Breaking The Fourth Wallby karljhickey14 | created - 11 Oct 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Listed as I see them , or think of them . Films told in the first person don't count , where actors talk directly to camera throughout - they are still in character.
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1. They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Divine Crawford who gives all - in this really funny comedy , she donated all her salary from this movie to the red cross after Carol Lombard's plane crashed .
When Joan Crawford falls asleep on his shoulder , Melvyn Douglas looks at the audience
2. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
3. God Told Me To (1976)
R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."
At the end , Tony Lo Bianco says the title of the movie , smiling and looking right at us .
4. Half Past Midnight (1948)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man with an affinity for trouble meets a girl in distress in a nightclub. She becomes involved in the murder of a Spanish dancer and both of them become major suspects. The couple, ... See full summary »
At the end , after seeing the two main characters kiss , Mabel Paige looks in to the audience and says "What are you doing tonight , deary ?"
6. Bermuda Mystery (1944)
Approved | 65 min | Mystery
At the end Ann Rutherford confides to the audience "I knew I'd get him before this was over"
7. Flic Story (1975)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »
At the end Alain Delon talks to the camera as he relates the execution of the gangster .
8. True to Life (1943)
94 min | Comedy
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life ... See full summary »
At the end , Franchot Tone is going through his little black book , then seems to catch someone's eye in the audience and says "How about you , luscious ?" before howling like a wolf .
9. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
10. The Big Store (1941)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical
A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.
Groucho again , but Harpo does it as well
11. A Day at the Races (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.
12. Horse Feathers (1932)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, accidentally hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against the rival Darwin University.
13. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy
The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.
Groucho several times - "That reminds me , I must get my watch fixed"
14. Love Happy (1949)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.
Groucho - apart from introducing the film , when Marilyn Monroe appears says "Is there anything I can do for you ? " , looks at us and says "What a ridiculous question !" . Then near the end , when he wants to search Ilona Massey , turns and says "If this were a french picture I could do it !"
15. A Full Day's Work (1973)
95 min | Comedy, Crime
A father plan to kill in the same day the 9 members of the jury who had condemned his son to the death sentence.
At one point when following a car , the camera goes the other way and we hear the director's voice , later on the radio plays the hunter's theme , and says it's from the film .
16. Actors and Sin (1952)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a ... See full summary »
At the end , the child looks at the camera and keeps on talking.
17. Up in Mabel's Room (1944)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy
Newly-married Gary Ainsworth once gave his former sweetheart Mabel a sexy negligee with his initials embroidered in the lacework. It is Gary's unenviable task to retrieve the incriminating undergarment from Mabel's room.
Mischa Auer looks at camera and says "There must be an easier way to earn a living", and at the end "Operator , you better switch to another picture - this will never get past the censors!"
18. Brooklyn Orchid (1942)
Approved | 50 min | Comedy
Taxicab company owners Tim McGuerin and Eddie Corbett rescue Lucy Gibbs from a suicide attempt and she insists on placing her life and destiny in the hands of her two rescuers. From there, ... See full summary »
at the end Grace Bradley looks at the audience ,wags her finger and says "That'll be the last howl out of those wolves!"
19. Let's Face It (1943)
Approved | 76 min | Musical
A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get ... See full summary »
Twice - Bob Hope makes a joke about how butchers have so little and the fat women have so lot , and at the end looks at us and says "Well I was out for a whole year "
20. Rhythm and Weep (1946)
17 min | Short, Comedy, Music
The stooges are actors who can't seem to find a job, so they decide to jump off a high building and end it all. On the roof top they meet three girl dancers with the same idea. Before they ... See full summary »
Larry kisses the girl and says to us "This I like ! And I get paid for it too !"
21. Slave Girl (1947)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An American adventurer goes to Tripoli to rescue some kidnapped sailors, but gets involved with a beautiful slave girl.
Humpy the camel interrupts the picture throughout , "I've seen this picture"
22. Three Smart Saps (1942)
Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short
The stooges are engaged to the three daughters of a prison warden. When they learn that some crooks have taken over the prison and their prospective father-in-law has been locked up, they ... See full summary »
At the end they break into song , looking at the camera , and Curly barks at the audience .
23. What's the Matador? (1942)
17 min | Comedy, Short
The stooges are actors traveling to perform at a fiesta in Mexico. After they accidentally switch suitcases with that of Dolores, a lovely senorita they met on trip down, they must sneak ... See full summary »
When the Stooges break into a dance , Curly gets carried away and walks straight into the camera .
24. So Long Mr. Chumps (1941)
17 min | Comedy, Short
The stooges are street cleaners who find some valuable bonds and return them to their owner. The man is so grateful that he offers them a big reward if they can find an honest man with ... See full summary »
At the end , when cracking rocks on Curly's head , Curly says "Hey , wait a minute ! That's a real one ! "
25. Repossessed (1990)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Parody of The Exorcist (1973), with Linda Blair once again possessed by Satan, and Leslie Nielsen as the exorcist.
Votes: 7,793 | Gross: $1.38M
Several , including Leslie Nielsen's priest swears at start , then looks sheepishly at us , Linda Blair "breaks" the film at one point .
26. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A star pilot and his sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
Votes: 164,784 | Gross: $38.12M
Several - when they don't want know what to do next they watch the video , they turn the film off by accident etc etc
27. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 120,296 | Gross: $119.50M
When Harvey Korman is asking out loud "What am I asking you for ?" , and the general anarchy at the end - fighting in the Warner Bros Studio , Harvey Korman attending the premiere of the film , etc
28. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 481,152 | Gross: $1.23M
Main one , a historian is killed by one of the characters in the film , the police start investigating and eventually come after the cast and crew .
29. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.
In the credits sequence , a passenger - played by the director's brother , acknowledges the audience ( before being killed instantly when the film starts !)
30. The Omen (1976)
R | 111 min | Horror
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Votes: 102,431 | Gross: $4.27M
In a classic the end ? moment , Damien turns and smiles at us .
31. Tom Jones (1963)
Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th-century England.
Votes: 10,970 | Gross: $37.60M
Albert Finney asks us if we saw who robbed him .
32. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.
Votes: 111,458 | Gross: $35.74M
Several , at the end the villagers shout "A black sheriff ?" to which the response is "Why not ? It worked in Blazing Saddles"
33. Airplane! (1980)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
Votes: 199,694 | Gross: $83.40M
Loads , when Ted turns , looks at us and says "What a pisser !" , the character Johnny is always looking at the camera when he speaks .
34. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Votes: 46,870 | Gross: $27.15M
At the end they announce Airplane 3 , William Shatner reappears and says "That's just what they'd expect us to do !"
36. This Thing Called Love (1940)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy
Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his ... See full summary »
Rosalind Russell says "I don't get it ! " , turns and looks at the camera and says "Do you ?!"
37. The Return of the Vampire (1943)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Horror
When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart
Votes: 1,845 | Gross: $1.09M
At the end , Miles Mander asks his police if they believe in vampires , then turns to us and says "And do you people ?"
38. Service de Luxe (1938)
85 min | Comedy
The manager of a service agency for the wealthy clashes with - and falls for - an inventor who is seeking funding for a new kind of tractor.
At the end , Mischa Auer says : "My spirit, Mofshovsky, tells me this is - The End. " , and rolls his eyes at us .
39. The Rage of Paris (1938)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »
At about 45 mins , after looking at Douglas Fairbanks , Mischa Auer glances triumphantly straight at the camera .
40. What a Woman! (1943)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A literary agent is pursued by the charming writer of a popular magazine while she attempts to sway one of her clients, a handsome but innocent college professor, to star in an upcoming movie based on his best-selling novel The Whirlwind.
At the end , Senator Ainslie finally get's to blow out his candles , and winks at us .
41. Trading Places (1983)
R | 116 min | Comedy
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Votes: 129,037 | Gross: $90.40M
When Ralph Bellamy is painstakingly explaining to Eddie Murphy what bacon is , Murphy looks at us .
42. Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940)
Approved | 68 min | Drama
A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr... See full summary »
At the end , Jean Hersholt laughs to the camera . Most of the series end with him breaking the wall .
43. Road to Rio (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.
Votes: 2,994 | Gross: $4.50M
Several times , on the high wire bicycle Bob Hope says "This picture could end right here !" , later , describing the exciting plot , cries are heard off screen , the response "The Warner brothers are jealous"
44. Road to Bali (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.
Several , when Crosby asks Hope how he got out of the diving suit , they look suspiciously at us , and move off so we don't hear , then Crosby walks up to us , even more confused . And Hope tries to stop the "the end" .
45. Rogues Gallery (1944)
Approved | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller
Reporter Patsy Reynolds (Robin Raymond) and photographer Eddie Porter