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1. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Writers: Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn | Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 3,648 | Gross: $2.14M

2. The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.7
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A tribute to the lives and careers of the Marx Brothers utilizing rare archival footage and personal interviews.

Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Leslie Nielsen, Maxine Marx

Votes: 250

3. Mr. W's Little Game (1934)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Nightclub fussbudget introduces a little word game to amuse his blonde companion and their waiter.

Director: Lynn Shores | Stars: Alexander Woollcott, Leo G. Carroll, Marion Martin

Votes: 21

4. The Witness (1942)

9 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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With committees arising like weeds to investigate anyone for anything, Mr. Doakes fantasizes how he would handle his inquisitors if ever summoned as the subject of a hearing.

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Robert Benchley, Ruth Lee

Votes: 21

5. Waiting for Baby (1941)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Mr. Benchley examines the pressures faced by expectant fathers.

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Robert Benchley, Charles Kemper

Votes: 19

6. The Man's Angle (1942)

9 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Via the experiences of Mr. Doakes, Mr. Benchley now explains to us how men experience the downside of some women.

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Robert Benchley, Ruth Lee

Votes: 25

7. Nothing But Nerves (1942)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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After some investigation, Robert Benchley finds his nerves are in a bad state. He has the jitters so bad he can't hold his cup still enough to drink his coffee, and he thinks the arrival of... See full summary »

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Robert Benchley, Phyllis Kennedy

Votes: 18

8. Traffic Regulations (1929)

6 min | Short, Comedy

5.0
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Citizen Stewart demonstrates the wonders of the changes made in New York City traffic regulations by the current administration, using visual aids.

Star: Donald Ogden Stewart

Votes: 14

9. The Trouble with Husbands (1940)

11 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Lecturer Robert Benchley outlines some of the pet peeves that wives have with their husbands.

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Robert Benchley, Ruth Lee

Votes: 29

10. Humorous Flights (1929)

10 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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Naturalist Stewart lectures on bird mating habits and other wonders of ornithology.

Director: Fred Fleck | Stars: Donald Ogden Stewart, Margaret Dumont, Sarah Edwards

Votes: 13

11. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (1987)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Foges, Mary Jo Kaplan | Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: Heywood Hale Broun, Marc Connelly, Margalo Gillmore, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 90