Search results for "Billie Burke"


The Wizard of Oz (1939) RT 99% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr

Dinner at Eight (1933) RT 100% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Social climbing Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a bunch of New York society types, each of whom has much to reveal.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Marie Dressler  •  John Barrymore  •  Wallace Beery  •  Jean Harlow

Father of the Bride (1950) RT 93% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Proud father Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter, Kay, got married. Starting when she announces her engagement through to the wedding itself, we learn of all the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Joan Bennett  •  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Don Taylor

Pepe (1960) RT Audience 48%

Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno is a hired hand, Pepe, employed on a ranch. A boozing Hollywood director buys a white stallion that belongs to Pepe's boss. Pepe, determined to get ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Cantinflas  •  Shirley Jones  •  Dan Dailey  •  Carlos Montalbán

Swing Out, Sister (1945)

Universal cowboy star Rod Cameron plays Geoffrey, conductor of a high-toned symphony orchestra. Secretly harboring the desire to become a swingin' jazz trumpeter, Geoffrey ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Edward C. Lilley
CAST:  Rod Cameron  •  Billie Burke  •  Arthur Treacher  •  Frances Raeburn

The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) RT 60% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Josh (Astaire) and Dinah (Rogers) Barkley are a successful musical-comedy team, known for their stormy (but passionate) relationship. Dinah feels overshadowed by Josh, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Ginger Rogers  •  Oscar Levant  •  Billie Burke

Topper (1937) RT 94% / Audience 81%

Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Cary Grant  •  Roland Young  •  Billie Burke

Becky Sharp (1935) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Jun 2004

The first feature length film to use three-strip Technicolor film. Adapted from a play that was adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's book "Vanity Fair", the film looks ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rouben Mamoulian
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Frances Dee  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Billie Burke

Hullabaloo (1940)

DVD release: May 2012

A professional golfer who has become a businessman for his fiancee helps a vagrant get a job and ends up losing his own.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Frank Morgan  •  Virginia Grey  •  Dan Dailey  •  Billie Burke

That's Entertainment! III (1994) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel




The Cheaters (1945) RT Audience 67%

The Cheaters (1945) also known as The Castaway, is a Christmas tale about a has-been actor invited to Christmas dinner by a rich family, directed by Joseph Kane.[1] Joseph ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph Kane
CAST:  Joseph Schildkraut  •  Billie Burke  •  Eugene Pallette  •  Ona Munson

The Young Philadelphians (1959) RT 67% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Up and coming young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Barbara Rush  •  Alexis Smith  •  Brian Keith

Merrily We Live (1938) RT Audience 78%

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Brian Aherne  •  Alan Mowbray  •  Billie Burke

Christopher Strong (1933) RT Audience 42%

DVD release: Apr 2009

A romance develops between a happily married middle-aged British politician and an adventurous young aviatrix.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Dorothy Arzner
CAST:  Colin Clive  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Billie Burke  •  Helen Chandler

After Office Hours (1935)

Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Z. Leonard
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Constance Bennett  •  Stuart Erwin  •  Billie Burke

Zenobia (1939)

A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Oliver Hardy  •  Harry Langdon  •  Billie Burke  •  Alice Brady

Father's Little Dividend (1951) RT 100% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 1998

In this sequel to Father of the Bride, newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Joan Bennett  •  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Don Taylor

A Bill of Divorcement (1932) RT Audience 53%

After spending fifteen years in an asylum, Hilary Fairfield escapes from the institution after regaining his sanity. He finds that things at home are different than when he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  John Barrymore  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Billie Burke  •  David Manners

Society Doctor (1935)

Two surgeons (Chester Morris, Robert Taylor) in love with a nurse (Virginia Bruce) end their rivalry in the operating room.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Chester Morris  •  Robert Taylor  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Billie Burke

Bridal Suite (1939)

A carefree playboy with an aversion to marriage falls for a lass he meets in the French Alps.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wilhelm Thiele
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Annabella  •  Walter Connolly  •  Billie Burke