Most Popular Titles With Melville Shavelson
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1. Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
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.
2. 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 Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »
3. It's a Great Feeling (1949)
85 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
4. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
146 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
5. Houseboat (1958)
Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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 »
7. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family
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 »
9. Mixed Company (1974)
PG | 109 min | Drama
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.
10. It Started in Naples (1960)
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 »
11. 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 »
12. Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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 »
15. 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.
16. Wonder Man (1945)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
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 »
17. On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
18. 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 »
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
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.
20. Riding High (1950)
Passed | 112 min | Comedy
A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.
21. The War Between Men and Women (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
22. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Musical
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
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 »
24. On the Double (1961)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
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 »
25. I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)
110 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.
26. Living It Up (1954)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy
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.
27. 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 »
28. 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.
30. Double Dynamite (1951)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music
An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.
31. The Paleface (1948)
91 min | Comedy, 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.
32. April in Paris (1952)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
34. 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 »
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
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.
37. Beau James (1957)
105 min | Biography, Drama
Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.
38. 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 »
39. Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)
Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.
41. The Great Lover (1949)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
On an ocean liner, an inept scoutmaster pursues a duchess while a killer pursues him.
42. The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982 TV Special)
Writers: Michael Barrie, Johnny Carson, Larry Gelbart, Hal Goodman, Hal Kanter, Larry Klein, Jim Mulholland, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Debbie Allen, Karen Allen, Peter Allen
44. 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 »
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
46. Where There's Life (1947)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Thriller
The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.
49. The Other Woman (1983 TV Movie)
120 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
50. 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 »