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List of Red Skelton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Red Skelton: A Royal Command Performance (1984)
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Red Skelton: A Royal Command Performance
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Role:
Himself - Host / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / Clem Kadddlehopper / J. Newton Numbskull
Starring:
Jerry Kaye, Anthony Colwyn Orchestra The Lord, Princess Margaret
Directed By:
Ken Griffin
2. The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
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The Fuller Brush Man
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Role:
Red Jones
Starring:
Janet Blair, Hillary Brooke, Adele Jergens, Don McGuire
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
3. The Luckiest Guy in the World (1947)
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The Luckiest Guy in the World
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2

The Luckiest Guy in the World is a crime drama short film which tells the story of Charles Vurn, a guy who is always looking for easy ways to make big money. He loses a huge amount of money in gambling, and he asks his wife Marsha for more money, which was given to her by her mother for a rainy day. When she refuses, he ends up killing her. He also decides to fake suicide in order to avoid arrest.

Starring:
Milton Kibbee, Barry Nelson, Eloise Hardt, George Travell
Directed By:
Joseph M. Newman
4. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
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This adventure comedy film tells the story of a press owner and publisher who announces an international air race, hoping it will boost the circulation of his newspaper.

Starring:
Benny Hill, Alberto Sordi, Robert Morley, Tony Hancock
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
5. Whistling in the Dark (1941)
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Whistling in the Dark
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Role:
Wally Benton
Starring:
Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey, Rags Ragland
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
6. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
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Whistling in Brooklyn
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Walty Benton is a detective who also hosts his own radio show. While he is on the trail of a serial killer, he becomes a suspect himself after someone spreads the rumor that he is a police informer named Constant Reader. 

Role:
Wally 'The Fox' Benton
Starring:
William Frawley, Jean Rogers, Ann Rutherford, Ray Collins
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
7. Whistling in Dixie (1942)
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Whistling in Dixie
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2
Role:
Wally 'The Fox' Benton
Starring:
George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee, Diana Lewis, Ann Rutherford
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
8. A Southern Yankee (1948)
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A Southern Yankee
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2

Based on the 1926 silent comedy film The General, this film revolves around a Union soldier who spies on the Confederacy during the American Civil War. 

Role:
Aubrey Filmore
Starring:
Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough
Directed By:
Edward Sedgwick
10. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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Around the World in 80 Days
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Around the World in 80 Days is an Oscar winning adventure comedy film which is based on a novel of the same name by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, living in the 19th century, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.  Along with his French valet Passepartout, he sets out on an adventurous journey.

Directed By:
11. Public Pigeon No. 1 (1957)
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Public Pigeon No. 1
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2
Role:
Rusty Morgan
Starring:
Allyn Joslyn, Janet Blair, Vivian Blaine, Jay C. Flippen
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod
12. The Clown (1953)
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The Clown
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Alcoholism causes serious problems for former-Ziegfeld star Dodo Delwyn, who is reduced to playing clown in fairgrounds. His wife, Paula, has divorced him but his little son, Dink, believes in him and requests agent Goldie to find work for Dodo. Failing to get any assignment, Dodo sends Dink to now-remarried Paula, but Dink returns to Dodo who strives hard to make Dink proud.

Role:
Dodo Delwyn
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Philip Ober
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
13. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
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Ziegfeld Follies
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2
Starring:
Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, Hume Cronyn, Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, William Frawley
Directed By:
14. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
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Ocean's Eleven
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Recently paroled con artist dapper Danny Ocean, the man who believes in action, rolls out another plan. Following three rules: Not to steal from the ones who don't deserve it, play the game like you have nothing to lose and not to hurt anyone, he orchestrates the most avant-garde heist in history. Will he succeed?

Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
15. Susan Slept Here (1954)
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Susan Slept Here
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2
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Dick Powell, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell, Alvy Moore
Directed By:
Frank Tashlin
16. Lady Be Good (1941)
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Lady Be Good
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During her second divorce hearing, singer Dixie Donegan recounts to Judge Murdock, the ups and downs of her marriage to composer Eddie Crane. After initially working together, falling in love, and getting married the two separated due to differences. They got married a second time to each other only to realize that they want different things, again. 

Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Eleanor Powell
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley
17. The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
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The Yellow Cab Man
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2
Role:
Augustus 'Red' Pirdy
Starring:
James Gleason, Edward Arnold, Walter Slezak, Gloria DeHaven
Directed By:
Jack Donohue
18. Merton of the Movies (1947)
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Merton of the Movies
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2
Role:
Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage
Starring:
Alan Mowbray, Leon Ames, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame
Directed By:
Robert Alton
19. Bathing Beauty (1944)
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Bathing Beauty
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2
Role:
Steve Elliot
Starring:
Basil Rathbone, Esther Williams, Bill Goodwin, Jean Porter
Directed By:
George Sidney
20. Lovely to Look At (1952)
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Lovely to Look At
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This film tells the story of three Broadway producers who are looking for people to back them. However, suddenly, one of them inherits a dress salon. The three men travel to Paris, only to find that the shop is bankrupt. 

Role:
Al Marsh
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gower Champion, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Kathryn Grayson
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
21. Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
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Maisie Gets Her Man
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Maisie is a showgirl in Chicago who falls on difficult times, after which she begins to work for a building manager. After getting fired, she ends up in another position as an assistant to an aspiring comedian named Hap. However, since Hap is not able to find much success in his shows, they begin to work for a con man. Meanwhile Maisie and Hap also begin to fall for each other.

Role:
'Hap' Hixby
Starring:
Ann Sothern, Donald Meek, Allen Jenkins, Leo Gorcey
Directed By:
Roy Del Ruth
22. Neptune's Daughter (1949)
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Neptune's Daughter
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2
Role:
Jack Spratt
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Keenan Wynn, Ricardo Montalban, Esther Williams
Directed By:
Edward Buzzell
23. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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Du Barry Was a Lady
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Coatroom attendant, Louis Blore, adores the nightclub's star singer, May Daly, who is in love with poor dancer Alec Howe but wants to marry an arrogant patron for money. When Louis wins a huge sum in sweepstakes, he immediately wants to marry May, but after having a spiked drink, slips into a dream that changes his perspective.

Role:
Louis Blore / King Louis XV
Starring:
Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Zero Mostel
Directed By:
Roy Del Ruth
24. Thousands Cheer (1943)
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Thousands Cheer
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Private Eddie Marsh has recently joined the army but possesses an entertainer’s spirit. On his way to arranging a grand show for his fellow soldiers, he falls in love with Colonel Bill Jones’ daughter Kathryn. Now he must put on the greatest show to impress the Colonel and get his blessings. 

Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Donna Reed, Gene Kelly, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Mary Astor
Directed By:
George Sidney
25. I Dood It (1943)
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I Dood It
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I Dood It is a musical comedy film, which tells the story of a worker at a hotel’s valet service, who develops a huge crush on a Broadway star. He even starts ‘borrowing’ his customer’s fancy clothes to follow her around. 

Role:
Joseph Rivington Renolds
Starring:
Lena Horne, Eleanor Powell, Sam Levene, Richard Ainley
Directed By:
26. Duchess of Idaho (1950)
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Duchess of Idaho
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Even though Ellen is in love with her playboy boss Douglas, she is too shy to express her feelings. Her roommate comes up with a plan, and decides to follow Douglas on his trip to Sun Valley.  

Starring:
Amanda Blake, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Esther Williams
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
27. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
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Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
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Dr. James Kildare is getting married to Nurse Mary Lamont, the preparations for which are keeping them busy. Then a tragedy strikes leaving Kildare so devastated that he has no wish to practice medicine. His mentor, Dr. Gillespie, calls him to help with a famous conductor’s hearing problem. Kildare's successful resolution of the issue, encourages him to return to medicine. 

Role:
Vernon Briggs
Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Alma Kruger, Laraine Day
Directed By:
Harold S. Bucquet
28. Flight Command (1940)
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Flight Command
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2
Starring:
Paul Kelly, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey
Directed By:
Frank Borzage
29. Ship Ahoy (1942)
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Ship Ahoy
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A Broadway dancer, who has been hired to perform on an ocean liner heading for Rio, unwittingly gets involved in a plot to smuggle out a prototype explosive mine for the Nazis. On the ship, she meets a pup fiction writer and although the two hit off initially they later fall apart. But by then their bags get switched.  

Role:
Merton K. Kibble
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr, Virginia O'Brien
Directed By:
Edward Buzzell
30. Excuse My Dust (1951)
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Excuse My Dust
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Joe is an inventor in a small town in America. His inventions are ridiculed by others, but only his girlfriend believes in him. When he is halfway successful, another woman tries to win his heart, and his girlfriend thinks that he is leaving her.

Role:
Joe Belden
Starring:
Sally Forrest, Macdonald Carey, William Demarest, Monica Lewis
Directed By:
31. The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
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The People vs. Dr. Kildare
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When Dr. Kildare finds professional ice-skater Frances Marlowe in an auto-accident, he performs an emergency operation to save her from dying of internal bleeding. Afterwards when she is unable to walk, she sues Kildare for malpractice. Though hospital administration suggests an out-of-court settlement, Kildare decides to fight the case. Now, his reputation as doctor hinges on how he diagnoses her case in court. 

Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Alma Kruger, Bonita Granville
Directed By:
Harold S. Bucquet
32. The Show-Off (1946)
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The Show-Off
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2
Role:
J. Aubrey Piper
Starring:
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Marjorie Main, Virginia O'Brien, Marilyn Maxwell
Directed By:
Harry Beaumont
33. Watch the Birdie (1950)
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Watch the Birdie
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2
Role:
Rusty Cammeron / Pop Cammeron / Grandpop Cammeron
Starring:
Leon Ames, Ann Miller, Arlene Dahl, Pamela Britton
Directed By:
Jack Donohue
34. Seeing Red (1939)
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Seeing Red
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Red is fired by Mr Jones, his boss, for not getting his desk chair fixed. Red tells Mr Jones that as revenge for this, he is going to haunt him. The same evening, Mr Jones goes to a supper club in his town, along with Mrs Jones, and on the road, he begins to see images of Red everywhere. Even the doorman, the waiter, and the other people begin to resemble Red.

Role:
Red / Doorman / Coatroom Attendant / Waiter / Emcee
Starring:
Mary Wickes, A. Robins, Macs The Merry, Harris & Shore
Directed By:
Roy Mack
35. Having Wonderful Time (1938)
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Having Wonderful Time
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2

Bored with her life, office girl Teddy goes off to a mountain camp for rest and solitude. On the way, she meets Chick, a law student intending to work as a waiter. Shortly, they fall in love and on their last day at the camp, Chick admits that he cannot marry her immediately, but they can become lovers, an idea that infatuates Teddy.   

Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lee Bowman
Directed By:
Alfred Santell
36. Panama Hattie (1942)
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Panama Hattie
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Hattie Maloney’s hotel in Panama is frequented by American sailors, who come here to have a good time, often singing Cole Porter numbers and dancing. The plot heats up when an upper class gentleman visits the hotel and sparks begin to fly between the two. However, there are problems on the way.  

Role:
Red
Starring:
Lena Horne, Ann Sothern, Marsha Hunt, Ben Blue
Directed By:
37. The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)
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The Great Diamond Robbery
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The Great Diamond Robbery is a comedy crime film which tells the story of Ambrose, who works as an assistant to a diamond cutter. He learns that his employer has invested his entire fortune in a gem, and helps a jewel thief to steal it, unintentionally.

Role:
Ambrose C. Park
Starring:
James Whitmore, Dorothy Stickney, Cara Williams, Kurt Kasznar
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
38. Half a Hero (1953)
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Half a Hero
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Ben Dobson is a freelance writer who finds a full-time writing job at a national magazine. After four years, his wife pressurizes him into moving from New York City to the suburbs, after which his boss asks him to write a story on the suburbs titled ‘Slums of Tomorrow’.

Role:
Ben Dobson
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Charles Dingle, Jean Hagen, Willard Waterman
Directed By:
Don Weis
39. Texas Carnival (1951)
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Texas Carnival
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Debbie Telford and Cornie Quinnel are showmen who work at a carnival, who meet a wealthy Texan named Dan. Dan asks Debbie and Cornie to deliver his car to his hotel, but when they do, people start assuming them to be Dan and his sister, Marilla.    

Role:
Cornie Quinell
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Ann Miller, Esther Williams, Howard Keel
Directed By:
Charles Walters
40. Radio Bugs (1944)
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Radio Bugs
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1
Starring:
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Our Gang, Robert Blake, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin
Directed By:
Cy Endfield
41. The Red Skelton Chevy Special (1959)
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2
The Red Skelton Chevy Special
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2
Role:
Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / George Appleby / Sheriff Deadeye / Clem Kadiddlehopper
Starring:
James Arness, Rhonda Fleming, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore
Directed By:
Seymour Berns

TV Movie(s)

1. Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
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Swing Out, Sweet Land
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2
Starring:
Ann-Margret, Phyllis Diller, Jack Benny, Lorne Greene, Bing Crosby, Patrick Wayne, Michael Landon
Directed By:
Stan Harris
2. Red Skelton's Funny Faces (1980)
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Red Skelton's Funny Faces
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2
Role:
Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior Cavendish - the Mean Widdle Kid / Gertrude and Heathcliffe
Starring:
Yacov Noy, Shields & Yarnell
Directed By:
Trevor Evans
3. Red Skelton Timex Special (1960)
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Red Skelton Timex Special
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2
Role:
Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Sheriff Deadeye / Willie Lump Lump
Starring:
George Raft, William Demarest, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore
Directed By:
Seymour Berns

Animation(s)

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
TV-G
Role:
Father Time / Baby Bear (voice)
Starring:
Harold Peary, Paul Frees, Morey Amsterdam, Don Messick
Directed By:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

TV Shows and Videos

The Red Skelton Show (1951)
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (651 episodes, 1951-2016)
Starring:
Jack Wild, Connie Stevens, Petula Clark, Errol Flynn, Tina Louise, Rita Moreno, Julie London
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Television Achievement, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Vincent Price, Buster Keaton, Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Leslie Nielsen, Andy Griffith, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
The Milton Berle Show (1958)
The Milton Berle Show
Starring:
Milton Berle, Peter Lorre, Ginger Rogers, Edgar Bergen
Red Skelton Revue (1954)
Red Skelton Revue
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (8 episodes, 1954)
Starring:
Peggy Lee, David Rose and His Orchestra, Johnny Carson, The Redettes
Shower of Stars (1954)
Shower of Stars
Role:
Himself - Guest Host / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Starring:
Jayne Mansfield, Fredric March, Vivian Vance, Hedy Lamarr, Glenn Ford, Elsa Lanchester, Betty Grable
Directed By:
Ralph Levy, Seymour Berns
Standing Room Only (1976)
Standing Room Only
Role:
Freddie the Freeloader (1 episode, 1981)
Starring:
Meredith Baxter, Frank Langella, Christian Slater, Vincent Price, Susan Clark, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Tom Trbovich, Gary Halvorson, Walter C. Miller, John Trent
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Montgomery, William Shatner, Inger Stevens, Ethel Barrymore, Cloris Leachman, Scatman Crothers
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight

Red Skelton Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Red Skelton Show Television Achievement 1959
Primetime Emmy Awards
The Red Skelton Show Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy 1961
Winner Best Comedian or Comedienne 1952