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Bean the Movie [Rowan Atkinson]

Bean: The Movie (1997) starring Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol
 Bean: The Movie (1997) starring Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol In Bean, Rowan Atkinson’s clown character Mr. Bean plays the part of a sleepy watchman at an art museum. He’s sent to America to watch the famous painting, Whistler’s Mother. The reason they sent them is because of his constant...
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Watch the Birdie [Red Skelton]

Watch the Birdie (1950) starring Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller
Watch the Birdie (1950) starring Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller  In Watch The Birdie, Red Skelton plays his normal lovable klutz (Rusty Cammeron), who runs a camera shop with him father (also played by Red Skelton, using his Newton J. Numbskull character) — and his grandfather (also...
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Son of Paleface

Son of Paleface, starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers
Son of Paleface (1952) starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers Movie review of Son of Paleface.  Bob Hope‘s sequel to Paleface, again co-starring Jane Russell – as the son of the original Paleface, doing a screwball comedy set in the old American West.  It’s vintage Bob Hope,...
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Excuse My Dust [Red Skelton]

Excuse My Dust (1951) starring Red Skelton, Sally Forrest, MacDonald Carey, William Demarest
Excuse My Dust  (1951) starring Red Skelton, Sally Forrest, MacDonald Carey, William Demarest Excuse My Dust is a musical vehicle for Red Skelton, set in 1895, that deals with the issues of progress and the resistance to it.   It stars  Red Skelton as Joe Belden, a young inventor...
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Whistling in Brooklyn [Red Skelton]

Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland Movie review of Red Skelton’s third, and final, appearance as Wally Benton, aka. The Fox, a radio personality and amateur detective. In this installment, The Fox is still trying to marry his fiancee. But he’s on the run from the...
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Merton of the Movies

Movie review of Merton of the Movies (1947), starring Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien
Movie review of Merton of the Movies (1947), starring Red Skelton, Virginia O’Brien Merton of the Movies is set in the silent movie era of Hollywood. Red Skelton plays the part of Gil Merton, a naive, movie-struck young man. He’s given a chance to be a star…. But...
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Whistling in Dixie

Whistling in Dixie, starring Diana Lewis, Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford
Whistling in Dixie (1942) starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland Whistling in Dixie is the sequel to the popular Whistling in the Dark.  Red Skelton again plays the role of Wally Benton, €˜aka. The Fox. He’s a radio detective, who simply wants to take off two weeks of vacation so...
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A Southern Yankee

Movie review of A Southern Yankee (1948) starring Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Brian Donlevy
Movie review of A Southern Yankee (1948) starring Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Brian Donlevy  A Southern Yankee is a very funny movie, set at the tail end of the American Civil War. Red Skelton plays the role of Aubrey Filmore, an inept bellboy at a Northern hotel. He...
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Whistling in the Dark [Red Skelton]

Whistling in the Dark  (1941) starring Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Eve Arden, Rags Ragland  Whistling in the Dark was  Red Skelton‘s first starring role. It gave him the opportunity to strut his comedic muscles.   The movie begins with the meeting an odd cult, Silver Haven.  “We part in...
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The Yellow Cab Man [Red Skelton]

The Yellow Cab Man (1950) starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak  The Yellow Cab Man begins with a very funny title sequence. The accident-prone “Red” Pirdy, portrayed by Red Skelton, falls down stairs and ends up in the hospital. He confides to the audience, “You know this is the best cast I’ve ever...
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