Most Popular Titles With Jack Oakie
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1. The Great Dictator (1940)
Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
3. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
60 min | Adventure, History, Western
Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
4. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
7. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.
8. The Rat Race (1960)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
9. Lover Come Back (1961)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
10. The Call of the Wild (1935)
Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »
12. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
68 min | War, Action, Drama
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.
14. The Toast of New York (1937)
Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
15. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
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 »
16. Thieves' Highway (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.
17. The Wonderful Country (1959)
Approved | 98 min | Romance, Western
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 »
18. If I Had a Million (1932)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Claude Binyon, Whitney Bolton, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John Bright, Sidney Buchman, Lester Cole, Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Harvey Gates, Ernst Lubitsch, Lawton Mackall, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Robert Sparks | Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft
19. Tomahawk (1951)
Approved | 82 min | History, Western
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 »
20. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport
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 »
21. Navy Blues (1941)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
22. Young People (1940)
Approved | 79 min | Drama
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 »
23. The Texas Rangers (1936)
Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Western
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.
24. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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
25. The Wild Party (1929)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
26. The Stolen Jools (1931)
20 min | Comedy, Short
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 »
27. The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956–1961)
30 min | Comedy, Music
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 »
28. Little Men (1940)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
29. Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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 »
31. Sweet and Low-Down (1944)
Approved | 76 min | Musical, Romance
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »
32. Wintertime (1943)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
33. When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
98 min | Musical
Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.
34. Murder at the Vanities (1934)
89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance
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.
36. Iceland (1942)
Approved | 79 min | Musical, Romance
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 »
37. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
38. Paramount on Parade (1930)
102 min | Musical
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
40. The Great American Broadcast (1941)
90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring ... See full summary »
41. Song of the Islands (1942)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
42. Northwest Stampede (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Western
When his father dies, rodeo star Dan Bennett returns to his ranch but hires on as a ranch hand. A horse known as the White Outlaw is the leader of a herd of wild horses and Dan's obsession ... See full summary »
43. Looking for Trouble (1934)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
45. King of Burlesque (1936)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Musical
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.
46. Something to Shout About (1943)
90 min | Musical
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 »
48. Colleen (1936)
Approved | 89 min | Musical, Romance
The Ames Company makes every effort to keep Uncle Cedric away from any decisions or work. This is in the best interests for him and the company. Trouble starts when he hires a schemer named... See full summary »
50. Super-Sleuth (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery
An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.