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1. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.9
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Votes: 177

2. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.3
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 11

3. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.2
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Carter, The June Taylor Dancers, Art Carney

Votes: 31

4. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 79

5. This Is Your Life (I) (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ada Reeve, Vera Lynn, Kenneth More

Votes: 86

6. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | War, Drama

7.4
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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,343

7. I Am Suzanne! (1933)

98 min | Musical, Romance

7.3
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Tony Malatini, a puppeteer, at Paris' Theatre des Marionettes notices that his audience consists of only 7 people. He visits his successful competitor on the corner to see why people are ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Gene Raymond, Leslie Banks, Georgia Caine

Votes: 63

8. Keep Your Seats, Please! (1936)

82 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A fortune in gems is hidden in one of six chairs, and it's up to the prospective heir to find it.

Director: Monty Banks | Stars: George Formby, Florence Desmond, Gus McNaughton, Alastair Sim

Votes: 88

9. Radio Parade (1933)

70 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Directors: Richard Beville, Archie de Bear | Stars: Doris Arnold, Elsie Carlisle, Charles Clapham, Mabel Constanduros

Votes: 6

10. The Playboy (1938)

78 min | Musical

6.7
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A millionaire in London falls for a poor girl with a great singing voice, but his gold-digging past girlfriend tries her best to ruin the relationship.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Bert Ambrose, Evelyn Dall, Harry Richman, Florence Desmond

Votes: 15

11. No Limit (1935)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.6
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George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on ... See full summary »

Director: Monty Banks | Stars: George Formby, Florence Desmond, Howard Douglas, Beatrix Fielden-Kaye

Votes: 184

12. Sally in Our Alley (1931)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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A British soldier goes off to fight in World War I, with his girlfriend waiting and worried at home. He is soon wounded in battle and crippled. He comes to the conclusion that she would be ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Gracie Fields, Ian Hunter, Florence Desmond, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 47

13. Hoots Mon (1940)

77 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Florence Desmond, Hal Walters, Davina Craig

Votes: 19

14. Mr. Skitch (1933)

70 min | Comedy, Adventure, Romance

6.4
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Director: James Cruze | Stars: Will Rogers, Rochelle Hudson, Zasu Pitts, Florence Desmond

Votes: 62

15. Some Girls Do (1969)

G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar, James Villiers

Votes: 301

16. 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

17. Accused (1936)

83 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Tony Seymour and his partner, Gaby Ramarios are a dance team who perform an Apache specialty number, which ends with Tony, via a steel waistcoat with a scabbard arrangement, getting a knife... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dolores del Rio, Florence Desmond, Basil Sydney

Votes: 38

18. Charley Moon (1956)

92 min | Musical

5.5
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Life and loves of a country boy who makes it on the London stage, but misses home.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Max Bygraves, Dennis Price, Michael Medwin, Florence Desmond

Votes: 30

19. Gay Love (1934)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

5.4
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Sisters are music-hall performers. One loves the other's fiancé and decides to quit the show, but the other runs into an old flame and new relations develop.

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Florence Desmond, Sophie Tucker, Sydney Fairbrother, Enid Stamp-Taylor

Votes: 10

20. Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.4
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Jimmy Durante asks popular song writing team Mack Gordon and Harry Revel to demonstrate some of their songs. There is interplay with impersonator Florence Desmond, Ben Turpin, Rudy Vallee and many others.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Ted Healy, Bonnie Bonnell, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

Votes: 16

22. Nine Till Six (1932)

75 min | Drama

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Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Louise Hampton, Elizabeth Allan, Florence Desmond, Isla Bevan

23. Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (1956–1959)

Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Alan Melville, Alfredo Campoli, Jacqueline Delman, Florence Desmond

24. The Road to Fortune (1930)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Arthur Varney | Stars: Guy Newall, Doria March, Florence Desmond, Stanley Cooke

25. The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (1950–1951)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Jack Carter, Donald Richards, William Callahan, Ben Blue

26. Just a Nimmo (1974–1978)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Derek Nimmo, Arthur Askey, George Axelrod, Terry Biddlecombe

27. Murder on the Second Floor (1932)

68 min | Crime, Thriller

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A novelist living in a boarding house imagines a murder that involves his fellow boarders.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Longden, Pat Peterson, Sydney Fairbrother, Ben Field

28. Cabaret Cruise (1937– )

Music

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Song-and-dance variety show.

Stars: A.B. Campbell, The Ship's Band, Ernest Shannon, Pamela Randell

29. The Marriage Bond (1932)

82 min | Drama

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Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Mary Newcomb, Guy Newall, Stewart Rome, Ann Casson

30. Impromptu (1932)

12 min | Comedy, Short

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Impersonator Florence Desmond burlesques three actresses.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Richard Bird, Florence Desmond, Dodo Watts

31. Long Live the King (1933)

44 min | Comedy, Short

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A London charwoman wins a free trip to Central Europe and becomes mixed up in a revolution in the kingdom of Sylvania. She is the means of restoring the baby prince to the throne after she has defeated the revolutionists.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Florence Desmond, Hal Walters, Glyn James, Mike Johnson

32. The River House Ghost (1932)

52 min | Comedy, Crime

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Director: Frank Richardson | Stars: Florence Desmond, Hal Walters, Joan Marion, Mike Johnson

33. High Society (1932)

50 min | Comedy

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Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Florence Desmond, William Austin, Emily Fitzroy, Tracy Holmes

34. My Lucky Star (1933)

63 min | Comedy

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A shop-girl posing as a film star loves a porter who is posing as an artist.

Directors: Louis Blattner, John Harlow | Stars: Florence Desmond, Oscar Asche, Charlie Naughton, Jimmy Gold

35. Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (1956–1959)
Episode: D (1958)

Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Alan Melville, John Dankworth, Zena Dare, Richard Dawson

36. Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (1956–1959)
Episode: D (1956)

Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Alan Melville, Duggie Byng, Sam Costa, Frances Day

37. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #1.19 (1948)

Comedy, Family

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Milton Berle's guests include comedian/impersonator Florence Desmond, comedian Joe Phillips, comedy entertainer Harry Richman, drummer Jack Powell, and boxer-turned-actor "Slapsie" Maxie ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Florence Desmond, Joe Phillips, Jack Powell

38. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #1.33 (1949)

Comedy, Family

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Milton's guests include singer Tony Martin, singer Carmen Miranda, trampolinists Margo, Paul and Paulette, and impressionist Florence Desmond. Milton appears wearing his Carmen Miranda outfit.

Stars: Milton Berle, Florence Desmond, The Margo Paul and Paulette Trio, Tony Martin

39. Just a Nimmo (1974–1978)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (1974)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Derek Nimmo, Florence Desmond, Ted Ray, Leonard Sachs

40. Looks Familiar (1970– )
Episode: Episode #13.8 (1984)

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Director: David Clark | Stars: Denis Norden, Eamonn Andrews, Florence Desmond, Deryck Guyler

41. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)
Episode: Episode #2.23 (1951)

Family, Comedy, Music

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Stars: Jackie Gleason, Charles Igor Gorin, Maureen Cannon, James Gleason

42. The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (1950–1951)
Episode: Episode #2.38 (1951)

Comedy, Music

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Stars: Ben Blue, Florence Desmond

43. This Is Show Business (1951– )
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1954)

Music

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Stars: Vic Oliver, Coco the Clown, Peter Darrell, Florence Desmond

44. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)
Episode: Episode #3.11 (1952)

Family, Music

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Stars: Arthur Murray, Kathryn Murray, William Callahan, Mindy Carson

45. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)
Episode: Episode #3.13 (1952)

Family, Music

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Stars: Arthur Murray, Kathryn Murray, Ramon Blackburn, Royce Blackburn

46. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)
Episode: Episode #3.15 (1951)

Comedy

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Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

47. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #3.19 (1951)

Comedy, Family

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Milton's scheduled guests include comedienne/impressionist Florence Desmond, songwriter Cole Porter, singer Carlos Ramirez, actor Jerome Cowan, and vocalist Eileen Wilson.

Stars: Milton Berle, Jerome Cowan, Florence Desmond, Fatso Marco

48. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (1952)

Family, Music

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Actress Helen Hayes, impersonator-comedienne Florence Desmond, actress Bethel Leslie, and singer, actor, dancer Bill Callahan (William Callahan) from the musical "Top Banana" about a television variety show.

Stars: Arthur Murray, Kathryn Murray, William Callahan, Florence Desmond

49. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #4.28 (1952)

Comedy, Family

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Milton's scheduled guests include actor Mickey Rooney, composer/actor Bert Hanlon, Dixon and Deane, vocalist Georgia Gibbs, comedienne/impersonator Florence Desmond.

Stars: Milton Berle, Dixon and Deane, Florence Desmond, Georgia Gibbs

50. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)
Episode: Episode #4.8 (1953)

Family, Music

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Stars: Arthur Murray, Kathryn Murray, Toni Arden, The Cabots