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1. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 140

2. Hello Sister (1930)

80 min | Drama

8.4
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Olive Borden plays a modern jazz maiden who is forced to be good for six months or lose out on her grandfather's inheritance.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Olive Borden, Lloyd Hughes, George Fawcett, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 5

3. The Costello Case (1930)

65 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tom Moore, Lola Lane, Roscoe Karns, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 9

4. The Warrior's Husband (1933)

75 min | Comedy

8.0
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Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Elissa Landi, David Manners, Ernest Truex, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 12

5. 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: 178

6. Sitting Pretty (1948)

83 min | Comedy

7.6
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

Votes: 1,509

7. Alice Through a Looking Glass (1928)

7.6
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Director: Walter Lang

Votes: 10

8. The King and I (1956)

Approved | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Votes: 20,058

9. Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

7.4
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Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Walter Connolly, Robert Young, Doris Kenyon, Macon Jones

Votes: 31

10. The Little Princess (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.

Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 4,454

11. Desk Set (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Votes: 6,153

12. Cock o' the Walk (1930)

Passed | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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Carlos Lopez is a handsome Argentine sportsman. Many women love him and he toys with them all. His days are filled with romance and intrigue and he manages to get himself feared and hated ... See full summary »

Directors: Walter Lang, Roy William Neill | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Myrna Loy, Philip Sleeman, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 5

13. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 3,812

14. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 2,890

15. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 740

16. With a Song in My Heart (1952)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 1,015

17. Call Me Madam (1953)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Votes: 914

18. I'll Give a Million (1938)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Warner Baxter, Marjorie Weaver, Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 61

19. Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Social butterfly (Young) marries Park Avenue doctor (Baxter) and learns that his nurse (Bruce) is in love with him.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Loretta Young, Warner Baxter, Virginia Bruce, Jane Darwell

Votes: 26

20. No More Orchids (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Lyle Talbot, Walter Connolly, Louise Closser Hale

Votes: 220

21. The Magnificent Dope (1942)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lynn Bari, Don Ameche, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 312

22. Carnival (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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"Chick" Thompson is a puppet-master in a traveling carnival whose wife dies in childbirth and leaves him with an infant son he names "Poochy." His father-in-law and the baby's grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Lee Tracy, Sally Eilers, Jimmy Durante, Florence Rice

Votes: 20

23. The Party's Over (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Bruce Blakely, a meek, mild-mannered certified public accountant, finally gets fed up with his money-grubbing family sponging off of him, and decides to partake of a different side and slice of life. A blonde secretary helps guide him.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Ann Sothern, Arline Judge, Chick Chandler

Votes: 7

24. The Jackpot (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark

Votes: 657

25. Week-End in Havana (1941)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 447

26. Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 291

27. When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

98 min | Musical

6.8
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Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc

Votes: 95

28. The Mighty Barnum (1934)

85 min | Biography, Comedy

6.8
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The comic exploits of confidence trickster and showman P.T. Barnum from his early days through to the creation of The Greatest Show on Earth.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Wallace Beery, Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Bruce, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 61

29. Susannah of the Mounties (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from ... See full summary »

Directors: William A. Seiter, Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, Martin Good Rider

Votes: 561

30. Mother Wore Tights (1947)

107 min | Musical

6.7
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In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall

Votes: 433

31. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

Votes: 360

32. Star Dust (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Linda Darnell, John Payne, Roland Young, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 184

33. Coney Island (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Comedy

6.7
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Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Charles Winninger

Votes: 300

34. Claudia and David (1946)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Mary Astor, John Sutton

Votes: 96

35. But Not for Me (1959)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 377

36. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 297

37. Lady Tubbs (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A cook in a railroad construction camp inherits $500,000. She pretends to be English royalty and barges into the New York social scene.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Alice Brady, Douglass Montgomery, Anita Louise, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 16

38. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 1,130

39. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 4,359

40. On the Riviera (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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An American entertainer impersonates a wealthy aviator and flirts with his lookalike's neglected wife.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 616 | Gross: $2.50M

41. Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.5
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A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, Cesar Romero, Janet Beecher

Votes: 432

42. Second Honeymoon (1937)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Stuart Erwin, Claire Trevor

Votes: 268

43. Can-Can (1960)

131 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Montmartre, 1896: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her night club. Her employees use their female... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 1,650

44. The Red Kimona (1925)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A small town girl finds escape from her cruel home life in the arms of a handsome stranger. Soon she finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans, desperately clinging to the belief that he really loves her.

Directors: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport | Stars: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller, Mary Carr

Votes: 191

45. You're My Everything (1949)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Anne Revere, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 91

46. Song of the Islands (1942)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 174

47. Greenwich Village (1944)

82 min | Musical

6.2
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In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 242

48. The Great Profile (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.2
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Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes, Gregory Ratoff, John Payne

Votes: 125

49. Hooray for Love (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A young man with money falls for singer Pat Thatcher, and her con man father makes the most of it.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Bill Robinson, Maria Gambarelli

Votes: 84

50. Top of the Town (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Diana Borden (Doris Lloyd, a bleeding-heart rich-girl, returns from a trip to Russia filled with sympathy for the "little" people of the slums and wants to do "something" artistic and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Sam White, Walter Lang | Stars: Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 26