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List of Jimmy Durante Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1931)
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2
New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Schnozzle
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Ernest Torrence, William Haines, Leila Hyams, Guy Kibbee
2. Blondie of the Follies (1932)
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2
Blondie of the Follies
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Billie Dove, Marion Davies, James Gleason, Robert Montgomery
3. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
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3
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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3

This action adventure comedy film revolves around a group of greedy people who hear about a hidden stash of loot. Soon they embark on an adventurous journey through the countryside in search of the buried treasure. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Crime
4. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
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3
The Man Who Came to Dinner
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Banjo
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis
5. Roadhouse Nights (1930)
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2
Roadhouse Nights
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Daffy (as Durante)
Director:
Hobart Henley
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fred Kohler, Charles Ruggles, Helen Morgan, Lou Clayton
6. Carnival (1935)
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2
Carnival
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fingers
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Sally Eilers, Florence Rice, Lee Tracy
7. The Great Rupert (1950)
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2
The Great Rupert
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Louie Amendola
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sara Haden, Frank Orth, Tom Drake, Terry Moore
8. The Last Judgment (1961)
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2
The Last Judgment
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2

In Naples, a voice from the sky announces one morning that there is going to a a final judgment at 6 pm on that day. The film follows the reactions of various people to the announcement. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Vittorio De Sica
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio De Sica
9. Music for Millions (1944)
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2
Music for Millions
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Andrews
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Music, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Marsha Hunt, Margaret O'Brien, José Iturbi, June Allyson
10. Beau James (1957)
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2
Beau James
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2

The biopic is about the life of controversial New York City Mayor, James Walker. After a landslide victory, state senator Walker becomes Mayor of NYC in 1926. Though popular with masses, his practice of accepting bribes and favors gives his opponents a chance to question his administration’s integrity. His estrangement with wife Allie and romantic affair with Betty Compton accelerates his decline.

As:
Cast
Director:
Melville Shavelson
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
11. The Milkman (1950)
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2
The Milkman
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2

Roger is the son of a dairy business owner, whose father doesn’t allow him to work in his company. However, Roger doesn’t want to stay idle, and therefore he gets a job in his father’s arch-rival’s company, and things get complicated when he starts falling for the boss’s daughter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Breezy Albright
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, William Conrad, Henry O'Neill, Piper Laurie
12. Le plombier amoureux (1932)
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2
Le plombier amoureux
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony
Director:
Claude Autant-Lara, Edward Sedgwick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Jeannette Ferney, Polly Moran, Mona Maris
13. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
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2
Two Girls and a Sailor
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2

A sailor helps two sisters start a service canteen, and soon falls in love with Jean, the gorgeous one of the two. However, he is unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Lena Horne, June Allyson, Henry O'Neill, Van Johnson
14. The Christmas Party (1931)
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2
The Christmas Party
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2

The Christmas Party is a short drama film, which tells the story of Jackie, who is willing to throw a Christmas party for his friends on his football team. However, he is unsure how to begin working on it, and therefore, has to take help.

As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Short, Family
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Norma Shearer, Jackie Cooper, Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, Marion Davies
15. Little Miss Broadway (1938)
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2
Little Miss Broadway
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2

Betsy is an orphan who escapes from her orphanage and starts living with her uncle, a manager who runs a hotel populated by people of the show business. However, the owner of the hotel doesn’t like her or the entertainers, and wants her to return to the orphanage.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Clayton
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Shirley Temple, Edna May Oliver, George Murphy, Phyllis Brooks
16. It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
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2
It Happened in Brooklyn
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2

Danny Miller returns to Brooklyn after World War II to gain a successful career as a singer. He meets music teacher, Anne Fielding, and develops feelings for her. But when Danny's shy friend and heir to a duke, Jamie Shellgrove, comes to live with him, a romantic chemistry develops between Anne and Jamie. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Lombardi
Director:
Richard Whorf
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Gloria Grahame
17. Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
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2
Two Sisters from Boston
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
'Spike'
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Lauritz Melchior
18. Hell Below (1933)
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2
Hell Below
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2

A wounded former submarine commander's love affair with his successor's married daughter is set against the backdrop of the US Navy's fight in the Adriatic Sea during World War I. Hell Below is based on Commander Edward Ellsberg's novel Pigboats and the movie is packed with submarine warfare action.

As:
Cast
Role:
'Ptomaine' - Ships Cook
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Walter Huston, Eugene Pallette, Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans
19. Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
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2
Sally, Irene and Mary
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jefferson Twitchell
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Romance, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred Allen, Gregory Ratoff, Alice Faye, Tony Martin
20. George White's Scandals (1934)
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2
George White's Scandals
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Happy McGillicuddy
Director:
George White, Thornton Freeland, Harry Lachman
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Rudy Vallee, Adrienne Ames, Gregory Ratoff, Alice Faye
21. The Wet Parade (1932)
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2
The Wet Parade
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2

Based on the 1931 novel by Upton Sinclair, the film depicts how families are ruined by alcoholism.  Beginning with the Chilcotes of Louisiana, which loses most of its wealth to alcohol, the story moves northwards to portray the fate of the Tarletons, meanwhile joining the two families by love and a determination to fight the evil.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Frederick Burton, Neil Hamilton, Lewis Stone
22. You're in the Army Now (1941)
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2
You're in the Army Now
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2

You’re in the Army Now is a war comedy film which revolves around two vacuum-cleaner salesmen who get fired from their jobs. They soon decide to join the US Army, thinking that the commitment will be minimal.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jeeper Smith
Director:
Lewis Seiler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, Regis Toomey, Donald MacBride, Phil Silvers
23. Melody Ranch (1940)
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2
Melody Ranch
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2

Gene Autry returns to his hometown after a long time, as a guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebration, where he sees that his childhood enemies,  have now become local gangsters. Gene finds that their actions may hurt little children, and decides to teach them a lesson.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cornelius J. Courtney
Director:
Joseph Santley
Genres:
Western, Romance, Music
Star Cast:
Gene Autry, Barton MacLane, Ann Miller, Barbara Jo Allen
24. Start Cheering (1938)
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Start Cheering
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2

Start Cheering is a musical comedy film which tells the story of a Hollywood star, who is fed up of his life in movies, and decides to retire and enroll in a college using a fake name. He tries to fit in, but in the meantime, his managers are trying to find ways to get him expelled from the college, so that he resumes his career in the movies again.

As:
Cast
Role:
Willie Gumbatz
Director:
Albert S. Rogell
Genres:
Sport, Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Larry Fine, Charles Starrett, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry
25. Palooka (1934)
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2
Palooka
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Knobby Walsh
Director:
Benjamin Stoloff
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Lupe Velez, Robert Armstrong, Stuart Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau
26. The Cuban Love Song (1931)
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2
The Cuban Love Song
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
O.O. Jones
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Ernest Torrence, Lupe Velez, Lawrence Tibbett, Karen Morley
27. The Phantom President (1932)
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2
The Phantom President
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Curly Cooney
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Sidney Toler, George M. Cohan
28. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
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2
Billy Rose's Jumbo
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anthony 'Pop' Wonder
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Doris Day, Dean Jagger, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye
29. This Time for Keeps (1947)
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2
This Time for Keeps
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ferdi Farro
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Esther Williams, Lauritz Melchior, Johnny Johnston, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
30. Speak Easily (1932)
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2
Speak Easily
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2

Shy Professor Post is tricked by his butler into believing he has inherited a huge sum of money. On his trip to see the world, Post encounters a dancing troupe and becomes infatuated with dancer Pansy Peets. He then agrees to finance them to Broadway attracting the attention of spoiled actress Eleanor Espere. 

As:
Cast
Role:
James
Director:
Edward Sedgwick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Ruth Selwyn, Thelma Todd, Hedda Hopper
31. On an Island with You (1948)
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2
On an Island with You
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Buckley
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ricardo Montalban, Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Cyd Charisse
32. The Passionate Plumber (1932)
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2
The Passionate Plumber
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2

In order to make Tony, her lover, jealous, Patricia brings a plumber named Elmer from Paris to pass him off as her paramour.  Tony himself is having an affair with another woman named Nina Estrados. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Julius J. McCracken
Director:
Edward Sedgwick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Polly Moran, Irene Purcell, Gilbert Roland
33. Strictly Dynamite (1934)
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2
Strictly Dynamite
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Moxie
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Marian Nixon, Lupe Velez, Norman Foster, William Gargan
34. Forbidden Music (1936)
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2
Forbidden Music
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonah J. Whistler (as Jimmy Durante {'Schnozzle'}/Jimmy {'Schnozzle'} Durante)
Director:
Walter Forde
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Richard Tauber, June Clyde, Diana Napier, Derrick De Marney
35. Meet the Baron (1933)
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2
Meet the Baron
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2

A burglar’s life turns upside down when he is mistaken for a baron. He keeps up the facade, although he is constantly under the fear of being found out. Things get even more complicated when he falls in love with a pretty girl.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Larry Fine, Zasu Pitts, Edna May Oliver, Jack Pearl, Ted Healy
36. Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
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2
Broadway to Hollywood
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2

Ted and Lulu are a successful vaudeville couple. But they quit in order to have time to raise their son. However, years later, they find that their duet act has become stale with time. Meanwhile Ted Jr. also gets married and has a son, but soon finds himself becoming a victim to excessive drinking.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jules White, Willard Mack
Genres:
History, Musical
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans
37. What! No Beer? (1933)
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2
What! No Beer?
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2

Assuming that the Prohibition is getting over, Elmer Butts and Jimmy Potts restart an abandoned brewery as they want to be the first, and make money so that Elmer can impress Hortense, a gangster’s moll. Being too early, their brewery is raided, but they are let off because their incompetence has produced no-alcohol-beer. However, the money-making beer attracts gangster Butch….along with Hortense.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Potts
Director:
Edward Sedgwick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Roscoe Ates, Phyllis Barry, John Miljan
38. Pepe (1960)
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2
Pepe
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2

Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion. 

As:
Cast
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
39. Student Tour (1934)
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2
Student Tour
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hank Merman - Trainer of the Crew
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Betty Grable, Charles Butterworth, Maxine Doyle, Phil Regan

TV Movie(s)

1. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966)
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2
Alice Through the Looking Glass
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Humpty Dumpty
Director:
Alan Handley
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
Nanette Fabray, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, Richard Denning, Robert Coote

Animation(s)

Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Frosty the Snowman
TV-G
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Short
Star Cast:
June Foray, Billy De Wolfe, Paul Frees, Jackie Vernon
Hollywood Party (1934)
Hollywood Party
Plot:

Star of popular jungle-themed movies, ‘Schnarzan the Conqueror,’ is cautioned by his manager that people are tired of his films’ worn-out lions and he needs new ones. So the ‘Jungle Star’ throws a lavish party when adventurer Baron Munchausen arrives in town with his lions. Schnarzan’s rival Liondora enters uninvited to buy the lions for his films, and disrupts the star-studded party. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Durante / Schnarzan
Director:
Allan Dwan, Edmund Goulding, Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Musical
Star Cast:
Walt Disney, Larry Fine, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Polly Moran

TV Shows and Videos

The Hollywood Palace (1964)
The Hollywood Palace
TV-G
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (15 episodes, 1964-1970)
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Raquel Welch, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Bing Crosby, Jim Henson
Four Star Revue (1950)
Four Star Revue
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (34 episodes, 1950-1953)
Director:
Joseph Santley, Sid Smith, Nat Hiken, Grey Lockwood, Ernest D. Glucksman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, David Niven, Harpo Marx, Bette Davis, Bob Hope, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth

Jimmy Durante Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Winner Best Comedian 1953