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List of Steve Allen Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Sunshine Boys (1975)
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The Sunshine Boys
PG
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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.

Directed By:
Herbert Ross
2. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)
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2
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Self
3. The Player (1992)
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The Player
TV-MA
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2

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

Directed By:
4. Warning Shot (1967)
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Warning Shot
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2

When a man pulls a gun on LAPD Sergeant Tom Valens during a stakeout, Valens fatally shoots him. This leads to trouble as the man he shot is Dr. Rustin, a respected physician with impeccable reputation, and also, no gun is found in the Coroner’s inquest. Suspended and charged with manslaughter, Valens has to find the missing gun to prove the truth.

Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Lillian Gish, Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers, Ed Begley
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
5. The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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The Benny Goodman Story
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This biographical film depicts some key events in the life of clarinetist Benny Goodman starting with him learning to play clarinet from a Chicago music professor at a young age. After playing for Ben Pollack's traveling band for years, he impresses jazz lover John Hammond and falls in love with his sister Alice, which upsets his mother.

Role:
Benny Goodman
Starring:
Donna Reed, Herbert Anderson, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex
Directed By:
Valentine Davies
6. The Comic (1969)
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The Comic
PG
11
2

The Comic is a 1969 comedy film revolving around a silent film comedian, whose talent is overshadowed by his ego. He cheats on his wife, bullies his friends, and makes a brief comeback on TV. 

Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Gavin MacLeod, Carl Reiner, Michele Lee, Nina Wayne, Cornel Wilde
Directed By:
7. Joys (1976)
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Joys
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Over fifty of the best living comedians are invited for a party at the residence of Bob Hope. However, things get ugly when they are killed one after the other by someone, after which their bodies are thrown into the pool. Along with the remaining guests, Hope tries to figure out who the killer is, before anyone else is targeted.  

Role:
Himself
Starring:
Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Don Adams, Marty Allen
Directed By:
Dick McDonough
8. I'll Get By (1950)
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I'll Get By
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Starring:
William Lundigan, Gloria DeHaven, June Haver, Harry James
Directed By:
Richard Sale
9. The Big Circus (1959)
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The Big Circus
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Hank Whirling, owner of the big circus, is facing financial troubles after splitting from his corrupt partner. He tries to get heavy loan, for which he has to appoint their accountant Randy Sherman. But along with dipping finances, when a series of accidents plague the circus, Whirling starts suspecting the presence of some mysterious saboteur who seemed determined to destroy the show.

Starring:
Victor Mature, Marion Ross, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Rhonda Fleming, Red Buttons, Kathryn Grant
Directed By:
Joseph M. Newman
10. Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)
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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
PG
10
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On November 9, 1965, when a mega-blackout hits the Northeast, Waldo Zane, a New York executive, who has just misappropriated his company’s millions, gets stranded with car-breakdown and ends up at a Connecticut cottage. The cottage-owner, actress Margaret Garrison, has angrily retreated to her cottage after witnessing her husband’s infidelity. More chaos follows when her husband finds the two together in bed. 

Starring:
Doris Day, Morgan Freeman, Patrick O'Neal, Robert Morse
Directed By:
Hy Averback
11. Down Memory Lane (1949)
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Down Memory Lane
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Role:
Himself
Starring:
W. C. Fields, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Nelson
Directed By:
Phil Karlson
12. Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966)
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Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
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2

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.

Starring:
Danny Thomas, Milton Berle, Carl Reiner, Richard Deacon
Directed By:
Harmon Jones
13. College Confidential (1960)
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College Confidential
9
2
Role:
Steve 'Mac' Macinter
Starring:
Herbert Marshall, Jayne Meadows, Mickey Shaughnessy, Walter Winchell
Directed By:
Albert Zugsmith
14. Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)
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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
R
11
2
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Angel, Chuck Ash, Arthur Barrow, Adrian Belew
Directed By:
Thorsten Schütte
15. Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show (1991)
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Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show
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2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Rodney Dangerfield, Corbin Bernsen, Harry Basil, Roger Behr
Directed By:
Debbie Palacio
16. For Goodness Sake (1993)
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For Goodness Sake
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2
Starring:
Florence Henderson, Jason Alexander, Scott Bakula, Cindy Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy, Bob Bancroft
Directed By:
David Zucker
17. The St. Tammany Miracle (1994)
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The St. Tammany Miracle
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Starring:
Soleil Moon Frye, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Julie McCullough, Jamie Luner
Directed By:
Jim McCullough Sr., Joy N. Houck Jr.
18. Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993)
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Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America
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Role:
Himself
Starring:
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Louise Beavers, Bill Bellamy
Directed By:
Yvonne Smith

TV Movie(s)

1. Now You See It, Now You Don't (1968)
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Now You See It, Now You Don't
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Role:
Herschel Lucas
Starring:
John Aniston, Jonathan Winters, Jayne Meadows, Luciana Paluzzi
Directed By:
Don Weis
2. Have I Got a Christmas for You (1977)
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Have I Got a Christmas for You
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Role:
Martin Kaplan
Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, George Takei, Kim Fields, Milton Berle, Milton Berle
Directed By:
Marc Daniels
3. Allen in Movieland (1955)
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Allen in Movieland
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Role:
Himself
Starring:
Clint Eastwood, Keith Andes, Jeff Chandler, Buck Clayton
Directed By:
Dick McDonough
4. Alice in Wonderland (1985)
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Alice in Wonderland
TV-PG
11
2
Starring:
Scott Baio, Sherman Hemsley, Patrick Duffy, Sid Caesar, Telly Savalas, John Stamos, Lloyd Bridges
Directed By:
Harry Harris
5. The Gossip Columnist (1980)
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The Gossip Columnist
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2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Kim Cattrall, Betty White, Jack Carter, Jim Backus
Directed By:
James Sheldon
6. Don't Ask Me, Ask God (1984)
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Don't Ask Me, Ask God
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2
Role:
Himself - Question Presenter
Starring:
Tony Danza, Michael J. Fox, Pat Robertson, Anita Gillette, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Warren Marcus
7. The I'm Exhausted Concert (1988)
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The I'm Exhausted Concert
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2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Richard Lewis, Richard Dimitri, Jackie Collins, Steve Dahl
Directed By:
Bruce Gowers
8. Comic Relief (1986)
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Comic Relief
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Role:
Himself
Starring:
Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Harry Anderson, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Belzer
Directed By:
Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, John Moffitt, Billy Crystal
9. Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast (1997)
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Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast
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2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Rodney Dangerfield, Paul Rodriguez, Sandra Bernhard, Louie Anderson
Directed By:
Bruce Gowers
10. The Desilu Story (2003)
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The Desilu Story
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Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Edie Adams, Desi Arnaz Jr., Larry Anderson
Directed By:
Marshall Flaum
11. Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 (1992)
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Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2
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Role:
Himself
Starring:
Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, Chris Farley, Sandra Bernhard
Directed By:
Peter Segal

Animation(s)

The Simpsons (1989)
The Simpsons
TV-14
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Winona Ryder, Helen Hunt, Ed Asner, Zooey Deschanel, Joshua Jackson, Mel Brooks
Directed By:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
The Critic (1994)
The Critic
TV-14
Starring:
Margaret Cho, Queen Latifah, Judd Apatow, Rhea Perlman, Adam West, Rod Steiger, Phil Hartman
Directed By:
Gregg Vanzo, Bret Haaland, Lauren MacMullan, Rich Moore, Dan Jeup

TV Shows and Videos

Meeting of Minds (1977)
Meeting of Minds
Role:
Himself / ... (17 episodes, 1977-1981)
Starring:
John Hoyt, Jayne Meadows, Leon Askin, Harris Yulin
Jazz Scene USA (1962)
Jazz Scene USA
Starring:
Larry Bunker, Oscar Brown Jr., Cannonball Adderley, Danny Alguirre, Monty Budwig
Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Cloris Leachman, Ben Gazzara, Bea Arthur, Elaine Stritch, Sal Mineo, Christopher Plummer
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
The Steve Allen Show (1956)
The Steve Allen Show
Role:
Himself - Host (159 episodes, 1956-1960)
Starring:
Don Knotts, Andy Griffith, Alan Young, Larry Fine, Lou Costello, Gloria Swanson, Keenan Wynn
Directed By:
Dwight Hemion
Johnny Staccato (1959)
Johnny Staccato
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Michael Landon, Elizabeth Montgomery, Gena Rowlands, Martin Landau, Cloris Leachman, John Cassavetes
Directed By:
Paul Henreid, John Brahm, John Cassavetes, Richard Whorf, Robert B. Sinclair
The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Starring:
David Niven, Anne Baxter, Ron Howard, John Banner, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, James Coburn
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Paul Henreid, Robert Butler, Richard Dunlap, James Neilson
The Milton Berle Show (1966)
The Milton Berle Show
Role:
Himself (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Starring:
Bruce Lee, Adam West, Milton Berle, Donna Loren, Irving Benson
Directed By:
Mark Goode
The Steve Allen Show (1959)
The Steve Allen Show
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (8 episodes, 1959-1971)
Starring:
Jayne Meadows, Pat Harrington Jr., Sue Gossick, Lionel Hampton
The Red Skelton Show (1951)
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
Starring:
Jack Wild, Connie Stevens, Petula Clark, Errol Flynn, Tina Louise, Charles Bronson, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Get Smart (1965)
Get Smart
TV-G
Starring:
Fred Willard, Leonard Nimoy, Alice Ghostley, Don Rickles, Barbara Feldon, Carol Burnett, Ernest Borgnine
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Reza Badiyi, Charles R. Rondeau, Earl Bellamy, Richard Benedict
Matinee Theatre (1955)
Matinee Theatre
Starring:
Roger Moore, Jack Nicholson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bea Benaderet, Elinor Donahue, Werner Klemperer, Frances Farmer
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson, Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Allan A. Buckhantz, Sherman Marks
The New Steve Allen Show (1961)
The New Steve Allen Show
Role:
Himself - Host (28 episodes, 1961-1964)
Starring:
Mel Brooks, Don Knotts, Carl Reiner
Directed By:
Steve Binder
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Homicide: Life on the Street
TV-14
Starring:
Jay Leno, Mekhi Phifer, Charles Durning, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bruce Campbell, John Waters, Chris Rock
Directed By:
Kenneth Fink, Alan Taylor, Nick Gomez, Peter Medak, Jean de Segonzac
Summer Playhouse (1954)
Summer Playhouse
Role:
Cameo (1 episode, 1964)
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Jimmy Durante, Jane Wyman, William Frawley, Ray Walston
Danger (1950)
Danger
Starring:
Art Carney, Grace Kelly, Lee Grant, Lorne Greene, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Palance, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, John Frankenheimer, Yul Brynner, John Peyser, Ted Post
Nurse (1981)
Nurse
Starring:
Estelle Getty, James Cromwell, Danny Aiello, Robert Reed, Dennis Boutsikaris, Hattie Winston, Michael Learned
Directed By:
Seymour Robbie, Philip Leacock, James Sheldon, Virgil W. Vogel
St. Elsewhere (1982)
St. Elsewhere
TV-PG
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Rae Dawn Chong, Andrea Barber, Christina Pickles, Ray Liotta, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Guest
Directed By:
Linda Day, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Leo Penn, Thomas Carter
The Steve Allen Playhouse (1962)
The Steve Allen Playhouse
Role:
Himself - Host (8 episodes, 1962-1964)
Starring:
John Raitt, Johnny Jacobs, Donn Trenner, Herb Ellis
The Snoop Sisters (1972)
The Snoop Sisters
Starring:
Paulette Goddard, Jill Clayburgh, Helen Hayes, Bert Convy, William Devane, Geraldine Page, Art Carney
Directed By:
Leonard Horn
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (1967)
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
Role:
Himself - Host (8 episodes, 1967)
Starring:
Jayne Meadows, Louis Nye, Ruth Buzzi, John Byner
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (1977)
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?
Starring:
Larry Hagman, Don Johnson, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Nielsen, Kim Cattrall, Tony Bill, Jane Curtin
Directed By:
Harry Falk, Richard Irving
Batman (1966)
Batman
TV-G
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Ethel Merman, James Brolin, Jerry Mathers, Carolyn Jones, Cliff Robertson, Jerry Lewis
Directed By:
Oscar Rudolph, James B. Clark, George Waggner, Sam Strangis, Robert Butler
Medical Center (1969)
Medical Center
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Edward G. Robinson, O. J. Simpson, Louise Fletcher, John Ritter, Slim Pickens, Erik Estrada
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman, Earl Bellamy, Paul Stanley, Murray Golden, Michael Caffey
Tonight! (1953)
Tonight!
TV-PG
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (56 episodes, 1953-1957)
Starring:
Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Ernie Kovacs, LeRoy Holmes
McCloud (1970)
McCloud
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Bernadette Peters, Patrick Wayne, Carl Weathers, Della Reese, Britt Ekland, John Carradine
Directed By:
E.W. Swackhamer, Ron Satlof, Bruce Kessler, Russ Mayberry, Lou Antonio
Love, American Style (1969)
Love, American Style
Starring:
Joyce Bulifant, Sandra Dee, John Amos, Anne Meara, Broderick Crawford, Claude Akins, Charles Nelson Reilly
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Bruce Bilson, Leslie H. Martinson, Gary Nelson, Richard Michaels
The Jerry Lewis Show (1963)
The Jerry Lewis Show
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Del Moore, Kaye Stevens
Directed By:
Jack Shea, John Dorsey
Riptide (1984)
Riptide
Starring:
Kelly Preston, George Clooney, James Whitmore, James Cromwell, Richard Lewis, Elinor Donahue, Jack Ging
Directed By:
Chuck Bowman, Michael Lange, Ron Satlof, Bruce Kessler, Arnold Laven
I've Got a Secret (1972)
I've Got a Secret
TV-G
Role:
Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1972)
Starring:
Richard Dawson, Pat Carroll, It seems that there's no person with personID "0647692", Meredith MacRae
Hotel (1983)
Hotel
Starring:
Sir John Mills, Joan Fontaine, Dick Van Patten, George Lazenby, Timothy Busfield, Maud Adams, Johnny Depp
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Jerome Courtland, Nancy Malone, James Brolin, Vincent McEveety
Fantasy Island (1977)
Fantasy Island
Starring:
Cassandra Peterson, Lynn Redgrave, Michelle Pfeiffer, Frankie Avalon, Peter Graves, Eve Plumb, Heather Locklear
Directed By:
Cliff Bole, Don Weis, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Philip Leacock
The People Next Door (1989)
The People Next Door
Starring:
Christina Pickles, Joyce Brothers, Tony Jay, Jeffrey Jones
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Diagnosis Murder
Starring:
Wil Wheaton, Alanna Ubach, Leah Remini, Jane Seymour, Debra Jo Rupp, Marie Osmond, Angie Dickinson
Directed By:
Christian I. Nyby II, Christopher Hibler, Frank Thackery, Vincent McEveety, Victor Lobl
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (1980)
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
Role:
Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Starring:
Billy Crystal, Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Kaye Ballard
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
TV-G
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Kevin Nash, Thomas F. Wilson, Ed Begley Jr., Debbie Harry, Frankie Muniz, Raquel Welch
Directed By:
Linda Day, Jeff Melman, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Joyce Gittlin, David Grossman
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Lee Majors, David Cassidy, Melissa Gilbert, Olivia de Havilland, Rosey Grier, Bob Crane
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Don't Quit Your Day Job (1996)
Don't Quit Your Day Job
M
Starring:
Joe Walsh, George Lopez, Andrea Abbate, Max Alexander
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Elsa Lanchester, Alan Ladd, James Franciscus, Irene Dunne, Diahann Carroll, Ryan O'Neal
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen

Steve Allen Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Original Jazz Composition 1964