Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

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  • Ann Rutherford and Red Skelton in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Red Skelton in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Jean Rogers in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Ann Rutherford and Red Skelton in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Ann Rutherford and Red Skelton in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
  • Jean Rogers, Ann Rutherford, and Red Skelton in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

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Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Nat Perrin (story and screenplay), Wilkie C. Mahoney (additional dialogue)

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20 March 2009 | blanche-2
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| Funny entry into the Skelton series
Released in 1943, "Whistling in Brooklyn" is the last of the films which starred Red Skelton as radio detective Wally "The Fox" Benton who gets involved in real-life murders. All he wants to do is marry his girlfriend (Ann Rutherford), but something always delays the wedding. Jean Rogers as a reporter and Rags Ragland appear in this "Whistling." This film concerns a serial killer named 'Constant Reader' who is killing people in Brooklyn. Wally falls under suspicion and tries to solve the crime and escape the police at the same time.

In one sequence, Wally disguises himself as a ball player on a bearded team playing an exhibition with the Brooklyn Dodgers; he has to go out and play a game, while trying to get a message to the police. Some of the Dodgers appeared - Leo Durocher, Arky Vaughn, Joe Medwick, etc. Fun for old-time baseball fans who remember these players.

Skelton can be corny, and some of his humor in this is groan-worthy. But the pace is fast, there are some funny bits, and when Skelton is being serious, he's actually quite sweet and natural. Ann Rutherford is adorable as his girlfriend.

Good fun.

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