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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Substance of Fire, The (1996)
Holocaust survivor Isaac Geldhart is a venomously witty publisher who would rather sink his efforts into a six-volume history of Nazi medical experiments than publish anything remotely commercial. When his son Aaron, a partner in the firm, tries to convince him to publish a potential best seller, Is
2.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Spoof of the Robin Hood legend.
3.
Life Stinks (1991)
A callous billionaire makes a bet that turns his super luxurious lifestyle upsidedown.
4.
Spaceballs (1987)
Only a rogue space merchant can stop an evil dictator from stealing a planet''''s air supply.
5.
Ratings Game, The (1984)
Diminutive Danny DeVito, as both actor and director, skewers television, the ratings system, big business and anything else that gets in the way in this first movie-for-television made for The Movie Channel, playing New Jersey trucking magnate Vic DeSalvo, who breaks into television by having the worst idea ever to come down the pike accepted by a disgruntled, just-fired TV progamming chief. The neophyte''s script becomes the biggest hit in television history and Vic DeSalvo becomes the industry''s darling.
6.
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazis invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).
7.
Fluteman (1982) as Frank Timms
8.
Gallipoli (1981) as Wallace Hamilton
In 1915, two friends trek from Perth across the desert to enlist in the army, and one dies in the Dardanelles.
9.
History of the World Part I (1981)
A parody of epic historical and biblical films, including such historical themes as "The Dawn of Man," "The Stone Age," The Spanish Inquisition," "The Bible," and "The Future."
10.
World's Greatest Lover, The (1977)
Rudy Valentine is a baker in 1920s Milwaukee. After entering a Hollywood talent search for the new Rudolph Valentino, Rudy and his wife Annie go out to Hollywood where they hope he will get a screen test. But once there, Annie falls in love with the real Valentino. Jealous of the romantic star, Rudy
11.
Dirty Little Billy (1972) as Charlie Niles
A tough and violent portrait of a psychopathic, yet fresh-faced youth--the infamous Billy the Kid in his grimy early days.
12.
New Faces (1954) as
A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all together which, for the most part, worked. The plot involves a performer/producer (Ronny Graham)who finds himself in financial difficulties on the eve of opening night because a big check is needed before the curtain can go up. But a wealthy Texan says he will put up the money, if his daughter is in the show and he can see it first. End of plot, but the beginning of the careers of some young and talented people who have had careers across many decades. Ertha Kitt sings four songs, including "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby" in and around some funny skits; "Trip of the Month", "Snake Charmer", "Crazy Man" and "Oedipus Goes South." Graham and Mel Brooks (in his Melvin Brooks days)are credited with most of the sketch material and just the title of the "Oedipus" bit suggests Brooks. There is a burlesque of "Death of a Salesman", which was probably the easiest to write of all. It also appears that when Brooks later did "The Producers", he hadn't forgotten everything about "New Faces."

Writer (feature film)

13.
Spaceballs (1987)
Only a rogue space merchant can stop an evil dictator from stealing a planet''''s air supply.
14.
15.
Audience with Mel Brooks, An (1983)
When business executive Amelia returns home to help a family-run ornament company, the employees see her as their savior who is coming in to rescue the company. They are heart-broken and shocked to learn that her plan to get the company on track involves massive layoffs. As Amelia prepares for the h
16.
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazis invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).
17.
Dead Wrong (1983)
18.
New Faces (1954) as Sketches mostly by
A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all together which, for the most part, worked. The plot involves a performer/producer (Ronny Graham)who finds himself in financial difficulties on the eve of opening night because a big check is needed before the curtain can go up. But a wealthy Texan says he will put up the money, if his daughter is in the show and he can see it first. End of plot, but the beginning of the careers of some young and talented people who have had careers across many decades. Ertha Kitt sings four songs, including "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby" in and around some funny skits; "Trip of the Month", "Snake Charmer", "Crazy Man" and "Oedipus Goes South." Graham and Mel Brooks (in his Melvin Brooks days)are credited with most of the sketch material and just the title of the "Oedipus" bit suggests Brooks. There is a burlesque of "Death of a Salesman", which was probably the easiest to write of all. It also appears that when Brooks later did "The Producers", he hadn't forgotten everything about "New Faces."

Music (feature film)

19.
New Faces (1954) as Composer
A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all together which, for the most part, worked. The plot involves a performer/producer (Ronny Graham)who finds himself in financial difficulties on the eve of opening night because a big check is needed before the curtain can go up. But a wealthy Texan says he will put up the money, if his daughter is in the show and he can see it first. End of plot, but the beginning of the careers of some young and talented people who have had careers across many decades. Ertha Kitt sings four songs, including "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby" in and around some funny skits; "Trip of the Month", "Snake Charmer", "Crazy Man" and "Oedipus Goes South." Graham and Mel Brooks (in his Melvin Brooks days)are credited with most of the sketch material and just the title of the "Oedipus" bit suggests Brooks. There is a burlesque of "Death of a Salesman", which was probably the easiest to write of all. It also appears that when Brooks later did "The Producers", he hadn't forgotten everything about "New Faces."

Cast (special)

20.
Public Enemy Number 2 (1991)
A spoof of "reality-based" TV programs such as "America's Most Wanted," shows that dramatize crimes and the ensuing manhunts for the criminals.
21.
Jonathan Winters Presents 200 Years of American Humor (1976)
A bicentennial survey of humor in American throughout its 200-year history.

Writer (special)

22.
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Lonesome Doves and Lonely Guys (1989)
A variety special starring the Smothers Brothers. The theme of this special is the comedy conflict between the rugged individualism of the Old West and the travails of the modern day lonely guy.
23.
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Fun 'n' Games, The (1989) as Writer
A variety special starring the Smothers Brothers and featured guests. The theme of this special is the games people play. Dick Smothers's decision to leave his brother for a solo career results in some strange after-effects.
24.
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Ghosts, Governments and Other Scary Things, The (1989)
A Smothers Brothers comedy special. Tom and Dick Smothers and their guests perform comedy sketches, stand-up routines and musical transitions while they focus on things that frighten people.
25.
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Dangerous Comedy Liaisons, The (1989)
A Smothers Brothers special featuring improbable pairings between fathers and sons, opera and hard rock, and other unlikely combinations.
26.
Osmond Family Thanksgiving Special, The (1981) as Writer
A Thanksgiving celebration with the Osmond family.
27.
Osmond Family Christmas Special, The (1980) as Writer
A Yuletide celebration with the Osmond family.
28.
Paul Lynde Halloween Special, The (1976)
A comedy special trying to get mileage out of all the creaking, shopworn Halloween cliches.
29.
Carpenters, The (1976) as Writer
An hour of song with Karen and Richard Carpenter and friends.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

30.
Frogs! (1992)

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