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1. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.4
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 73,261

2. 42nd Street (1933)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...

Writers: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 7,345

3. Murder in a Small Town (1999 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery

6.5
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A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

Writers: Gilbert Pearlman, Gene Wilder | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Terry O'Quinn, Cherry Jones

Votes: 431

4. 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: 1,123

5. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Writers: Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 2,531

6. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Agatha Christie | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 2,895

7. 16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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57 Metascore

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Writer: Richard Jobson | Director: Richard Jobson | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Stuart Sinclair Blyth

Votes: 1,459

8. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 1,990

9. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Passed | 101 min | Musical, Romance

6.9
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Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, Moss Hart, Harry W. Conn | Directors: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel

Votes: 949

10. Intentions (2003)

96 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A coming of age piece: an exploration of love, relationships, and sexuality. The story revolves around a married college Professor who unexpectedly falls in love with one of her female ... See full summary »

Writer: Luane Beck | Director: Luane Beck | Stars: Deidre Kotch, Katherine Lee, Maria Biber-Ferro, Tom Darci

Votes: 183

11. Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Writers: Baynard Kendrick, Guy Trosper, Howard Emmett Rogers | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Stephen McNally

Votes: 756

12. The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France ... See full summary »

Writers: Cathleen Schine, Brian Skeet | Director: Brian Skeet | Stars: Parker Posey, Jeremy Northam, Craig Chester, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 520

13. The West Point Story (1950)

107 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

Writers: John Monks Jr., Charles Hoffman, Irving Wallace | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 809

14. The King Is Dancing (2000)

115 min | Drama, History, Music

6.8
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Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »

Writers: Ève de Castro, Andrée Corbiau, Gérard Corbiau, Didier Decoin, Philippe Beaussant | Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tchéky Karyo, Colette Emmanuelle

Votes: 1,527

15. Peas at 5:30 (2004)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

Writers: Lars Büchel, Ruth Toma | Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Fritzi Haberlandt, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Tina Engel, Harald Schrott

Votes: 893

16. Stage Fright (1980)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »

Writers: Colin Eggleston, John D. Lamond, John Michael Howson | Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet, Nina Landis, Max Phipps

Votes: 338

17. Curtain Call (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A naive playwright sells her awful play, "The End of Everything," to two Broadway producers who want to get even with an ungrateful star.

Writers: Howard J. Green, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Barbara Read, Alan Mowbray, Helen Vinson, Donald MacBride

Votes: 98

18. It's a Date (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.

Writers: Norman Krasna, Jane Hall, Frederick Kohner, Ralph Block | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 323

19. The Lady in Question (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Mystery, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, ... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Wilder, Gilbert Pearlman | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Cherry Jones, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 202

20. Stage Struck (1936)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Broadway dance director George Randall (Dick Powell) is stuck with staging a Broadway show starring Peggy Revere (Joan Blondell), a wealthy but untalented performer who is starring only ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Buckingham, Pat C. Flick, Robert Lord | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Warren William, Frank McHugh

Votes: 175

21. Chatterbox (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jenny has always been fascinated with the stage, especially since her mother was a famous actress. She learns that a theatrical company is putting on the play that included her mother's ... See full summary »

Writers: David Carb, Sam Mintz | Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anne Shirley, Phillips Holmes, Edward Ellis, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 162

22. Lulú de noche (1986)

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

4.0
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German, a young theater director, tries to organize a theater play about Lulu, a prostitute that was killed in London by Jack the ripper. While looking for the protagonist, Rufo appears, an... See full summary »

Writer: Emilio Martínez Lázaro | Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro | Stars: Imanol Arias, Amparo Muñoz, Antonio Resines, Assumpta Serna

Votes: 51

23. The Tales of Helpmann (1990)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.7
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Director: Don Featherstone | Stars: Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Ninette de Valois, Margot Fonteyn

Votes: 20

24. Manhattan Parade (1931)

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy

5.5
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The fortunes of a Broadway costume company rise and fall depending on who is running it, and whether its clients' shows succeed or not.

Writers: Samuel Shipman, Robert Lord, Houston Branch | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth, Joe Smith, Charles Dale

Votes: 88

25. Gandharvam (1993)

155 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Sam Alex falls in love with Sridevi, but her family will stop at nothing to make sure to keep the couples apart.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Mohanlal, Kanchan, Devan, Kunchan

Votes: 101

26. Tosca: A Tale of Love and Torture (2000 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, Music

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Writers: Trevor Graham, Rosemary Hesp, Victorien Sardou | Director: Trevor Graham | Stars: Roderick Brydon, Joan Carden, Vincent Colgiuri, Cathy Dadd

27. The Stratford Adventure (1954)

45 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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The story of the founding, by Stratford-born journalist Tom Patterson, of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, which opened in July of 1953 with a performance of "Richard III" ... See full summary »

Writer: Gudrun Parker | Director: Morten Parker | Stars: Michael Bates, Timothy Findley, Alec Guinness, Tyrone Guthrie

Votes: 24

28. Poutníci (1989)

91 min | Romance

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Writers: Eva Pasková, Ondrej Pavelka, Zdenek Zaoral | Director: Zdenek Zaoral | Stars: Ondrej Pavelka, Karel Hábl, Eva Salzmanová, Petra Lustigová

29. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #2.20 (1965)

Comedy, Music

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Danny is joined by actor Fred Gwynne, singer John Gary and series semi-regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny plays a novice Broadway actor who receives advice from a director ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Kaye, John Gary, Fred Gwynne, Harvey Korman