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1. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Joel Aldred, Janet Blair, John Raitt

Votes: 117

2. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Paul Bryar

Votes: 92

3. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 166

4. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.4
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

Votes: 171

5. The Women (1939)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland

Votes: 10,774 | Gross: $2.27M

6. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 8,949 | Gross: $23.30M

7. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War

8.0
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 50,339

8. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.0
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 27,217

9. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 11,667

10. A Day at the Races (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

7.7
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A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Votes: 11,532

11. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 391

12. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Miss Lovelace Comes to Tea (1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Donna's work in a charity campaign leaves her with no time for housework. When they decide to hire a maid, they discover the woman they hire isn't really able to cook or clean.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 22

13. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 1,026

14. The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stu Erwin played a mild-mannered high-school principal, with June Collyer as his wife.

Stars: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd, Sheila James Kuehl

Votes: 74

15. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,579

16. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. He becomes his niece's guardian when... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Billy Lenhart

Votes: 1,813

17. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Randy Stuart

Votes: 5

18. Little Giant (1946)

91 min | Comedy

7.3
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Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit

Votes: 1,027

19. My Friend Irma (1952–1954)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Irma Peterson was the typical dumb blonde secretary living with a roommate, Jane Stacy, in a run-down Manhattan apartment run by Mrs. O'Reilly. A neighbor was nutty Professor Kropotkin. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie Wilson, Mary Shipp, Gerald Mohr, Donald MacBride

Votes: 15

20. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,089

21. Wise Girl (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

7.2
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Snooty heiress decides to track down her dead sister's kids, who are living a Bohemian life with their uncle in Greenwich Village. Once she finds them, she discovers that the Bohemian life ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Ray Milland, Walter Abel, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 579

22. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)
Episode: Episode #2.28 (1965)

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

7.1
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Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Margaret Dumont, The Four Kents, Shecky Greene

Votes: 12

23. What a Way to Go! (1964)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin

Votes: 3,359 | Gross: $13.30M

24. Three for Bedroom C (1952)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy

7.0
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A film star and her young daughter stow away on a cross-country train to California. The compartment they invade belongs to a celebrated biology professor; romance blossoms. The star's manager turns up; complications ensue.

Director: Milton H. Bren | Stars: Gloria Swanson, James Warren, Fred Clark, Hans Conried

Votes: 114

25. The Girl Habit (1931)

77 min | Comedy

7.0
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A mild Lothario tries to get arrested as protection from the gangster husband who has threatened him.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Tamara Geva, Sue Conroy, Margaret Dumont

Votes: 5

26. At the Circus (1939)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

Votes: 4,862

27. 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 »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,024

28. Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

104 min | Musical

6.8
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A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton

Votes: 203

29. Rhythm Parade (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A nightclub performer, jealous about the talents of an aspiring singer, tries to sabotage her chances at a professional career.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, Dave Gould | Stars: Nils T. Granlund, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Margaret Dumont

Votes: 13

30. Anything Goes (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino

Votes: 243

31. The Big Store (1941)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Tony Martin

Votes: 4,178

32. Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 863

33. Up in Arms (1944)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore, Constance Dowling

Votes: 677

34. Rendezvous (1935)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 541

35. We're Rich Again (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy

6.6
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The wedding of their daughter brings many surprises, including a determined bill collector, a bad business venture, an elopement, and an unexpected windfall. They all add up to a barrel of one-liners and slap-stick.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke, Marian Nixon, Reginald Denny

Votes: 184

36. Sunset in El Dorado (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Music, Western

6.6
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The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 64

37. Youth on Parole (1937)

62 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Two strangers, a man and a woman, are framed for a jewel robbery and thrown in jail. After they get out, they join forces to track down the real thieves.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Marian Marsh, Gordon Oliver, Margaret Dumont, Peggy Shannon

Votes: 47

38. Bathing Beauty (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 1,232

39. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Peter Leeds

Votes: 140

40. Dramatic School (1938)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night. She daydreams and "acts" her way ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Luise Rainer, Paulette Goddard, Alan Marshal, Lana Turner

Votes: 302

41. The Dancing Masters (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Two bumbling dance teachers help an awkward inventor sell his new invention and facilitate his romance with a beautiful socialite.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Trudy Marshall, Robert Bailey

Votes: 661

42. After Office Hours (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Constance Bennett, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke

Votes: 526

43. Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Eddie Quillan

Votes: 183

44. Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer-maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beer, and he does not want to force sales.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Claire Trevor, Virginia Gibson, Bill Hayes

Votes: 225

45. A Tale of Two Cities (1917)

70 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 82

46. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.2
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Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 120

47. High Flyers (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Lupe Velez, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 79

48. Orchids to You (1935)

Drama

6.2
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An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: John Boles, Jean Muir, Charles Butterworth, Ruthelma Stevens

Votes: 18

49. Hollywood Opening Night (1951–1953)

30 min | Drama

6.1
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Stars: Jimmy Fidler, Jimmy Wallington, William Boyett, Jorja Curtright

Votes: 14

50. Storm at Daybreak (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a Hungarian town, has come to see the parade of Archduke Ferdinand. While there he runs into Geza, an old friend in the Hungarian Army ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Kay Francis, Nils Asther, Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 166