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Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)





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The last of three films starring Red Skelton as ace radio detective Wally "The Fox" Benton, Whistling in Brooklyn opens with Fox and girl friend Carol Lambert (Ann Rutherford) making final preparations for a trip to Niagara Falls, where they intend to get married. Of course, they've made these plans before, and true to form, something comes up to derail the trip to the altar. The something this time is Constant Reader, a murderer who delights in taunting the police by letting newspapers know about his latest victims and where their bodies can be found. Through an error on his valet's part, the police come to believe that Wally is Constant Reader, forcing him to delay his plans, go undercover and search out the killer himself. After being chased through various warehouses and creaky old houses, Wally eventually ends up disguised as a member of a bearded baseball team playing the Brooklyn Dodgers. (Leo Durocher makes his screen debut, playing himself.) All gets straightened out in the end, and even the real Constant Reader is apprehended.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Wilkie Mahoney, Nat Perrin
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On DVD: Apr 28, 1993
Warner Home Video

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Red Skelton
as Wally 'The Fox' Bent...
Ann Rutherford
as Carol Lambert
Jean Rogers
as Jean Pringle
Rags Ragland
as Chester
Ray Collins
as Grover Kendall
Henry O'Neill
as Inspector Holcomb
William Frawley
as Detective Ramsey
Sam Levene
as Creeper
Arthur Space
as Detective MacKenzie
Robert Emmett O'Conn...
as Detective Finnigan
Howard Freeman
as Steve Conlon
Tom Dillon
as Manager of the Beave...
Thomas P. Dillon
as Manager of the Beave...
Garry Owen
as Taxi Driver #2 (uncr...
Anthony Caruso
as Henchman Fingers (un...
Robert E. O'Connor
as Detective Finnigan
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Red Skelton fans should be pleased with his usual goofy comic antics, others may not.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
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A tad too much slapstick for me, but Red Skelton definitely cracked me up several times. I wanted to murder that idiot driver by the end though. Just about every problem was caused by him, and the sheer force of his stupidity was tiresome. And I'm not sure what was going on with Red's fox howl thing. Sounded more like a wolf being slowly run over... or burned... or something else painful, but definitely not a fox.

Justin Storms

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