Latest Titles With S. Sylvan Simon


1. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,607

2. Born Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 7,523

3. The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

85 min | Comedy

6.7
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Scatterbrained Sally Elliott gets a job as a Fuller brush girl and, as expected, her attempts at selling cosmetics door-to-door are disastrous. Things get worse when one of her customers is... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Carl Benton Reid, Gale Robbins

Votes: 498

4. Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Abby Berlin, Norman Foster | Stars: William Holden, Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger

Votes: 214

5. The Good Humor Man (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jack Carson, Lola Albright, Jean Wallace, George Reeves

Votes: 227

6. Lust for Gold (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Western

7.0
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Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Durchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, George Marshall | Stars: Ida Lupino, Glenn Ford, Gig Young, William Prince

Votes: 716

7. Shockproof (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Jenny Marsh, still dangerously attractive after 5 years in prison for killing a man in defense of her shady lover Harry, clashes at first with parole officer Griff Marat, who's determined ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knight, John Baragrey, Esther Minciotti

Votes: 774

8. Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

87 min | Comedy

6.7
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A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter, James Gleason

Votes: 487

9. I Love Trouble (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

7.1
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A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens

Votes: 220

10. The Fuller Brush Man (1948)

Passed | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Poor Red Jones gets fired from every job he tries. His fiancée gives him one last chance to make good when he becomes a Fuller Brush man. His awkward attempts at sales are further ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Don McGuire, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 397

11. Her Husband's Affairs (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, Edward Everett Horton, Mikhail Rasumny

Votes: 184

12. Bad Bascomb (1946)

Approved | 112 min | Western

6.9
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It's just after the civil war when the elderly outlaw Bascomb and his gang try to rob a bank. They run into a trap as officers are waiting in ambush. Bascomb and the cold blooded killer ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Margaret O'Brien, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 289

13. The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)

Approved | 81 min | Fantasy, Comedy

6.8
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Man returns from heaven to make up for financial errors he made that caused harm to his family.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Cecil Kellaway, Audrey Totter

Votes: 167

14. The Thrill of Brazil (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Musical

6.1
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Steve, revue producer in Rio de Janeiro, is still in love with his ex-wife Vicki, his star Linda is in love with Steve and Tito is in love with Linda. Because of this they all get small ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Keenan Wynn, Ann Miller, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 112

15. Son of Lassie (1945)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 533

16. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

Votes: 1,856

17. Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields

Votes: 80

18. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland

Votes: 349

19. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins

Votes: 154

20. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.6
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Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

Votes: 892

21. Grand Central Murder (1942)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Classic whodunit mystery film about a gold-digging variety show actress who has many enemies and is found dead in her private railroad car at Grand Central Station in New York.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Van Heflin, Patricia Dane, Cecilia Parker, Virginia Grey

Votes: 474

22. The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, George Bancroft

Votes: 124

23. Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 352

24. Tish (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house.... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Marjorie Main, Zasu Pitts, Aline MacMahon, Susan Peters

Votes: 136

25. Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

Votes: 613

26. Washington Melodrama (1941)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

6.5
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Calvin Claymore is a wealthy businessman trying to get a bill passed to help the starving children of Europe at the outbreak of World War 2. He meets a dancer at a night club, escorts her ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Frank Morgan, Ann Rutherford, Kent Taylor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 131

27. Meet the Stars #2: Baby Stars (1941)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Eight directors and eighteen former Wampas stars act as judges in choosing 1941's crop of future stars, several of whom were never seen again. Reviewers at the time agreed that Joan Leslie ... See full summary »

Director: Harriet Parsons | Stars: Harriet Parsons, Julie Bishop, Sally Blane, Joan Blondell

28. Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy, Kent Taylor

Votes: 200

29. Dulcy (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.4
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 120

30. Sporting Blood (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

5.9
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Myles Vanders feuds with hardnosed stable owner Davis Lockwood. Myles takes revenge by romancing and marrying Lockwood's daughter Linda. But as the big race looms nearer, Myles is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lewis Stone, William Gargan

Votes: 60

31. Keeping Company (1940)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

6.1
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A real estate agent and his wife try to advise their eldest daughter about marriage.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Frank Morgan, Ann Rutherford, John Shelton, Irene Rich

Votes: 104

32. Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Right before the dancing Tobius' ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobius that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lana Turner, Richard Carlson, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 252

33. These Glamour Girls (1939)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A drunken college student invites a dance hostess to the big college dance and then forgets he asked her. When she shows up at school, he tries to get rid of her, but she won't leave. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lana Turner, Tom Brown, Richard Carlson

Votes: 252

34. Four Girls in White (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Florence Rice, Una Merkel, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard

Votes: 160

35. The Kid from Texas (1939)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

5.3
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A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Florence Rice, John Hubbard, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 104

36. Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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A young college man and his best friend both vie for the affections of the same woman while on their Spring Break vacation.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 150

37. The Road to Reno (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

5.5
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Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Randolph Scott, Hope Hampton, Glenda Farrell, Helen Broderick

Votes: 11

38. The Crime of Doctor Hallet (1938)

68 min | Drama

6.5
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Doctor in jungle works on cure for fever.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Josephine Hutchinson, William Gargan, Barbara Read

Votes: 23

39. The Nurse from Brooklyn (1938)

65 min | Drama

6.3
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A nurse's younger brother is caught in a shootout between a criminal gang and the police, and he is shot and killed. The officer who is accused of shooting the man knows that he didn't do ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Sally Eilers, Paul Kelly, Larry J. Blake, Maurice Murphy

Votes: 7

40. Prescription for Romance (1937)

70 min | Romance, Comedy

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Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Kent Taylor, Frank Jenks, Mischa Auer

41. A Girl with Ideas (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A rich banker's zany daughter gains control of a large newspaper.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Walter Pidgeon, Kent Taylor, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 8

42. Hollywood Screen Test (1937)

20 min | Short

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Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Charles Chauvel | Stars: Kay Hughes, Cesar Romero, S. Sylvan Simon, Edward Earle