Most Rated Titles With Robert Benchley
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1. Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.
2. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.
4. The Major and the Minor (1942)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
5. Road to Utopia (1945)
Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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 »
6. China Seas (1935)
Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
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.
7. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
8. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)
Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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. Dancing Lady (1933)
Passed | 92 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance
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. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance
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 »
11. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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 »
12. The Sky's the Limit (I) (1943)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
13. Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.
14. Rafter Romance (1933)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
15. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.
17. Bedtime Story (1941)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play.
18. The Stork Club (1945)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
19. It's in the Bag! (1945)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy
The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.
20. Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy
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.
21. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance, War
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 »
23. Hired Wife (1940)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy
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 »
24. Piccadilly Jim (1936)
95 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
25. Janie (1944)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, War
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 »
26. Live, Love and Learn (1937)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy
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
29. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
85 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
31. How to Be a Detective (1936)
Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
A man is giving a lecture on how to be a detective. The first section of the lecture deals with identifying criminals, where he asks a sketch artist to compile a composite of the complete ... See full summary »
33. Nice Girl? (1941)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.
34. Song of Russia (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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 »
35. Young and Willing (1943)
83 min | Comedy
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 »
36. After Tonight (1933)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War
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 »
37. Syncopation (1942)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music
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 »
38. That Inferior Feeling (1940)
9 min | Comedy, Short
Joe Doakes, like most men, is unable to cope with personal emergencies or those in a position of authority (real or imagined).
39. Why Daddy? (1944)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy
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 »
40. Janie Gets Married (1946)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy
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. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Music
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.
43. Kiss and Tell (1945)
90 min | Comedy
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 »
44. Duffy's Tavern (1945)
97 min | Comedy, Musical
The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.
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
46. Pursuit (1935)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
"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 »
47. Home Movies (1940)
Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Short
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.
48. David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (1935)
25 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
Humorist Robert Benchley is shown at what appears to be the head table at a dinner honoring producer David O. Selznick. However, Mr. Selznick has not yet appeared. While they wait for him ... See full summary »
Star: Robert Benchley
50. Practically Yours (1944)
90 min | Comedy
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 »