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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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3
Red Skelton: A Royal Command Performance
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3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / Clem Kadddlehopper / J. Newton Numbskull
Director:
Ken Griffin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Kaye, Anthony Colwyn Orchestra The Lord, Princess Margaret
2. The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
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2
The Fuller Brush Man
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Red Jones
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Janet Blair, Hillary Brooke, Adele Jergens, Don McGuire
3. The Luckiest Guy in the World (1947)
12
2
The Luckiest Guy in the World
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph M. Newman
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Short
Star Cast:
Milton Kibbee, Barry Nelson, Eloise Hardt, George Travell
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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2
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
G
14
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Annakin
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Benny Hill, Alberto Sordi, Robert Morley, Tony Hancock
5. Three Little Words (1950)
13
2
Three Little Words
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Ruby
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy, Biography
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Keenan Wynn, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl
6. Whistling in the Dark (1941)
13
2
Whistling in the Dark
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wally Benton
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey, Rags Ragland
7. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
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2
Whistling in Brooklyn
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2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Wally 'The Fox' Benton
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Jean Rogers, Ann Rutherford, Ray Collins
8. A Southern Yankee (1948)
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2
A Southern Yankee
15
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Aubrey Filmore
Director:
Edward Sedgwick
Genres:
History, Comedy, Western, War
Star Cast:
Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough
9. Whistling in Dixie (1942)
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2
Whistling in Dixie
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wally 'The Fox' Benton
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee, Diana Lewis, Ann Rutherford
10. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
12
2
Around the World in 80 Days
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Romance, Adventure
11. Public Pigeon No. 1 (1957)
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2
Public Pigeon No. 1
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rusty Morgan
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Allyn Joslyn, Janet Blair, Vivian Blaine, Jay C. Flippen
12. The Clown (1953)
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2
The Clown
13
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dodo Delwyn
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Philip Ober
14. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
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2
Ocean's Eleven
12
2

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?

As:
Cast
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Music
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford
15. Susan Slept Here (1954)
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2
Susan Slept Here
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Tashlin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Dick Powell, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell, Alvy Moore
16. Lady Be Good (1941)
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2
Lady Be Good
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Eleanor Powell
17. The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
12
2
The Yellow Cab Man
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Augustus 'Red' Pirdy
Director:
Jack Donohue
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Gleason, Edward Arnold, Walter Slezak, Gloria DeHaven
18. Merton of the Movies (1947)
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2
Merton of the Movies
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage
Director:
Robert Alton
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Mowbray, Leon Ames, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame
19. Bathing Beauty (1944)
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2
Bathing Beauty
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Elliot
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Basil Rathbone, Esther Williams, Bill Goodwin, Jean Porter
20. Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
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2
Maisie Gets Her Man
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
'Hap' Hixby
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, Donald Meek, Allen Jenkins, Leo Gorcey
21. Neptune's Daughter (1949)
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2
Neptune's Daughter
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Spratt
Director:
Edward Buzzell
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Sport, Musical
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Keenan Wynn, Ricardo Montalban, Esther Williams
22. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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3
Du Barry Was a Lady
12
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Blore / King Louis XV
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
23. Thousands Cheer (1943)
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2
Thousands Cheer
11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy, Drama
24. Lovely to Look At (1952)
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2
Lovely to Look At
13
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Al Marsh
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gower Champion, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Kathryn Grayson
25. I Dood It (1943)
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2
I Dood It
11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Rivington Renolds
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Lena Horne, Eleanor Powell, Sam Levene, Richard Ainley
26. Duchess of Idaho (1950)
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2
Duchess of Idaho
11
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Amanda Blake, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Esther Williams
27. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
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2
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
13
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vernon Briggs
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Alma Kruger, Laraine Day
28. Flight Command (1940)
12
2
Flight Command
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Paul Kelly, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey
29. Ship Ahoy (1942)
12
2
Ship Ahoy
12
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Merton K. Kibble
Director:
Edward Buzzell
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr, Virginia O'Brien
30. Excuse My Dust (1951)
12
2
Excuse My Dust
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Belden
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Sally Forrest, Macdonald Carey, William Demarest, Monica Lewis
31. The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
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2
The People vs. Dr. Kildare
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Alma Kruger, Bonita Granville
32. The Show-Off (1946)
12
2
The Show-Off
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
J. Aubrey Piper
Director:
Harry Beaumont
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Marjorie Main, Virginia O'Brien, Marilyn Maxwell
33. Watch the Birdie (1950)
12
2
Watch the Birdie
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rusty Cammeron / Pop Cammeron / Grandpop Cammeron
Director:
Jack Donohue
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Leon Ames, Ann Miller, Arlene Dahl, Pamela Britton
34. Seeing Red (1939)
11
2
Seeing Red
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Red / Doorman / Coatroom Attendant / Waiter / Emcee
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Wickes, A. Robins, Macs The Merry, Harris & Shore
35. Having Wonderful Time (1938)
10
2
Having Wonderful Time
10
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.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Alfred Santell
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lee Bowman
36. Panama Hattie (1942)
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2
Panama Hattie
10
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Red
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lena Horne, Ann Sothern, Marsha Hunt, Ben Blue
37. The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)
10
2
The Great Diamond Robbery
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ambrose C. Park
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Dorothy Stickney, Cara Williams, Kurt Kasznar
38. Half a Hero (1953)
10
3
Half a Hero
10
3

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’.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Dobson
Director:
Don Weis
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Wickes, Charles Dingle, Jean Hagen, Willard Waterman
39. Texas Carnival (1951)
10
3
Texas Carnival
10
3

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.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Cornie Quinell
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Music, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Ann Miller, Esther Williams, Howard Keel
40. Radio Bugs (1944)
8
1
Radio Bugs
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Cy Endfield
Genres:
Short, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Our Gang, Robert Blake, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin
41. The Red Skelton Chevy Special (1959)
11
2
The Red Skelton Chevy Special
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / George Appleby / Sheriff Deadeye / Clem Kadiddlehopper
Director:
Seymour Berns
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Arness, Rhonda Fleming, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore

TV Movie(s)

2. Red Skelton's Funny Faces (1980)
13
2
Red Skelton's Funny Faces
13
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior Cavendish - the Mean Widdle Kid / Gertrude and Heathcliffe
Director:
Trevor Evans
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Yacov Noy, Shields & Yarnell
3. Red Skelton Timex Special (1960)
10
2
Red Skelton Timex Special
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Sheriff Deadeye / Willie Lump Lump
Director:
Seymour Berns
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Raft, William Demarest, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore

Animation(s)

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
TV-G
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Time / Baby Bear (voice)
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Harold Peary, Paul Frees, Morey Amsterdam, Don Messick

TV Shows and Videos

The Red Skelton Show (1951)
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (651 episodes, 1951-2016)
Director:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Television Achievement, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy
Red Skelton Revue (1954)
Red Skelton Revue
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (8 episodes, 1954)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peggy Lee, David Rose and His Orchestra, Johnny Carson, The Redettes
Standing Room Only (1976)
Standing Room Only
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Freddie the Freeloader (1 episode, 1981)
Director:
Peter H. Hunt, Tom Trbovich, Gary Halvorson, Walter C. Miller, John Trent
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:

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