing Crosby to let her join his caravan.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Benchley, Humphrey Bogart, Carmen Cavallaro, U.S. Maritime Service Training Station Choir

46. Pan-Americana (1945)

84 min | Musical

5.4
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The American journalist Jo Anne Benson works for a popular travel magazine. Jo Anne is looking for interesting stories and she travels, accompanied by the dashing photographer Dan Jordan, ... See full summary »

Writers: John H. Auer, Lawrence Kimble, Frederick Kohner | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Phillip Terry, Audrey Long, Robert Benchley, Eve Arden

47. See Your Doctor (1939)

8 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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A lecturer tells the audience that it is National Take Care Week. He tells the story of a man who gets stung in his garden and the problems the man has when he seeks treatment at the doctor's office.

Writers: Robert Benchley, Harry Parke | Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Robert Benchley, Hobart Cavanaugh, Claire Du Brey, Helen MacKellar

48. Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

4.7
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The Brian Sisters are also featured in this short.

Writer: John W. Krafft | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Reginald Denny, George Hamilton, Louis & Celeste, Medina & Mimosa

49. You'd Be Surprised (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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A diamond is stolen at a houseboat party given by the district attorney. He gives the thief a chance to return it by putting an empty box on a table and turning out the lights. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, Robert Benchley, Ralph Spence | Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Raymond Griffith, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Martindel, Earle Williams

50. The Sport Parade (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.0
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Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

Writers: Corey Ford, Francis M. Cockrell, Jerry Horwin | Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Joel McCrea, Marian Marsh, William Gargan, Robert Benchley