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1. Lambchops (1929)

8 min | Comedy, Short

George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 358

2. Fit to Be Tied (1930)

Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

George Burns, seeking a tie, is frustrated by department store staff.

Director: Ray Cozine | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, William Browning, Dudley Clayton

Votes: 66

3. Pulling a Bone (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

At a department store, George seeks help in getting a bone out of his throat. No one will help him; lunch counter girl Gracie wants to talk about airplanes.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, William Browning, Dorothy Adams

Votes: 39

4. The Antique Shop (1931)

Not Rated | 9 min | Comedy, Short

George is distracted from buying a statue by scatterbrained Gracie.

Director: Ray Cozine | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 55

5. Once Over, Light (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

At the barber shop, George has trouble with a hair tonic salesman and an eccentric customer; then he finds that Gracie is his manicurist.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, June Clayworth, Chester Clute

Votes: 31

6. 100% Service (1931)

Not Rated | 11 min | Comedy, Short

George registers at the Jefferson Hotel; after the desk clerk gives him the runaround, he meets Gracie at the cigar counter.

Director: Ray Cozine | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Chester Clute

Votes: 71

7. Oh, My Operation (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Comedy

George is taken to the hospital in mistake for an accident victim. After his needless operation, he meets Nurse Gracie, who adds insanity to injury.

Director: Ray Cozine | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Chester Clute

Votes: 31

8. The Big Broadcast (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A radio-singer, Bing Hornsby, is none-too-concerned about his job, and an affair with Mona leads to his dismissal. When it appears Hornsby is getting and paying a lot of attention to his ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 182

9. Your Hat (1932)

Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

George, working in a hat shop, gets tricky with the customers. Then Gracie comes in and drives him batty.

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, Barton MacLane

Votes: 32

10. Let's Dance (1933)

11 min | Comedy, Short

Sailor George and his pals visit the Roseland Dance Hall, where funny things happen between conversations with dizzy hostess Gracie.

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Barton MacLane

Votes: 18

11. Walking the Baby (1933)

Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

Street-sweeper George flirts with a pretty, but dizzy, nursemaid in the park. Incorporates Burns & Allen's vaudeville "dizzy" routine.

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Chester Clute

Votes: 33

12. International House (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention, television.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,134

13. College Humor (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Music

A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle

Votes: 167

14. Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy

When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, W.C. Fields, George Burns

Votes: 572

15. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

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: 673

16. Many Happy Returns (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music

Gracie Allen assumes the "management" of the shop owned by her papa Horatio Allen, turning it into a radio station and then an aviary, with the usual Gracie Allen logic. While distracted, ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Gracie Allen, George Burns, George Barbier, Joan Marsh

Votes: 27

17. Love in Bloom (1935)

75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A young girl runs away from her carnival family to make it in New York City and becomes involved with a handsome young songwriter.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joe Morrison, Dixie Lee

Votes: 117

18. Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret, protection.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Betty Furness

Votes: 126

19. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

97 min | Musical

Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 217

20. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 253

21. College Holiday (1936)

86 min | Comedy, Musical

Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing college students are brought to a struggling hotel to be guinea pigs in an ancient Greek-themed eugenics experiment.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Mary Boland

Votes: 131

22. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 1,664

23. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 412

24. Honolulu (1939)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Wanting a break from his overzealous fans, a famous movie star hires a Hawaiian plantation owner to switch places with him for a few weeks.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 528

25. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, John Williams, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,439

27. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith

Votes: 5,264

28. Oh, God! (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 8,187 | Gross: $41.69M

29. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,696 | Gross: $20.38M

30. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Lorraine Gary, Ray Bolger

Votes: 781

31. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 2,745 | Gross: $26.87M

32. Oh, God! Book II (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

35 Metascore

God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne

Votes: 2,008 | Gross: $14.50M

33. Two of a Kind (1982 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

Nolie has just turned twenty-one but is mentally challenged, and acts more like eight. While claiming that she only wants to help him, his "smother" actually likes things that way. One day ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: George Burns, Robby Benson, Barbara Barrie, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 114

34. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy

49 Metascore

George Burns returns as God, and as Satan. They battle over the soul of a young rock star who is willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 2,198 | Gross: $21.54M

36. 18 Again! (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris

Votes: 4,035 | Gross: $2.57M

37. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

Votes: 3,214 | Gross: $1.30M



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