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1. I'll Give a Million (1938)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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.

Writers: Boris Ingster, Giaci Mondaini, Milton Sperling, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Warner Baxter, Marjorie Weaver, Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt

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

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

3. Sitting Pretty (1948)

83 min | Comedy

7.7
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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 »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Gwen Davenport | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

4. Carnival (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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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 »

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

5. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Oscar Hammerstein II, Margaret Landon | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

6. Alice Through a Looking Glass (1928)

7.4
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Writer: Lewis Carroll | Director: Walter Lang

7. 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 »

Writers: Albert Payson Terhune, Sidney Buchman, Fred Niblo Jr. | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Walter Connolly, Robert Young, Doris Kenyon, Macon Jones

8. Hello Sister (1930)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Reita Lambert, Brian Marlow | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Olive Borden, Lloyd Hughes, George Fawcett, Bodil Rosing

9. 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.

Writers: Ethel Hill, Walter Ferris, Frances Hodgson Burnett | Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

10. Desk Set (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

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

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, William Marchant | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

11. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.3
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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, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

12. The Warrior's Husband (1933)

75 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Walter Lang, Sonya Levien, Ralph Spence, Julian Thompson | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Elissa Landi, David Manners, Ernest Truex, Lionel Belmore

13. The Costello Case (1930)

Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writer: F. McGrew Willis | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tom Moore, Lola Lane, Roscoe Karns, Wheeler Oakman

14. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien, Philip Stong | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

15. The Party's Over (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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.

Writers: Daniel Kusell, S.K. Lauren | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Ann Sothern, Arline Judge, Chick Chandler

16. 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 »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

17. With a Song in My Heart (1952)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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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 »

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

18. 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.

Writers: Stephen Powys, George Seaton, Lynn Starling, Vincent Lawrence, Brown Holmes | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

19. 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.

Writers: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, Arthur Sheekman | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

20. The Magnificent Dope (1942)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Writers: George Seaton, Joseph Schrank | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lynn Bari, Don Ameche, Edward Everett Horton

21. 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 »

Writers: Grace Perkins, Gertrude Purcell, Keene Thompson | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Lyle Talbot, Walter Connolly, Louise Closser Hale

22. When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

98 min | Musical

6.9
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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.

Writers: Arthur Hopkins, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Lamar Trotti, George Manker Watters | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc

23. Mother Wore Tights (1947)

107 min | Musical

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Miriam Young | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall

24. 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 »

Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Nelia Gardner White | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke

25. Week-End in Havana (1941)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Music, 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.

Writers: Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

26. Susannah of the Mounties (1939)

PG | 79 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Fidel LaBarba, Walter Ferris, Muriel Dennison | Directors: William A. Seiter, Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, Martin Good Rider

27. Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Social butterfly (Young) marries Park Avenue doctor (Baxter) and learns that his nurse (Bruce) is in love with him.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Darrell Ware | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Loretta Young, Warner Baxter, Virginia Bruce, Jane Darwell

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.

Writers: Gene Fowler, Bess Meredyth | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Wallace Beery, Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Bruce, Rochelle Hudson

29. 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 »

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

30. The Jackpot (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

6.7
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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.

Writers: John McNulty, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark

31. 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 »

Writers: Kenneth Earl, Robert Ellis, Ivan Kahn, Helen Logan, Jesse Malo | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Linda Darnell, John Payne, Roland Young, Charlotte Greenwood

32. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Writers: Leslie Bush-Fekete, Sam Hellman, Lamar Trotti, Kathryn Scola | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

33. But Not for Me (1959)

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 »

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Samson Raphaelson | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

34. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Pamela Harris | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

35. 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.

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

36. 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.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Walter Bullock, Maurice Maeterlinck | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

37. 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.

Writers: Valentine Davies, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Rudolph Lothar, Hans Adler, Jessie Ernst | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio

38. Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Herbert Fields, Faith Baldwin | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, Cesar Romero, Janet Beecher

39. Song of the Islands (1942)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Joseph Schrank, Robert Pirosh, Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

40. Claudia and David (1946)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Vera Caspary, Rose Franken, William Brown Meloney | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Mary Astor, John Sutton

41. Can-Can (1960)

131 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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1896, Montmartre: 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 »

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, Charles Lederer, Abe Burrows | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

42. Second Honeymoon (1937)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Darrell Ware, Philip Wylie | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Stuart Erwin, Claire Trevor

43. Hooray for Love (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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A young man with money falls for singer Pat Thatcher, and her con man father makes the most of it.

Writers: Lawrence Hazard, Ray Harris, Marc Lachmann | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Bill Robinson, Maria Gambarelli

44. Cock o' the Walk (1930)

Passed | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Arturo S. Mom, Frances Guihan, Nagene Searle, Ralph W. Bell, Brian Marlow | Directors: Walter Lang, Roy William Neill | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Myrna Loy, Philip Sleeman, Edward Peil Sr.

45. The Great Profile (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.3
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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.

Writers: Milton Sperling, Hilary Lynn | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes, Gregory Ratoff, John Payne

46. The Red Kimona (1925)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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.

Writers: Adela Rogers St. Johns, Dorothy Arzner, Malcolm Stuart Boylan | Directors: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport | Stars: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller, Mary Carr

47. The College Hero (1927)

Passed | 54 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Writer: Dorothy Howell | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Pauline Garon, Ben Turpin, Robert Agnew, Rex Lease

48. 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.

Writers: Earl Baldwin, Walter Bullock, Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

49. The Marriage-Go-Round (1961)

98 min | Comedy

6.1
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A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.

Writer: Leslie Stevens | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Susan Hayward, James Mason, Julie Newmar, Robert Paige

50. You're My Everything (1949)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Will H. Hays Jr., George Jessel, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Anne Revere, Stanley Ridges