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1. The Court Jester (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 9,633

2. Are We Done Yet? (2007)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.0
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Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 16,472 | Gross: $49.63M

3. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 23,300

4. Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

6.7
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As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Peter Palmer, Howard St. John

Votes: 1,072

5. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

Votes: 8,411

6. The Jayhawkers! (1959)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Before the U.S. Civil War rebel leader Luke Darcy sees himself as leader of a new independent Republic of Kansas but the military governor sends an ex-raider to capture Darcy.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker, Nicole Maurey, Henry Silva

Votes: 397

7. Strange Bedfellows (1965)

98 min | Comedy

6.0
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In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young, Edward Judd

Votes: 548

8. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 864

9. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 182

10. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,115

11. The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.6
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Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey, Don DeFore

Votes: 937

12. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,242

13. Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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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 »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 2,708

14. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know... See full summary »

Directors: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,441

15. How to Commit Marriage (1969)

M | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.5
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Young couple decide to live together and they wind up having a baby. They decide they should give the baby up for adoption. The baby's Mother's parents wind up adopting the baby using a fake name.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 359

16. I Will... I Will... For Now (1976)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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Elliott Gould and Diane Keaton take out a lease on love with an option to buy in this glossy romantic comedy costarring Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal and Candy Clark. Unhappily divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal

Votes: 155

17. That Certain Feeling (1956)

103 min | Comedy

6.6
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When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for ... See full summary »

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 213

18. Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

6.0
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During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi, George C. Scott, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 525

19. Coffee, Tea or Me? (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Comedy

6.3
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An airline stewardess juggles a life that includes a husband in Los Angeles and another one in London.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Karen Valentine, John Davidson, Michael Anderson Jr., Louise Lasser

Votes: 121

20. Knock on Wood (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

6.9
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Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has to see another love affair fail. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and ... See full summary »

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling, Torin Thatcher, David Burns

Votes: 728

21. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 402

22. My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy

7.2
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Karen Bentley, an English secret agent, links up with Larry Haines and his star penguin Percy in an attempt to outwit German spies.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco

Votes: 950

23. It Had to Be You (1947)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

Directors: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde, Percy Waram, Spring Byington

Votes: 507

24. The Return of October (1948)

98 min | Comedy

6.5
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This is the warm-hearted story of a wholesome Terry Moore, whose late uncle Willie (James Gleason) is reincarnated as a thoroughbred horse. At least, as far as Ms. Moore is concerned, he is... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Glenn Ford, Terry Moore, Albert Sharpe, James Gleason

Votes: 122

25. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 113

26. And the Angels Sing (1944)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn

Votes: 100

27. The Maltese Bippy (1969)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

4.3
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A man buys a house and comes to believe that not only is the house haunted by werewolves, but a family of vampires lives next door.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Carol Lynley, Julie Newmar

Votes: 282

28. A Talent for Murder (1984 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy

6.9
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A famed mystery writer played Angela Lansbury and her doctor ex lover played by Laurence Olivier solve her daughter in law's murder.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Laurence Olivier, Hildegard Neil, Charles Keating

Votes: 74

29. Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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Two marketing professionals hire a lookalike of classic western actor Smoky Callaway to impersonate the actor and make new films, but things go awry when the real Callaway, thought long missing, returns.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel, Jesse White

Votes: 445

30. Strictly Dishonorable (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh, Millard Mitchell, Gale Robbins

Votes: 72

31. The Trap (1959)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

Votes: 293

32. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

7.1
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A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 341

33. Happy Go Lucky (1943)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A gold-digger hopes to land a rich husband in Trinidad, but gets mixed up with a beach boy and voodoo.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Mary Martin, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 100

34. A Southern Yankee (1948)

90 min | Comedy, History, War

6.8
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A hapless bellboy in a St. Louis hotel near the end of the Civil War is recruited by the Union secret service to impersonate a notorious Confederate spy.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris

Votes: 382

35. The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering ... See full summary »

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: June Allyson, Dick Powell, David Wayne, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 242

36. Barnaby and Me (1979 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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Barnaby and Me is a 1978 Australian TV movie about a girl and her talking koala who are pursued by criminals.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Sid Caesar, Juliet Mills, Sally Boyden, Rangi Nikora

Votes: 47

37. Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946)

83 min | Comedy

6.8
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Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor ... See full summary »

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Gail Russell, Diana Lynn, Brian Donlevy, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 48

38. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
Episode: Peter Palmer (1961)

Biography, Family, Reality-TV

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Stars: Al Capp, George Chandler, Ray Eliot, Melvin Frank