Most Popular "Publicity Stunt" Titles
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1. Annie (2014)
PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Votes: 28,128 | Gross: $85.91M
2. It Should Happen to You (1954)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance
Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,591 | Gross: $1.40M
3. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.
Votes: 23,901 | Gross: $17.07M
4. Start Cheering (1938)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Film star Ted Crosley, fed up with movie life, quits pictures to enroll in Midland College, much to the horror of his manager Sam Lewis and his stooge-friend Willie Gumbatz. Ted wishes to ... See full summary »
7. Carry on Girls (1973)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the ... See full summary »
8. The MatchMaker (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,938 | Gross: $3.38M
9. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »
10. Safety Last! (1923)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Thriller
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
Votes: 14,289 | Gross: $0.62M
11. Mrs Dalloway (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier.
Votes: 3,061 | Gross: $3.26M
12. Death Defying Acts (2007)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Votes: 8,820 | Gross: $0.00M
13. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.
Votes: 3,281 | Gross: $11.10M
14. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.
16. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.
17. Living It Up (1954)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical
An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.
22. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)
216 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six couples in love must face different problems caused by love itself. Do they resolve their issues and face life anew, or do they succumb under pressure ?
Votes: 4,523 | Gross: $1.82M
23. Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997)
PG | 98 min | Documentary
Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.49M
24. Zombies on Broadway (1945)
Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two bumbling press agents must search for a zombie to fulfill a commitment to their ex-gangster boss's new nightclub or face the consequences.
25. Cain and Mabel (1936)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.
27. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »
28. Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Music
Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »
30. Waikiki Wedding (1937)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.
31. Angel (I) (2008)
108 min | Drama
Once, a long time ago, Angelica "Angel" Holst was a celebrated rock star. Now she's getting desperate to get a comeback. Then her husband has an idea: What if she arranges her own death?
33. Lady by Choice (1934)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Fan dancer Alabam Lee is convicted of breaching the morals code with her racy shows. Her agent has her adopt a "mother" from an old ladies home as a publicity ploy to improve her image. ... See full summary »
34. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012)
R | 90 min | Documentary
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.
Votes: 836 | Gross: $0.02M
35. Broadway Limited (1941)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy
A publicity stunt staged on a train known as the Broadway Limited creates problems because of an unknown baby that was part of the stunt.
36. The Golden Arrow (1936)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Family
It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American ... See full summary »
38. The Half Naked Truth (1932)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
A barker at a down-at-the-heels carnival becomes a powerhouse New York publicity man as he transforms a sideshow dancer into a Broadway sensation.
39. Chatterbox (1943)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
While shooting a western on location, a Hollywood "cowboy" star--whose offscreen image is exactly the opposite of his onscreen one--is saved from disaster by a gregarious local girl. She ... See full summary »
40. This Way Please (1937)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man... See full summary »
41. Hollywood Mystery (1934)
Passed | 53 min | Action, Drama
A PR man for a low-budget studio comes up with what he believes is the perfect gimmick: to make a gangster picture with a real gangster in the lead role! He convinces a director--a ... See full summary »
42. African Story (1971)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
When his top client, popular singer Rex Maynard, runs away to South Africa with his daughter, powerful producer, Arnold Tiller, stages Maynard's fake kidnapping out of revenge. Maynard escapes only to be pursued by actual kidnappers.
43. Love Is a Headache (1938)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance
A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.
45. I Live for Love (1935)
Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract.
47. Yokel Boy (1942)
Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A "Perfect Movie Fan",Joe Ruddy, is brought to Hollywood as a publicity stunt, and is put in charge of a production company as a gag, but everybody isn't in on the gag, and Joe imports a ... See full summary »
50. Mary Lou (1948)
Approved | 65 min | Musical, Romance
Airline hostess Ann Parker is fired for being undignified when she sang to calm the passengers during a storm. Mike Connors, publicity man for Frankie Carle's orchestra, invites her to try ... See full summary »