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1. Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.3
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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.

Writers: Ron Burch, David Kidd, Melville Shavelson, Mort Lachman, Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll Jr. | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Faris

2. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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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 Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

3. It's a Great Feeling (1949)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Bill Goodwin

4. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has ... See full summary »

Writers: Ted Berkman, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger

5. Houseboat (1958)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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Tom Winters, a widower, is trying to understand and raise three precocious children alone. He gets a little unexpected help from Cinzia, when the children decide she is be the new maid. She... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino

6. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

7. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Mort Lachman, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

8. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

9. Mixed Company (1974)

PG | 109 min | Drama

5.8
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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.

Writers: Mort Lachman, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna, Tom Bosley, Lisa Gerritsen

10. It Started in Naples (1960)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

11. The Five Pennies (1959)

Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Robert Smith, Red Nichols | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino

12. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Douglas Morrow, Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

13. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Creator: Melville Shavelson | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan

14. Room for One More (1952)

98 min | Comedy

7.2
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in 2 troubled orphans since no one else will take them.

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Anna Perrot Rose | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Randy Stuart

15. A New Kind of Love (1963)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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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.

Writer: Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, Eva Gabor

16. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, Arthur Sheekman | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

17. On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Booth Tarkington | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

18. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Sy Bartlett, Allen Boretz, Everett Freeman, Don Hartman, Curtis Kenyon, Melville Shavelson | Directors: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak

19. The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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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.

Writers: Donald Downes, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino, Salvatore Baccaloni

20. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

6.2
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Mark Hellinger | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

21. The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other cute 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 »

Writers: Danny Arnold, Melville Shavelson, James Thurber | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman

22. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Grover Jones, Frank Butler, Richard Connell, Lynn Root, Harry Clork | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

23. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

24. On the Double (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.5
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American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Margaret Rutherford

25. I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

110 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy, Patrice Wymore

26. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, James H. Street | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

27. The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Peter Milne | Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Gordon MacRae, James Barton, S.Z. Sakall

28. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

29. Deceptions (1985 TV Movie)

181 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.

Writers: Judith Michael, Melville Shavelson | Directors: Robert Chenault, Melville Shavelson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Barry Bostwick, Jeremy Brett, James Faulkner

30. Double Dynamite (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Harry Crane, Leo Rosten, Mannie Manheim | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra, Don McGuire

31. The Paleface (1948)

91 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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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.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

32. April in Paris (1952)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakingly receives an invitation from the State Department to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin, Eve Miller

33. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

7.2
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Writers: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

34. Sorrowful Jones (1949)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Damon Runyon, Edmund L. Hartmann, Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, William R. Lipman, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, William Demarest, Bruce Cabot

35. The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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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.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance

36. Ike: The War Years (1979 TV Mini-Series)

291 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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Made-for-TV biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Lee Remick, Lloyd Alan, Terence Alexander

37. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

Writers: Gene Fowler, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith

38. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

8.2
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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 »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Roddy McDowall

39. Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Max Shulman, Richard Mealand, Arnold Horwitt, Sylvia Rosales | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Milton Berle, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr

40. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds

41. The Great Lover (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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On an ocean liner, an inept scoutmaster pursues a duchess while a killer pursues him.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young, Roland Culver

43. Shirley's World (1971–1972)

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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Shirley Logan is a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer and Dennis Croft, her London based editor.

Creators: Frank Tarloff, Melville Shavelson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John Gregson, Rodney Bewes, Stuart Damon

44. Ice-Capades (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.8
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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 »

Writers: Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Jack Townley, Robert Harari, Olive Cooper, Melville Shavelson, Milt Josefsberg | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: James Ellison, Jerry Colonna, Dorothy Lewis, Barbara Jo Allen

45. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

46. Where There's Life (1947)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

Writers: Allen Boretz, Melville Shavelson | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Signe Hasso, William Bendix, George Coulouris

47. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990 TV Special)

Family

5.8
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Writers: Marty Farrell, Ernest Lehman, Melville Shavelson, Robert Wuhl | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Paula Abdul, Isabelle Adjani, Danny Aiello

48. Ike: The War Years (1980 TV Movie)

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Writer: Melville Shavelson | Directors: Boris Sagal, Melville Shavelson | Stars: Joe Altieri, Dana Andrews, J.D. Cannon, Robert Duvall

49. The Other Woman (1983 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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After losing his wife of 28 years in a skiing accident, widower Lou Chadway (Hal Linden) falls for and marries his daughter's sexy roomate but soon learns that he has absolutely nothing in ... See full summary »

Writers: Lila Garrett, Anne Meara | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Hal Linden, Anne Meara, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Warren Berlinger

50. Accidental Family (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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 »

Creator: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton, Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin