Entertainment 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Excuse My Dust Red Skelton, William Demarest, Macdonald Carey
Excuse My Dust is a 1951 film directed by Roy Rowland.
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks
Having Wonderful Time is a 1938 romantic comedy film released by RKO Radio Pictures.
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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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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