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Panama Hattie [Red Skelton]

Panama Hattie (1942) 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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Movie Crazy

Movie Crazy (1932) starring Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings
Movie Crazy (1932) starring Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings Synopsis of Movie Crazy In Movie Crazy, Harold Lloyd is a country bumpkin who desperately wants to go to Hollywood and become a star.  However, he’s not that good when trying to act – but unintentionally hilarious.  Despite failing his screen test,...
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Merton of the Movies [Red Skelton]

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.  Who is given a chance to be a...
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Neptune’s Daughter

Neptune's Daughter (1949) starring Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Red Skelton, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn
Neptune’s Daughter (1949) starring Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Red Skelton, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Neptune’s Daughter is a laugh out loud funny romantic musical comedy, which I enjoyed immensely.   Although the movie stars the beautiful (and...
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Way … Way Out

Way ... Way Out (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens,  Dick Shawn,  Anita Ekberg
Way … Way Out (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens,  Dick Shawn,  Anita Ekberg Synopsis of Way… Way Out  Way … Way Out is set in the “far future” of 1986 (!), there’s a problem with the American lunar base — the men stationed there for long-term...
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The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis as The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor (1963) starring Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens  The Nutty Professor is Jerry Lewis‘ most famous film, and with good reason.  Unlike many of his comedies, this is more than a thin plot for him to hang slapstick on.  The character of Dr. Julius Kelp is well-rounded and sympathetic –...
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Chin Up, Stout Fellow! song lyrics

Chin Up, Stout Fellow - sung by Danny Kaye in Merry Andrew
Lyrics to Chin Up, Stout Fellow! by Johnny Mercer, music by Saul Chaplin, performed by Danny Kaye with Robert Coote (dubbed by William B. Lee) and Rex Evans (dubbed by Ernest Newton) in Merry Andrew Brother 1: It’s really now or never, son. Fair lady faint heart never won!...
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Into All the World

Into all the world - heart
Into All the World – a free Christian clown skit written by John Gravley MAIN IDEA: to show that God calls us to go into all the world and share the Gospel. Going into all the world means places far away and places close to home. HELPERS: at...
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