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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. 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.

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

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.

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

5. 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

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.

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

7. 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

8. 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.

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

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. 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

11. 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

12. 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

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. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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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

15. 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 »

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

16. 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

17. The Stork Club (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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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

18. 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 »

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

19. Take a Letter, Darling (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

6.9
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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

20. 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

21. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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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

22. Sky Devils (1932)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.7
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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 »

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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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.

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

27. Song of Russia (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.6
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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 »

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

28. Janie (1944)

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

29. 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

30. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.0
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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

31. After Tonight (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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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

32. 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

33. Blind Adventure (1933)

65 min | Mystery

6.2
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An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.

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

34. Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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, Connee Boswell

35. 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

36. 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.

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

37. 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

38. The American Venus (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Townsend Martin, Frederick Stowers | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling, Fay Lanphier

39. Practically Yours (1944)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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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

40. 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

41. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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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. 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

44. Top of the Town (1937)

86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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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

45. Snafu (1945)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Louis Solomon, Harold Buchman | Director: Jack Moss | Stars: Robert Benchley, Barbara Jo Allen, Conrad Janis, Nanette Parks

46. The Sex Life of the Polyp (1928)

11 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Dr. Benchley lectures the women's club on the unusual but important title-topic.

Director: Thomas Chalmers | Star: Robert Benchley

47. You'd Be Surprised (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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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

48. 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

49. National Barn Dance (1944)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Music

5.6
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Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening ... See full summary »

Writers: Lee Loeb, Hal Fimberg | Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jean Heather, Charles Quigley, Robert Benchley, Mabel Paige

50. Home Movies (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Blunderer Robert Benchley is going to show some house guests the film he and his wife took on a vacation trip. He sets up the projector and the reel begins...and nothing good happens for Benchley from this point.

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Robert Benchley, Marie Blake, John Butler, Hobart Cavanaugh