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Jerry Lewis
Born March 16, 1926 (age 93)
Jerry Lewis AM (March 16, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and Dean Martin were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in motion pictures, nightclubs, television shows, concerts, album recordings... full bio
The King of Comedy
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 49min
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Arizona Dream
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 2h 22min
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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued... see more
The Nutty Professor
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 47min
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.
Funny Bones
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 8min
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An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.
Documentary | Biography, Comedy, Documentary | 1h 1min
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Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as... see more
The Bellboy
[1960]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 12min
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In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.
The Ladies Man
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 35min
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After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females?
Cinderfella
[1960]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 31min
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This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother... see more
Artists and Models
[1955]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1h 49min
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Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.
The Disorderly Orderly
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 30min
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When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head of the sanitarium who almost becomes a patient after the antics of the frantic employee. When talkative patient Mrs. Fuzzibee happily and continuously relates her maladies to Jerome, he hilariously has psychosomatic... see more
Max Rose
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 23min
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A jazz pianist makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.
Boeing, Boeing
[1965]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.
The Family Jewels
[1965]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 39min
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A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.
Who's Minding the Store?
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble!
The Patsy
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 41min
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When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
The Errand Boy
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family | 1h 32min
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
At War with the Army
[1950]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, War | 1h 33min
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Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
The Caddy
[1953]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 1h 35min
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.
The Geisha Boy
[1958]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.
Hollywood or Bust
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 35min
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood.
The Nutty Professor
[2008]
 
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Video | Animation, Comedy, Family | 1h 15min
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The grandson of professor Julius Kelp, who created a potion to transform his personality, gets his hands on his grandfather's secret elixir and unleashes his destructive alter ego.
Rock-a-Bye Baby
[1958]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 43min
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An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.
Scared Stiff
[1953]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 1h 48min
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Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy (Martin & Lewis) wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress (Scott).
Which Way to the Front?
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, War | 1h 36min
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Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" for an answer and so a recruits other 4-F's to fight against the Axis powers.
Living It Up
[1954]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 35min
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.
Slapstick of Another Kind
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 1h 22min
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A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet.
Pardners
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Western | 1h 30min
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.
Cracking Up
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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Suicidal nerd seeks help from psychiatrist, runs into various nutty characters.
You're Never Too Young
[1955]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.
The Delicate Delinquent
[1957]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 41min
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Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
Visit to a Small Planet
[1960]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 25min
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...
Hardly Working
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 31min
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In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results.
Der Clown
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 55min
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Myths and legends about the origin and the reasons for the disappearance of the film "The Day The Clown Cried" by Hollywood star Jerry Lewis.
Way... Way Out
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 41min
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In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.
The Big Mouth
[1967]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 47min
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While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful angler: he is in fact a mobster who has cheated his associates out of their diamonds. What does not help Gerald at all is that the other hoods are persuaded HE is the double-crosser they are supposed to have done away... see more
Three on a Couch
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 49min
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An artist has an opportunity to go to Paris and wants to bring his fiancee along. However, she's a psychiatrist who currently has three female patients who don't like men. So, he guises himself as three different men to gauge their trust and hopefully cure them so that his fiancee can go with him.
The Stooge
[1951]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h 40min
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.
Sailor Beware
[1952]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1h 48min
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Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
When Comedy Went to School
[2013]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 23min
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The birth of modern stand-up comedy began in the Catskill Mountains - a boot camp for the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians.
It's Only Money
[1962]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 23min
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Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family portraits look like him. Surely..no..he can't be...can he ?
Hook, Line and Sinker
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 31min
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Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he's not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to... see more
That's My Boy
[1951]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music, Sport | 1h 44min
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The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.
Jumping Jacks
[1952]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 36min
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Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.
3 Ring Circus
[1954]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 43min
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Jerry and Pete are two friends with no money, looking for some job. They finally find one as workers in a circus, but Jerry has different dreams. He wants to become a clown.
Don't Give Up the Ship
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ship, or pay for it, Now! If only Prudence, to whom he just got married, could understand why he isn't there for his Honeymoon.
Movie | Comedy | 1h 39min
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An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist.
Money from Home
[1953]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
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Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice veterinarian, into helping him. Of course, he doesn't tell Virgil what he is really up to. Mistaken identities are assumed, while along the way, Virgil meets a female vet and Herman falls for the owner of the horse... see more
The Sad Sack
[1957]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to... see more
Fight for Life
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He fights to get the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only available in England) for use in the U.S.
To Catch a Cop
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Clovis Blaireau is a private detective. It is charged by Nadège de Courtaboeuf wife knew wealthy industrialist Prosper de Courtaboeuf, to obtain evidence of the infidelity of her husband. Clovis managed to penetrate the intimacy of Prosper, and became his friend. Following diverse Clovis and Prosper adventures will find themselves in Tunisis pursued by a band of Mafioso and by members of the Front... see more
Funny Business
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Documentary | 50min
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An examination of the art of comedy and the styles and techniques of some of the world's greatest comedians.
The 29th Annual Academy Awards
[1957]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Family
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The 28th Annual Academy Awards
[1956]
 
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TV Special | Family
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A bonus of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences is the American Film Awards created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies. A rewarding ceremony is conducted annually in Los Angeles, in a theatre "Dolby", and translated in direct ether in ten of the world countries.
TV Series | News | 1h 30min
The Jerry Lewis Show
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Jerry Lewis hosted the variety show that primarily consisted of skits often featuring characters he made known in his movies. Occasionally guests like the Osmond Brothers worked musical numbers into the show's stories.
The Colgate Comedy Hour
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 1h
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 19min
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Documentary about the making of Martin Scorsese's story of a man willing to go to any length for a shot at fame.
Circus of the Stars #3
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Family
Short Movie
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This farcical short was Jerry Lewis' first film as a director, according to co-scripter Don McGuire. Lewis appeared in dual roles as an American Indian and as an Army recruiting officer. The 16mm film was shot in Lewis' house. Janet Leigh commented, "A lot of us would gather there and make these funny movies. And we would then all go and have dinner, and we would go back and continue our shoot the... see more
Trumbo
[2015]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 4min
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
The Simpsons
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 22min
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
The Trust
[2016]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 32min
A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.
Mad About You
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 22min
Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
[1963]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3h 25min
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.
And the Oscar Goes To...
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 27min
The history of the Academy Awards.
The 81st Annual Academy Awards
[2009]
 
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TV Special | 3h 30min
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.
Inside the Actors Studio
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 5min
Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.
Mr. Saturday Night
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 59min
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The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
[2013]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Sport | 1h 26min
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The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.
Till Luck Do Us Part 2
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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A fat man loses everything.
Los Angeles Plays Itself
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 2h 49min
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A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott... see more
The Carol Burnett Show
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.
Movie | Animation, Family | 1h 20min
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George embarks on a cross-country trip to reunite a baby elephant with her family.
Dying Laughing
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, Drama | 1h 29min
The craft, creative process and complicated lives of stand-up comedians.
Road to Bali
[1952]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 31min
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Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure,love and trouble.
Wiseguy
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer. The segments... see more
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h 45min
Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 23min
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A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesiser instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument.
Cookie
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 34min
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Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.
Larry King Live
[1985]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 1h
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 55min
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With Jerry Lewis (1926- )as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows his career chronologically from the 10-year partnership with Dean Martin to Lewis's career as writer, producer, director, and actor in a series of Paramount pictures. The chronology is told through archival clips, comments by family members and Hollywood friends, comments from Lewis himself, and clips of... see more
Cher: The Farewell Tour
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 32min
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An in-concert performance by Cher on her 2003 farewell tour.
Li'l Abner
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Musical | 1h 54min
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As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their town is to be used as an atomic bomb testing ground, unless they can find *something* necessary about the town. Could Mammy Yokum's Yokumberry tonic (which Abner has taken every day since he was a baby) be the ... see more
What's My Line?
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
All the Love You Cannes!
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 48min
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Troma, an off the wall film studio, journeys to the Cannes Film Festival to sell their films to potential distributors.
The Jack Benny Program
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.
Good News Week
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show
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It's a quizze about the week and stuff
The Ed Sullivan Show
[1948]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Created by:
After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a cabaret act that found success in nightclubs. Their easy banter and famous names led to them getting their own television variety show in the '70s.
TV Series | Comedy, Documentary | 55min
Red Line 7000
[1965]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sport | 1h 50min
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The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since she hasn't got the money to travel back, she stays. The young and very ambitious talent Ned Arp joins the team and immediately starts wooing Pat's sister... see more
The Red Skelton Hour
[1951]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
My Friend Irma
[1949]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 43min
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.
Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 30min
In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and producers), staff, and management sat for interviews. There's an Oscar party for 1500, footage and photos of famous diners, and time with Tommy Gallagher, the ebullient head waiter until retirement in 1994, his son... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Sport | 1h 15min
An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of African-Americans in his prowess, the shift of White sentiment toward Louis as Hitler came to power, Louis's patriotism during World War II, and the hounding of Louis by the IRS for the following 15 years. In his last... see more
Brothers
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
Joe Waters is an ex-place kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now retired, he's opened up a restaurant. Lou is his older brother, a gruff construction worker. Both Joe and Lou receive the shock of their lives when their kid brother Cliff reveals that he's gay. Humorous situations follow as Joe and Lou alternately try to accept Cliff's homosexuality or cure him of it.
The Panel
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Ben Casey
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.
The Sonny and Cher Show
[1976]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Cher and Sonny Bono starred in this quintessentially '70's TV comedy/variety show. Sonny and Cher's hit songs featured prominently on the show, as they would often sing and perform them between short skits.
Just for Laughs
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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This show features stand-up comedy at it's best.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 40min
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A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.
The Mike Douglas Show
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Merv Griffin Show and was very popular in its time. Mike Douglas was no relation to Michael nor Kirk Douglas.
My Friend Irma Goes West
[1950]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 1h 31min
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Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.
Donny and Marie
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first season also featured all of the Osmond families, but Donny and Marie were obviously the most popular of the bunch so the rest were phased into occasional appearances.
One More Time
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Thriller | 1h 32min
Directed by:
Two night club owners find themselves in trouble with the law. One of them goes to his English Lord brother for help, and the Lord is later murdered. He swaps places with his dead brother to solve the murder.
Filmmakers in Action
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 42min
Directed by:
Following the documentary "Filmmakers vs. Tycoons", this second part focus on the measures to protect authors' copyright, and the legal difference in the figure of the author in the United States or in France.
I've Got a Secret
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
Directed by:
"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive flavor. As with "Line," four celebrity panelists try to guess an unknown-to-them secret, which the contestant (or sometimes group of contestants) whispered in the host's ear; the secret was always shown to the television... see more
Wogan
[1982]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 35min
Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 44min
Directed by:
A documentary that explores the origin and influence of "The 2000 Year Old Man," the classic comedy routine created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.
The David Frost Show
[1969]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, Music | 2h
Directed by:
Dinah!
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home oriented show about cooking, crafts and occasionally music. This format lasted until May of 1974. When the show came back in October of 1974 the format had changed drastically to a variety talk show which was called Dinah... see more
The 27th Annual Academy Awards
[1955]
 
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TV Special | Family
Directed by:
Klimbim
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 45min
Created by:
Tony Orlando and Dawn
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
Directed by:
Nineteen-seventies' era comedy/variety television show, starring Tony Orlando (and Dawn).
This Is Your Life
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Family, Reality-TV | 30min
Created by:
Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. Next, the celebrity was escorted into the studio, and one by one, people who were significant in the guest's life would be brought out to offer anecdotes. At the end of the show, family members and friends would surround... see more
The Milkman
[1950]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 27min
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Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick... see more
The Andy Williams Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Music | 1h
Directed by:
Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a wide variety of performers, though still avoiding rock or other 'youth' genres. Many new performers were introduced on this show, including a singing family from Utah, The Osmonds.
Cher
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Directed by:
Cher's solo television variety show spinoff after the Sonny & Cher shows had concluded.
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
[1956]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Playboy After Dark
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Hugh Hefner hosts a party at his home with celebrity guests.
The Tonight Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 45min
Interim version of the talk show that aired between the departure of Jack Paar and the arrival of Johnny Carson.
The Garry Moore Show
[1958]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Variety show hosted by Garry Moore with famous guests.
Texaco Star Theatre
[1948]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Directed by:
The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the show soared to ratings dominance (Number One in 1950-51), NBC dominated Tuesday night, and Berle became the first great star of the new medium, "Mr. Television". The basic format was modeled after a vaudeville variety... see more
Startime
[1959]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h
Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.
Person to Person
[1953]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, News | 30min
Interviews with figures from public life.
The Linkletter Show
[1952]
 
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TV Series | Family | 30min
Daytime variety show starring Art Linkletter.
TV Special | Comedy, Music | 2h 30min
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This is a special show that celebrates Sammy Davis Jr 's 60th anniversary in show business,including musical,comic and dancing performers.
The Danny Thomas Hour
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h
Directed by:
Thomas starred in the musical-variety and comedy episodes (many drawn from his earlier "Make Room for Daddy") and hosted the more dramatic offerings.
Pink Lady
[1980]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Directed by:
The Rat Pack
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Music | 3h 20min
Directed by:
From the moment Sinatra met each member of the Pack to their relationships with the Mob and the Kennedys, this intimate profile reveals what every fan has always wanted to know about THE RAT PACK.
The 31st Annual Academy Awards
[1959]
 
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TV Special | Family | 1h 40min
Directed by:
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
[1957]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show | 1h 45min
Tomorrow Coast to Coast
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Directed by:
This Is Your Life
[1971]
 
My rating
TV Series | Biography, Reality-TV | 30min
Hullabaloo
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h
Directed by:
This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier, this series combined the musical trends of the day, "The British Invasion", Detroits' "Motown" sound and the merging Folk Rock trend. Unlike "Shindig", this series featured a segment from Great Britian hosted by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein who presented "up and coming" groups. The weekly... see more
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 3h
Directed by:
A retrospective look at 60 years of great moments in film comedy, from the 1920s to the present.
Cinéastes de notre temps
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Stump the Stars
[1947]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
Created by:
Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (a, an, the)"and gestures for syllables, number of words, and expand or stretch . I remember later as I grew up that "Charades" used these gestures from the show I remembered in my youth as "Stump the Stars."
The Joan Rivers Show
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 40min
Directed by:
Pauline Kael was likely the most powerful, and influential, movie critic of the 20th century. Her love of movies was revealed in her ruthless pursuit of what made a movie or an actor's performance work, or not, and why -- which made her a lightning rod amongst colleagues and readers. The latter golden age of movies of the 1960s and 1970s are the focus of this film that pursues the question of what... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 32min
Directed by:
TV Movie | Comedy | 1h
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 14min
Comic Relief
[1986]
 
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TV Special | Comedy | 2h 8min
Directed by:
The Martin Short Show
[1999]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Martin Short interviews celebrities with some Sketch Comedy on the side.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
Directed by:
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 13min
Directed by:
Hollywood Legenden
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h
Directed by:
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 50min
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary | 52min
Directed by:
A documentary on Louis de Funès based on unseen archives and film extracts, interviews from close friends and comedy specialists.
TV Special | Comedy, Game-Show | 1h
Gameshow personalities recall contestant & host bloopers as well as other funny moments from their television shows.
Sports on the Silver Screen
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Sport | 1h 25min
TV Special
Directed by:
The Creative Arts Emmys recognizes the technical and other achievements for American television programming, often given to behind-the-scenes talent such as cinematographers, casting directors, animators and costume designers.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
A VH1 documentary that takes a look at the burgeoning 80's comedy scene as told by those who lived it, from on the road and to the Comedy Store.
Shot Heard 'Round the World
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, Sport
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 1min
Directed by:
V.I.P.-Schaukel
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
Cinema
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.
Classic Comedy Teams
[1986]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary
Directed by:
Steve Allen hosts this collection of clips of some of the greatest comedy teams in movie and television history, including Our Gang, Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Burns and Allen, The Three Stooges, The East-Side Kids, Abbott and Costello, and Martin and Lewis.
Good Grief
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Created by:
Directed by:
Straight-laced Warren, his sister Debbie, her flamboyant husband Ernie (Howie Mandel), and their tranvestite assistant Raoul, run a funeral home.
The 30th Annual Tony Awards
[1976]
 
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TV Special | Family
Directed by:
Michele Lee, Hal Linden, and Leslie Uggams perform show stoppers that didn't win. Vivian Reed belts out "Sweet Georgia Brown." Jerry Orbach takes on "All I Care About." The cast of Chorus Line sings "One" and "I Hope I Get It."
The Great Standups
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 58min
Directed by:
The Whoopi Goldberg Show
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Two hundred (200) episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1992 and 1993. This was a talk show with Whoopi Goldberg interviewing Hollywood, political, etc. celebrities. The show was seen five days a week.
The Jack Benny Hour
[1965]
 
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TV Special | Comedy | 1h
Directed by:
The Beach Boys appear in a skit with Benny and Hope as surfers. Jack trys to weasel Disneyland tickets from Walt Disney. Also, a skit with Benny, Hope and Sommer in a takeoff on Italian movies. This was Benny's first special after the demise of his regular series. Benny obviously trys to appeal to the younger viewers by booking the very popular Beach Boys.
Dee Time
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Music | 45min
Directed by:
Pioneers of Primetime
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
Directed by:
Kissing
[2018]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 3min
Directed by:
Kissing is a small town in Bavaria, Germany. Kisses are for free there. And love is in the air .
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