The Best Red Skelton Movies

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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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  • A Southern Yankee
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    Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
  • Neptune's Daughter
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    Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Edward Buzzell
  • The Yellow Cab Man
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    Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Jack Donohue
  • Whistling in Dixie
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    Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
  • The Fuller Brush Man
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    Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Don McGuire
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
  • Whistling in Brooklyn
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    Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
  • Three Little Words
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    Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Richard Thorpe
  • Ship Ahoy
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    Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Edward Buzzell
  • Du Barry Was a Lady
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    Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
  • Excuse My Dust
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    Red Skelton, Sally Forrest, Macdonald Carey
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Roy Rowland
  • Lady Be Good
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    Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Around the World in 80 Days
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    David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Michael Anderson
  • Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
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    Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Ken Annakin
  • Bathing Beauty
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    Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: George Sidney
  • Ziegfeld Follies
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    William Powell, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney
  • Whistling in the Dark
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    Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
  • I Dood It
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    Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Merton of the Movies
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    Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Leon Ames
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Robert Alton
  • The Fuller Brush Girl
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    Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Carl Benton Reid
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • The Clown
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    Red Skelton, Tim Considine, Jane Greer
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
  • Flight Command
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    Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Frank Borzage
  • Lovely to Look At
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    Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Half a Hero
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    Red Skelton, Mary Wickes, Polly Bergen
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Don Weis
  • Having Wonderful Time
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    Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Lucille Ball
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Alfred Santell
  • Ocean's 11
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    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone