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1. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 833

2. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 5,355

3. Double Danger (1938)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Robert Crane is a slick jewel thief who also doubles as a novelist writing about a slick-jewel-thief known as 'The Gentleman,' who the police have never been able to catch. Although Police ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Preston Foster, Whitney Bourne, Donald Meek, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 126

4. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 182

5. Blondie (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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In this first of the Blondie series, Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 370

6. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 428

7. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

4.8
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Jack,exchanges his cow for some magic beans. The beans grow overnight into a beanstalk which Jack climbs, arriving at a magical land ruled over by a cruel giant. Jack battles the giant and ... See full summary »

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue

Votes: 11

8. Indiscreet (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley, Barbara Kent

Votes: 1,161

9. Blondie (1957– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

Stars: Arthur Lake, Pamela Britton, Florenz Ames, Ann Barnes

Votes: 41

10. True Confession (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,071

11. Gang Busters (1952– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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True crime stories and their investigations are dramatized.

Stars: Richard Crane, Myrna Dell, Robert Bice, John Goddard

Votes: 38

12. Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

7.0
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 249

13. Lilac Time (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd | Stars: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh

Votes: 566

14. On with the Show! (1929)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 171

15. 16 Fathoms Deep (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean's floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Allen | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Arthur Lake, Eric Feldary

Votes: 40

16. Beware of Blondie (1950)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

6.6
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Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naiveté, but Blondie saves the day.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 110

17. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 90

18. Blondie in Society (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

7.2
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Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 155

19. Midshipman Jack (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Given a last chance, after failing to graduate with his class at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis,Maryland because he was reported by a jealous rival for being out after 'Taps,"... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Betty Furness, Frank Albertson, Arthur Lake

Votes: 28

20. The Silver Streak (1934)

72 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.

Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Burlington Zephyr, Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, William Farnum

Votes: 102

21. It's Showtime (1976)

G | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.

Directors: Paul M. Heller, Alan Myerson, Fred Weintraub | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Flipper, Trigger, Daisy

Votes: 84

22. The Bride's Play (1922)

Romance

7.6
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An Irish lass is torn between the poet who seduced her and noble man who truly loves.

Director: George Terwilliger | Stars: Marion Davies, John B. O'Brien, Frank Shannon, Wyndham Standing

Votes: 71

23. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)

30 min | Family, Music

5.7
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Ballroom dancing, plus comedy, songs and dance contests on one of the few programs to air over all four major commercial networks. ABC premiered it on July 20, 1950 and it closed on NBC on ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathryn Murray, William H. Vaux, Arthur Murray, Ray Carter Orchestra

Votes: 11

24. Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

6.8
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Dagwood has been fired again and winds up in a hard-working labor crew while trying to get his old job back.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 102

25. The Air Circus (1928)

118 min | Drama

8.5
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Directors: Howard Hawks, Lewis Seiler | Stars: Arthur Lake, David Rollins, Sue Carol, Louise Dresser

Votes: 44

26. Tokyo Woes (1945)

4 min | Short, Animation

5.6
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When Tokyo Rose begins spewing her anti-American propaganda over the airwaves, Seaman Hook is inspired to fight back, using War Bonds as literal weapons against her.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Frank Graham, Arthur Lake

Votes: 108

27. Harold Teen (1928)

80 min | Comedy

8.6
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Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Arthur Lake, Mary Brian, Lucien Littlefield, Jack Duffy

Votes: 7

28. Three Is a Family (1944)

81 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Ruggles, Fay Bainter, Helen Broderick

Votes: 19

29. Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

76 min | Musical

6.0
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When a popular radio singer is knocked unconscious during a robbery, a squeaky-voiced college boy fills in for him. To everyone's amazement, especially his recent girlfriend, who just broke up with him, he becomes an overnight sensation.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee, Olga Baclanova, 'Whispering' Jack Smith

Votes: 43

30. The Big Show-Off (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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Joe Bagley, owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott and band vocalist June Mayfield. Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Arthur Lake, Dale Evans, Lionel Stander, George Meeker

Votes: 31

31. Tanned Legs (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Peggy and Bill are high society lovebirds, but their marriage plans are put on hold while Peggy spends most of her summer straightening out her wayward parents and her unlucky-in-love ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Arthur Lake, June Clyde, Dorothy Revier, Ann Pennington

Votes: 109

32. Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.1
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A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 177

33. Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)

69 min | Comedy

7.0
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Cynical writer George Wickley arrives as the Bumstead household experiences the birth of daughter Cookie.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 115

34. Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 177

35. Blondie's Hero (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

6.3
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Dagwood accidentally enlists in the Army reserve. Blondie accompanies him to basic training camp.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 100

36. 23 1/2 Hours Leave (1937)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

5.1
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Army training Sgt. Gray makes a bet that he can get himself invited to breakfast with his commanding officer, General Markley. But he gets into an unhappy tangle with a couple of enemy ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: James Ellison, Terry Walker, Morgan Hill, Arthur Lake

Votes: 28

37. Blondie for Victory (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, War

6.5
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Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 100

38. Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

7.1
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Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 165

39. Blondie Knows Best (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

7.0
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In order to close a business deal, Dagwood impersonates Mr. Dithers. While doing so he must avoid the nearly blind process server Jim Gray.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 109

40. The Cradle Snatchers (1927)

Comedy

6.4
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Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Louise Fazenda, Ethel Wales, J. Farrell MacDonald, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 39

41. Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 180

42. Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.4
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Basically this is a commercial for Hollywood's Lido Lounge and for MGM contract players. The Lido is a large watering hole; we visit one afternoon with an orchestra playing, all sorts of ... See full summary »

Stars: The Radio Rogues, Eddie Bartell, Jimmy Hollywood, Henry Taylor

Votes: 90

43. Girl O' My Dreams (1934)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Sterling Holloway, Edward J. Nugent, Arthur Lake

Votes: 63

44. Orchids to You (1935)

Drama

6.1
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An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: John Boles, Jean Muir, Charles Butterworth, Ruthelma Stevens

Votes: 16

45. Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.0
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The Bumstead family is off to see relatives in the country when Blondie runs into Charlie and Millie, an eloping couple needing her help.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 161

46. Blondie Goes to College (1942)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

6.6
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Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 149

47. Exiled to Shanghai (1937)

65 min | Comedy

5.8
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Two rival newspaper men battle over a beautiful woman while covering an overseas civil war.

Directors: Nick Grinde, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Wallace Ford, June Travis, Dean Jagger, William Bakewell

Votes: 41

48. Blondie in the Dough (1947)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

7.1
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Blondie's sudden windfall causes noting but trouble for the Bumstead family.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 112

49. I Cover Chinatown (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.3
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A tour guide in Chinatown and his girlfriend get mixed up with jewel thieves and murder.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Norman Foster, Elaine Shepard, Vince Barnett, Theodore von Eltz

Votes: 9

50. Blondie's Big Moment (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.7
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When Blondie has an opportunity to become a star the Bumstead household, mainly Dagwood, becomes upset.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 96