Red Skelton

Ship Ahoy (1942) - Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, Eleanor Powell, Virginia Mayo

Ship Ahoy [Red Skelton]

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 in love with stage dancer Fran […]

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Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) starring Ann Sothern, Red Skelton

Maisie Gets Her Man

Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) starring Ann Sothern, Red Skelton In Maisie Gets Her Man, 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 take his […]

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DVD - I Dood It, starring Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell

I Dood It [Red Skelton]

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 “Connie € Show (played by Eleanor Powell), and pants presser at a hotel Joe Renolds (played by Red Skelton), with […]

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movie review of Lovely to Look At (1952) starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Ann Miller

Lovely to Look At [Red Skelton]

smovie review of Lovely to Look At (1952) starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Ann Miller  Lovely to Look At is a combination romance, musical, comedy, and fashion show €”– no, really.   It’s the story of three Americans (Al Marsh played by Red Skelton, Tony Naylor played by Howard Keel, Jerry Ralby […]

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Half a Hero, starring Red Skelton, Jean Hagen

Half a Hero [Red Skelton]

Half a Hero (1953), starring Red Skelton, Jean Hagen Synopsis of Half a Hero, starring Red Skelton, Jean Hagen  In Half a Hero, 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 […]

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The Great Diamond Robbery starring Red Skelton, Cara Williams, James Whitmore

The Great Diamond Robbery [Red Skelton]

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 his family, thinking that finding them will fill […]

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Excuse My Dust, starring Red Skelton, Sally Forest, William Demerest

Excuse My Dust [Red Skelton]

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 who €™s determined to build a […]

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Movie review of The Clown (1953) starring Red Skelton, Tim Consadine, Jane Greer

The Clown

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, “wow”.  Although it stars Red Skelton, and deals with a clown/comedian as the central character, The Clown is not a comedy.  It is a very […]

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Movie review of Bathing Beauty (1944) starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Bathing Beauty

Movie review of Bathing Beauty (1944) starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone Synopsis of Bathing Beauty  In Bathing Beauty, Swim instructor Caroline Brooks (Esther Williams) angrily returns to her teaching job at a New Jersey girls school when her brand new marriage to songwriter Steve Elliott (Red Skelton) is disrupted by scheming show producer […]

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Red Skelton €- America's Clown Prince - 6 DVD Set

Red Skelton – America’s Clown Prince

Red Skelton – America’s Clown Prince 6 – DVD Set  I am a huge fan of Red Skelton, and one of my pet peeves is that even though he had thirty years of prime time television series, it’s not rerun anywhere.   Therefore, I’m truly grateful for Red Skelton – America’s Clown Prince.   […]

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