Rarely-Seen But Greatly Entertaining Films

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1.
Nothing But the Truth (1941)
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Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity... (90 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
2.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
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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. (84 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
3.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
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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... (78 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
4.
Where There's Life (1947)
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The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization. (75 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
5.
Ghost Catchers (1944)
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Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion. (68 mins.)
Director: Eddie Cline
 
6.
The Paleface (1948)
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
 
7.
Son of Paleface (1952)
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Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
8.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to... (94 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
9.
The Bullfighters (1945)
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Bumbling detective Stan Laurel disguises himself as a famous matador in order to hide from the vengeful Richard K. Muldoon, who spent time in prison on Stan's bogus testimony. (61 mins.)
Director: Mal St. Clair
 
10.
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
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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. (93 mins.)
 
11.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
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A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain. (93 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
12.
My Favorite Spy (1951)
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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric... (93 mins.)
 
13.
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
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Karen Bentley, an English secret agent, links up with Larry Haines and his star penguin Percy in an attempt to outwit German spies. (78 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
14.
Alias Jesse James (1959)
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The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy. (92 mins.)
 
15.
The Major and the Minor (1942)
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth. (100 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
16.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
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Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure. (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
17.
Never Say Die (1939)
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Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha... (82 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
18.
Here Comes Cookie (1935)
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Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret. protection. (65 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
 
19.
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
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A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
20.
Buddy Buddy (1981)
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During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems. (96 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
21.
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
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A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other. (111 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
22.
The Front Page (1974)
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As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence. (105 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
23.
Caught in the Draft (1941)
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A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
24.
Fancy Pants (1950)
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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie... (92 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
25.
Jitterbugs (1943)
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The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty singer's mother who's been taken in by swindlers. (75 mins.)
Director: Mal St. Clair
 
26.
Twice Blessed (1945)
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Stephanie and Terry are two identical twins who have been split up since their parents divorced seven years before... (76 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
27.
Kentucky Kernels (1934)
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The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford... (75 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
28.
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money... (64 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
29.
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
30.
Diplomaniacs (1933)
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Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers... (61 mins.)
 
31.
Tillie and Gus (1933)
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Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt... (58 mins.)
Director: Francis Martin