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1. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

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

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 13,508

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 »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 5,258

3. I Married a Witch (1942)

Approved | 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.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 4,567

4. 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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 4,321

5. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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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.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 1,592

6. 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.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,393

7. 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.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,613

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 »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, John Hubbard

Votes: 1,526

9. 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 »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 2,624

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 »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 748

11. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 99

12. 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.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 371

13. 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 »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

Votes: 718

14. Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Betty Field

Votes: 536

15. 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 »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Robert Benchley

Votes: 383

16. 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 »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, Robert Ryan

Votes: 603

17. Song of Russia (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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In June 1941, famed American symphony conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) is touring Soviet Russia with his manager Hank (Robert Benchley) when they go to a small rural town where famed... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Laslo Benedek | Stars: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Robert Benchley

Votes: 182

18. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

Votes: 162

19. Young and Willing (1943)

83 min | Comedy

5.8
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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 »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 153

20. 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.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles

Votes: 211

21. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.4
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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 »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Robert Walker, Donna Reed, Keenan Wynn, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 338

22. Sky Devils (1932)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.8
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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 »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Spencer Tracy, William 'Stage' Boyd, George Cooper, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 41

23. Kiss and Tell (1945)

90 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jerome Courtland, Walter Abel, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 103

24. Practically Yours (1944)

90 min | Comedy

6.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 79

25. 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 »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans, Eric Blore

Votes: 227

26. Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney, Robert Benchley

Votes: 525

27. 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.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 381

28. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.5
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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 »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 123

29. Three Girls About Town (1941)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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To save the reputation of the hotel where they are employed, sisters try to cover up a murder.

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

Votes: 192

30. 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 »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Edward Ellis, Lucien Prival

Votes: 183

31. Janie (1944)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, War

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 »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joyce Reynolds, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding

Votes: 225

32. 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.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Macdonald Carey, Constance Moore

Votes: 343

33. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane, George Meeker

Votes: 429

34. The American Venus (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling, Fay Lanphier

Votes: 17

35. 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

Votes: 113

36. Pan-Americana (1945)

84 min | Musical

5.3
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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 »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Phillip Terry, Audrey Long, Robert Benchley, Eve Arden

Votes: 56

37. 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 »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley, Helen Vinson

Votes: 212

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 »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Virginia Bruce, Robert Benchley

Votes: 234

39. Pursuit (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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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 »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Scotty Beckett, Henry Travers

Votes: 85

40. A Social Celebrity (1926)

70 min | Comedy

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Add a Plot

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Louise Brooks, Eleanor Lawson, Roger Davis

41. 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 »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding

Votes: 121

42. Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Music

4.8
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The Brian Sisters are also featured in this short.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Reginald Denny, George Hamilton, Louis & Celeste, Connee Boswell

Votes: 203

43. Top of the Town (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Diana Borden (Doris Lloyd, a bleeding-heart rich-girl, returns from a trip to Russia filled with sympathy for the "little" people of the slums and wants to do "something" artistic and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Sam White, Walter Lang | Stars: Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 23

44. Blind Adventure (1933)

65 min | Mystery

6.3
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An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Roland Young, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 77

45. A Night at the Movies (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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

Votes: 264

46. Social Register (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Chorus girl Patsy Shaw crashes a high-society party, meets playboy Charlie Breen, they fall in love, and are on their merry way to wedded bliss. However, Charlie's snobbish, ever-loving ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Colleen Moore, Charles Winninger, Pauline Frederick, Alexander Kirkland

Votes: 22

47. The Sport Parade (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.1
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Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Joel McCrea, Marian Marsh, William Gargan, Robert Benchley

Votes: 110

48. Headline Shooter (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Romance

6.2
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The adventures of a wayward newsreel cameraman.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: William Gargan, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Jack La Rue

Votes: 84

49. You'd Be Surprised (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.8
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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 »

Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Edward Martindel, Earle Williams, Tom McGuire, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 30

50. Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin (1998 Video)

87 min | Comedy

7.3
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Compilation of 9 uncut one-reelers featuring American humorists Robert Benchley (2 from 1928, 4 from the 1940s), Donald Ogden Stewart (2 from 1929) and Alexander Woollcott (1 from 1945).

Stars: Robert Benchley, Donald Ogden Stewart, Alexander Woollcott

Votes: 15