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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  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 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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The Fuller Brush Man [Red Skelton]

The Fuller Brush Man (1948), starring Red Skelton, Janet Blair In a nutshell, The Fuller Brush Man is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen.   Red Skelton is at his finest, both in verbal comedy as well as in physical slapstick galore.   The basic plot...
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I Dood It [Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell]

movie review of I Dood It! (1943) starring Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, directed by Vincente Minelli  The movie I Dood It! is a musical comedy, dealing with a romance between two unlikely people – stage star Constance €œConnie € Show (played by Eleanor Powell), and pants presser at a hotel Joe Renolds (played by Red...
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My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey, (1936) starring William Powell and Carole Lombard movie review of “My Man Godfrey” – one of the great screwball comedies of the 20th century. It stars Carole Lombard as the spoiled rich girl. William Powell co-stars as Godfrey, the “forgotten man” € with a secret...
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An American Carol

An American Carol (2008) starring Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer — €œWARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you’d have to...
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The Comic [Dick Van Dyke]

The Comic starring Dick Van Dyke, Michelle Lee, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner movie review of ‘The Comic‘, a little-known film by Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner.  It’s about the life of an early silent film clown, the fictional Billy Bright, and his self-destructive behavior that destroyed his...
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