Movies that I would like to be readlily available for me ot watch

by fomlife777 | created - 26 Apr 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

These are movies that sound interesting but are not easily available on DVD or video.

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1. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 2,386

2. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

Votes: 156

A good looking comedy sequal to Hellzapoppin (on Amazon Instant) with Comedy Team Olsen and Johnson.

3. Ghost Catchers (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 114

Olsen and Johnson Comedy.

4. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 251

Jack Benny

5. Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

As a boy scout leader, Henry (James Lydon), repeatedly takes the blame for problems caused by a scout in his patrol.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 106

6. The Good Humor Man (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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: 291

7. The Milkman (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy

Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie, Joyce Holden

Votes: 171

8. It Grows on Trees (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy

What happens when an American family gets two trees that grow spendable money.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Irene Dunne, Dean Jagger, Joan Evans, Richard Crenna

Votes: 223

9. Fireman Save My Child (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Comedy

A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Spike Jones, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 56

10. The Miracle (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

During the Napoleonic era, in Spain, a young postulant falls in love with a handsome British soldier who is recovering with others of his regiment after being wounded. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Irving Rapper, Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Roger Moore, Walter Slezak, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 346

11. Fluffy (1965)

92 min | Comedy

A lion gets famous.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Tony Randall, Shirley Jones, Edward Andrews, Howard Morris

Votes: 202

12. The Jokers (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, James Donald

Votes: 738

13. Angel in My Pocket (1969)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Family

A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke, Kay Medford, Lee Meriwether

Votes: 383

14. The Plank (1979 TV Movie)

28 min | Comedy

This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Sykes | Stars: Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe, Lionel Blair, Henry Cooper

Votes: 523

A British slapstick comedy that is mostly silent with a simple premise involving 2 men trying to get a floorboard to finish a room in a house. Choas ensues as they atempt to do this simple task.

15. Flying Classroom (1954)

92 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

All is not really well between the boys of Gymnasium and the boys of the six-form High School: sparks fly when they get within 100m of each other! The continuous feud between the pupils is ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Heliane Bei, Paul Klinger, Erich Ponto

Votes: 334

16. Dr. Plonk (2007)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nigel Martin, Paul Blackwell, Magda Szubanski, Wayne Anthoney

Votes: 420

An Australian homage to old silent slapstick. It looks really good.

17. Nintama Rantarô (2011)

100 min | Action, Comedy

About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shidô Nakamura, Naoto Takenaka, Takahiro Miura, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 361

18. Terumae romae (2012)

108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Lucius, a Roman architect, is transported through time to modern-day Japan, where he learns about Japanese bathhouses and uses this to his gain back home.

Director: Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura, Riki Takeuchi

Votes: 1,807

19. Song of the South (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

54 Metascore

The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 9,870 | Gross: $63.72M

20. Terumae romae II (2014)

112 min | Comedy

A sequel to the comedy Thermae Romae, an adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular comic. A Roman Empire bathhouse architect discovers he is able to travel through time when in need of ... See full summary »

Director: Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura, Kai Shishido

Votes: 492

21. The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

After a pierside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails, he ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, André Morell, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 221

23. When in Rome (1952)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An American fugitive flees to Rome and tries to elude capture by masquerading as a priest.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Van Johnson, Paul Douglas, Joseph Calleia, Carlo Rizzo

Votes: 183

24. The Projectionist (1970)

GP | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A projectionist bored with his everyday life begins fantasizing about his being one of the superheroes he sees in the movies he shows.

Director: Harry Hurwitz | Stars: Chuck McCann, Ina Balin, Rodney Dangerfield, Jára Kohout

Votes: 328

25. Sky Kids (2008)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

Director: Rocco DeVilliers | Stars: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 2,918

26. On the Right Track (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

Lester is a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station. He's got this funny knack for picking the winning horses' names out of the paper while shining shoes. When word gets around, ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Gary Coleman, Maureen Stapleton, Norman Fell, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 360

27. Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers (1967)

92 min | Comedy, Music

Darby Clyde Fenster and Jerry Martin are a pair of penniless nincompoop-drifters who hop a freight and theyre on their way to Florida. Here is where our intrepid heroes find themselves ... See full summary »

Director: Larry E. Jackson | Stars: Del Reeves, Hugh X. Lewis, Sonny Tufts, David Houston

Votes: 79

28. Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Milton Berle, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr

Votes: 319

29. The Circus Clown (1934)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy

Trying to follow in his father's footsteps, the son of an ex-acrobat runs off and joins a circus, getting a job cleaning up after the animals.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Dorothy Burgess, Don Dillaway

Votes: 151

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