Most Popular Titles With Melville Shavelson
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1. Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children.
Votes: 23,361 | Gross: $53.41M
2. Houseboat (1958)
Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A widower, his three young children, and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat.
3. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family
A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.
Votes: 6,408 | Gross: $25.91M
4. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
30 min | Comedy, Family
Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »
5. American Masters (1985– )
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
7. The Paleface (1948)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western
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.
8. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.
9. It Started in Naples (1960)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »
10. On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.
12. The Five Pennies (1959)
Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to ... See full summary »
14. It's a Great Feeling (1949)
85 min | Comedy, Music
A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.
15. Wonder Man (1945)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.
16. On the Double (1961)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
At the time of the Invasion of Normandy, an American soldier is asked to impersonate a British General in order to confuse the Nazi spies and assassins in London.
17. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)
30 min | Comedy
John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's ... See full summary »
18. Living It Up (1954)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical
An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.
19. A New Kind of Love (1963)
Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
20. April in Paris (1952)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A series of misunderstandings leads to a chorus girl traveling to Paris to represent the American theater, where she falls in love with a befuddled bureaucrat.
21. The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama
A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
22. The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.
23. Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »
24. The War Between Men and Women (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »
25. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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 »
26. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy
Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »
27. I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
31. The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical
Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »
32. Mixed Company (1974)
PG | 109 min | Drama, Family
Joseph Bologna portrays a racially prejudiced basketball coach who is persuaded to adopt three (more!) kids of mixed ethnic backgrounds. Frustrated and angry at first, his feelings soon turn to love. In HD.
33. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical
After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.
38. Sorrowful Jones (1949)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his ... See full summary »
40. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)
30 min | Drama
When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »
41. The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, War
In 1944, two American spies, posing as priests, infiltrate German occupied Rome to relay information to HQ but can only communicate via pigeons due to the imposed radio silence.
44. Accidental Family (1967–1968)
30 min | Comedy
Nightclub comedian Jerry Webster was a widower with a small son, Sandy. He purchased a farm in the San Fernando Valley to be a base of operations for him and a home for Sandy. The farm was ... See full summary »
49. Backstory (2000– )
As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »
50. Ice-Capades (1941)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage ... See full summary »