Milton Berle was an American actor and comedian, who is known as the first ever American TV star. He garnered viewership of more than a million through his portrayals of ‘Uncle Miltie’ and ‘Mr. Television’ on his TV show ‘Texaco Star Theater (1948–55). He made his film debut in ‘The Perils of Pauline’ (1914) as a child actor. He made his stage debut in the revival of musical ‘Florodora’ in 1933. A year later, he had his own radio show called ‘The Rudy Vallee Hour’ that would run for two years. He won the ‘Emmy’ for his performance in ‘Texaco Star Theater’ in 1950. He earned a special ‘Emmy’ titled ‘Mr. Television’ in 1979. He was inducted in ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ with two stars, in 1960. His final film role came in the film ‘Two Heads Are Better Than None’ (2000).
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.
The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.
Broadway Danny Rose is a comedy film which tells us the story of a talent agent who tries to reconcile his client, who is a lounge singer, with his mistress. However, he is mistaken by a jealous gangster to be her lover.
Tess of the Storm Country is a silent drama film which tells the story of a woman who claims an illegitimate child as her own. However, due to this, she faces social ostracism.
A mint worker accidentally drops $50,000 in new currency into a bag and disposes it into a garbage bin along with an inedible piece of fudge given to him by one of his lady co-workers. Later he realizes his mistake and realizes that only way out for him is to reprint the entire amount. So he decides to break in, but knows that he cannot do it alone.
Based on Kate Douglas’ novel, the movie follows Rebecca Randall, a high-spirited young farm girl, who is sent to live with her strict aunt. There she falls in love with Adam who she agrees to marry when she attains the age. Eventually, she is sent to boarding school and develops into a beautiful young lady.
Cedric is a young boy living in New York City with his widowed mother. He receives a news that he is the long-lost heir of the Earl of Dorincourt, who has made him the heir of his estate after his last surviving son passed away in a road mishap. Therefore, Cedric travels to England with his mother to claim his title, but difficulties await him.
Pee-wee Herman, an eccentric man-child gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight. Therefore, he sets out across the US, on an adventure in order to find it back.
Let’s Make Love is a musical romantic comedy film which tells the story of Jean Marc Clement, a billionaire, who learns that he is being satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda Dell rehearing a song. When the director mistakes him to be an actor, Jean decides to play along, as he finds himself attracted to Amanda.
Along with his sidekick, an actor who plays a detective for a radio show try to solve the murder of a sea captain that was committed years ago.
Rise and Shine is a musical romantic comedy sports film which revolves around the story of a college president, a gambling gangster and a cheerleder, who must work together, after a football star gets kidnapped by a gang.
Warren Nefron, a geek, is a hapless failure at anything and everything he tries, even his suicide attempts fail miserably. Finally, he takes help of a psychiatrist and tells him about his life’s troubles. Nefron gets cured with the help of hypnosis, but to the horror of the psychiatrist, he realizes that, with transference, he now has the same issues as Nefhron.
Margin for Error is a war drama comedy film which tells the story of a Jewish patrolman, who is quite upset to learn that he has been assigned the task of guarding a Nazi diplomat.
A few bored friends use toy guns to prank others, and they eventually end up abducting a mafia kingpin. They demand $200k for his release, but none of his associates seem interested. Therefore, the mafia boss decides to switch sides, and joins the teenagers to teach all his former associates a lesson.
Louis Buchalter, who is a well-known leader of America’s underworld, becomes the head of a notorious organization known as Murder, Inc.
Adapted from Richard Sale’s novel, the movie tells the tale of an actor, Frank Fane, who desperately desires to reach the top and win at the Academy Awards. In his ambitious pursuit, he ignores the difference between right and wrong and also manipulates those close to him including his best friend, acting coach, agent and girlfriend.
Shakes the Clown is a crime comedy drama film which tells the story of an alcoholic clown whose life turns upside down after he is framed for murder. While fleeing from the authorities, he also tries to prove his innocence and save the woman whom he loves from another clown with evil intentions.
In order to forget Mercy Humppe, and find true happiness with his wife, Merkin, a film star, decides to watch an autobiographical movie of himself which shows his life, growth and moral decay.
This American comedy film tells the story of a few foreign spies who mistake a diner cook for a Soviet astronaut. The cook must now evade capture as well as prove his identity before it is too late.
Anne and her friend Helen move into a singles complex which is only for unmarried people, who are below the age of 30. A couple of neighbors make a wager that Bret, a bachelor, will not be able to seduce Anne, as he is too much of a gentleman. However, in order to help Bret get the money for his college education, Anne decides to go along with the romance.
Known for the large number of cameo appearances by Hollywood's golden age actors and actresses, the movie is loosely based on the film debut of Rin Tin Tin, a male German shepherd, who follows an aspiring actress to Hollywood; but himself becomes an international star.
A tornado in Kansas causes a girl named Dorothy to become unconscious, and she re-appears in the Land of Oz. She encounters the cousin of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is attacking the Emerald City, with an army of monstrous green elephants.
Milton Berle Awards
|Winner||Most Outstanding Kinescope Personality||1950|