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1. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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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.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,251

2. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 78

3. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 85

4. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Topo Gigio

Votes: 1,062

5. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 414

6. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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The Joey Bishop Show is an American sitcom starring entertainer Joey Bishop that aired on NBC.

Stars: Regis Philbin, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 115

7. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 361

8. On the Avenue (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers

Votes: 500

9. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: The Ritz Brothers (1961)

Family, Game-Show

6.8
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Director: Paul Alter | Stars: Arlene Francis, Joey Bishop, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 8

10. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 338

11. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 483

12. You Can't Have Everything (1937)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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

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

Votes: 199

13. Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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

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

Votes: 91

14. One in a Million (1936)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.2
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American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Adolphe Menjou, Don Ameche, Ned Sparks

Votes: 239 | Gross: $2.00M

15. Argentine Nights (1940)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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An all-girl band flees to Argentina to avoid their creditors.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz

Votes: 40

16. The Three Musketeers (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Don Ameche, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Al Ritz

Votes: 465

17. Straight Place and Show (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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The Ritz Brothers go to the race track. They raise training end entrance money in a wrestling match and help a young man train the horse of his fiancée.

Director: David Butler | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz

Votes: 92

18. Hi'Ya Chum (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Entertainers get stranded in a small boomtown, and open up a restaurant.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz

Votes: 15

19. Kentucky Moonshine (1938)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.8
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Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.

Director: David Butler | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Harry Ritz, Tony Martin, Jimmy Ritz

Votes: 86

20. Pack Up Your Troubles (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, War

5.8
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Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France where they encounter an American girl (Withers) whose father (Schildkraut) is a French officer. Lots of slapstick.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Jane Withers, The Ritz Brothers, Lynn Bari, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 53

21. Behind the Eight Ball (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

5.7
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The members of a summer theater group get mixed up with spies and murder.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Carol Bruce

Votes: 39

22. Hollywood Hobbies (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Two starstruck movie fans hire a tour guide and see a plethora of Hollywood stars.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Joyce Compton, Sally Payne, William 'Billy' Benedict, Milton Berle

Votes: 153

23. Life Begins in College (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

5.4
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When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Joan Davis

Votes: 80

24. The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.3
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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: 336

25. Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

4.9
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In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of success.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Shecky Greene, Phil Leeds, Cliff Norton

Votes: 554

26. The Gorilla (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz

Votes: 1,184

27. Olympic Fund Telethon (1952 TV Special)

1,470 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

1.8
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An all-star telethon put together to raise funds for the United States Olympic Team, featuring such stars as Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and The Three Stooges.

Stars: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Bud Abbott, Gracie Allen

Votes: 25

28. Max Liebman Spectaculars (1954– )

90 min | Music, Musical

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Stars: Steve Allen, Dick Shawn, Judy Holliday, Rod Alexander

29. All-Star Thanksgiving Show (1949 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy, Music

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The 8th Annual Elgin American Company All-Star Thanksgiving Show, the first on television.

Director: Joseph C. Cavalier | Stars: Rod Alexander, Jordan Bentley, Milton Berle, The Charioteers

30. Brooklyn Goes to Las Vegas (1956)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Arthur Cohen's "Brooklyn" character takes in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas and takes in a live performance by the Ritz Brothers. Only cynics would take note that among those in ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Cohen | Stars: Phil Foster, The Ritz Brothers, Jeff Chandler, Joe E. Lewis

31. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #10.188 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Lynn Anderson, Mike Douglas, Walt Frazier, Alicia Bay Laurel

32. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #15.7 (1961)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Directors: Robert Bleyer, John Moffitt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, Bertha and Her Trained Elephants, Don Everly, Phil Everly

33. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)
Episode: Episode #2.21 (1961)

Talk-Show

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Star: The Ritz Brothers

34. All Star Revue (1950– )
Episode: Episode #2.37 (1952)

Comedy

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The Brothers perform a song and dance dressed as Revolutionary War soldiers, and another impersonating French vocalists. In an extended Snow Crop commercial, the boys are runners at a track... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Isaacs, Grey Lockwood | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Evelyn Knight, Jack Webb, Harold Stern

35. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #2.53 (1949)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Directors: Robert Bleyer, John Moffitt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Air Force Academy Football Team, William Boyd, Grace Bradley

36. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)
Episode: Episode #2.60 (1967)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, John Davidson, The Ritz Brothers

37. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.23 (1953)

Comedy, Romance

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Directors: Ernest D. Glucksman, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Al Goodman

38. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #3.86 (1963)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Co-host Don Ameche discusses his experiences traveling across Europe as host of "International Showtime." Guests include comedy trio The Ritz Brothers and retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general Dr. Donald D. Flickinger.

Stars: Don Ameche, Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Robert Gehman

39. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
Episode: From Caesars Palace in Las Vegas: Totie Fields, Louis Prima, Jan Murray, Heidi Bruhl, the Ritz Brothers (1971)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family, Music

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From Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Merv's guests are comedienne Totie Fields, singer Louis Prima, comedian Jan Murray, singer-actress Heidi Bruhl and the Ritz Brothers

Stars: Merv Griffin, Heidi Brühl, Totie Fields, Mort Lindsey

41. Max Liebman Spectaculars (1954– )
Episode: Good Times (1955)

Music, Musical

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Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Rod Alexander, Steve Allen, Cathryn Damon, Donn Draper



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