Latest Titles With Michael Schlesinger


1. If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017)

86 min | Documentary

7.5
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Carl Reiner tracks down several nonagenarians to show how the twilight years can be rewarding.

Director: Danny Gold | Stars: Carl Reiner, Iris Apfel, Tony Bennett, Alan Bergman

Votes: 249

2. Monstrkyd Manor (2016– )

8 min | Comedy

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Stars: Bob Burns, Kathy Burns, Jeff Carlson, John Goodwin

3. A Stanley Kramer Production (2016 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat | Star: Michael Schlesinger

4. Monstrkyd Manor (2016– )
Episode: There Goes the Son (2016)

Comedy

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Bob and Nurse Eee ask Bruno to contact the spirit of SON OF DRACULA star Lon Chaney, Jr. by way of a seance.

Director: Michael Schlesinger

5. The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster (2015)

Comedy, Musical

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Feature compilation of four Biffle and Shooster comedy shorts--"The Biffle Murder Case," "Imitation of Wife," "Schmo Boat" and "Bride of Finklestein"--plus five additional songs and sketches.

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Kevin Quinn, Fay Masterson

6. Schmo Boat (2015)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

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Biffle and Shooster emcee and take part in a variety revue on a riverboat, consisting of musical numbers and classic vaudeville sketches.

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Jim Beaver, Perry Shields

7. Imitation of Wife (2015)

24 min | Short, Comedy

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Shooster thinks he can snag that big promotion by inviting the boss over for a home-cooked dinner. This does not sit well with Mrs. Shooster--especially when she learns Biffle is coming over to help her cook.

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Trish Geiger, Glenn Taranto

8. The Biffle Murder Case (2015)

21 min | Short, Comedy

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Biffle and Shooster deliver a crate to a swanky mansion just as a dead body is discovered. With a house full of suspects, a flamboyant detective and a hard-nosed cop, will the zany duo manage to prove they didn't do it?

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Kevin Quinn, Fay Masterson

9. Bride of Finklestein (2015)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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When their car runs out of gas on a dark and stormy night, Biffle and Shooster make their way to the "kestle" of mad scientist Dr. Finklestein, who's about to create a new bride--for ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Phil Baron, Jesse Levy

10. Film It Again, Sam: The Katzman Chronicles (2015 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Daniel Griffith | Stars: C. Courtney Joyner, Michael Schlesinger, Tom Weaver, John Carradine

11. Out of Print (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles.

Director: Julia Marchese | Stars: Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Smith

Votes: 184

12. That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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63 Metascore

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler, Allan Arkush

Votes: 167

13. It's a Frame-Up! (2013)

30 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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Those merry madcaps of mayhem, Biffle & Shooster, in the movie that sets comedy back 75 years--to when it was, y'know, actually funny. The less-than-legendary vaudeville team made 20 comedy... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Andrew Parks, Alison Martin

Votes: 18

14. Beast Wishes (2012)

63 min | Documentary

9.1
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A documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of science fiction film fandom.

Directors: Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger | Stars: Rick Baker, Bob Burns, Kathy Burns, Joe Dante

Votes: 57

15. Dark and Stormy Night (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.

Director: Larry Blamire | Stars: Jim Beaver, Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Bob Burns

Votes: 579

16. The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

6.9
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Jerranium 90, a "little rock" that made all the papers, is buried deep within the Amazon. And everybody wants it, including crooked importer Handscomb Draile, slimy Gondreau Slykes, cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Blamire | Stars: H.M. Wynant, Frank Dietz, Christine Romeo, Brian Howe

Votes: 597

17. Footprints (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery

4.6
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32 Metascore

An amnesiac young woman (Sybil Temtchine) wakes up, face down on the footprints of Graumans Chinese Theatre, and spends one day, from sunrise to sunset, entirely on Hollywood Boulevard, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Peros | Stars: Sybil Darrow, H.M. Wynant, Pippa Scott, John Brickner

Votes: 104

18. Yesterday Was a Lie (2008)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

5.3
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Hoyle, a girl with a sharp mind and a weakness for bourbon, finds herself on the trail of a reclusive genius. But her work takes a series of unforeseen twists as events around her grow ... See full summary »

Director: James Kerwin | Stars: Kipleigh Brown, Chase Masterson, John Newton, Mik Scriba

Votes: 385

19. Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)

88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.

Director: Larry Blamire | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Susan McConnell, Fay Masterson, Andrew Parks

Votes: 645

20. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, John Badham, Diane Baker, Sidney D. Balkin

Votes: 452

21. Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema (2007)

70 min | Documentary, History

5.9
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An overview of the portrayal and influence of sexuality on film, from the silent era until the administration of the Hays Code in 1934.

Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Diane Lane, Chris Basinger, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 105

22. Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Ed Harris, Peter Bogdanovich, Larry Cohen, Andrew Sarris

Votes: 115

23. Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005 Video)

51 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Fred Bailey, Budd Boetticher, Peter Bogdanovich, Mary Chelde

Votes: 45

24. So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004 TV Movie)

38 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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A documentary which explores movie comedian Buster Keaton's five years under contract at MGM, where personal problems and studio tyranny nearly destroyed him.

Directors: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Buster Keaton, James Karen, Louis B. Mayer, Irving Thalberg

Votes: 175

25. Obey the Lost Skeleton! (2004 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Stars: Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Dan Conroy, Brian Howe

Votes: 33

26. Complicated Women (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

8.1
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A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between 1929-1934 - before the Hollywood Production Code was enforced.

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Jane Fonda, Frances Dee, Kitty Carlisle, Molly Haskell

Votes: 301

27. Rita (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Biography of 1940's sex goddess Rita Hayworth. Born Margarita Cansino, she studied dancing from the age of 5 and was soon part of the family's night club act. By age 18 she was married and ... See full summary »

Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Kim Basinger, Robert Board, Eduardo Cansino, Elisa Cansino

Votes: 137

28. Battle-Axe: The Making of 'Strait-Jacket' (2002 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

2.6
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A look back at the classic 1964 film of horror and suspense starring Joan Crawford as an axe-murderer just released from the mental hospital. Includes footage of the filming and interviews ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Diane Baker, Robert Bloch, William Castle, Joan Crawford

Votes: 111

29. Psychette: William Castle and 'Homicidal' (2002 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

4.1
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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: William Castle, Donald F. Glut, Bob Burns, David Del Valle

Votes: 30

30. Taking the Punishment Poll (2002 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

4.5
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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Bob Burns, William Castle, David Del Valle, Donald F. Glut

Votes: 14

31. 13 Ghosts: The Magic of Illusion-O (2001 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Horror, Short

5.8
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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Bob Burns, William Castle, Donald F. Glut, Fred Olen Ray

Votes: 38

32. Godzilla 2000 (1999)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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41 Metascore

Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki

Votes: 6,062 | Gross: $10.04M

33. Imagining 'Heavy Metal' (1999 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: John Bruno, Kevin Eastman, Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck

Votes: 38

34. Glorious Technicolor (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The history of color photography in motion pictures, in particular the Technicolor company's work.

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Esther Williams, Arlene Dahl, Evelyn Keyes

Votes: 196

35. Frank Capra's American Dream (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Ron Howard hosts a biography of the life and career of filmmaker Frank Capra, including interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Ron Howard, Robert Altman, Jeanine Basinger, Edward Bernds

Votes: 196

36. It's All True (1993)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Norman Foster | Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva

Votes: 624