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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

2. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creator: Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

3. The Halls of Ivy (1954–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Creator: Don Quinn | Stars: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ray Collins, Herbert Butterfield

4. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner traveling the world.

Creator: Lee Karson | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

5. Celebrity Golf (1960– )

30 min | Family, Sport

8.2
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Originally aired in 1960, this celebrity golf match pitted golf legend Sam Snead with the stars of Hollywood in a 9 hole match for charity. Harry Von Zell is the host and commentator of the... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

6. Mind Your Own Business (1936)

75 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writers: John Francis Larkin, Dore Schary | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Alice Brady, Lyle Talbot, Benny Baker

8. The Best of the Post (1960– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A syndicated anthology series adapted from stories published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine.

Stars: John Conte, Karl Swenson, Alan Lee, Burt Douglas

9. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Writers: John Monk Saunders, Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton, Julian Johnson | Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

10. Horse Feathers (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University.

Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers

11. Monkey Business (1931)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy

7.6
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On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

Writers: S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone, Arthur Sheekman | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

12. It's a Gift (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.5
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A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.

Writers: Jack Cunningham, J.P. McEvoy, W.C. Fields | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison

13. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

14. Ben Blue's Brothers (1960 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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In 1958, Ben Blue played all four brothers (the wealthy snob, the vaudevillian, the tramp and the average guy), in this comedy pilot for CBS. The network didn't exercise it's option and the pilot wasn't aired until 1965.

Writers: Russell Beggs, Marion Hargrove | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Ben Blue, Ruth McDevitt, Barbara Heller, Robin Raymond

15. Getting Gertie's Goat (1924)

Short, Comedy

7.5
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Writer: Walter Graham | Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Dorothy Devore, James Harrison, Neal Burns, Vera Steadman

16. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Once Upon a Time (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Janitor Woodrow Mulligan gets a trip from 1890 to 1962 courtesy of his employer's time helmet.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Buster Keaton, Stanley Adams, James Flavin, Gil Lamb

17. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Writers: Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran, Thorne Smith | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

18. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Moran, Jack Jevne | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

19. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

20. Early to Bed (1936)

75 min | Comedy

7.4
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Chester Beatty and Tessie Weeks have been engaged for 5 years and going together for 15 years before that. Chester is reluctant to burden Tessie with marriage because of his secret problem.... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Kober, Lucien Littlefield, S.J. Perelman, Chandler Sprague | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, George Barbier, Gail Patrick

21. The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)

87 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Bayard Veiller | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Laraine Day, Robert Young, Tom Conway, Frieda Inescort

23. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Writers: Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, James Thurber | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

24. The Paleface (1948)

91 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

25. The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Edwin Blum | Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan

26. The Powers Girl (1943)

93 min | Musical

7.0
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Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

Writers: Eddie Moran, William A. Pierce, John R. Powers, Harry Segall, Malvin Wald | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Murphy, Anne Shirley, Carole Landis, Dennis Day

27. Finn and Hattie (1931)

78 min

7.0
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Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sam Mintz, Donald Ogden Stewart | Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Norman Taurog | Stars: Leon Errol, Mitzi Green, Zasu Pitts, Jackie Searl

28. The Milky Way (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.8
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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Writers: Grover Jones, Frank Butler, Richard Connell, Lynn Root, Harry Clork | Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Helen Mack

29. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Grover Jones, Frank Butler, Richard Connell, Lynn Root, Harry Clork | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

30. Casanova's Big Night (1954)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt.

Writers: Hal Kanter, Edmund L. Hartmann, Aubrey Wisberg | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone

31. The Miracle Man (1932)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »

Writers: George M. Cohan, Robert Hobart Davis, Samuel Hoffenstein, Frank L. Packard, Waldemar Young | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Chester Morris, Robert Coogan, John Wray

32. Jackass Mail (1942)

Passed | 79 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good ... See full summary »

Writers: C. Gardner Sullivan, Lawrence Hazard | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Darryl Hickman

33. Call the Wagon (1923)

Comedy, Short

6.8
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Writer: Robert Hall | Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Neal Burns, Charlotte Merriam, Babe London, George B. French

34. Topper Takes a Trip (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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Mrs. Topper's friend Mrs. Parkhurst has convinced Mrs. Topper to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby. Marion comes back from ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, Corey Ford, Thorne Smith | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray

35. Pennies from Heaven (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Leslie Moore, William Rankin, Jo Swerling | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong

36. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Moran, Jack Jevne, Ed Sullivan | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

37. Public Pigeon No. One (1957)

79 min | Comedy

6.7
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Writers: Larry Berns, Devery Freeman, Don Quinn, Harry Tugend | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Vivian Blaine, Jay C. Flippen

38. Coronado (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Southern California's Hotel Coronado caters to and is frequented by members of the social upper-crust. Although she lives on the wrong side of the San Diego track, in a tent-city with her ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Frank Butler, Brian Hooker | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Johnny Downs, Betty Burgess, Jack Haley, Andy Devine

39. Touchdown (1931)

Drama, Sport

6.7
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Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been ... See full summary »

Writers: Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, Francis Wallace | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Peggy Shannon, Jack Oakie, Regis Toomey

40. A Lady's Profession (1933)

68 min | Comedy

6.7
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Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Walter DeLeon, Nina Wilcox Putnam | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Alison Skipworth, Roland Young, Sari Maritza, Kent Taylor

41. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Cameron Menzies, Lewis Carroll | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

42. My Favorite Spy (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.6
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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Lou Breslow, Edmund L. Hartmann, Jack Sher, Hal Kanter | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan, Arnold Moss

43. Many Happy Returns (1934)

64 min | Comedy

6.6
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Gracie Allen assumes the "management" of the shop owned by her papa Horatio Allen, turning it into a radio station and then an aviary---with the usual Gracie Allen logic---while distracted ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Lady Mary Cameron, Ray Harris, J.P. McEvoy, Keene Thompson | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Gracie Allen, George Burns, George Barbier, Joan Marsh

44. Lady Be Good (1941)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy.

Writers: Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, John McClain | Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore

45. Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

Writers: Robert St. Aubrey, Bert Lawrence, William Bowers, Daniel B. Beauchamps | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott

46. A Bashful Bigamist (1920)

15 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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A wife plots to keep her husband at home.

Writer: Frank Roland Conklin | Director: Allen Watt | Stars: Eddie Barry, Billy Bletcher, Helen Darling, Mary Lewis

47. Skippy (1931)

85 min | Family, Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher.

Writers: Percy Crosby, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Don Marquis, Norman Z. McLeod, Sam Mintz | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl

48. Let's Dance (1950)

112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dane Lussier, Allan Scott, Maurice Zolotow | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick

49. Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret. protection.

Writers: Don Hartman, Sam Mintz | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Betty Furness

50. Melody in Spring (1934)

75 min | Musical

6.3
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Charlie Ruggles plays a souvenir-buff in quest of a real Swiss cowbell.

Writers: Benn W. Levy, Frank Leon Smith, Jane Storm | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Lanny Ross, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Ann Sothern