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The Show-Off

Red Skelton and Marilyn Maxwell starring in The Show-Off
The Show-Off (1946) starring Red Skelton, Marilyn Maxwell Synopsis of The Show-Off Amy Fisher falls in love with Aubrey Piper, a loudmouth and braggart who pretends to be more than the lowly clerk he is. She marries him, over her family’s objections.  Aubrey can’t seem to stop insulting others or...
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Panama Hattie

Panama Hattie, starring Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland, Virginia O'Brien
Panama Hattie (1942) starring Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland, Virginia O’Brien Editorial review of  Panama Hattie courtesy of Amazon.com  Hattie Maloney (Ann Sothern) is a gaudy, good-hearted nightclub singer who tends to love above her station. This time, it’s pedigreed officer Dick Bulliet (Dan Dailey, Jr.),...
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Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day

Red Skelton in Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Red Skelton had a recurring role in the  Dr. Kildare movie series, providing comedy relief as orderly Vernon Briggs.  In  Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day, he has three memorable comedy routines — as well as a serious moment that we’ll address later:
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Flight Command

Flight Command, starring Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon
Flight Command (1940) starring Rod Taylor, Walter Pidgeon, Ruth Hussey, Red Skelton I originally watched  Flight Command because it was one of Red Skelton‘s earliest movie roles — which is technically true; Red’s in the film as part of the Hellcats squadron, acting as the class clown, but...
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Maisie Gets Her Man

Maisie Gets Her Man, starring Ann Sothern and Red Skelton
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) starring Ann Sothern, Red Skelton Ann Sothern stars as Maisie Ravier in this seventh entry in the “Maisie” series — here, vaudeville performer Maisie has to leave the knife-throwing act when her partner, “Professor Orco” is jilted by his girlfriend, and decides to...
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Watch the Birdie

Watch the Birdie - Red Skelton with cameras
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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Thousands Cheer

Thousands Cheer, starring Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson
 Thousands Cheer (1943) starring Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson Thousands Cheer is a  musical romance, set in the U.S.A. during World War II.   The first half of the movie deals with Kathryn Roberts (played by Kathryn Grayson), a  concert singer who is retiring from the stage to work...
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Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies DVD
Ziegfeld Follies (1945) starring Red Skelton, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly,  Lucille Ball,  Lena Horne, Kathryn Grayson, William Powell and many more Ziegfeld Follies is an attempt at recreating the spectacle of Flo Ziegfeld’s famous Broadway shows – and so the film is a series of unrelated musical and...
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Half a Hero (1953)

Half a Hero
Synopsis of Half a Hero, starring Red Skelton, Jean Hagen  Red Skelton stars as Ben Dobson, a freelance writer who no sooner starts working full-time as a rewrite man at a magazine than his wife (Jean Hagen) decides that they should have their first child. Afterward, she pushes...
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A Southern Yankee

A Southern Yankee - he's a spy for both sides! Spy with Red Skelton - MGM laugh-packed comedy - 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, where Red Skelton plays the role of Aubrey Filmore, an inept bellboy at a Northern hotel,...
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