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1. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Writers: Garrison Keillor, Ken LaZebnik | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 18,769

2. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Writer: Sean McGinly | Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

Votes: 11,009

3. The Best of Everything (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Writers: Edith R. Sommer, Mann Rubin, Rona Jaffe | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer

Votes: 1,117

4. Carolina Blues (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Musical

5.6
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Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to ... See full summary »

Writers: M.M. Musselman, Kenneth Earl, Joseph Hoffman, Al Martin, Jack Henley | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ann Miller, Victor Moore, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 106

5. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Writers: Ralph Wheelwright, R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,709

6. On Tour (2010)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of... See full summary »

Writers: Mathieu Amalric, Raphaëlle Desplechin, Philippe Di Folco, Tom Frank, Marcelo Novais Teles | Director: Mathieu Amalric | Stars: Miranda Colclasure, Suzanne Ramsey, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz

Votes: 1,914

7. Kaidan nobori ryû (1970)

85 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.8
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Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents' leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing... See full summary »

Writers: Teruo Ishii, Chûsei Sone | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 541

8. Le Million (1931)

Not Rated | 81 min | Musical, Comedy

7.6
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An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket.

Writers: Georges Berr, René Clair, Marcel Guillemaud | Director: René Clair | Stars: Annabella, René Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Allibert, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 2,265

9. The Clairvoyant (1934)

TV-G | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Writers: Charles Bennett, Ernst Lothar, Bryan Edgar Wallace | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

Votes: 646

10. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Writers: Manfred Purzer, Joshua Sinclair, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lale Andersen, Werner Uschkurat | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 2,491

11. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Passed | 52 min | Western, Crime

5.2
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Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Writers: Lindsley Parsons, Robert Emmett Tansey | Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 500

12. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macaulay | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

Votes: 308

13. Gran Casino (1947)

92 min | Drama, Musical

6.1
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After the mysterious disappearance of an oil well owner, one of his workers, Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) assumes the business management. Soon, the owner's sister (Libertad Lamarque) arrives ... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Veber, Mauricio Magdaleno | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Libertad Lamarque, Jorge Negrete, Meche Barba, Agustín Isunza

Votes: 466

14. Around a Small Mountain (2009)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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63 Metascore

Biopic based on the life of author Raymond Roussel.

Writers: Jacques Rivette, Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Sergio Castellitto, Shirel Amitay | Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, André Marcon, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 493

15. Go Into Your Dance (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Al Howard may be a star on Broadway, but he is no longer welcomed by any producer. It seems that he just trots off to Mexico any time he wants causing shows to close and producers to lose ... See full summary »

Writers: Earl Baldwin, Bradford Ropes | Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz, Robert Florey | Stars: Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane

Votes: 175

16. Just Off Broadway (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear ... See full summary »

Writers: Brett Halliday, Arnaud d'Usseau, Jo Eisinger | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Phil Silvers, Janis Carter

Votes: 45

17. Carnival Magic (1981)

G | 86 min | Fantasy

3.7
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A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Weston, Bob Levine, Elvin Feltner | Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Regina Carrol

Votes: 121

18. Here Comes Trouble (1948)

Approved | 55 min | Comedy

5.5
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A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and ... See full summary »

Writers: George Carleton Brown, Edward E. Seabrook | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Emory Parnell, Betty Compson

Votes: 124

19. You're a Sweetheart (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley.

Writers: Warren Wilson, Maxwell Shane, William C. Thomas, Monte Brice, Charles Grayson | Director: David Butler | Stars: Alice Faye, George Murphy, Ken Murray, Charles Winninger

Votes: 41

20. The Shanghai Drama (1938)

76 min | Drama

6.4
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A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Arnoux, Oscar Paul Gilbert, Henri Jeanson, Léo Lania, Herman G. Weinberg | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Christl Mardayn, Louis Jouvet, Raymond Rouleau, Dorville

Votes: 45

21. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.1
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A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., Grace Neville, Michael L. Simmons | Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

Votes: 9

22. Laughing Matters (2004 Video)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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Documentary film about these 4 ground-breaking lesbian comediennes. Interviews are interspersed with stand-up material.

Director: Andrea Meyerson | Stars: Kate Clinton, Marga Gómez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Karen Williams

Votes: 36

23. This Is the Life (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.6
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After obtaining her from an orphanage a couple exploit entertainer Withers till she runs away and later becomes a professional.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Arthur T. Horman, Sid Brod, Lou Breslow, C. Graham Baker, Nan Blair, Byron Morgan, Gertrude Purcell, Gene Towne | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Jane Withers, John McGuire, Sally Blane, Sidney Toler

Votes: 38

24. The Talking Dog (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

5.2
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Maggie and Sam have finally saved enough money to be able to pay off the mortgage on their home, and Maggie warns Sam to be careful on his way to the bank. Sam immediately runs into a shady... See full summary »

Writer: Homer Brightman | Director: Alex Lovy | Stars: Daws Butler, Grace Stafford

Votes: 8

25. Three of a Kind (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Two vaudeville acrobats adopt the son of an actor friend.

Writers: Earle Snell, Arthur Caesar | Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, Helen Gilbert

Votes: 23

26. Skybound (1935)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.0
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Captain John Kent is a pilot in charge of the border patrol. Two crooks who head up a smuggling operation, Morley and his associate Faber, are trying to outwit Kent. The smugglers hope that... See full summary »

Writers: George Jeske, Charles E. Roberts | Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Edward J. Nugent, Lona Andre, Grant Withers

Votes: 7

27. Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Dizzy Carmelita and Uncle Matt inadvertently become involved with thieves smuggling jewels inside a ceramic elephant.

Writers: Charles E. Roberts, Leslie Goodwins | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Walter Reed, Elisabeth Risdon

Votes: 84

28. Hot Rumba (1952)

91 min | Musical, Comedy

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Writers: Ernesto Cortázar, Fernando Galiana | Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares | Stars: Adalberto Martínez, Lilia Prado, Óscar Pulido, Gloria Mestre

29. A Fire in a Burlesque Theatre (1904)

1 min | Short, Drama

4.4
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A man runs out the stage door of a burlesque theater, followed by billowing smoke. Firefighters run up. One places a ladder up to a second-story window beside the door, and he helps several... See full summary »

Votes: 146

30. Dizzy Dames (1935)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Lillian Bennett runs a theatrical boarding house in New York City. She doesn't want her débutante daughter Helen Bennett, reared in finishing schools away from New York, to know of her own ... See full summary »

Writers: George Waggner, P.G. Wodehouse | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Marjorie Rambeau, Florine McKinney, Lawrence Gray, Inez Courtney

Votes: 22

31. Bosko in Person (1933)

Family, Animation, Short

5.0
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Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and 'Jimmy Durante'.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 74

32. Troubles of a Manager of a Burlesque Show (1904)

2 min | Short, Comedy

4.5
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Facing a stationary camera, sitting at a desk, a man works busily. Posters of burlesque queens are on the wall behind him. A single woman, followed later by later two others, comes into the... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Marion

Votes: 133

33. Devant's Hand Shadows (1896)

Short

4.8
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Two scenes of conjuror demonstrating shadowgraphy.

Stars: David Devant, Robert W. Paul

Votes: 5

34. Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.3
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P.Cadwallader Jones (James Ellison), assistant district attorney and his sweetheart Terry Parker (Virginia Gilmore, a newspaper reporter, are about to be married when news comes that ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Mainwaring, Sidney Sheldon, Ben Roberts | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: James Ellison, Virginia Gilmore, Franklin Pangborn, Paul Harvey

Votes: 9

35. Naked Nights (1963)

Documentary

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Sketches, with titles in Italian, Spanish, French, and English, according to, and in order of, the Italian version: (1) Strip in the moon; (2) Mistery dance; (3) First ball; (4) Censored; (... See full summary »

Writer: Ettore Fecchi | Director: Ettore Fecchi | Stars: Annuck, Marilù Asaro, Anna Maria Belardinelli, Les Beverly

36. Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet (1930)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.5
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Early Vitaphone-Warner Bros. short film introduced as part of the Vitaphone Varieties series featuring Jack Buchanan who announces to the audience that he will be replacing a member of the ... See full summary »

Star: Jack Buchanan

Votes: 40

37. Stage Struck (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

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Half-Pint, a stage-struck baby circus elephant, is forever getting into and messing up somebody's act. Although the ringmaster thinks he is too young to perform, Half-Pint cannot resist the... See full summary »

Director: Mannie Davis

38. The Egg-Laying Man (1896)

Short

5.9
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Conjuror produces eggs from head and arms.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Star: David Devant

Votes: 8

39. Tom Merry, Lightning Cartoonist (1895)

Short

4.2
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Director: Birt Acres | Star: Tom Merry

Votes: 8

40. Moccessen the Human Snake (1898)

Short

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41. Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (1950)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Music

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Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music (and Orchestra) are playing their music in a fictional nightclub setting in which one of the band musicians is out in the audience playing a ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Skinner | Director: Charles Skinner | Stars: Lawrence Welk, Helen Ramsay, Roy Woldum, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

42. Marionettes (1898)

Short

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43. Chirgwin in His Humorous Business (1896)

Short

3.8
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'The White Eyed Kaffir' performs with top hat.

Star: G.H. Chirgwin

Votes: 19

44. Mr. Maskeleyne Spinning Plates and Basins (1896)

Short

3.2
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Conjuror spins plates and basins.

Star: John Nevil Maskelyne

Votes: 6

45. Serpentello (1897)

Short

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46. A Fishing Catastrophe (1898)

Short, Comedy

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47. Punch and Judy (1898)

Short, Comedy

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48. Cronin, American Club Manipulator (1896)

Short

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Juggler performs with Indian clubs.

Star: Morris Cronin

49. Norah Mayer the Quick-Change Dancer (1898)

Short

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Eccentric dances. National dances. Spanish and Japanese dances.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Norah Mayer

50. Chirgwin Plays a Scotch Reel (1896)

Short

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'The White Eyed Kaffir' performs a sword dance with tobacco pipes.

Star: G.H. Chirgwin