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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). She’s a  concert singer who is retiring from the stage to...
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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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Red Skelton Whistling Collection

Red Skelton Whistling Collection (Whistling in the Dark, Whistling in Dixie, Whistling in Brooklyn)
Red Skelton Whistling Collection (Whistling in the Dark, Whistling in Dixie, Whistling in Brooklyn)  Red Skelton made dozens of movies in his career.  Three of his best were Whistling in the Dark, Whistling in Dixie, and Whistling in Brooklyn €. This trilogy of movies comprises the Red Skelton...
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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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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 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 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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