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1. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 11,850 | Gross: $8.18M

2. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.7
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A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 5,882 | Gross: $6.12M

3. Funny Bones (1995)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Oliver Platt, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron

Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $0.53M

4. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,306

5. Viva Maria! (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Paulette Dubost

Votes: 3,026

6. For Me and My Gal (1942)

Not Rated | 104 min | Musical, Romance, War

7.1
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Mártha Eggerth

Votes: 2,848 | Gross: $4.37M

7. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,502

8. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy

6.6
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Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Gardner | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 1,463 | Gross: $0.22M

9. Pittsburgh (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.6
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Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Frank Craven

Votes: 956

10. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,767

11. It All Came True (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 915

12. This Is My Affair (1937)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 481

13. April Showers (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Musical

6.1
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A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 238

14. Gift of Gab (1934)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.3
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Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, Phil Baker

Votes: 85

15. Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.4
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 280

16. Up in the Air (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.8
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A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Gordon Jones

Votes: 226

17. You Can't Have Everything (1937)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger

Votes: 197

18. This Way Please (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Betty Grable, Ned Sparks, Jim Jordan

Votes: 33

19. See My Lawyer (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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Olsen and Johnson are comedians employed in a nightclub, but seeking to be released from their contracts to take a better job. But the prissy nightclub owner , B. J. Wagonhorn (Franklin ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Alan Curtis, Grace McDonald

Votes: 25

20. Under Western Skies (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.9
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In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Martha O'Driscoll, Noah Beery Jr., Leo Carrillo, Leon Errol

Votes: 38

21. Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff, Ted Healy

Votes: 86

22. Flirtation (1934)

Approved | 58 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.5
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A precode romantic melodrama about a burlesque dancer and a country boy who must pretend to be married.

Director: Leo Birinsky | Stars: Jeanette Loff, Ben Alexander, Arthur Tracy, Emma Dunn

Votes: 38

23. Cowboy Canteen (1944)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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During world-war-two, Arizona cattle-ranch owner Steve Bradley (Charles Starrett) and his pal Spud Harrigan (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) join the army and are assigned to a camp near his ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jane Frazee, Barbara Jo Allen, Tex Ritter

Votes: 59

24. Playmates (1941)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music

5.5
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Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John Barrymore (John Barrymore),is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser (... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Velez, Ginny Simms

Votes: 227

25. Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.6
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A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Constance Moore, Bert Wheeler, Tommy Dorsey, Phil Regan

Votes: 88

26. La sombra del Caudillo (1960)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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The movie situated in post-revolutionary Mexico describes the way politics were done in those times. Ignacio Jimenez is chosen as the candidate of the Partido Radical Progresista, but he ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Bracho | Stars: Tito Junco, Roberto Cañedo, Tito Novaro, Tomás Perrín

Votes: 135

27. Gambling with Souls (1936)

Unrated | 70 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Young girls are cheated in rigged gambling games and then forced into prostitution to pay off their debts.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Martha Chapin, Wheeler Oakman, Bryant Washburn, Gay Sheridan

Votes: 137

28. Lambchops (1929)

8 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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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: 348

29. Sandow: The Strong Man (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 984

30. Take Me Home (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Take Me Home is a 1928 silent comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Marshall Neilan and starred Bebe Daniels and Neil Hamilton. The film is now considered a lost film.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman, Doris Hill

31. Rainbow Over Broadway (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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Ex-vaudeville performer Trixie makes a come-back, and threatens to thwart the ambitions of her song-writing step-children, Bob and Judy.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Marsh, Frank Albertson, Lucien Littlefield, Grace Hayes

Votes: 27

32. Dizzy Dames (1935)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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Lillian Bennett runs a theatrical boarding house in New York City. She doesn't want her débutante daughter Helen Bennett, reared in finishing schools away from New York, to know of her own ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Marjorie Rambeau, Florine McKinney, Lawrence Gray, Inez Courtney

Votes: 20

33. Million Dollar Baby (1934)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A husband-and-wife vaudeville team disguise their young son as a girl so he can enter a contest run by a movie studio that's looking for "a new Shirley Temple".

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Arline Judge, Ray Walker, Jimmy Fay, George E. Stone

Votes: 15

34. Many Happy Returns (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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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: 24

35. Here We Go Again (1942)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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It's Fibber and Molly's 20th anniversary and they want to throw a big party. But when everyone declines their invitation, they decide to go on a second honeymoon instead. After one night at... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy

Votes: 232

36. Around the World (1943)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.8
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Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Mischa Auer, Joan Davis, Marcy McGuire

Votes: 144

37. Illusion (1929)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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When vaudevillian Carlee Thorpe falls for a high society woman, he leaves the show, breaking up his magic act, and the heart of his partner, Claire Jernigan. Claire goes on to team up with ... See full summary »

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, June Collyer, Kay Francis

Votes: 19

38. Eadie Was a Lady (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Ann Miller, Joe Besser, William Wright, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 19

39. Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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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: 124

40. Twinkletoes (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Colleen Moore, Kenneth Harlan, Tully Marshall, Gladys Brockwell

Votes: 47

41. Hot Curves (1930)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Revolving around a baseball team, one player lets his ego run his life, and in turn looses the girl he is dating (who happens to be the team's manager's daughter). The second player is more... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Benny Rubin, Pert Kelton, Rex Lease, Alice Day

Votes: 27

42. Their Big Moment (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.6
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A vaudeville magician act is hired to right a wrong. Some comedy relief.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Slim Summerville, William Gaxton, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 78

43. Blossoms on Broadway (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

5.2
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The wealthy "Death Valley" Cora (Kitty Kelly) is coming to New York but is kidnapped by con-man Ira Collins (Edward Arnold) who has showgirl Sally Shea (Shirley Ross)impersonating her to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Edward Arnold, Shirley Ross, John Trent, Rufe Davis

Votes: 12

44. Slightly Static (1935)

Passed | 19 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Looking for a job in radio, the girls land a break when other performers walk out just before air time.

Director: William H. Terhune | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Harold Waldridge, Dell Henderson

Votes: 21

45. Hey, Rookie (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Musical

7.2
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Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, Joe Besser, Larry Parks, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 20

46. Take It Big (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.3
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A rancher puts on a show to raise money so he can save his dude ranch from bankruptcy.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Harriet Nelson, Mary Beth Hughes, Richard Lane

Votes: 10

47. Love and Hisses (1937)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Simone Simon, Bert Lahr

Votes: 21

48. An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935)

9 min | Short, Musical

7.0
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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers,... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Adelaide Hall, The Nicholas Brothers, The 3 Whippets, The Five Racketeers

Votes: 80

49. Hollywood Varieties (1950)

60 min | Music

4.8
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Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Robert Alda, The Hoosier Hotshots, Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch

Votes: 13

50. Two Latins from Manhattan (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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Joan Daley (Joan Davis), a New York booking/press agent, attempts to recruit two local stand-ins, Jinx Terry (Jinx Falkenburg) and Lois Morgan (Joan Woodbury), when the Cuban sister-act, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Joan Woodbury, Fortunio Bonanova

Votes: 11



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