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1. The Producers (1967)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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96 Metascore

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor

Votes: 46,425 | Gross: $0.11M

2. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 30,987

3. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 20,938

4. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,718

5. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,769

6. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 7,437

7. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

Votes: 6,368

8. The Hot Rock (1972)

GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

Votes: 4,546

9. The Enforcer (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.3
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A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc.

Directors: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane

Votes: 3,819

10. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,825

11. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 2,279

12. Sirocco (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Märta Torén, Everett Sloane

Votes: 1,693

13. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.2
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,594

14. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby

Votes: 1,089

15. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 1,072

16. 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: 1,026

17. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 865

18. Rhinoceros (1974)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

Director: Tom O'Horgan | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black, Joe Silver

Votes: 850

19. Best Boy (1979)

111 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

Director: Ira Wohl | Stars: Ira Wohl, Philip Wohl, Zero Mostel, Christine O'Connor

Votes: 574

20. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 522

21. The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, David Jay, Bob McFadden

Votes: 493

22. The Angel Levine (1970)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.2
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Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for ... See full summary »

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 491

23. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel

Votes: 474

24. The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

M | 98 min | Comedy, Western

5.6
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Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Zero Mostel, Kim Novak, Clint Walker, Claude Akins

Votes: 453

25. Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Joanne Dru, Hugh Marlowe, Zero Mostel

Votes: 396

26. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 343

27. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

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

6.8
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 330

28. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary

8.0
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73 Metascore

Going behind the curtain to capture the most controversial, passionate, risky and high-profile Broadway season in decades.

Director: Dori Berinstein | Stars: Alissa Anderegg, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rob Ashford, Chris Boneau

Votes: 309 | Gross: $0.15M

29. Great Catherine (1968)

G | 99 min | Comedy

5.6
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Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston (Peter O'Toole), and his fiancée Claire arrive in St. Petersburg. Edstaston is ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 240

30. Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.3
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The documentary analyzes a dark period in Hollywood's history due to the Red Scare of the 1940's and 1950's, when actors, writers and directors were persecuted and investigated by the House... See full summary »

Director: David Helpern | Stars: Walter Bernstein, Alvah Bessie, Lester Cole, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 167

31. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 152

32. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 144

33. Journey Into Fear (1975)

R | 100 min | Thriller

5.4
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An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Scott Marlowe

Votes: 123

34. Mastermind (1969)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.9
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Zero Mostel plays an inspector on the trail of criminals who have captured a robot called Chatze (sp?) played by Felix Sillas. The inspector has delusions that he is a great Samurai warrior... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: Zero Mostel, Keiko Kishi, Gawn Grainger, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 107

35. Foreplay (1975)

R | 75 min | Comedy

3.9
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Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, Robert McCarty, Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis, Sudie Bond

Votes: 101

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)

110 min | Music

8.2
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The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 -- the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film... See full summary »

Director: Chris Cohen | Stars: Julie Andrews, Vivian Blaine, Yul Brynner, Betty Buckley

Votes: 95

37. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Zero Mostel (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Zero Mostel, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 92

38. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A typical variety show featuring music by both guests and the host. Interspersed were comedy segments often by Ace Trucking Company which featured rising talents Fred Williard and Patti Deutsch.

Stars: Tom Jones, The Mike Sammes Singers, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

Votes: 77

39. Once Upon a Scoundrel (1973)

G | 99 min | Comedy

5.6
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Comic genius shines through in Zero Mostel's brilliant and hilarious portrayal of Senor Carlos de Refugio, a wealthy landowner known for his roguish and selfish acts. Refugio's desire for ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Zero Mostel, Katy Jurado, A Martinez, Pancho Córdova

Votes: 50

40. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: Waiting for Godot (1961)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Two derelicts, Vladimir and Estragon, occupy themselves as they wait for 'Godot' to make an appearance on Pozzo's estate.

Director: Alan Schneider | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Zero Mostel, Kurt Kasznar, Alvin Epstein

Votes: 50

41. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 42

42. The 28th Annual Tony Awards (1974 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

Votes: 39

43. Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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A retrospective look at 60 years of great moments in film comedy, from the 1920s to the present.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 38

44. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.0
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Carter, The June Taylor Dancers, Art Carney

Votes: 37

45. Marco (1973)

G | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

4.8
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Marco Polo, the well known adventurer and merchant's son from Venice in Italy, travels all through asia to find the great Khan. Once there he posesses his protection to merchandise between ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Weston, Zero Mostel, Cie Cie Win

Votes: 34

46. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 32

47. Ride of the Valkyrie (1967)

15 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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An opera singer, dressed in full costume and dress, must navigate through the busy city streets to get to the theater in time for his performance.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Zero Mostel, Julia Foster, Frank Thornton

Votes: 32

48. The Guy Who Came Back (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Paul Douglas, Joan Bennett, Linda Darnell, Don DeFore

Votes: 27

49. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Cilla Black, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 26

50. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

Votes: 26



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