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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 331,510 | Gross: $22.20M

2. Blue Hawaii (1961)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

Votes: 4,514 | Gross: $10.44M

3. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 572

4. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $4.30M

5. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 4,473

6. Speedway (1968)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon

Votes: 1,662 | Gross: $3.00M

7. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Family

7.3
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis, May Robson

Votes: 1,399

8. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Votes: 2,459 | Gross: $7.93M

9. Tickle Me (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $3.00M

10. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)

M | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 1,252

11. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin

Votes: 2,234 | Gross: $2.60M

12. It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu

Votes: 1,945 | Gross: $2.25M

13. The Caddy (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.5
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed, Barbara Bates

Votes: 1,554

14. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Dr. Goldfoot has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Craig Gamble and Todd Armstrong set out to foil the fiendish plot.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart

Votes: 1,745

15. Room for One More (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

7.2
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Randy Stuart

Votes: 1,618

16. Words and Music (1948)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

Votes: 987

17. The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Approved | 97 min | Musical

6.3
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Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Mario Lanza, David Niven, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 480

18. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: William Powell, Esther Williams, Angela Lansbury, James Gleason

Votes: 364

19. Double Trouble (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.2
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When singer Guy Lambert goes on tour in Europe, he is pursued by two beautiful women, bumbling jewel thieves, and a mysterious killer.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain

Votes: 1,058 | Gross: $1.60M

20. Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 662

21. Rhythm on the Range (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.4
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Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns, Martha Raye

Votes: 259

22. Pardners (1956)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.3
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $7.92M

23. Please Believe Me (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Mark Stevens, Peter Lawford

Votes: 365

24. If I Had a Million (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.

Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft

Votes: 1,299

25. Girl Crazy (1943)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland

Votes: 1,286 | Gross: $3.77M

26. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 930

27. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 829

28. Spinout (1966)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall

Votes: 1,457

29. The Stooge (1951)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall

Votes: 1,086

30. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Passed | 102 min | Musical

7.4
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,740

31. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,187

32. You're Never Too Young (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy

6.7
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When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Diana Lynn, Nina Foch

Votes: 1,117

33. Billy the Kid (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.7
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In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

Votes: 770

34. 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: 1,758

35. Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

6.5
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John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dina Merrill, Diana Spencer, Mickey Shaughnessy

Votes: 562

36. Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.5
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Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again angers Nellie's ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 403

37. Skippy (1931)

Approved | 85 min | Family, Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl

Votes: 543

38. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 781

39. That Midnight Kiss (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore, Mario Lanza

Votes: 413

40. Lucky Night (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Comedy

6.1
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A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allen, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 342

41. The Beginning or the End (1947)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler

Votes: 420

42. Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Jim Stauton Rogers, a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter, Elizabeth Rogers, on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his daughter might come in contact ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Powell, Danielle Darrieux, Wendell Corey, Vic Damone

Votes: 298

43. Jumping Jacks (1952)

96 min | Comedy

6.4
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Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mona Freeman, Don DeFore

Votes: 737

44. Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Cesar Romero, Fred Clark

Votes: 142

45. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark

Votes: 362

46. Onionhead (1958)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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In 1941, an Oklahoma college graduate joins the US Coast Guard and serves as a cook on a ship based in Boston.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 426

47. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy return in this sequel to the original Boys Town. This time the school faces financial trouble as Father Flannigan tries to help every little boy he meets. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

Votes: 892

48. Young Tom Edison (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 891

49. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 189

50. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 623