Texas Carnival (1951)





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In this musical, Esther Williams and Red Skelton play a pair of carnies running a dunk tank. While plying their trade, someone mistakes Skelton for a wealthy oil baron and takes him back to live in the lap of luxury. Unfortunately, when the real tycoon appears, mayhem ensues.
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Red Skelton
as Cornie Quinell
Esther Williams
as Debbie Telford
Howard Keel
as Slim Shelby
Ann Miller
as Sunshine Jackson
Paula Raymond
as Marilla Sabinas
Keenan Wynn
as Dan Sabinas
Tom Tully
as Sheriff Jackson
Glenn Strange
as Tex Hodgkins
Dick Wessel
as Concessionaire
Donald MacBride
as Concessionaire
Marjorie Wood
as Mrs. Gaytes
Hans Conried
as Hotel clerk
Thurston Hall
as Mr. Gaytes
Duke Johnson
as Juggler
Wilson Wood
as Bell Boy
Michael Dugan
as Card player
Red Norvo
as Themselves
Earle Hodgins
as Doorman
Gil Patric
as Assistant Clerk
Rhea Mitchell
as Dealer
Bess Flowers
as Person in Lobby
Earl Hodgins
as Doorman
Jack Daley
as Person in Lobby
Fred Santley
as Person in Lobby
Joe Roach
as Dancer
William Lundy
as Dancer
Foy Willing
as Himself (leader, Foy Willing's Orchestra) (as Foy Willing an
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Very slight MGM musical, possibly the worst of all of the Esther Williams films (Esther only swims while getting dunked in a water tank!); Ann Miller stands out in two dance numbers, and Howard Keel sings the movie's best song, "Young Folks Should Get Married."

Michael Troudt
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