Most Voted Titles With Jack Benny


1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 29,236 | Gross: $46.30M

2. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 23,116

3. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 18,951

4. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,178

5. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,101

6. A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A man gives his co-worker a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

Writer: Frank Tarloff | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Jackie Russell

Votes: 1,966

7. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Creators: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 1,554

8. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,534

9. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

7.6
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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Writers: Al Boasberg, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Votes: 1,480

10. Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »

Writer: Delmer Daves | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Bette Davis, John Garfield, The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny

Votes: 1,302

11. Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Solt, Jane Allen, Mae Livingston | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola

Votes: 1,103

12. George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Everett Freeman | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 1,079

13. 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: 1,015

14. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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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, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Hellman, James V. Kern, Aubrey Wisberg | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 940

15. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 877

16. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Creators: Milt Josefsberg, Ray Singer | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 859

17. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 800

18. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 787

19. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 785

20. Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy

6.8
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In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore

Votes: 776

21. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 735

22. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 709

23. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 616

24. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 582

25. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 552

26. Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Writers: George Seaton, Brandon Thomas | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison, Anne Baxter

Votes: 388

27. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 388

28. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Fred Allen, Jay Dratler, Alma Reville | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 371

29. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 353

30. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 335

31. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 311

32. The Great Lover (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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On an ocean liner, an inept scoutmaster pursues a duchess while a killer pursues him.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young, Roland Culver

Votes: 311

33. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

Writers: Gene Fowler, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith

Votes: 277

34. The Mouse That Jack Built (1959)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.6
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A mouse version of The Jack Benny Program (1950).

Writer: Tedd Pierce | Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson

Votes: 276

35. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Allan Sherman, Howard Merrill | Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 272

36. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 258

37. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.1
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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.

Writers: William Morrow, Edmund Beloin, Zion Myers, Arthur Stringer | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 235

38. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

100 min | Comedy

6.1
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A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Erwin S. Gelsey, Arthur Kober, Barry Trivers | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 231

39. The Man (1972)

G | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Wallace, Rod Serling | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres

Votes: 229

40. Password All-Stars (1961–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett, Betty White

Votes: 216

41. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 210

42. Artists & Models (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Arlen) wants an ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Lewis E. Gensler, Eve Greene, Sig Herzig, Francis Martin, Eugene Thackrey, Keene Thompson, Harlan Ware | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, Richard Arlen, Gail Patrick

Votes: 186

43. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 180

44. The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

6.7
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Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ... See full summary »

Writers: George Seaton, Allan House, George M. Cohan | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 173

45. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 171

46. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.9
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

Votes: 166

47. Somebody Loves Me (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith, Adele Jergens

Votes: 166

48. Chasing Rainbows (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert E. Hopkins, Bess Meredyth, Wells Root, Al Boasberg, Kenyon Nicholson, Charles Reisner | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bessie Love, Charles King, Jack Benny, George K. Arthur

Votes: 163

49. The Medicine Man (1930)

66 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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The son and daughter of an abusive shopkeeper turn to a medicine show salesman for help.

Writers: Ladye Horton, Elliott Lester, Eve Unsell | Director: Scott Pembroke | Stars: Jack Benny, Betty Bronson, E. Alyn Warren, Eva Novak

Votes: 154

50. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 148

51. The Rounder (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A drunkard climbs a ladder into a bedroom in the wrong house and gets romantically involved with the woman who lives there.

Writers: J.C. Nugent, Ralph Spence | Director: J.C. Nugent | Stars: Jack Benny, Dorothy Sebastian, George K. Arthur, Polly Moran

Votes: 148

52. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 143

53. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 132

54. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973 TV Special)

75 min | Documentary

4.6
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Shortly before his death in 1973, John Ford was given is first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the AFI while friends and co-workers shared reminiscences.

Stars: John Ford, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 128

55. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Janis Paige

Votes: 123

56. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 115

57. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 112

58. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.3
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

Votes: 112

59. Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

6.4
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Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Leon Gordon, Joseph Moncure March, Harry W. Conn | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Gene Raymond, Nancy Carroll, Jack Benny, Sydney Howard

Votes: 106

60. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 105

61. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.8
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 105

62. College Holiday (1936)

86 min | Comedy

5.8
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Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing college students are brought to a struggling hotel to be guinea pigs in an ancient Greek-themed eugenics experiment.

Writers: J.P. McEvoy, Harlan Ware, Jay Gorney, Henry Myers | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Mary Boland

Votes: 104

63. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 103

64. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

9.0
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 100

65. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 100

66. Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Family, History

7.3
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An All star cast about American patriotism .

Writer: Paul Keyes | Director: Stan Harris | Stars: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny

Votes: 99

67. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

9.0
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The Julie Andrews Hour was an entertaining television variety series starring Julie Andrews. Julie had amazing guests and great singing on her show.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence, Rich Little, Robert Goulet

Votes: 98

68. Man About Town (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose ... See full summary »

Writers: Zion Myers, Morrie Ryskind, Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 92

69. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 90

70. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 90

71. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 90

72. Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

5.8
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A tunesmith, a user and an out-and-out heel, puts the stories of his broken romances into song, turning old love letters into lyrics, and capitalizing on the death of his best friend to ... See full summary »

Writers: Nell Martin, Crane Wilbur, Willard Mack | Directors: Harry Beaumont, William Nigh | Stars: Charles Kaley, Ethelind Terry, Marion Shilling, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 85

73. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Johnny Carson (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Writers: Michael Barrie, Bill Box, Norm Liebmann, Larry Markes, Jim Mulholland, Tom Tenowich | Stars: Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, Foster Brooks

Votes: 76

74. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Stars: Garry Moore, Carol Burnett, Durward Kirby, Alan King

Votes: 74

75. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joey Bishop, Joe Besser, Abby Dalton, Corbett Monica

Votes: 72

76. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.6
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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Art Carney, Dane Clark

Votes: 72

77. Children of Pleasure (1930)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Successful songwriter falls for society girl who is just playing around. He doesn't realize that his girl-Friday is the one he really loves until it is almost too late. Although he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Crane Wilbur, Richard Schayer | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson, Judith Wood, Kenneth Thomson

Votes: 71

78. The Slowest Gun in the West (1960 TV Movie)

54 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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The town of Primrose, Arizona is beset by outlaws, so the towns people hire Fletcher Bissell III (A.K.A. The Silver Dollar Kid) as their new sheriff. Fletcher is so cowardly the townsfolk ... See full summary »

Writer: Nat Hiken | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Phil Silvers, Jack Benny, Ted de Corsia, Jack Elam

Votes: 68

79. President Kennedy's Birthday Salute (1962 TV Movie)

History

7.3
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Stars: Peter Lawford, Jack Benny, Maria Callas, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 64

80. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Humphrey Bogart Show (1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

Writers: Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Crosby, Don Wilson

Votes: 63

81. Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

82 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, William Morrow, Zion Myers, Ernest Pagano | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Mary Martin, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 62

82. Artists and Models Abroad (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Buck Boswell and his all-girl troupe are stranded in Paris, but Buck manages to con the manager of the 'Hotel de Navarre' in furnishing accommodations for his group, but the proprietor's ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Ken Englund | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, Joan Bennett, Mary Boland, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 62

83. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)
Episode: Warner Bros. Movies: A 50 Year Salute (1973)

9.7
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Director: Lawrence Einhorn | Stars: Bette Davis, Jack Benny, George Segal

Votes: 61

84. Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Don Wilson, Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Una Merkel

Votes: 60

85. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball is roasted by Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, and Don Rickles among others.

Writers: Harry Crane, George Arthur Bloom, Tom Tenowich, Milt Rosen, Don Hinkley, Peter Gallay, Stan Burns, Mike Marmer | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Rowan

Votes: 57

86. Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 6 (1938)

10 min | Documentary, Short

1.2
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Fernand Gravey and Danielle Darrieux arrive in Hollywood; the Ritz Brothers achieve immortality, leaving their footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; a premiere at the Carthay ... See full summary »

Writer: Ralph Staub | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Jack Benny, Joan Crawford, Danielle Darrieux, James Gleason

Votes: 57

87. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min

8.6
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Nanette Fabray, Glenn Ford

Votes: 56

88. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)

60 min | Music

6.7
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A few years after Perry Como left as host, "The Kraft Music Hall" was revived as a regular series from 1967-71. There was no set host during this period, and various guest hosts, usually a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Alan King, Eddy Arnold, Anne Meara

Votes: 47

89. A Broadway Romeo (1931)

15 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Jack Benny, his finances at a low ebb, watches a newsstand for a friend and picks up a young lady customer, equally broke.

Writers: Paul Girard Smith, E.K. Nadel | Director: Mort Blumenstock | Stars: Jack Benny, Estelle Brody, Tammany Young, Walter Wilson

Votes: 43

90. You Can Change the World (1950)

32 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Comedian Jack Benny has his butler, Rochester, call several of his celebrity friends over to the house. Benny introduces them to a Catholic priest, who speaks to them about doing a film for... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Jack Benny, Ann Blyth, Johnny Burke

Votes: 40

91. The Jack Benny Hour (1965 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Beach Boys appear in a skit with Benny and Hope as surfers. Jack trys to weasel Disneyland tickets from Walt Disney. Also, a skit with Benny, Hope and Sommer in a takeoff on Italian ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, The Beach Boys, Elke Sommer

Votes: 40

92. The Song Writers' Revue (1930)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Music

6.6
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This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For the complete list of songs performed, check the soundtrack listing. ... See full summary »

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: Gus Edwards, Dave Dreyer, Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk

Votes: 40

93. The George Gobel Show (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: George Gobel, Peggy King, Jeff Donnell, John Scott Trotter

Votes: 38

94. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 38

95. The Lucky Stiff (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is... See full summary »

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Craig Rice | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Irene Hervey

Votes: 37

96. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope (1974 TV Special)

Comedy

7.9
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Dean Martin hosts a star studded celebrity roast of Bob Hope.

Writers: George Arthur Bloom, Stan Burns, Harry Crane, Peter Gallay, Don Hinkley, Mike Marmer, Milt Rosen, Tom Tenowich | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Flip Wilson, James Stewart

Votes: 37

97. The George Burns Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This "Burns & Allen" spin-off found George Burns relocated to his downtown office working as a producer and trying to deal with an assortment of entertainers and oddball theatrical acts as well as his previously established friends.

Stars: George Burns, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell, Larry Keating

Votes: 37

98. All About People (1967)

30 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Director: Saul Rubin | Stars: Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, Carol Channing

Votes: 35

99. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Christmas Shopping Show (1957)

Comedy

8.6
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Jack is determined to finish his Christmas shopping in one visit and tortures a wallet salesman with constant changes to his order. Meanwhile, Dennis is having difficulty finding the right present for his mother.

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc

Votes: 33

100. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: How Jack Found Mary (1954)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A reporter asks Jack how he found Mary, and Jack remembers himself as a straw-hatted Hollywood boulevardier, twirling a cane, singing "Just a Gigolo " - lured into a May Co. store by a sale... See full summary »

Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Milt Josefsberg, Sam Perrin, John Tackaberry | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 31