Most Popular Titles With Robert Benchley

1. Foreign Correspondent (1940)
120 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
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On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

2. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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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 »

3. I Married a Witch (1942)
77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

4. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
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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 »

5. The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
74 min | Animation, Family, Comedy
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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.

6. The Major and the Minor (1942)
100 min | Comedy, Romance
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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.

7. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)
105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show
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8. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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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 »

9. Dancing Lady (1933)
92 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance
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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.

10. Road to Utopia (1945)
90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
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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 »

11. Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

12. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
110 min | Musical, Romance
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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 »

13. China Seas (1935)
87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure, Romance
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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.

14. Kiss and Tell (1945)
90 min | Comedy
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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 »

15. Bedtime Story (1941)
85 min | Comedy, Romance
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Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play.

16. Nice Girl? (1941)
91 min | Comedy, Drama
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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

17. The Sky's the Limit (I) (1943)
89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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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 »

18. Song of Russia (1944)
107 min | Drama, Music, Romance, War
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19. The Stork Club (1945)
98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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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 »

20. Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
92 min | Comedy
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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.

22. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
74 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.

23. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
85 min | Comedy, Romance
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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.

24. MGM Parade (1955–1956)
30 min
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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 »

25. It's in the Bag! (1945)
87 min | Comedy
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

26. Young and Willing (1943)
83 min | Comedy
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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 »

27. Janie (1944)
102 min | Comedy, Romance
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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 »

28. Hired Wife (1940)
96 min | Comedy
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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 »

29. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
101 min | Comedy, Romance, War
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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 »

30. Sky Devils (1932)
90 min | Comedy
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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 »

31. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Music
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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.

32. Project XX (1954–1970)
60 min | Documentary
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33. Practically Yours (1944)
90 min | Comedy
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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 »

34. Three Girls About Town (1941)
75 min | Adventure, Comedy
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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 »

35. Important Business (1944)
11 min | Short, Comedy
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Robert takes a train ride to Washington, DC, on "important business."

36. Live, Love and Learn (1937)
78 min | Comedy
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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 »

37. Rafter Romance (1933)
73 min | Comedy, Romance
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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.

38. Piccadilly Jim (1936)
95 min | Comedy, Romance
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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 »

39. Top of the Town (1937)
86 min | Comedy, Musical
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40. Pursuit (1935)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
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"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Rush, the secretary of the head of a ... See full summary »

41. Janie Gets Married (1946)
89 min | Comedy
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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 »

42. A Night at the Movies (1937)
10 min | Comedy, Short
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A man and his wife have a less-than-enjoyable time at the movies.

43. Pan-Americana (1945)
84 min | Musical
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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 »

44. Syncopation (1942)
88 min | Comedy, History, Music, Romance
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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 »

45. Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
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The Brian Sisters are also featured in this short.

46. The American Venus (1926)
80 min | Comedy
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47. Snafu (1945)
85 min | Comedy
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A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, ... See full summary »

48. You'd Be Surprised (1926)
66 min | Comedy, Mystery
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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 »

49. The Sport Parade (1932)
64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
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Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

50. Why Daddy? (1944)
10 min | Short, Comedy
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When Joe Doakes listens to a quiz show on the radio and knows all the answers, his wife encourages him to go on a quiz show himself. He appears on a new show called "Why Daddy?", where a ... See full summary »