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Red Skelton - TV Classics - Volume 1 (Alpha) (1951)

Front Cover Actor
Red Skeleton
Ed Sullivan
Reginald Denny
George Raft
Jan Arvan
Carol Brewster
Alan Copeland
Bob Duggan
Errol Flynn
Red Skelton
Art Gilmore
Chanin Hale
Edward J. Heim
Lucy Knoch
Movie Details
Director Jack Donohue; John Gaunt; Seymour Berns
Studio Alpha Video
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 100 mins
Country USA
Color Color
With a career beginning in Vaudeville, Red Skeleton found success in radio and film before his television variety show brought him into America's living rooms in 1951. Skeleton's slapstick bits and colorful character's were extremely popular and the show remained on the air for two decades. A strict adherent to the concept of doing only one take, his program retained an off-the-cuff style, with flubbed lines and frequent ad-libs becoming part of his immense charm.

Skeleton performs a pantomime bit about the types of people found in the crowd at a boxing match, pretends to be a British newscaster on a BBC program sponsored by "Clive's Crumpet Juice" and invents a game called "pedestrian polo."

Guest star Ed Sullivan takes the stage to point out various celebrities in the audience, including Red Skeleton as boxer Cauliflower McPugg. Red ad-libs as a Wild West gunslinger in the Golden Nugget Saloon.

Red and butler Reggie accidentally invent a solution that gets rid of smog. Coincidentally, a radio broadcast aired that morning states that the Los Angeles Smog Czar is offering ten million dollars to anyone who can eliminate the problem. Red thinks his ship has come in, but a group of gangsters have heard the broadcast too and they soon learn of Skeleton's discovery. George Raft guest stars.

Reggie convinces Red that what he needs is a hobby and directs him to the local "Do It Yourself" convention. There, he gets conned into spending nine hundred dollars on an unassembled trailer which, once put together, leaves much to be desired.

**Please be advised that while a great effort is made in restoring these films in their entirety, portions which have been destroyed beyond repair may have been edited out.**
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 089218453693
Release Date 10/26/04
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Features Not Specified

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