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1. 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 rock music performances.

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

Votes: 984

2. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 5,815

3. Blondie (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 500

4. Blondie's Anniversary (1947)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

6.8
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When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 111

5. Blondie (1957– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

Stars: Arthur Lake, Pamela Britton, Florenz Ames, Ann Barnes

Votes: 47

6. Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.9
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Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 214

7. 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: 188

8. Indiscreet (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley, Barbara Kent

Votes: 1,233

9. True Confession (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,160

10. On with the Show! (1929)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance

6.2
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A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 176

11. Tanned Legs (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Peggy and Bill are high society lovebirds, but their marriage plans are put on hold while Peggy spends most of her summer straightening out her wayward parents and her unlucky-in-love ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Arthur Lake, June Clyde, Dorothy Revier, Ann Pennington

Votes: 116

12. Life with Blondie (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

7.0
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The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 119

13. Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.9
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A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 247

14. Lilac Time (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd | Stars: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh

Votes: 586

15. Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 314

16. Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 247

17. Gang Busters (1952– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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True crime stories and their investigations are dramatized.

Stars: Robert Bice, Mike Ragan, Myron Healey, Don C. Harvey

Votes: 45

18. It's a Great Life (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.0
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Dagwood buys a horse when he is supposed to be buying a house.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 111

19. Beware of Blondie (1950)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

6.6
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Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naiveté, but Blondie saves the day.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 120

20. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 94

21. Blondie's Reward (1948)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood gets in trouble at work when he buys the wrong property for his boss and when he is accused of punching out a client's son.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 96

22. Blondie's Holiday (1947)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 99

23. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 496

24. Blondie in the Dough (1947)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

7.0
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Blondie's sudden windfall causes noting but trouble for the Bumstead family.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 127

25. Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

6.6
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Dagwood has been fired again and winds up in a hard-working labor crew while trying to get his old job back.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 115

26. 16 Fathoms Deep (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In post-WW2 Florida, a former Navy diver is hired by Greek-American sponge divers who are at the mercy of a crooked sponge-exchange owner.

Director: Irving Allen | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Arthur Lake, Eric Feldary

Votes: 50

27. Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 244

28. Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.4
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Basically this is a commercial for Hollywood's Lido Lounge and for MGM contract players. The Lido is a large watering hole; we visit one afternoon with an orchestra playing, all sorts of ... See full summary »

Stars: The Radio Rogues, Eddie Bartell, Jimmy Hollywood, Henry Taylor

Votes: 96

29. Blondie in Society (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

7.1
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Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 177

30. The Silver Streak (1934)

72 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.

Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Burlington Zephyr, Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, William Farnum

Votes: 109

31. Leave It to Blondie (1945)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften... See full summary »

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 107

32. Blondie Knows Best (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

7.0
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In order to close a business deal, Dagwood impersonates Mr. Dithers. While doing so he must avoid the nearly blind process server Jim Gray.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 127

33. Blondie's Secret (1948)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

6.8
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The Bumsteads are trying to leave on their vacation but one thing after another (including Radcliffe stealing their luggage) is stopping them.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 108

34. Blondie's Hero (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

6.2
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Dagwood accidentally enlists in the Army reserve. Blondie accompanies him to basic training camp.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 109

35. Footlight Glamour (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.9
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Rich tool manufacturer hires Dagwood for a new plant, but Blondie upsets things when she casts the rich man's daughter in a play.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Ann Savage

Votes: 97

36. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)

30 min | Family, Music

5.7
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Ballroom dancing, plus comedy, songs and dance contests on one of the few programs to air over all four major commercial networks. ABC premiered it on July 20, 1950 and it closed on NBC on ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathryn Murray, William H. Vaux, Arthur Murray, Ray Carter Orchestra

Votes: 11

37. Blondie Goes Latin (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

Directors: Frank R. Strayer, Robert Sparks | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 180

38. Annapolis Salute (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The adventures of three disparate cadets at the US Naval Academy--one the son of a Navy enlisted man, the other the scion of a wealthy family, the third decent but somewhat slow-witted--and... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: James Ellison, Marsha Hunt, Harry Carey, Van Heflin

Votes: 68 | Gross: $0.27M

39. Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.9
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Cynical writer George Wickley arrives as the Bumstead household experiences the birth of daughter Cookie.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 135

40. The Air Circus (1928)

118 min | Drama

8.4
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Two eager young pilots at flight school compete over their flight instructor's aviatrix sister.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Lewis Seiler | Stars: Arthur Lake, David Rollins, Sue Carol, Louise Dresser

Votes: 50

41. Blondie's Lucky Day (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 115

42. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

4.2
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Jack,exchanges his cow for some magic beans. The beans grow overnight into a beanstalk which Jack climbs, arriving at a castle that is his.Jack sets a deal with the giant in exchange for ... See full summary »

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue

Votes: 12

43. Blondie Goes to College (1942)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

6.6
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Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 181

44. Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

76 min | Musical

6.0
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When a popular radio singer is knocked unconscious during a robbery, a squeaky-voiced college boy fills in for him. To everyone's amazement, especially his recent girlfriend, who just broke up with him, he becomes an overnight sensation.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee, Olga Baclanova, 'Whispering' Jack Smith

Votes: 52

45. Blondie's Big Moment (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.7
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When Blondie has an opportunity to become a star the Bumstead household, mainly Dagwood, becomes upset.

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 113

46. Blondie's Big Deal (1949)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

6.6
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By accident Dagwood discovers a non-flammable paint. Bad guys Dillon and Stack steal it before he can give it to his boss Radcliffe. To show off his invention, Dagwood paints Radcliffe's ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie

Votes: 115

47. Girl O' My Dreams (1934)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Sterling Holloway, Edward J. Nugent, Arthur Lake

Votes: 70

48. Smouldering Fires (1925)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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A successful businesswoman falls in love with one of her (much younger) factory workers. She doesn't know that he is in love with her younger sister.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Pauline Frederick, Laura La Plante, Malcolm McGregor, Tully Marshall

Votes: 63

49. Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.8
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The Bumstead family is off to see relatives in the country when Blondie runs into Charlie and Millie, an eloping couple needing her help.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 195

50. Blondie for Victory (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, War

6.4
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Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 116



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