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1. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 79,419 | Gross: $16.81M

2. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 6,519

3. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 29,617 | Gross: $76.66M

4. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 17,703 | Gross: $68.39M

5. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,536

6. Fun & Fancy Free (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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66 Metascore

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: "Bongo," about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and "Mickey and the Beanstalk," a take on the famous fairy tale.

Stars: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Luana Patten, Anita Gordon

Votes: 5,834

7. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley | Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner

Votes: 2,271

8. Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau, Bingbing Li

Votes: 9,768 | Gross: $0.46M

9. Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker

Votes: 1,354

10. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 1,622

11. The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

Directors: James Cruze, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane

Votes: 630

12. The Eyes Have It (1931)

Unrated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

5.0
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A nine-year-old boy named Charlie McCarthy is sent by his teacher to an eye doctor. The lad has been complaining about headaches and has missed a lot of school. The doctor, with the help of... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Christina Graver, Charlie McCarthy

Votes: 238

13. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,523 | Gross: $0.70M

14. Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 280

15. Triloquist (2008)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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In 1993, in Hollywood, California, a decadent ventriloquist overdoses and dies, leaving her two children to be sent to a foster house with their dummy. Their lives become a nightmare of abuse and murder, to be avenged by a wrathful dummy.

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Paydin LoPachin, Rocky Marquette, Katie Chonacas, Brian Krause

Votes: 820

16. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.2
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Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble, especially Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Meanwhile, Whipsnade's son ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Votes: 1,432

17. The Nature of Nicholas (2002)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal fable that follows twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an intense attraction to his best friend, Bobby. Nicholas is obsessed with his friend ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Erbach | Stars: Jeff Sutton, David Turnbull, Ardith Boxall, Tom McCamus

Votes: 444

18. Big Brown Eyes (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.6
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Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 639

19. Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot (2007–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.2
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This series features the new redesigned Care Bears with redesigned tummy symbols (now called "belly badges"). It also features a redesigned Care-a-lot. Additionally, there was initially no ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey Moore, Tabitha St. Germain, Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil

Votes: 100

20. Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell, Eric Blore

Votes: 757

21. Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields

Votes: 99

22. Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.4
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Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Robert Cummings

Votes: 60

23. Look Who's Laughing (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.3
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Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and... See full summary »

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

Votes: 289

24. One Hour in Wonderland (1950 TV Special)

Unrated | 59 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Disney's first-ever TV production. Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd to a Christmas party thrown by Walt Disney. Clips of movies and animated shorts, including Disney's... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Walt Disney, Danny Alguire, Kathryn Beaumont, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 124

25. Rosalie (1937)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 410

26. I'm No Dummy (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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Explores the world of ventriloquism through clips, photos and interviews with many of today's greatest vents, revealing this perceived novelty act as a great modern art form. New 2-disk edition contains 2 extra hours of material.

Director: Bryan W. Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Jay Johnson, Lynn Trefzger, Tom Ladshaw

Votes: 120

27. The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."

Directors: George Marshall, H.C. Potter | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, The Ritz Brothers, Vera Zorina

Votes: 331

28. Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Jewlery smuggled into the United States from China.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Anna May Wong

Votes: 102

29. The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953 TV Special)

News

7.3
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director: Bill Bennington | Stars: Bob Hope, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen, Jacques Bergerac

Votes: 117

30. The Big Show (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.9
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At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double.

Directors: Mack V. Wright, Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes, Sally Payne

Votes: 213

31. Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

5.9
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Paul Winchell is trying to tell stories to Knucklehead and Jerry Mahoney who of course are his ventriloquist props. But the Three Stooges keep inserting themselves into his tales giving them a different interpretation.

Directors: Don Appell, Louis Brandt | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Paul Winchell

Votes: 215

32. Suicide Bus (1998)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A young girl named Mitsuki receives a ticket for a bus tour from his uncle. The tour appears to be normal (expect that everyone appears to be quite somber) but Mitsuki learns it's true ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Duncan, Nanako Ôkôchi, Toshinori Omi, Ippei Souda

Votes: 337

33. Dumbstruck (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

6.1
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47 Metascore

At the annual Vent Haven Convention in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, ventriloquism capital of the world, director Mark Goffman discovers five extraordinary characters straight out of a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Goffman | Stars: Bob Ashman, Maria Ashman, Robert J. Ashman, Willie Brown

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Here We Go Again (1942)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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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

35. The Secret (1955)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Diamond smuggling, and the disappearance of the mother of several children, in the seaside resort of Brighton after World War II.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Sam Wanamaker, Mandy Miller, André Morell, Marian Spencer

Votes: 37

36. Hit the Saddle (1937)

Passed | 57 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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Greedy rancher McGowan wants to have a local wild horse sanctuary closed, so he can capture and sell them while Tucson tries to break up Stony's marriage to a sexy, gold-digging saloon girl.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Rita Hayworth

Votes: 99

37. Crowing Pains (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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Foghorn convinces Henery that Sylvester is a chicken. Foghorn sticks Henery in an egg and sticks it under Sylvester.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 348

38. Goodbye Broadway (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

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Pat and Molly Malloy, once famed vaudeville and Broadway performers, arrive to play the small town of Hamilton, Conn. with a troupe of dancers, singers, a trained dog and an educated seal. ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Alice Brady, Charles Winninger, Tom Brown, Dorothea Kent

39. Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Blackie performs in a magic show at a women's prison, which gives an inmate an opportunity to escape.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Chester Morris, Trudy Marshall, Constance Dowling, Richard Lane

Votes: 274

40. Double Talk (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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The wealthy Mrs. Virginia Delaware is at the Bergen Orphanage to choose a child to adopt. Dr. Bergen wants Mrs. Delaware to choose the troublesome Charlie McCarthy if only to get rid of him... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Florence Auer, Lynne Carver

Votes: 62

41. Cleaning House (1938)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.7
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Mama has everyone working on spring cleaning, or so she thinks; in fact, everyone's slacking off in various ways. The Captain is the only one to get caught and face her wrath, though. To ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allen | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Jeanne Dunne, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 40

42. David Strassman Live! (2001)

106 min | Comedy

7.7
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David Strassman's first DVD which blows the lid off of the ancient art of Ventriloquism. His dark and twisted world set the bar for all performers of this genre.

Director: Denis Spencer | Star: David Strassman

Votes: 11

43. Find the Blackmailer (1943)

Passed | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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John Rhodes (Gene Lockhart)hires private detective D. L. Trees (Jerome Cowan)to track down a talking blackbird owned by Fred Molner, who uses the bird as a means of blackmailing Rhodes. ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Jerome Cowan, Faye Emerson, Gene Lockhart, Marjorie Hoshelle

Votes: 150

44. Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy (1950 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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In his first appearance on network television, Edgar Bergen hosts a Thanksgiving Day special featuring three of his partners in ventriloquism - Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Podine ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Dinehart | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Diana Lynn

Votes: 9

45. Rock River Renegades (1942)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.5
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Recently elected Marshal Luke Graham falls under suspicion when he's unable to discover the local band of rustlers, which are really led by Jim Dawson, who is also trying to steal Grace Ross, daughter of the local newspaper editor.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Ray Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Elmer

Votes: 51

46. The Office Scandal (1930)

8 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Charlie to be hired by Mr. Depew as an office boy. Julie is married to another man and to Mr. Depew. It doesn't take long before Charlie is fired. Who is the second husband?

Stars: Edgar Bergen, Christina Graver, Charlie McCarthy

Votes: 7

47. The Strawberry Blonde (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Janet Blair, Eddie Bracken, Dolores Dorn

48. Free and Easy (1931)

8 min | Comedy, Short

4.8
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A hobo named the Professor and his son, Charlie McCarthy, believe there's money buried in an abandoned house which was previously owned by a fellow named Herbie Larkin. Pretending to be ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Christina Graver

Votes: 44

49. Flickers! (2014– )

2 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

8.3
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Stars: Ron Sparks, Emily Schooley, Rebecca Gibson, Andrew Kines

Votes: 100

50. West of El Dorado (1949)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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Johnny Mack returns to Pony Mesa, where his friend Alibi gives him a letter from Mary, granddaughter of his former boss Brimstone, asking Johnny to forget his quarrel with the old man and ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Max Terhune, Reno Browne, Teddy Infuhr

Votes: 6



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