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1. Shall We Dance (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married.

Writers: Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano, P.J. Wolfson, Lee Loeb, Harold Buchman | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

2. Frontier Gal (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Romance, Western

5.9
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Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, Andy Devine, Fuzzy Knight

3. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Ernest Pagano, S.K. Lauren | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

4. Carefree (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano, Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde, Marian Ainslee, Guy Endore | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear

5. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order, oldest first. When sister #1 gets married, sisters #3 and #4 put pressure on Maria, ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Delmer Daves, Carlos A. Olivari, Sixto Pondal Ríos | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom

6. 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

7. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer Francey Brent and marries her after a whirlwind romance. But when he goes back ... See full summary »

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Ernest Pagano, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

8. Having Wonderful Time (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Ginger Rogers, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Writer: Arthur Kober | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball

9. Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.0
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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

10. Greenwich Village (1944)

82 min | Musical

6.2
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In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

Writers: Earl Baldwin, Walter Bullock, Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

11. Spite Marriage (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

7.2
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An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

Writers: Lew Lipton, Ernest Pagano, Richard Schayer, Robert E. Hopkins | Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams

12. Slave Girl (1947)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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An American adventurer goes to Tripoli to rescue some kidnapped sailors, but gets involved with a beautiful slave girl.

Writer: Michael Fessier | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, George Brent, Broderick Crawford, Albert Dekker

13. Fight for Your Lady (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Wrestling trainer puts himself in charge of a singer's love life when the singer is jilted by a rich girl.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Harry Segall, Harold Daniel Kusel, Jean Negulesco, Isabel Leighton | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: John Boles, Jack Oakie, Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame

14. Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.0
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A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Ewart Adamson | Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Shirley Temple, Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Bud Jamison

15. San Diego I Love You (1944)

83 min | Comedy

6.6
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A harried daughter tries to keep her wacky family together while trying to sell her eccentric father's latest invention, a collapsible life raft.

Writers: Richard Bransten, Michael Fessier, Ruth McKenney, Ernest Pagano | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Jon Hall, Louise Allbritton, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

16. Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Harry Clork, Eddie Welch | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Phil Regan, Bert Wheeler, Constance Moore, Virginia Dale

17. Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

82 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, William Morrow, Zion Myers, Ernest Pagano | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Mary Martin, Verree Teasdale

18. The Matinee Idol (1928)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.

Writers: Robert Lord, Ernest Pagano, Elmer Harris, Peter Milne | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore

19. Son of a Sailor (1933)

TV-G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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A smooth-talking sailor looking for a quick date meets the granddaughter of an admiral and finds himself in a house full of top Navy officers, along with a couple of spies interested in plans for a new robot-controlled flight system.

Writers: Alfred A. Cohn, Paul Girard Smith, Ernest Pagano, H.M. Walker | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Jean Muir, Frank McHugh, Thelma Todd

20. Managed Money (1934)

Comedy, Short

5.3
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Young Mary Lou tries to help her brother Sonny raise money so that he can attend a military academy.

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Shirley Temple, Harry Myers, Huntley Gordon

21. The Flying Irishman (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Biography, Drama

5.1
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This is the story of the historic 1938 flight of Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan. Mr. Corrigan starred in this film, which chronicled his infamous flight. On July 17, 1938, Mr. Corrigan loaded... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Douglas Corrigan, Paul Kelly, Robert Armstrong, Gene Reynolds

22. Lover Come Back (1946)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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A faithful wife takes gentle revenge on her philandering husband.

Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: George Brent, Lucille Ball, Vera Zorina, Charles Winninger

23. Forty Little Mothers (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Yost, Ernest Pagano, Jean Guitton | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Judith Anderson, Ralph Morgan, Rita Johnson

24. What's to Do? (1933)

17 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Sonny Rogers has just gotten elected class president, he's a star baseball player, and has a cute girlfriend. But, thanks to the conniving of his rival, Harry Vanderpool, he and his whole ... See full summary »

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Ernest Pagano, Charles E. Roberts | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Frank Coghlan Jr., Dorothy Ward, Kenneth Howell, Shirley Temple

25. That's the Spirit (1945)

87 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, June Vincent, Gene Lockhart

26. That Night with You (1945)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.1
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Writers: Arnold Belgard, Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Franchot Tone, Susanna Foster, David Bruce, Louise Allbritton

27. Old Man Rhythm (1935)

75 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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A businessman enrolls as a college freshman in order to break up his son's relationship with a gold-digger.

Writers: Lewis E. Gensler, H.W. Hanemann, Don Hartman, Sig Herzig, Ernest Pagano | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, George Barbier, Barbara Kent, Grace Bradley

28. Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (1931)

18 min | Short, Comedy

4.5
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A driver on a non-stop race from New York to San Francisco gets detoured to Hollywood, where he winds up working as a publicity man for a movie studio and assigned to revive the career of a beautiful but fading star.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Louise Brooks, Jack Shutta, William B. Davidson, Wilbur Mack

29. To Beat the Band (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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An eccentric heir must marry a widow in order to collect the millions left to him in his aunt's will, so a suicidal neighbor agrees to marry the man's young fiancée before offing himself.

Writers: Rian James, George Marion Jr. | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Hugh Herbert, Helen Broderick, Roger Pryor, Fred Keating

30. Two in the Dark (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Ford Adams regains consciousness in Boston, bloody and suffering from amnesia. Information he eventually uncovers (with the help of Marie Smith) connects him to a well-known producer--who's... See full summary »

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Gelett Burgess | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Walter Abel, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Gail Patrick

31. The Gold Ghost (1934)

20 min | Western, Comedy, Short

6.5
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Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Nicholas T. Barrows, Charles Lamont, Ernest Pagano | Directors: Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont | Stars: Buster Keaton, Warren Hymer, Dorothy Dix, Roger Moore

32. Her Primitive Man (1944)

79 min | Comedy

5.4
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A woman sets out to prove that a writer's ideas about "savages" are wrong. She goes to the jungle and finds a "primitive" man to bring back, unaware that it is actually the writer himself ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Fessier, Dick Irving Hyland, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige, Robert Benchley, Edward Everett Horton

33. The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth

35. Fired Wife (1943)

75 min | Comedy

7.1
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In this comedy, a husband and wife want to keep their marriage a secret on professional grounds, and are consequently pursued romantically by an 'other man' and 'other woman', resulting in awkward complications.

Writers: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Hagar Wilde | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Diana Barrymore, Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Walter Abel

36. Allez Oop (1934)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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When Buster's girlfriend falls for a trapeze artist, Buster tries to beat him at his own game.

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Ernest Pagano | Directors: Charles Lamont, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, George J. Lewis, Harry Myers

37. Bridge Wives (1932)

11 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Mrs. Smith is participating in a marathon bridge tournament, and Mr. Smith has become anxious and desperate as a result.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Al St. John, Fern Emmett, Billy Bletcher, Lynton Brent

38. Honeymoon Beach (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Glenn Tryon is at his Bachelor's Dinner, attended only by a dozen of his girl friends, prior to marrying Connie Watts but Ma Watts has plans for Connie to marry playboy Billy Bevan, who is ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Billy Bevan, Glenn Tryon, Ruth Hiatt, Fern Emmett

39. Hollywood Lights (1932)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Rita Flynn, Virginia Brooks, Tut Mace, Ted O'Shea

40. Honeymoon Trio (1931)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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As Al and Dorothy start their honeymoon, Al finds to his horror that Catlett is coming along, and takes the wheel of their car, putting Al in the rumble seat. He pushes Al around,until he can't stand it and resorts to violence.

Writers: Harrison Jacobs, Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Walter Catlett, Al St. John, Dorothy Granger, Dennis O'Keefe

41. Techno-Crazy (1933)

19 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Writers: Ewart Adamson, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Billy Bevan, Monte Collins, Eleanor Hunt, John T. Murray

42. Hollywood Luck (1932)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Betty Grable, Clarence Nordstrom

43. Racetrack (1933)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Drama, Sport

4.7
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Joe Tomasso is an Italian-American bookmaker and gambler who, outwardly, is hard but soft-hearted inwardly. He becomes fond of a homeless waif, Jackie Curtis, and begins to look upon him as... See full summary »

Writers: J. Walter Ruben, Wells Root, Douglas Z. Doty, Walter Lang, Gaston Glass, Claire Corvalho, Ernest Pagano | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Leo Carrillo, Frank Coghlan Jr., Kay Hammond, Lee Moran

44. Kid's Clever (1929)

64 min | Comedy

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Bugs Raymond (Glenn Tryon) invents a car that doesn't require fuel but his road to love and riches are thwarted by a rival mechanic.

Writers: Albert DeMond, Jack Foley, Vin Moore, Ernest Pagano | Director: William James Craft | Stars: Glenn Tryon, Kathryn Crawford, Russell Simpson, Lloyd Whitlock

45. Pete and Repeat (1931)

21 min | Short, Comedy

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Writers: George Jeske, Joey Mack, Ernest Pagano | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Bud Harrison, Peenie Elmo

46. Smart Work (1931)

Passed | 10 min | Comedy, Short

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Billy Dooley is a suspicious husband who, as a private detective, takes a job from a woman who thinks her husband is running around with another woman. The latter is actually Billy's wife, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Billy Dooley, Addie McPhail

47. Keyhole Katie (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Writers: Ewart Adamson, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Gay Seabrook, Eleanor Hunt, Georgia O'Dell, John T. Murray

48. Crashing Hollywood (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Phyllis Crane, Edward J. Nugent

49. The Lure of Hollywood (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Writers: Ernest Pagano, Jack Townley | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Phyllis Crane, George Chandler

50. Trimmed in Furs (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

4.7
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Bill's wife insists that he get her a fur coat, and since he cannot afford to buy one, he goes on a hunting trip, hoping to capture some furs himself. Meanwhile, a temperamental actress, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ewart Adamson, Ernest Pagano | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: John Sheehan, Eleanor Hunt, Dorothy Dix, Louise Keaton