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1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 28,927

2. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 22,847

3. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 18,745

4. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,116

5. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,030

6. A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A man gives his co-worker a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

Writer: Frank Tarloff | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Jackie Russell

Votes: 1,936

7. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Creators: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 1,515

8. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,479

9. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

7.7
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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Writers: Al Boasberg, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Votes: 1,433

10. Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »

Writer: Delmer Daves | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Bette Davis, John Garfield, The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny

Votes: 1,280

11. George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Everett Freeman | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 1,060

12. Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Solt, Jane Allen, Mae Livingston | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola

Votes: 1,057

13. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Passed | 101 min | Musical, Romance

6.9
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Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, Moss Hart, Harry W. Conn | Directors: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,005

14. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Hellman, James V. Kern, Aubrey Wisberg | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 930

15. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Creators: Milt Josefsberg, Ray Singer | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 842

16. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 840

17. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 771

18. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 762

19. Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy

6.8
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In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore

Votes: 762

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

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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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: 760

21. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 715

22. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 674

23. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 593

24. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

Votes: 559

25. 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 Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 541

26. Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Writers: George Seaton, Brandon Thomas | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison, Anne Baxter

Votes: 385

27. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 371

28. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Fred Allen, Jay Dratler, Alma Reville | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 369

29. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 350

30. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 319

31. 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

Votes: 310

32. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 305

33. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 277

34. The Mouse That Jack Built (1959)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.6
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A mouse version of The Jack Benny Program (1950).

Writer: Tedd Pierce | Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson

Votes: 274

35. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 261

36. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 254

37. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.1
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Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Writers: William Morrow, Edmund Beloin, Zion Myers, Arthur Stringer | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 235

38. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

100 min | Comedy

6.1
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A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Erwin S. Gelsey, Arthur Kober, Barry Trivers | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 230

39. The Man (1972)

G | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Wallace, Rod Serling | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres

Votes: 226

40. Password All-Stars (1961–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett, Betty White

Votes: 211

41. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 209

42. Artists & Models (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Add a Plot

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Lewis E. Gensler, Eve Greene, Sig Herzig, Francis Martin, Eugene Thackrey, Keene Thompson, Harlan Ware | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, Richard Arlen, Gail Patrick

Votes: 182

43. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 176

44. The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

6.7
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Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ... See full summary »

Writers: George Seaton, Allan House, George M. Cohan | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 171

45. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 170

46. Somebody Loves Me (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith, Adele Jergens

Votes: 165

47. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.9
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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 »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

Votes: 163

48. The Medicine Man (1930)

66 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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The son and daughter of an abusive shopkeeper turn to a medicine show salesman for help.

Writers: Ladye Horton, Elliott Lester, Eve Unsell | Director: Scott Pembroke | Stars: Jack Benny, Betty Bronson, E. Alyn Warren, Eva Novak

Votes: 153

49. The Rounder (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A drunkard climbs a ladder into a bedroom in the wrong house and gets romantically involved with the woman who lives there.

Writers: J.C. Nugent, Ralph Spence | Director: J.C. Nugent | Stars: Jack Benny, Dorothy Sebastian, George K. Arthur, Polly Moran

Votes: 148

50. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 147