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1. The Donald O'Connor Show (1954–1955)

30 min | Comedy, Music

9.1
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Sid and Donald are two young songwriters trying to market their wares. The situations created around this premise primarily enabled them to perform.

Stars: Donald O'Connor, Sidney Miller, Joyce Cunning, Mitzi Gaynor

Votes: 10

2. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: George Gets Call from Unknown Victor (1954)

Comedy

8.9
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George gets irritated when Gracie mishandles a telephone call. She remembers the message, but not the caller's last name or phone number.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 8

3. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 875

4. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 303,128

5. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 139

6. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 241

7. Little Rascals: Best of Our Gang (1930)

84 min | Comedy

8.0
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Spanky, Buckwheat, Porky and all The Little Rascals at their hilarious best!

Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 45

8. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 51,359 | Gross: $80.00M

9. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands...but she does not say which one.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 6,708

10. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 70

11. Feed 'em and Weep (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.8
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It's Mr. Hood's birthday and he's looking forward to a quiet celebration with his family. But Darla's friends show up with living presents, eat his dinner, argue about Tarzan and Alfalfa croons a special song for the unhappy man.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Philip Hurlic

Votes: 75

12. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 10,240

13. Second Childhood (1936)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.7
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A lonely, rich, hypochondriac is celebrating her 65th birthday in the same manner in which she observes the other 364 days of the year by complaining, berating her servants, taking her ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 71

14. Henry and Dizzy (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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In order to impress Phyllis Michael, Henry Aldrich takes a sales job. Soon he is involved with vacuum cleaners, motor boats and a father-son race at a picnic in which he hires a tramp to ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, Mary Anderson, John Litel

Votes: 31

15. The Pigskin Palooka (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.7
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While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 80

16. Rushin' Ballet (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.7
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While trying to track down Butch, Spanky and Alfalfa get caught up in a dance recital.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 98

17. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Episode: Go for Your Gun (1952)

Western

7.7
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Dale is worried about her nephew Bob, who hero-worships a notorious gunfighter. It turns out that the gunfighter is actually fronting for a vicious gang of holdup men.

Director: Robert G. Walker | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 7

18. Beginner's Luck (1935)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Spanky's mother's pushes him to join a local theater amateur night.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 217

19. Hearts Are Thumps (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.6
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The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 148

20. Pay As You Exit (1936)

11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.6
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The Our Gang put on their own production of "Romeo and Juliet", with some lines from "Hamlet" and a strong man act thrown in for good measure. Buckwheat saves the day by playing Juliet ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 118

21. Mail and Female (I) (1937)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.6
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The Gang's male members, headed by Spanky, decided to create the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" in reaction to not being invited to one of the girl's parties.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 65

22. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Fay Bainter, Carolyn Lee, Hugh Herbert, Barbara Jo Allen

Votes: 14

23. Glove Taps (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Family, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Butch challenges Alfalfa to a fight.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 104

24. Night 'n' Gales (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.6
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Because of a storm, the Gang has to stay overnight at Darla's house, and they drive her father crazy.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 80

25. Alfalfa's Aunt (1939)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.6
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Alfalfa thinks that his own aunt is plotting to murder him.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 45

26. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: The Negative Man (1955)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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After an accident in a laboratory, an electrician develops superior intelligence and super-human sensory powers.

Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Truman Bradley, Dane Clark, Beverly Garland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 17

27. I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 2,316

28. Teacher's Beau (1935)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.5
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The gang tries to dissuade their teacher from getting married.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 149

29. Framing Youth (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.5
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Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it so that he will win.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 69

30. Fishy Tales (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.5
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Alfalfa tries to back out of a fight by pretending to be incapacitated.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 92

31. Two Too Young (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.5
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Spanky & Alfalfa try to get Porky's & Buckwheat's fireworks.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 89

32. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)

30 min | Western

7.4
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The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle.

Stars: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Trigger, Pat Brady

Votes: 383

33. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 2,692

34. Our Gang Follies of 1936 (1935)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The gang puts on a show, everything goes well, except they're missing an act.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Scotty Beckett, Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 123

35. Sprucin' Up (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.4
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An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 94

36. Little Sinner (1935)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.4
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Rather than go to church, Spanky decides to go fishing - with disastrous results.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 85

37. Came the Brawn (1938)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.4
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The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 78

38. Easy to Take (1936)

67 min | Comedy

7.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Howard, Eugene Pallette, Richard Carle

Votes: 9

39. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Episode: And Sudden Death (1955)

60 min | Western

7.4
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One of the candidates for mayor of Mineral City is stabbed.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 5

40. Bored of Education (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.3
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Spanky and Alfalfa fake a tooth-ache to get out of school.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 181

41. Men in Fright (1938)

10 min | Family, Short, Comedy

7.3
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The gang goes to the hospital to visit Darla, who's recovering from a tonsillectomy. Their plans go quickly awry and the gang finds themselves patients in the same hospital.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 47

42. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Episode: Dead End Trail (1955)

Western

7.3
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A young man, unable to put up with his abusive father anymore, sees a reward poster for Curt Carlson, leader of the Carlson gang, and sets out after the gang. However, he's not after the reward--he wants to join the gang.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 7

43. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

Votes: 8,129

44. House by the River (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 2,135

45. Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.2
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The gang is putting on a show with Alfalfa billed as "King of the Crooners." But Alfalfa abandons the show saying his crooning days are over, and that opera is his true calling. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Our Gang, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Darla Hood

Votes: 269

46. 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: 952

47. Arbor Day (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.2
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Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 99

48. Divot Diggers (1936)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.2
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When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 110

49. Hide and Shriek (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Family, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 112

50. The Pinch Singer (1936)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Alfalfa and our gang try to win fifty dollars on a radio contest, Alfalfa sings and wins the fifty dollars.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 70