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1. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

2. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

3. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.5
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

4. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

5. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

Writers: James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, Jules Verne | Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley

6. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

7. The Rat Race (1960)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

Writer: Garson Kanin | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford

8. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not been invented yet while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

9. 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

10. The Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack London, Gene Fowler, Leonard Praskins | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

11. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

12. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

13. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

14. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Writers: Lord Dunsany, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder, Lewis R. Foster, Dudley Nichols, René Clair, Helene Fraenkel | Director: René Clair | Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

15. Thieves' Highway (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.

Writer: A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence

17. Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Henry Myers | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti

18. Tomahawk (1951)

Approved | 82 min | History, Western

6.2
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In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux...to the disgust of frontier ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Jarrett, Silvia Richards, Maurice Geraghty | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Van Heflin, Yvonne De Carlo, Alex Nicol, Preston Foster

19. Once in a Lifetime (1932)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.8
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Story of a Hollywood studio during the transition from silents to talkies.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Seton I. Miller | Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Jack Oakie, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, Russell Hopton

20. The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Hopkins Adams, E. Lloyd Sheldon | Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara

21. Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Ernest Pagano, Harry Segall | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jack Oakie, Ann Sothern, Eduardo Ciannelli, Alan Bruce

22. The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Western

6.7
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Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.

Writers: King Vidor, Elizabeth Hill, Louis Stevens, Walter Prescott Webb | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

23. The Stolen Jools (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the ... See full summary »

Directors: William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, Thomas Atkins, Harold S. Bucquet, Victor Heerman, Russell Mack | Stars: Norma Shearer, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wallace Beery

24. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

68 min | War, Action, Drama

7.1
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Bogart Rogers, John Monk Saunders | Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

25. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, John Twist, Joel Sayre, Bouck White, Matthew Josephson | Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

26. Little Men (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid, comes to the school, he wins Jo's heart despite his hard edge, and she ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Kelly, Arthur Caesar, Louisa May Alcott | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon

27. Young People (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.6
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Blum, Don Ettlinger | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan

28. Murder at the Vanities (1934)

89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.

Writers: Carey Wilson, Joseph Gollomb, Earl Carroll, Rufus King, Sam Hellman | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle

29. Paramount on Parade (1930)

102 min | Musical

6.2
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

30. Song of the Islands (1942)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Schrank, Robert Pirosh, Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

31. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Pamela Harris | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

32. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macaulay | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

33. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

97 min | Musical

6.1
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Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Ralph Spence, Jack Mintz | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Lyda Roberti

34. Navy Blues (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Arthur T. Horman, Sam Perrin | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Jack Oakie, Martha Raye, Jack Haley

35. The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions... See full summary »

Stars: Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Top Twenty, Cliff Arquette, Molly Bee

36. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Creator: Hank Searls | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

37. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

38. The 38th Annual Academy Awards (1966 TV Special)

7.4
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Elizabeth Ashley, Burt Bacharach

39. The Affairs of Annabel (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.1
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Wonder Pictures' seedy publicity man Lanny Morgan has put the studio's biggest star, Annabel Allison, in one crazy stunt after another. His latest scheme has Annabel pretending to be a maid... See full summary »

Writers: Bert Granet, Paul Yawitz, Charles Hoffman | Directors: Benjamin Stoloff, Lew Landers | Stars: Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly, Bradley Page

40. Iceland (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Felix Bressart

41. College Humor (1933)

80 min | Comedy

6.6
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A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Frank Butler, Dean Fales | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle

42. Wintertime (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Nora and her uncle get railroaded into spending the night at a broken-down hotel in Canada. After Nora falls for the handsome owner, she convinces her uncle to invest in the inn and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Arthur Kober, Eddie Moran, Lynn Starling | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Carole Landis

43. Hitting a New High (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.8
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Writers: Robert Harari, Maxwell Shane, Gertrude Purcell, John Twist | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lily Pons, Jack Oakie, John Howard, Eric Blore

44. That Girl from Paris (1936)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Nikki Martin, a parisian opera star, takes off in search of adventure and true-love leaving her arranged husband to be at the alter. While hitchhiking, Nikki meets handsome American ... See full summary »

Writers: W. Carey Wonderly, Jane Murfin, Joseph Fields, P.J. Wolfson, Dorothy Yost | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Lily Pons, Jack Oakie, Gene Raymond, Herman Bing

45. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

46. When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

98 min | Musical

6.8
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Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.

Writers: Arthur Hopkins, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Lamar Trotti, George Manker Watters | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc

47. Dude Ranch (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Western

5.4
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Chester Carr, owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows and his daughter Susan. But the ... See full summary »

Writers: Milton Krims, Percy Heath, Grover Jones, Lloyd Corrigan | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Oakie, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Mitzi Green

48. Something to Shout About (1943)

90 min | Musical

6.0
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Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson is told by wealthy divorcée Donna Davis that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Edward Eliscu, George Owen, Fred Schiller | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Don Ameche, Janet Blair, Jack Oakie, William Gaxton

49. The Wonderful Country (1959)

Approved | 98 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Tom Lea | Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill, Albert Dekker

50. Looking for Trouble (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

Writers: Leonard Praskins, Elmer Harris, J. Robert Bren | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jack Oakie, Constance Cummings, Arline Judge