Search results for "Frank Tashlin"


Cinderfella (1960) RT Audience 66%

DVD release: Oct 2004

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, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Ed Wynn  •  Judith Anderson  •  Henry Silva

Hollywood or Bust (1956) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Jun 2007

The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Pat Crowley  •  Maxie Rosenbloom

Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin  •  Walter Lang
CAST:  Moe Howard  •  Larry Fine  •  Joe DeRita  •  Edson Stroll

The Girl Can't Help It (1956) RT 75% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2006

A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jayne Mansfield  •  Tom Ewell  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Julie London

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) RT 50% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Bruce (Rod Taylor), the owner of a aerospace company, is infatuated with Jennifer (Doris Day) and hires her to be his biographer so that he can be near her and win her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Rod Taylor  •  Arthur Godfrey  •  John McGiver

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) RT 90% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 2006

To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Tony Randall  •  Jayne Mansfield  •  Joan Blondell  •  Betsy Drake

Son of Paleface (1952) RT 89% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In this sequel to "The Paleface", Peter Potter Jr. and Mike 'The Torch' Delroy return as the lead characters. Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Jane Russell  •  Roy Rogers  •  Trigger

Porky Pig's Feat (1943)

Porky Pig and Daffy Duck owe an outrageous sum to the Broken Arms Hotel. The manager thwarts their efforts to escape without paying their bill.  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Mel Blanc

The First Time (1952) RT Audience 100%

Director Frank Tashlin's 1952 comedy about a married couple welcoming their first child stars Robert Cummings and Barbara Hale.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Barbara Hale  •  Bill Goodwin  •  Jeff Donnell

Cracked Ice (1938)

It's ice skating time. After a few generic ice-skating gags, we get to the main story. An animal falls through the ice, and a pig doing W.C. Fields (W.C. Squeals, apparently) ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Mel Blanc  •  Tedd Pierce




Porky's Railroad (1937)

Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Mel Blanc  •  Billy Bletcher

The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (1937)

A program for radio KUKU set in the woods, mostly starring birds as caricatures of celebrities of the day. The MC is bandleader Ben Birdie, heckled by Walter Finchell. Wendell ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Mel Blanc  •  Tedd Pierce

The Major Lied 'Til Dawn (1938)

We open on a big game hunter telling a little boy (a caricture of child star Freddie Bartholomew) stories about hunting in the jungles of Africa. He tells him a story about a ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
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Speaking of the Weather (1937)

It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Mel Blanc  •  Billy Bletcher

Porky's Romance (1937)

The introduction cartoon for Petunia Pig deals with Porky's courtship with her. Once he's won her hand in marriage, he fantasizes about his future with her, which doesn't seem ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Mel Blanc  •  Billy Bletcher  •  Joe Dougherty  •  Bernice Hansen

Say One for Me (1959) RT Audience 50%

Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Robert Wagner  •  Ray Walston

Marry Me Again (1953)

Bill (Robert Cummings), a jet pilot hero from the Korean War, returns home with intentions of marrying his sweetheart, Doris (Marie Wilson.) But Doris has inherited a million ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Marie Wilson  •  Lloyd Corrigan  •  Ray Walker

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) RT Audience 17%

TV writer Greg Whitcomb did his military service heroically but now has settled into everyday life with a young wife, Katy. A letter from the war department arrives that Katy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Tom Ewell  •  Sheree North  •  Rita Moreno  •  Rick Jason

Little Beau Porky (1936)

Porky's in the foreign legion. But he's not allowed to fight; all he can do is scrub camels, and he's not particularly good at that. The other soldiers ride off to find the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Billy Bletcher  •  Joe Dougherty