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The Clown

The Clown, starring Red Skelton
Movie review of The Clown (1953) starring Red Skelton, Tim Consadine, Jane Greer Having just watched Red Skelton in the serious drama, The Clown, my first reaction is simply, €œwow. € Although it stars Red Skelton, and deals with a clown/comedian as the central character, The Clown is...
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Whistling in Dixie

Whistling in Dixie, starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland,
Whistling in Dixie (1942) starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland  In the sequel to Whistling in the Dark, Red Skelton again plays the role of Wally Benton, €˜The Fox €™ – a radio detective, who simply wants to take off two weeks of vacation so he can...
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Merton of the Movies

Merton of the Movies
Movie review of Merton of the Movies (1947), starring Red Skelton, Virginia O’Brien <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Merton of the Movies is set in the silent movie era of Hollywood, with Red Skelton playing the part of Gil Merton, a naive,...
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Whistling in Brooklyn

Whistling in Brooklyn
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 is on the...
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Excuse My Dust

Excuse My Dust, starring Red Skelton, Sally Forest, William Demerest
Excuse My Dust  (1951) starring Red Skelton, Sally Forest, 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 the Dark, starring Red Skelton

Whistling in the Dark
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, and gave him the opportunity to strut his comedic muscles.   The movie begins with the meeting an odd cult, Silver Haven.  “We part...
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Ship Ahoy

Ship Ahoy DVD - starring Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr, Virginia Mayo
Ship Ahoy (1942) – Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, Eleanor Powell, Virginia Mayo  Ship Ahoy is a very funny musical-comedy-romance from MGM that begins with Bert Lahr (the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz) in one of his rare film appearances playing Skip Owens.  Skip has fallen hopelessly...
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The Great Diamond Robbery

The Great Diamond Robbery
 The Great Diamond Robbery (1953) starring Red Skelton and Cara Williams In The Great Diamond Robbery, Red Skelton plays Ambrose C. Park, a jewel cutter who was abandoned on a park bench as an infant (hence his name – Ambrose Central Park).   He is looking for...
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The Fuller Brush Man, starring Red Skelton and Janet Blair

The Fuller Brush Man - Red Skelton - DVD
The Fuller Brush Man (1948), starring Red Skelton, Janet Blair <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> 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...
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