Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With William Frawley
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2. My Three Sons (1960–1972)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 38,773 | Gross: $2.65M
6. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy
Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
7. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.
Votes: 15,069 | Gross: $0.33M
8. Going My Way (1944)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Father Charles O'Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.
Votes: 10,024 | Gross: $16.30M
9. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical
The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.
Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $7.93M
11. Mother Wore Tights (1947)
107 min | Musical
In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »
12. My Living Doll (1964–1965)
30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A psychiatrist is given care of Rhoda Miller "real name 'AF 709'", a lifelike sophisticated but naïve android, which eventually learns how human society works and begins showing "or at least emulating" rudimentary emotions.
13. Gentleman Jim (1942)
Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.
14. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
60 min | Comedy, Family
Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »
18. Down to Earth (1947)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »
Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $5.45M
19. The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War
During WW2, the U.S. Navy implements a new idea of forming construction battalions that also are fighting units, in case of Japanese attack.
21. The Virginian (1946)
Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western
In Medicine Bow, a newly arrived eastern schoolteacher is courted by two cowpokes but their courtship is interrupted by violent incidents involving local cattle rustlers.
22. Roxie Hart (1942)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
Votes: 1,554 | Gross: $2.40M
23. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
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. ... See full summary »
24. East Side, West Side (1949)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.
27. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.
28. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)
TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show
"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 ... See full summary »
30. The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)
99 min | Comedy, Romance
Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by... See full summary »
31. Lady on a Train (1945)
Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing from a train window seeks the aid of a crime novelist to solve the murder.
32. Something to Sing About (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical
A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.
33. Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Passed | 91 min | Musical, Romance, Western
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a ... See full summary »
34. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.
35. Good Sam (1948)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.
37. Kill the Umpire (1950)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport
An umpire-hating ex-baseball player loses many jobs because his passion for watching ball games during working hours but he decides to combine business with pleasure by becoming an umpire himself.
38. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
60 min | Drama
An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).
39. One Night in the Tropics (1940)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »
40. Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.
41. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.
43. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.
45. The Inner Circle (1946)
Approved | 57 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective finds himself with a perfect new secretary. But after a notorious gossip columnist turns up murdered, she may prove too good to be true.
46. Bolero (1934)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Music
An egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, has the determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him is a dancing partner named Helen.
47. Red Light (1949)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The former employee of a trucking company, currently in prison for embezzling the company, plans his eventual revenge against his former boss.
48. Rhubarb (1951)
Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the ... See full summary »
49. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »