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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 317,956 | Gross: $22.20M

2. Blue Hawaii (1961)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

Votes: 4,336 | Gross: $10.44M

3. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 4,313

4. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Votes: 2,593 | Gross: $4.30M

5. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Votes: 2,358 | Gross: $7.93M

6. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin

Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $2.60M

7. It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu

Votes: 1,892 | Gross: $2.25M

8. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,719

9. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Dr. Goldfoot has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Craig Gamble and Todd Armstrong set out to foil the fiendish plot.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart

Votes: 1,687

10. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Passed | 102 min | Musical

7.4
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,684

11. Speedway (1968)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon

Votes: 1,611 | Gross: $3.00M

12. Room for One More (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

7.2
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Randy Stuart

Votes: 1,549

13. The Caddy (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.5
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed, Barbara Bates

Votes: 1,504

14. Spinout (1966)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall

Votes: 1,415

15. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Adventure

7.3
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Directors: Norman Taurog, George Cukor, H.C. Potter, William A. Wellman | Stars: Tommy Kelly, Ann Gillis, May Robson, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,335

16. If I Had a Million (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.

Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft

Votes: 1,242

17. Girl Crazy (1943)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland

Votes: 1,217 | Gross: $3.77M

18. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)

M | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 1,203

19. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,149

20. Pardners (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.3
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

Votes: 1,139 | Gross: $7.92M

21. Tickle Me (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 1,076 | Gross: $3.00M

22. You're Never Too Young (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy

6.7
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When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Diana Lynn, Nina Foch

Votes: 1,064

23. The Stooge (1951)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall

Votes: 1,048

24. Double Trouble (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.1
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When singer Guy Lambert goes on tour in Europe, he is pursued by two beautiful women, bumbling jewel thieves, and a mysterious killer.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain

Votes: 1,024 | Gross: $1.60M

25. Words and Music (1948)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

Votes: 941

26. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 894

27. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

Votes: 861

28. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 851

29. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 779

30. Billy the Kid (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.7
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In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

Votes: 755

31. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 727

32. Jumping Jacks (1952)

96 min | Comedy

6.4
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Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mona Freeman, Don DeFore

Votes: 707

33. Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 634

34. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 601

35. Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

6.5
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John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dina Merrill, Diana Spencer, Mickey Shaughnessy

Votes: 540

36. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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 »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 522

37. Skippy (1931)

Approved | 85 min | Family, Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl

Votes: 494

38. The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Approved | 97 min | Musical

6.3
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Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Mario Lanza, David Niven, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 452

39. Onionhead (1958)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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In 1941, an Oklahoma college graduate joins the US Coast Guard and serves as a cook on a ship based in Boston.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 421

40. That Midnight Kiss (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore, Mario Lanza

Votes: 406

41. Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.5
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Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again angers Nellie's ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 381

42. The Beginning or the End (1947)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler

Votes: 371

43. Please Believe Me (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Mark Stevens, Peter Lawford

Votes: 356

44. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: William Powell, Esther Williams, Angela Lansbury, James Gleason

Votes: 353

45. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark

Votes: 345

46. Lucky Night (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Comedy

6.0
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A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allen, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 324

47. Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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"Murder-on-the-train" mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn't paid Malone's fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 320

48. Mad About Music (1938)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Herbert Marshall, Gail Patrick, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 315

49. Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Jim Stauton Rogers, a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter, Elizabeth Rogers, on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his daughter might come in contact ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Powell, Danielle Darrieux, Wendell Corey, Vic Damone

Votes: 292

50. Design for Scandal (1941)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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To save his job, newsman Jeff Sherman offers to help his boss get out of a swingeing alimony settlement. But his devious plan to compromise Cornelia Porter, the judge on the case, while she... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Lee Bowman

Votes: 284