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1. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Votes: 166

2. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Pete Porter is an insurance salesman and the somewhat-dour straight man to his perky and beautiful but scatterbrained wife, Gladys.

Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell

Votes: 99

3. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: The Prize (1962)

Comedy

7.8
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Gladys tries out a hair dryer that uses a vacuum cleaner for power that turns out to be a disaster. Later she wins a contest, and surprise prize is another of those dryers. She refuses, ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Barbara Perry, Lennie Weinrib

Votes: 5

4. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: Uncle Paul's Insurance (1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Pete is afraid to ask Uncle Paul (Gale Gordon) to buy insurance from him, so Bruce tries to hypnotize him into finding out why.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Gale Gordon, William Hinnant

Votes: 5

5. Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946)

90 min | Musical

7.0
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Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Constance Moore, William Marshall, Bill Goodwin, Johnny Coy

Votes: 10

6. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Walter Burnley supervises Wilma, Joe, Lynn, and Harry in returns at Krockmeyer's Department store, leaving him harried and sarcastic. The widower heads home to daughter Joan, her husband Bob and granddaughter Laurie.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Christopher Riordan

Votes: 17

7. My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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A scatterbrained Brooklynite and her wheeler-dealer fiancé interfere in her level-headed roommate's love life.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson

Votes: 802 | Gross: $6.16M

8. Hit Parade of 1947 (1947)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Four young performers form an act and get a job in a nightclub. Before long, one of them gets the idea that the act is all about him, and his changes to the act, to reflect his own ego, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Eddie Albert, Constance Moore, Joan Edwards, Gil Lamb

Votes: 15

9. My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.2
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En route to Hollywood, singer Steve, his partner Seymour and fiancée Jane, Jane's airheaded roommate Irma, and Irma's con artist fiancé Al have a series of misadventures and end up involved with a murderous gang.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin

Votes: 482

10. Having Wonderful Crime (1945)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.1
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A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 485

11. The Affairs of Pierre (1937)

18 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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A French language teacher finds a fortune in lost jewellery, manages to trace the owner and returns them. His picture is splashed all over the papers prompting several people to report him ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie | Stars: Willie Howard, Clyde Fillmore, Walter Armin, Helen Hawley

Votes: 10

12. Happy Heels (1936)

18 min | Comedy, Short

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After meeting two girls who are in the floor-show at a New York nightclub, Buster and Tom decide to join the act, but this is a bit disruptive to the act. But the girls are fond of Buster ... See full summary »

Director: William Watson | Stars: Buster West, Tom Patricola, Thelma Sheron, Ruth Shaw

13. Ready to Serve (1937)

17 min | Short

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Director: William Watson | Stars: Buster West, Tom Patricola

14. Going, Going, Gone! (1937)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Al Christie | Stars: Buster West, Tom Patricola, Earle Gilbert, Howard Negley

15. It Pays to Be Funny (1947)

70 min | Comedy

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A compilation of four short comedies produced in the 1930's by Al Christie for Educational Pictures Inc., and re-edited into feature film format: Going Spanish (1934), Poppin' the Cork (... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Bert Lahr, Willie Howard

16. Hi-Ya Doc! (1937)

18 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: William Watson | Stars: Buster West, Tom Patricola, Rose Kessner

17. Hurray for Hooligan (1937)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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Promoters Buster and Tom pick up a prizefighter with a knock-out punch but learn that he won't put up a fight unless he is mad, and the only thing that makes him mad is the sight of a ... See full summary »

Director: William Watson | Stars: Tom Patricola, Buster West

18. Dates and Nuts (1937)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

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Herman and Pat attend a dance at a co-ed school, with Pat dressing as a girl to become Herman's partner in an effort to avoid two homely girls forced upon them by the dean of women. Herman ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hall | Stars: Tim Herbert, Pat Rooney Jr., June Allyson, Mary Clark

19. Rah! Rah! Rhythm (1936)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Students Pat and Herman are friendly rivals for dancer Grace McDonald. Timberg's father is the unwitting backer for their college show, and when the dean starts looking for them, Rooney and... See full summary »

Director: William Watson | Stars: Pat Rooney Jr., Tim Herbert, Grace McDonald, Art Kahn

20. Who's Crazy? (1937)

22 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: William Watson | Stars: Harry Gribbon, Rose Kessner

21. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: A Date for Walter (1965)

30 min | Comedy

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Joe has been emotional as of late and Walter finds out the reason is a woman. Walter tries to arrange a date for Joe but gets involved far more than he intended to. Burnlet must extricate himself from a delicate situation.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

22. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Aunt Emily (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Spring Byington, Verna Felton, Byron Foulger, Gavin Gordon

23. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Big Game Hunter (1955)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

24. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Big White Lie (1965)

30 min | Comedy

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Walter spars with a woman shopper, believing her to be a difficult case. The woman though is testing Krockmeyer's service ahead of a proposed merger. Burnley must remedy her opinion of the him and the business.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Elena Verdugo

25. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Burnley at the Bridge (1964)

30 min | Comedy

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When Burnley's associate Lynn announces her engagement to a soldier he is concerned. Burnley takes on the role of proxy dad trying to decide whether the young man is good enough for his friend.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

26. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Bye, Bye Cupid (1964)

30 min | Comedy

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Walter Burnley's boss Owen Sharp has an unmarried sister and devises an idea to get her her wed. Sharp invites the two on his boat and hopes a relationship develop. Burnley must extricate ... See full summary »

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

27. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Contour Chair (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

28. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: Crossed Wires (1961)

Comedy

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Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Gene Barry, Jerry Hausner

29. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: East is West (1964)

30 min | Comedy

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Burnley feels the pressure when he is tasked with landing Matsui Cameras for Krockmeyer's store. Burney finds the language and cultural differences difficult to overcome with the representatives.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

30. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Family Quarrel (1955)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

31. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: Follow That Skeleton (1962)

Comedy

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Uncle Paul has been feuding with his business partner. Gladys jumps to a conclusion when she spots a skeleton in the trunk of his car.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Gale Gordon, Howard McNear

32. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Football Hero (1956)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

33. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: For Pete's Sake (1960)

Comedy

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Pete and Gladys Porter move into their new home in Westwood, CA. Things get off to a rocky start when Pete clashes with his new neighbor. This pilot episode uses a different theme song than the rest of the series.

Director: Bill Russell | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Elvia Allman, Verna Felton

34. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Foster Father of the Bride (1965)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, John McGiver, Christopher Riordan

35. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: Garden Wedding (1962)

30 min | Comedy

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Pete and Gladys find they are not legally married. Gladys sees this as the perfect opportunity for a big garden wedding.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Bob Hastings, Christine Nelson

36. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: Gladys Goes to College (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Gladys goes to college to learn Spanish, but her limited skills are put to the test when she and Pete go to Tijuana for lunch. Nan Leslie appears as Josie.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Nan Leslie

37. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Grunion Hunting (1954)

Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

38. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Idol Threats (1965)

30 min | Comedy

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An ivory statue that a customer bought at Krockmeyer's is returned and the reason puzzles Burnley. The angry person thinks the item is cursed and Walter has to prove that's a falsehood.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

39. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1964)

30 min | Comedy

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Aa lady returns a dog to the department store some Walter gifts the animal to his granddaughter Laurie. The woman's angry husband shows up demanding the return of the pet but Walter knows it would break the little girl's heart.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

40. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: It's a Gift (1965)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Stanley Z. Cherry | Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

41. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Jaywalker (1956)

30 min | Comedy

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Lily gets a ticket for illegally crossing the street but she objects and decides to fight it. The one most concerned is Matt as he thinks it will ruin his membership chances at the toney country club.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

42. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Joe's Place (1964)

30 min | Comedy

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When Joan decides to host an elegant dinner party she asks her father Walter to make himself scarce. Walter relocates to a nearby business, feelings hurt, wondering if he's a bother and should move out.

Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

43. Many Happy Returns (1964–1965)
Episode: Krockmeyer on Avon (1964)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: John McGiver, Elinor Donahue, Mark Goddard, Andrea Sacino

44. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Lily Hires a Maid (1954)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Harry Morgan, Frances Rafferty, Verna Felton

45. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Lily Is Bored (1954)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, Harry Morgan

46. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Lily Ruskin Arrives (1954)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Harry Cheshire, Verna Felton, Sam McDaniel

47. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Lily the Example (1959)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty

48. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Lily's Song (1955)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Spring Byington, Hy Averback, Verna Felton, Frank Ferguson

49. December Bride (1954–1959)
Episode: Linda on TV (1959)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Spring Byington, Verna Felton, Harry Morgan

50. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
Episode: Mannequin Story (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Alan Hewitt



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