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  • You Can’t Take It With You

    Episode 1

    Directed by Frank Capra • 1938 • United States
    Starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart

    Frank Capra’s irresistible adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize–winning stage hit by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart is perhaps the most bighearted and optimistic comedy from a filmmaker who speciali...

  • It Should Happen to You

    Episode 2

    Directed by George Cukor • 1954 • United States
    Starring Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon

    Screenwriter Garson Kanin and director George Cukor presciently satirize the rise of “famous for being famous” celebrity culture in this irresistible romantic comedy. With her career going nowhere,...

  • Platinum Blonde

    Episode 3

    Directed by Frank Capra • 1931 • United States
    Starring Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, Loretta Young

    Written to showcase Jean Harlow’s talent and charm, this romantic comedy from director Frank Capra is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression. After marry...

  • The Whole Town’s Talking

    Episode 4

    Directed by John Ford • 1935 • United States
    Starring Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur

    Edward G. Robinson spoofs his own tough-guy image in this lively gangster farce, one of director John Ford’s rare forays into straight comedy. In a delightful double role, Robinson plays mild-mannered office cl...

  • Phffft

    Episode 5

    Directed by Mark Robson • 1954 • United States
    Starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson

    After several years of domestic squabbles, the marriage of Nina (Judy Holliday) and Robert Tracey (Jack Lemmon) goes “phffft!” Upon receiving their divorce papers, Nina and Robert are certain that the...

  • Pretty Poison

    Episode 6

    Directed by Noel Black • 1968 • United States
    Starring Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland

    “I met you on Monday, fell in love with you on Tuesday, Wednesday I was unfaithful, Thursday we killed a guy together. How about that for a crazy week?” Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld make for...

  • Cleaners

    Episode 7

    Directed by Glenn Barit • 2019 • Philippines
    Starring Ianna Taguinod, Leomar Baloran, Julian Narag

    At a Catholic high school in the Philippine city of Tuguegarao, a rambunctious batch of students rebel against all expectations to be clean: a germaphobe is tested by a bout of uncontrollable diarr...

  • Artists and Models

    Episode 8

    Directed by Frank Tashlin • 1955 • United States
    Starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine

    Former Looney Tunes animator Frank Tashlin brings his cartoon-crazy sight gags, eye-popping Technicolor art direction, and absurdist pop-culture commentary to perhaps the finest of the collaborat...

  • Amélie

    Episode 9

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet • 2001 • France, Germany
    Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus

    The Gallic sensation that charmed the world, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s irresistible cinematic soufflé introduces us to the unforgettable Amélie (Audrey Tautou in the role that made her an internat...

  • Born Yesterday

    Episode 10

    Directed by George Cukor • 1950 • United States
    Starring Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden

    Judy Holliday pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Oscar history when she beat out both Bette Davis in ALL ABOUT EVE and Gloria Swanson in SUNSET BOULEVARD for the Academy Award for bes...

  • Go
    Episode 11


    Episode 11

    Directed by Doug Liman • 1999 • United States
    Starring Sarah Polley, Timothy Olyphant, Katie Holmes

    Director Doug Liman’s follow-up to SWINGERS is a hyperkinetic, MDMA-fueled cult joyride that bounces, with whiplash-inducing abandon, between a coterie of twentysomething Californians chasing drug...

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Episode 12

    Directed by John Cameron Mitchell • 2001 • United States
    Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt

    With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie...

  • The Plot Against Harry

    Episode 13

    Directed by Michael Roemer • 1969 • United States
    Starring Martin Priest, Ben Lang, Maxine Woods

    A treasure of American independent filmmaking that was neglected for decades until its triumphant rediscovery, writer-director-producer Michael Roemer’s feature follow-up to his landmark NOTHING BUT ...

  • Being There

    Episode 14

    Directed by Hal Ashby • 1979 • United States
    Starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

    In one of his most finely tuned performances, Peter Sellers plays the pure-hearted, childlike Chance, a gardener who is forced into the wilds of Washington, D.C., when his wealthy guardian dies....

  • Irma la Douce

    Episode 15

    Directed by Billy Wilder • 1963 • United States
    Starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi

    Director Billy Wilder reunited with THE APARTMENT stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine for this enchanting, Paris-set comedy of sex and mistaken identity. Meet Nestor (Lemmon), a young French pol...

  • Adaptation.

    Episode 16

    Directed by Spike Jonze • 2002 • United States
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep

    This brilliantly inventive head trip from the feverish imaginations of director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman stars Nicolas Cage as . . . Charlie Kaufman, a successful yet insecure screenwr...

  • The Apartment

    Episode 17

    Directed by Billy Wilder • 1960 • United States
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

    Jack Lemmon stars in one of Billy Wilder’s most beloved films as C. C. Baxter, a company man anxious to please his superiors at the New York insurance firm where he works—enough to let his boss...

  • The World’s Greatest Sinner

    Episode 18

    Directed by Timothy Carey • 1962 • United States
    Starring Timothy Carey, Gil Barreto, Betty Rowland

    Timothy Carey—the unforgettable character actor whose weird, wiggy energy brought a manic edge to classics like THE KILLING and PATHS OF GLORY—wrote, produced, directed, and starred in this outrag...

  • A Little Romance

    Episode 19

    Directed by George Roy Hill • 1979 • United States, France
    Starring Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard

    When Lauren (Diane Lane), a thirteen-year-old American girl living in Paris, meets Daniel (Thelonious Bernard), a thirteen-year-old French boy, on the set of a film, these two kid...

  • Bernie

    Episode 20

    Directed by Richard Linklater • 2011 • United States
    Starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey

    A stranger-than-fiction true story provides the basis for this arrestingly offbeat black comedy from Richard Linklater. Bernie (a marvelous Jack Black) is a much-loved mortician in sma...

  • Guarding Tess

    Episode 21

    Directed by Hugh Wilson • 1994 • United States
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine, Austin Pendleton

    After the president of the United States dies in office, the country’s favorite First Lady, Tess Carlisle (Shirley MacLaine), retires to her sleepy Ohio hometown, where one of the few constan...

  • Gambit

    Episode 22

    Directed by Ronald Neame • 1966 • United States
    Starring Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom

    Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine are perfectly matched in a delightful but deadly game of international cat and mouse. The fast-paced caper takes off in Hong Kong where a dapper English cat bu...

  • Postcards from the Edge

    Episode 23

    Directed by Mike Nichols • 1990 • United States
    Starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid

    Mike Nichols’s alternately witty and poignant adaptation of Carrie Fisher’s autobiographical novel (inspired by her relationship with her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds) stars Meryl Streep as Su...

  • Miracles

    Episode 24

    Directed by Jackie Chan • 1989 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Gua Ah-leh

    Jackie Chan pays homage to classic Hollywood spectacle in this 1930s-set gangster-musical romp. An inspired reworking of a Damon Runyon story (previously filmed twice by Frank Capra as LADY FOR A DAY and POCKE...