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It's a Gift | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  It's a Gift  68 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [30 Nov 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Kathleen Howard, W.C. Fields
Plot:  A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.
Writer:  Jack Cunningham (screen play), J.P. McEvoy (from "The Comic Supplement" by), W.C. Fields (based upon a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Road to Rio | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  Road to Rio  100 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Comedy, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [25 Dec 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Edmund Beloin (original story), Jack Rose (original story), Edmund Beloin (screenplay), Jack Rose (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Horse Feathers | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  Horse Feathers  68 min,  [Comedy, Musical, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [19 Aug 1932]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Bert Kalmar (by), Harry Ruby (by), S.J. Perelman (by), Will B. Johnstone (by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Monkey Business | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  Monkey Business  77 min,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [19 Sep 1931]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers
Plot:  On a transatlantic crossing, The Marx Brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.
Writer:  S.J. Perelman (by), Will B. Johnstone (by), Arthur Sheekman (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Paleface | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Paleface  91 min,  [Comedy, Family, Western]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [16 Feb 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Bob Hope, Iris Adrian, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong
Plot:  Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
Writer:  Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay), Frank Tashlin (original screenplay), Jack Rose (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Topper | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Topper  97 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [16 Jul 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Actors:  Billie Burke, Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young
Plot:  A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.
Writer:  Jack Jevne (screen play), Eric Hatch (screen play), Eddie Moran (screen play), Thorne Smith (based on the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  110 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [01 Sep 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Actors:  Boris Karloff, Danny Kaye, Fay Bainter, Virginia Mayo
Plot:  A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.
Writer:  Ken Englund (screen play), Everett Freeman (screen play), James Thurber (from a story by)
Language:  English, French, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Canterville Ghost | Movie Details for Director Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  The Canterville Ghost  95 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Fantasy]  [Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod]  [01 Aug 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Laughton, Margaret O'Brien, Robert Young, William Gargan
Plot:  In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ...
Writer:  Oscar Wilde (story "The Canterville Ghost"), Edwin Blum (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Merrily We Live | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  Merrily We Live  95 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [04 Mar 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke, Brian Aherne, Constance Bennett
Plot:  Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ...
Writer:  Eddie Moran (screen play), Jack Jevne (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
If I Had a Million | Movie Details for Director James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  If I Had a Million  88 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog]  [22 Feb 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Laughton, Gary Cooper, George Raft, Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields
Plot:  A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
Writer:  Robert Hardy Andrews (based on a story by), Claude Binyon, Whitney Bolton, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John Bright, Sidney Buchman, Lester Cole, Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Harvey Gates, Ernst Lubitsch, Lawton Mackall, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Robert Sparks
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Casanova's Big Night | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Casanova's Big Night  86 min,  [Adventure, Comedy, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [12 Apr 1954]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone, Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine
Plot:  A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt.
Writer:  Hal Kanter (written for the screen by), Edmund L. Hartmann (written for the screen by), Aubrey Wisberg (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
There Goes My Heart | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  There Goes My Heart  83 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [14 Oct 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alan Mowbray, Fredric March, Patsy Kelly, Virginia Bruce
Plot:  Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a ...
Writer:  Eddie Moran (screen play), Jack Jevne (screen play), Ed Sullivan (from an original story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Pennies from Heaven | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Pennies from Heaven  81 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [25 Nov 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bing Crosby, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong, Madge Evans
Plot:  Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ...
Writer:  Katherine Leslie Moore (novel), William Rankin (story), Jo Swerling (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Milky Way | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Milky Way  89 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod]  [07 Feb 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Adolphe Menjou, Harold Lloyd, Helen Mack, Verree Teasdale
Plot:  Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ...
Writer:  Grover Jones (screen play), Frank Butler (screen play), Richard Connell (screen play), Lynn Root (from a play by), Harry Clork (from a play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
My Favorite Spy | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  My Favorite Spy  93 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Crime, Music]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [25 Dec 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Arnold Moss, Bob Hope, Francis L. Sullivan, Hedy Lamarr
Plot:  Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ...
Writer:  Edmund Beloin (story), Lou Breslow (story), Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay), Jack Sher (screenplay), Hal Kanter (additional dialogue), Edmund Beloin (adaptation), Lou Breslow (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Jackass Mail | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Jackass Mail  79 min,  PASSED,  [Romance, Western]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [12 Mar 1943]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Darryl Hickman, J. Carrol Naish, Marjorie Main, Wallace Beery
Plot:  Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good ...
Writer:  C. Gardner Sullivan (story), Lawrence Hazard (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Lady Be Good | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Lady Be Good  112 min,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley]  [10 Nov 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Ann Sothern, Eleanor Powell, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young
Plot:  Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy.
Writer:  Jack McGowan (screen play), Kay Van Riper (screen play), John McClain (screen play), Jack McGowan (original story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Alias Jesse James | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Alias Jesse James  92 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance, Western]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [20 Mar 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bob Hope, Gloria Talbott, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey
Plot:  The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.
Writer:  Robert St. Aubrey (story), Bert Lawrence (story), William Bowers, Daniel B. Beauchamps
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Alice in Wonderland | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Alice in Wonderland  76 min,  PASSED,  [Adventure, Family, Fantasy]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [22 Dec 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Gary Cooper, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin
Plot:  In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), William Cameron Menzies (screen play), Lewis Carroll (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Kid from Brooklyn | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  The Kid from Brooklyn  113 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [21 Mar 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 60%, External Reviews
Actors:  Danny Kaye, Steve Cochran, Vera-Ellen, Virginia Mayo
Plot:  Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and ...
Writer:  Don Hartman (adapted by), Melville Shavelson (adapted by), Grover Jones (from a screenplay by), Frank Butler (from a screenplay by), Richard Connell (from a screenplay by), Lynn Root (based on a play by), Harry Clork (based on a play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Let's Dance | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  Let's Dance  112 min,  [Musical, Comedy, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [29 Nov 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick
Plot:  Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ...
Writer:  Dane Lussier (additional dialogue), Allan Scott, Maurice Zolotow (story "Little Boy Blue")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Panama Hattie | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth, Vincente Minnelli | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  Panama Hattie  79 min,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth, Vincente Minnelli]  [01 Sep 1942]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Ann Sothern, Ben Blue, Rags Ragland, Red Skelton
Plot:  Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between...
Writer:  Jack McGowan (screenplay), Wilkie C. Mahoney (screenplay), Herbert Fields (based on the play by), Buddy G. DeSylva (based on the play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Remember? | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  Remember?  83 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [19 Dec 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Billie Burke, Greer Garson, Lew Ayres, Robert Taylor
Plot:  Sky and Linda meet on vacation and become engaged. When Sky introduces Linda to his best friend, Jeff, Linda and Jeff fall in love and marry. But Jeff's work puts a strain on the marriage ...
Writer:  Corey Ford (original story), Norman Z. McLeod (original story), Corey Ford (screenplay), Norman Z. McLeod (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Isn't It Romantic? | Movie Details for Director Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 52%  Isn't It Romantic?  87 min,  [Comedy]  [Norman Z. McLeod]  [08 Jul 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Billy De Wolfe, Mary Hatcher, Mona Freeman, Veronica Lake
Plot:  In rural 19th-century Indiana, the three daughters of a Civil War veteran are courted by three young men--one a sophisticated city slicker who sells phony oil stock, the second a local eccentric and the third a stolid country boy.
Writer:  Richard L. Breen, Josef Mischel, Jeannette C. Nolan (novel), Theodore Strauss
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB

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