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List of George Burns Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special (1981)
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3
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special
11
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Lucille Ball, Glen Campbell
Directed By:
Kip Walton
2. Going in Style (1979)
21
3
Going in Style
PG
21
3

Joe, Willie and Albert are three lifelong friends, who get swindled out of their pension money by a bank. Since they need to pay their bills, and also care for their loved ones, they embark on a daring heist, to teach the bank a lesson.    

Role:
Joe
Starring:
Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright
Directed By:
Martin Brest
3. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
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4
The Solid Gold Cadillac
10
4
Starring:
Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Hiram Sherman, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Richard Quine
4. The Sunshine Boys (1975)
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2
The Sunshine Boys
PG
14
2

Lewis and Clark were both famous comedians at a time during the vaudeville era. However, off-stage they immensely dislike each other. Although they have not spoken to one another for around twenty years, they are forced to put their differences aside and work together, when a producer wants a reunion of the duo for a TV special.

Role:
Al Lewis
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
5. International House (1933)
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3
International House
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3

When Chinese inventor Dr. Wong invites bids for his latest creation, a television-like device, both potential buyers and stealers gather in the metropolitan hotel, International House, in Wuhu, China. One of them, Tommy Nash, the representative of an American electric company, also wants to marry his sweetheart Carol, but after he develops rashes, the whole hotel is quarantined.

Role:
Dr. Burns
Starring:
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
6. The Big Broadcast (1932)
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3
The Big Broadcast
10
3

Bing Crosby is a singer who is not very serious about his career. He starts having an affair as well, with a woman Mona, which leads to him losing his job. Things get worse after Mona starts cheating on him. He soon meets Texas oil man Leslie McWhinney, who has also been wronged by a woman. He decides to buy the station so that Bill can get his job back.

Role:
George
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Gracie Allen, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, Sharon Lynn
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
7. Six of a Kind (1934)
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2
Six of a Kind
13
2

Six of a Kind is a comedy film that is about two couples on a road trip to Hollywood. However, none of them are aware of the fact that the car carries embezzled funds. 

Role:
George Edward
Starring:
Gracie Allen, W. C. Fields, W.C. Fields, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
8. 100% Service (1931)
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2
100% Service
12
2

Shortly after registering at the Jefferson Hotel, George meets a woman named Gracie at the cigar counter.

Role:
George (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute
Directed By:
Ray Cozine
9. The Antique Shop (1931)
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3
The Antique Shop
12
3

The Antique Shop is a comedy short film which revolves around a man named George, who wants to buy a statue. However, the only thing in his way is an obnoxious sales clerk.   

Role:
Customer (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Herschel Mayall, Chester Clute
Directed By:
Ray Cozine
10. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
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2
A Damsel in Distress
13
2

When it is time for the lovely Lady Alyce Marshmorton to get married, everyone on staff at Tottney Castle begins to place bets on who the lucky man is going to be.

Role:
George
Starring:
Directed By:
George Stevens
11. Pulling a Bone (1931)
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3
Pulling a Bone
10
3
Role:
Man with Bone
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, William Browning, Dorothy Adams
Directed By:
Howard Bretherton
12. Your Hat (1932)
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2
Your Hat
12
2
Role:
Hat Salesman (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, Barton MacLane
Directed By:
Aubrey Scotto
13. Walking the Baby (1933)
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3
Walking the Baby
11
3
Role:
George (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute
Directed By:
Aubrey Scotto
14. Oh, God! (1977)
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3
Oh, God!
PG
17
3

Oh, God is a fantasy comedy film which tells the story of Jerry Landers, a hard working assistant manager working at a supermarket, who lives an uneventful life with his wife Bobbie Landers and their two kids. His life takes a turn when God Almighty appears in his life as a good natured old man. He decides to make Jerry his messenger for the modern world.

Role:
God
Starring:
Teri Garr, Paul Sorvino, Donald Pleasence, Carl Reiner, Dinah Shore, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
15. Oh, My Operation (1931)
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2
Oh, My Operation
12
2
Role:
The New Patient (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute
Directed By:
Ray Cozine
16. Lambchops (1929)
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2
Lambchops
10
2

Lambchops is a comedy film which tells the story of George and Gracie, who are bringing their vaudeville act to the big screen.  Meanwhile, Gracie wants to prove to George that she is smart.

Role:
George the Boyfriend (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen
Directed By:
Murray Roth
17. The Babbling Book (1932)
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3
The Babbling Book
10
3
Role:
George (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, Donald Meek
Directed By:
Aubrey Scotto
18. Let's Dance (1933)
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3
Let's Dance
9
3
Role:
George, a Sailor (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Barton MacLane
Directed By:
Aubrey Scotto
19. Many Happy Returns (1934)
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2
Many Happy Returns
12
2
Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Ray Milland, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Joan Marsh
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod
20. Honolulu (1939)
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3
Honolulu
9
3

Honolulu is a musical comedy film which revolves around Brooks Mason, a well-known movie star, who meets a businessman named George Smith. He discovers that Smith is his doppelganger, and looks exactly like him. Tired of his celebrity life, he decides to switch places with Smith for some time. However, after stepping into Smith’s life, he finds himself in a complicated situation, stuck between Smith’s fiancée, and a dancer named Dorothy.

Role:
Joe Duffy
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Robert Young, Eleanor Powell, Rita Johnson
Directed By:
Edward Buzzell
21. College Swing (1938)
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2
College Swing
10
2

Gracie belonging to the powerful Alden family fails to graduate from the college founded by her grandfather for the ninth year in a row. Therefore, he leaves it in his will that the first female of the family to graduate within 200 years will be the new owner of the college. 

Role:
George Jonas
Starring:
Betty Grable, Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
22. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)
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2
Just You and Me, Kid
PG
15
2

Retired vaudevillian, Bill, lives alone missing his deceased wife. After a trip to a grocery store, he finds a girl named Kate hiding in the trunk of his car. He helps her and later finds out Kate is hiding from drug dealer Demesta. Feeling protective of her like a father, he decides to help her. 

Role:
Bill
Starring:
Brooke Shields, Leon Ames, Ray Bolger, Lorraine Gary
Directed By:
Leonard Stern
23. Here Comes Cookie (1935)
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3
Here Comes Cookie
9
3

Here Comes Cookie is a comedy film which tells the story of Harrison Allen, a millionaire, who does not want his daughter Phyllis to marry Ramon, as he believes Ramon is only after their money. Therefore, he decides to sign over all his fortune temporarily to his other daughter Grace, who calls herself ‘Cookie’. While he takes a vacation and goes back to his hometown, Gracie begins to destroy her father’s fortune.

Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Andrew Tombes, Betty Furness
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod
24. We're Not Dressing (1934)
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2
We're Not Dressing
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2

Wealthy and spoiled socialite Doris Worthington is being courted by two princes Michael and Alexander, while having a yacht trip. When the yacht capsizes all of the rich spoiled aristocrats take refuge in a tropical island. They are forced to depend on sailor Stephen Jones who Doris dislikes but secretly loves. 

Role:
George
Starring:
Carole Lombard, Ethel Merman, Ray Milland, Bing Crosby, Gracie Allen
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
25. College Humor (1933)
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2
College Humor
9
2

This pre-Code musical comedy is based on a story by Dean Fales. Trouble brews when a popular coed gets into calf love with a singing drama teacher. 

Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Gracie Allen, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles
26. Love in Bloom (1935)
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2
Love in Bloom
10
2

Love in Bloom is a musical romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young girl who runs away from her family to make it in New York City. She soon gets involved with a handsome songwriter, and starts to develop feelings for him.  

Role:
George
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Dixie Lee, Joe Morrison, J.C. Nugent
Directed By:
Elliott Nugent
27. Fit to Be Tied (1930)
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3
Fit to Be Tied
10
3

Fit to be Tied is a comedy short film which revolves around George, who wants to purchase a tie in a store. However, he gets frustrated because the staff would rather sell him other things that he has no use for.

Role:
A Tie Customer (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, William Browning, Dudley Clayton, June Clayworth
Directed By:
Ray Cozine
28. Once Over, Light (1931)
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2
Once Over, Light
9
2
Role:
Barbershop Customer (as Burns)
Starring:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, June Clayworth
Directed By:
Howard Bretherton
29. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
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2
The Big Broadcast of 1937
9
2

The Big Broadcast of 1937 is a musical comedy film which revolves around a failing radio station which needs to put on a ratings winner in order to have any chance of continued operation.

Role:
Mr. Platt
Starring:
Jack Benny, Ray Milland, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
30. College Holiday (1936)
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2
College Holiday
8
2

College Holiday is a musical comedy film which revolves around a woman hotelier who invites few young men to spend the summer. However, the men are not aware of the fact that they have been chosen to be guinea pigs in an eugenics experiment.

Role:
George Hymen
Starring:
Jack Benny, Gracie Allen, Mary Boland, Martha Raye
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
31. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
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2
The Big Broadcast of 1936
8
2

This comedy film tells us the story of Spud Miller who tries to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition.

Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Dorothy Dandridge, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Wendy Barrie
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
32. Radioland Murders (1994)
8
3
Radioland Murders
PG
8
3
Role:
Milt Lackey
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Tambor, Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, Scott Michael Campbell
Directed By:
33. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
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3
Oh, God! You Devil
PG
11
3
Role:
God / Harry O. Tophet
Starring:
James Cromwell, Eugene Roche, Ron Silver, Ted Wass
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
34. Oh, God! Book II (1980)
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1
Oh, God! Book II
PG
11
1
Role:
God
Starring:
Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne, John Louie
Directed By:
Gilbert Cates
35. 18 Again! (1988)
9
1
18 Again!
PG
9
1
Role:
Jack Watson / David Watson
Starring:
Pauly Shore, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Anita Morris
Directed By:
Paul Flaherty
36. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
6
1
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
PG
6
1

This musical adventure comedy film tells the story of Sergeant Pepper’s famed musical group, which used to provide music to weary soldiers during the First World War. Ever since then, he and his band has been spreading the message of joy, love and peace to the world. After he passes away, it is up to Billy Shears, his grandson, to carry on the group’s tradition.

Starring:
Leif Garrett, Connie Stevens, Barry Humphries, Steve Martin, Tina Turner, Paul Nicholas, Carel Struycken
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
37. Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (1985)
10
2
Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets
10
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Petula Clark, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Marisa Berenson
Directed By:
Peter Harris

TV Movie(s)

1. Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1983)
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2
Grandpa, Will You Run with Me?
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2
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Erik Estrada, Lloyd Bridges, Scatman Crothers, Jack Albertson
Directed By:
Tom Trbovich
2. Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978)
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2
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy
11
2
Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Steve Martin, Johnny Cash, Michael Elias, Maryedith Burrell
Directed By:
Gary Weis
3. George Burns in Concert (1982)
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2
George Burns in Concert
10
2
Role:
George Burns
Directed By:
Jim Snow
4. Maggie (1960)
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2
Maggie
10
2
Starring:
Leon Ames, Margaret O'Brien, Fay Baker, Jeanne Tatum, Charles Cantor
Directed By:
Rod Amateau
5. Two of a Kind (1982)
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2
Two of a Kind
12
2
Role:
Ross 'Boppy' Minor
Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Frances Lee McCain, Robby Benson, Barbara Barrie
Directed By:
Roger Young
6. George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (1983)
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2
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business
12
2
Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Ann-Margret, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Johnny Carson
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
7. All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle (1986)
8
2
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle
8
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Phyllis Diller, Johnny Carson, Glen Campbell, Gerald Ford
Directed By:
Bob Wynn

Animation(s)

The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (1970)
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
Role:
Himself (voice)
Starring:
Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, George Jessel, Paul Frees
Directed By:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986)
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary
G
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Eve Arden, Candice Bergen, David Bowie
Directed By:
Gary Weis

TV Shows and Videos

The Jackie Gleason Show (1952)
The Jackie Gleason Show
TV-G
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Jack Benny, Audrey Meadows
Directed By:
Frank Bunetta, Frank Satenstein
The Jack Benny Program (1950)
The Jack Benny Program
Starring:
Sean Connery, Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Oscar Levant, James Stewart
Directed By:
Frederick De Cordova, Ralph Levy, Norman Abbott, Seymour Berns, Don Weis
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
Role:
George Burns (292 episodes, 1950-1958)
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Marion Ross, Bea Benaderet, Carl Switzer, Mary Wickes, Carl Reiner, Gracie Allen
Ellery Queen (1975)
Ellery Queen
Starring:
Arthur Godfrey, Betty White, Larry Hagman, Dick Van Patten, Don Ameche, Vincent Price, Mel Ferrer
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Seymour Robbie, Ernest Pintoff, Jack Arnold, James Sheldon
Mona McCluskey (1965)
Mona McCluskey
Starring:
Sal Mineo, Robert Strauss, Bartlett Robinson, Herbert Rudley, Juliet Prowse
That's Life (1968)
That's Life
Starring:
Liza Minnelli, Rodney Dangerfield, Shelley Winters, Sid Caesar, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde, Betty White
Directed By:
Stan Harris
Summer Fun (1966)
Summer Fun
Starring:
Jon Voight, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bonerz, Jim Begg, Eleanor Audley, David Bailey
Directed By:
Peter Bonerz, John Rich, Alex March
The Bob Cummings Show (1955)
The Bob Cummings Show
Starring:
Don Knotts, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bobby Troup, Angie Dickinson, Gracie Allen, Connie Stevens, Bea Benaderet
Directed By:
Norman Tokar, Rod Amateau, Robert Cummings
Wendy and Me (1964)
Wendy and Me
Role:
George Burns (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
Starring:
Raquel Welch, Connie Stevens, J. Pat O'Malley, Ron Harper
The George Burns Show (1958)
The George Burns Show
Role:
George Burns (25 episodes, 1958-1959)
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Bea Benaderet, Jack Benny, Judi Meredith, Larry Keating
Directed By:
Rod Amateau
George Burns Comedy Week (1985)
George Burns Comedy Week
Role:
George Burns / ... (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Fred Willard, Telly Savalas, James Whitmore, Patrick Duffy, Don Rickles, Ed Begley Jr., Eugene Levy
Directed By:
Steve Martin, Phil Alden Robinson, Carl Gottlieb
The Lucy Show (1962)
The Lucy Show
Starring:
Ann Sothern, Carol Burnett, John Carradine, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Durante, Edward G. Robinson, Lucille Ball
Directed By:
Jack Donohue, Maury Thompson
Here's Lucy (1968)
Here's Lucy
Starring:
David Frost, Andy Griffith, Elizabeth Taylor, Flip Wilson, Danny Thomas, Joan Rivers, Eve Plumb
Directed By:
Coby Ruskin, Jack Donohue, Herbert Kenwith, George Marshall, Jack Baker
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971)
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
TV-G
Starring:
Chaz Bono, Steve Martin, Teri Garr, Peter Cullen, Cher
Directed By:
Art Fisher
Mister Ed (1958)
Mister Ed
TV-G
Starring:
Sharon Tate, Mae West, Alan Young, John Banner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mister Ed, Allan Lane
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin, Ira Stewart, Alan Young, Jus Addiss, Rod Amateau
Alice (1976)
Alice
TV-PG
Starring:
Jay Leno, Adam West, Nancy McKeon, Joyce Bulifant, Doris Roberts, Jim Varney, Corey Feldman
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, William Asher, John Pasquin, Linda Lavin, Don Corvan
Fame (1982)
Fame
Starring:
Don Cheadle, Dermot Mulroney, Anthony Newley, Fran Drescher, Ray Walston, Bebe Neuwirth, Art Carney
Directed By:
Michael Ray Rhodes, Oz Scott, Ray Danton, Harry Harris, Jack Bender
No Time for Sergeants (1964)
No Time for Sergeants
Starring:
Sammy Jackson, Harry Hickox, Kevin O'Neal, Paul Smith, Laurie Sibbald
The Golden Palace (1992)
The Golden Palace
Starring:
Joely Fisher, Jack Black, Eddie Albert, Nanette Fabray, Estelle Getty, Margaret Cho, Bea Arthur
Directed By:
Peter D. Beyt, Lex Passaris
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Louis Jourdan, Broderick Crawford, Rod Steiger, Jackie Cooper, Buddy Ebsen, Peggy Lee, Donna Reed
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom (1989)
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom
Role:
George Burns
Starring:
Red Buttons, Carol Channing, Emma Samms, Yakov Smirnoff
Directed By:
Mort Fallick
Startime (1959)
Startime
Starring:
Sydney Pollack, Bobby Darin, Rosalind Russell, Rex Harrison, Dean Martin, George Peppard, Alec Guinness
Directed By:
Alfred Hitchcock, Greg Garrison, Gordon Rigsby, Jack Donohue, Bretaigne Windust

George Burns Awards

Academy Awards
The Sunshine Boys Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1976
Golden Globe Awards
The Sunshine Boys Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1976
Primetime Emmy Awards
A Conversation with... Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming 1990
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording 1991