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Explore films and television series referenced throughout Season Three of The Plot Thickens. Below you can view the complete list of films and shows listed alphabetically or sort by year.

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The Affairs of the Annabel (1938, RKO) Directed by Benjamin Stoloff

A movie actress is constantly placed into predicaments by her press agent.

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Annabel Takes a Tour (1938, RKO) Directed by Lew Landers

A movie star on a publicity tour continues to get into trouble because of her press agent.

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Beauty for the Asking (1939, RKO) Directed by Glenn Tryon

A cosmetician invents a face cream and starts a prosperous beauty business bankrolled by her former fiancé’s new wife.

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Best Foot Forward (1943, MGM) Directed by Edward Buzzell

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October 29th 12:30 a.m. EST

A military school cadet invites a movie star to the prom.

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The Big Street (1942, RKO) Directed by Irving Reis

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October 21st 10:00 p.m. EST

A busboy loves and cares for an ungrateful paralyzed nightclub performer.

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Critic’s Choice (1963, Warner Bros.) Directed by Don Weis

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October 29th 2:30 a.m. EST

A theater critic insists on reviewing a play written by his wife.

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Dance, Girl, Dance (1940, RKO) Directed by Dorothy Arzner

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October 22nd 6:00 a.m. EST

Two dancers – one a talented ballerina and the other a showgirl who possesses much desired “oomph” – bond and clash in the world of burlesque.

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The Dark Corner (1946, 20th Century-Fox) Directed by Henry Hathaway

A private eye’s secretary helps him when he is framed for murder.

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Du Barry Was a Lady (1943, MGM) Directed by Roy Del Ruth

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October 21st 8:00 p.m. EST

A newly rich nightclub hatcheck attendant dreams he is Louis XV and the woman he loves is Madame Du Barry.

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Easy Living (1949, RKO) Directed by Jacques Tourneur

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October 29th 8:00 a.m. EST

An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won’t let him retire.

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Easy to Wed (1946, MGM) Directed by Edward Buzzell

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October 15th 2:00 a.m. EST

A newspaperman enlists his fiancée and a charming former employee to entrap an heiress who is suing his paper for libel.

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The Facts of Life (1960, United Artists) Directed by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

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October 28th 10:15 p.m. EST

Thrown together without their spouses on vacation, longtime neighbors fall in love and attempt to continue their newfound relationship when they return home.

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Fancy Pants (1950, Paramount) Directed by George Marshall

An actor posing as a butler takes a job working for a nouveau riche family in 1905 New Mexico.

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Five Came Back (1939, RKO) Directed by John Farrow

After their plane crashes, eleven people are stranded in a South American jungle, but only five can return to civilization safely.

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Follow the Fleet (1936, RKO) Directed by Mark Sandrich

A pair of sailors on shore leave romance two sisters.

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Forever, Darling (1956, MGM) Directed by Alexander Hall

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October 15th 12:00 a.m. EST

A woman in a troubled marriage receives help from her guardian angel.

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The Fuller Brush Girl (1950, Columbia) Directed by Lloyd Bacon

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October 22nd 2:00 a.m. EST

A fired switchboard operator tries her hand at selling cosmetics door-to-door and winds up the lead suspect in a murder investigation.

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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941, RKO) Directed by Richard Wallace

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October 15th 8:30 a.m. EST

A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.

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Go Chase Yourself (1938, RKO) Directed by Edward F. Cline

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October 15th 7:15 a.m. EST

An inept bank teller is inadvertently kidnapped by robbers and is pursued by the police, who wrongly think he committed the crime, and his wife.

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Having Wonderful Time (1938, RKO) Directed by Alfred Santell

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October 29th 12:30 p.m. EST

A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.

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Her Husband’s Affairs (1947, Columbia Pictures) Directed by S. Sylvan Simon

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October 22nd 4:00 a.m. EST

An ad man fights off his wife’s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.

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I Dream Too Much (1935, RKO) Directed by John Cromwell

A struggling composer is troubled when the music business is more interested in his new wife’s singing abilities than his compositions.

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Kid Millions (1934, Samuel Goldwyn) Directed by Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany

The heir to an $77 million fortune runs into trouble when he goes to Egypt to collect his inheritance.

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The Long, Long Trailer (1954, MGM) Directed by Vincente Minnelli

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October 14th 10:00 p.m. EST

Honeymooners travel the country in a 40-foot trailer.

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Look Who’s Laughing (1941, RKO) Directed by Allan Dwan

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October 22nd 11:45 a.m. EST

A radio star plans to build an airplane plant in a sleepy small town.

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Lured (1947, United Artists) Directed by Douglas Sirk

An American taxi dancer in London works with Scotland Yard to capture a serial killer who meets his victims through the newspaper personal column.

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The Magic Carpet (1951, Columbia) Directed by Lew Landers

The son of a murdered Middle Eastern caliph avenges his father’s death.

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Mame (1974, Warner Bros.) Directed by Gene Saks

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October 29th 12:15 a.m. EST

A free spirit becomes the guardian of her orphaned nephew and teaches him how to live life to the fullest.

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The Marines Fly High (1940, RKO) Directed by George Nicholls, Jr., Ben Stoloff

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October 29th 9:30 a.m. EST

In 1940, the Central American cocoa plantation owned by American Joan Grant needs protection from bandits led by El Vengador.

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Meet the People (1944, MGM) Directed by Charles Reisner

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October 22nd 10:00 a.m. EST

A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.

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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949, Columbia) Directed by Lloyd Bacon

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October 22nd 12:00 a.m. EST

A secretary for a real estate agency does not realize that her office is the front for a bookie operation.

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Next Time I Marry (1938, RKO) Directed by Garson Kanin

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October 15th 6:00 a.m. EST

An heiress with a foreign fiancé marries a common American so she can gain her inheritance.

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Panama Lady (1939, RKO) Directed by Jack Hively

Stranded in Panama, a cabaret dancer takes a job working for a hard-drinking oilman after she attempts to rob him.

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Roberta (1935, RKO) Directed by William A. Seiter

An American former football player inherits a Parisian fashion house and receives help from the shop’s designer, a bandleader, and a phony countess.

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Roman Scandals (1933, Samuel Goldwyn) Directed by Frank Tuttle

A small-town delivery man fantasizes about life in Ancient Rome.

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Room Service (1938, RKO) Directed by William A. Seiter

A team of theatrical producers attempt to mount a play while avoiding eviction from their hotel.

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Seven Days Leave (1942, RKO) Directed by Tim Whelan

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October 15th 4:00 a.m. EST

A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.

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Sorrowful Jones (1949, Paramount) Directed by Sidney Lanfield

A bookie cares for a little girl left as a marker after her father does not return.

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Stage Door (1937, RKO) Directed by Gregory La Cava

Young actresses try for success while living at a theatrical boardinghouse.

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That’s Right—You’re Wrong (1939, RKO) Directed by David Butler

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October 22nd 1:15 a.m. EST

A band leader has to overcome a film studio head’s hatred to make it on the big screen.

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Too Many Girls (1940, RKO) Directed by George Abbott

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October 14th 8:00 p.m. EST

An irresponsible heiress attends a small New Mexico college with four football stars as her bodyguards.

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Top Hat (1935, RKO) Directed by Mark Sandrich

A model on holiday in Europe thinks the man pursuing her is her friend’s husband.

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Twelve Crowded Hours (1939, RKO) Directed by Lew Landers

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October 15th 10:15 a.m. EST

An investigative reporter sets out to clear his girlfriend’s brother who has been accused of murder.

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Two Smart People (1946, MGM) Directed by Jules Dassin

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October 22nd 3:00 p.m. EST

In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man’s hidden loot.

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Valley of the Sun (1942, RKO) Directed by George Marshall

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October 29th 4:30 a.m. EST

A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.

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Without Love (1945, MGM) Directed by Harold S. Bucquet

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October 29th 6:00 a.m. EST

A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.

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You Can’t Fool Your Wife (1940, RKO) Directed by Ray McCarey

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October 15th 11:30 a.m. EST

A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.

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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968, United Artists) Directed by Melville Shavelson

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October 28th 8:00 p.m. EST

A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten of his own.

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Ziegfeld Follies (1946, MGM) Directed by Vincente Minnelli

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October 22nd 8:00 a.m. EST

Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM’s musical stars.

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I Love Lucy (1951-1957, Desilu)

The wife of an orchestra leader dreams of stardom.

The Lucille Ball – Desi Arnaz Show (1957-1960, Desilu)

Lucy Ricardo continues to get into predicaments at home and abroad.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables (1959-1963, Desilu)

Federal agent Elliot Ness and his team enforce the law in Prohibition era Chicago.

The Lucy Show (1962-1968, Desilu)

Widow Lucy Carmichael shares a house with her divorced best friend and their children. Later, she moves to Los Angeles and works as a bank secretary.

Star Trek
Star Trek (1966-1969, Desilu)

In 23rd Century space, the starship Enterprise boldly goes where no man has gone before.

Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible (1966-1973, Desilu)

The Impossible Mission Force engage in espionage work throughout the world.

Here’s Lucy (1968-1974, Lucille Ball Productions)

Widow Lucy Carter raises two children while working for her brother-in-law’s employment agency.

Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974, Lucille Ball Productions) Directed by Jack Donohue

Shortly before their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, a couple decides to divorce and set out to improve themselves.

What Now, Catherine Curtis? (1976, Lucille Ball Productions) Directed by Charles Walters

Newly divorced after twenty-three years of marriage, a middle-aged woman attempts to start a new life on her own.

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A Lucille Ball Special: Lucy Calls the President (1977, Lucille Ball Productions) Directed by Marc Daniels

An Indiana housewife calls President Jimmy Carter about a local civic matter, which he agrees to come to her home to discuss. Naturally, all her family and friends want to meet the president.

Stone Pillow (1985, Schaefer/Karpf Productions/Gaylord Productions) Directed by George Schaefer

An elderly homeless woman thinks a naive social worker is also living on the streets and teaches the young woman how to survive.

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Life with Lucy (1986, Lucille Ball Productions/Aaron Spelling Productions)

A grandmother lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, as well as her son-in-law’s father, with whom she co-owns a hardware store.