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List of the best Red Skelton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Red Skelton's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Red Skelton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Red Skelton movies will be at the top of the list. Red Skelton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Red Skelton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Red Skelton films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Red Skelton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Red Skelton performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples of films on this list: A Southern Yankee, Duchess of Idaho and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Red Skelton movies?" and "What are the greatest Red Skelton roles of all time?"

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The Fuller Brush Man Red Skelton, Janet Blair The Fuller Brush Man is a 1948 comedy film starring Red Skelton as a door-to-door salesman for the Fuller Brush Company who becomes a murder suspect.

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A Southern Yankee Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, John Ireland A Southern Yankee is an American comedy film, directed by Edward Sedgwick, starring Red Skelton and Arlene Dahl, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is also known as The Spy. A semi-remake ...more

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Whistling in Dixie Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft Whistling in Dixie is a 1942 crime comedy film, the second of three starring Red Skelton as murder mystery writer and amateur crime solver Wally Benton and Ann Rutherford as his fiancee. The ...more

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The Yellow Cab Man Red Skelton, Edward Arnold, Gloria DeHaven The Yellow Cab Man is a 1950 comedy film directed by Jack Donohue starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven and Edward Arnold. The inventor of unbreakable glass tries to sell it to a taxicab company, ...more

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Lady Be Good Doris Day, Red Skelton, Robert Young Lady Be Good is the title of an MGM musical film which was released in 1941. The film starred dancer Eleanor Powell, along with Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, and Red Skelton. It ...more

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Three Little Words Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Red Skelton Three Little Words is a 1950 American musical film biography of the Tin Pan Alley songwriting partnership of Kalmar and Ruby and stars Fred Astaire as lyricist Bert Kalmar, Red Skelton as ...more

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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, ...more

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Whistling in Brooklyn Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers Whistling in Brooklyn is the third and last film starring comedian Red Skelton as radio personality and amateur detective Wally "The Fox" Benton, following Whistling in the Dark and ...more

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Ziegfeld Follies Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney ...more

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Whistling in the Dark Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Conrad Veidt Whistling in the Dark is the first of three comedy films starring Red Skelton as Wally "the Fox" Benton, who writes and acts in radio murder mysteries. Wally is kidnapped by a greedy ...more

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Neptune's Daughter Mel Blanc, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams Neptune's Daughter is a 1949 Technicolor musical romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalbán, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, ...more

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Around the World in 80 Days Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more

The Best Red Buttons Movies

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Excuse My Dust Red Skelton, William Demarest, Macdonald Carey Excuse My Dust is a 1951 film directed by Roy Rowland.

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Bathing Beauty Basil Rathbone, Esther Williams, Red Skelton Bathing Beauty is a 1944 musical starring Red Skelton, Basil Rathbone and Esther Williams and directed by George Sidney. Although this was not Williams' screen debut, it was her first ...more

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Ship Ahoy Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr Ship Ahoy is the title of a 1942 musical-comedy film produced by MGM, starring Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton.

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Du Barry Was a Lady Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton DuBarry Was a Lady is a 1943 American musical comedy film, starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, and Gene Kelly. It is based on the 1939 stage musical of the same name. Shot in Technicolor, the ...more

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I Dood It Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley I Dood It is a musical-comedy film starring Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell, directed by Vincente Minnelli, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay is by Fred Saidy and Sig Herzig and ...more

The Best Fantasy Movies

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Flight Command Robert Taylor, Red Skelton, Walter Pidgeon Flight Command is a 1940 American film about a cocky U.S. Navy pilot who has problems with his new squadron and falls for the wife of his commander. It stars Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey and ...more

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The Clown Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Steve Forrest The Clown is a 1953 American film drama starring Red Skelton with Jane Greer and Tim Considine, and directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The story is a remake of the 1931 film The Champ.

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The Fuller Brush Girl Lucille Ball, Red Skelton The Fuller Brush Girl is a 1950 slapstick comedy starring Lucille Ball and directed by Lloyd Bacon. Animator Frank Tashlin wrote the script. Ball plays a quirky door-to-door cosmetics ...more

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Merton of the Movies Red Skelton, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames Merton of the Movies is a 1947 comedy and romance film written by Harry Leon Wilson and directed by Robert Alton.

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Ocean's 11 Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of ...more

The Best R-Rated Musical Drama Movies

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Susan Slept Here Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Red Skelton Susan Slept Here is a 1954 American romantic comedy film starring Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds. Shot in Technicolor, the film was based on the play of the same name by Steve Fisher and Alex ...more

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Having Wonderful Time Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Having Wonderful Time is a 1938 romantic comedy film released by RKO Radio Pictures.

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Duchess of Idaho Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Van Johnson Duchess of Idaho is a musical romantic comedy produced in 1950 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, it was the fourth film pairing Esther Williams and Van Johnson. It was shot ...more

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Watch the Birdie Ann Miller, Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl Watch the Birdie is a 1950 film directed by Jack Donohue.

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Half a Hero Red Skelton, Mary Wickes, Polly Bergen Half a Hero is a 1953 American comedy film starring Red Skelton and Jean Hagen. Directed by Don Weis, the film was written by Max Shulman and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

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Rudolph's Shiny New Year Red Skelton In this television special, Rudolph has just come back from delivering Christmas presents with Santa Claus when he is asked by Father Time to find the next Baby New Year before midnight on New ...more

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Texas Carnival Esther Williams, Ann Miller, Red Skelton Texas Carnival is a 1951 film written by Dorothy Kingsley and George Wells and directed by Charles Walters.

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Public Pigeon No. One Red Skelton Public Pigeon No. One is a 1957 comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod. It stars Red Skelton and Janet Blair.

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Panama Hattie Ethel Merman, Red Skelton Panama Hattie is a 1942 film directed by Norman Z. McLeod.

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The People vs. Dr. Kildare Red Skelton, Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres The People vs. Dr. Kildare is a 1941 film written by Willis Goldbeck & Harry Ruskin and directed by Harold S. Bucquet.

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Lovely to Look At Zsa Zsa Gábor, Ann Miller, Red Skelton Lovely to Look At, an adaptation of the Broadway musical Roberta, is a 1952 MGM musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Other than keeping the musical score and retaining the idea of a dress shop ...more

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The Show Off Spencer Tracy, Red Skelton, Leon Ames The Show-Off is a 1946 film directed by Harry Beaumont based on the play by George Kelly. It stars Red Skelton and Marilyn Maxwell. It was previously filmed in 1926 as The Show Off starring Ford ...more

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Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Red Skelton, Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day is a 1941 drama film written by Ormond Ruthven and Lawrence P. Bachmann and directed by Harold S. Bucquet.

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Maisie Gets Her Man Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Leo Gorcey "The combination of Ann Sothern and Red Skelton pays off in giggles, chortles and guffaws in Maisie Gets Her Man. Broke and stranded once more, showgirl Maisie Revere briefly works as the ...more