Excuse My Dust

Excuse My Dust

Director: Roy Rowland

Cast: Red Skelton, Sally Forrest, MacDonald Carey

     
 

Excuse My Dust is one of the few Red Skelton musicals in which Skelton is not obliged to share screen space with the likes of Eleanor Powell, Esther Williams or Fernando Lamas. Set in 1900, the film stars Red as zany inventor Joe Belden. Enchanted by the new-fangled horseless carriages, Belden vows to become the Henry Ford of his small community. The climax…  See more details below

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Excuse My Dust is one of the few Red Skelton musicals in which Skelton is not obliged to share screen space with the likes of Eleanor Powell, Esther Williams or Fernando Lamas. Set in 1900, the film stars Red as zany inventor Joe Belden. Enchanted by the new-fangled horseless carriages, Belden vows to become the Henry Ford of his small community. The climax finds Joe competing in a cross-country auto race for a $5000 prize. Though light on slapstick, this closing sequences scores on the nostalgic value of the several genuine vintage autos pressed into service. Sally Forrest co-stars as Skelton's sweetheart, while MacDonald Carey plays his obnoxious rival. The songs for the most part are well-integrated into the story, save for one anachronistically modern production number (explained away as a "dream sequence" wherein Skelton imagines what life will be like in 1950!).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/2010
UPC:
0883316261507
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
42,299

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Red Skelton Joe Belden
Sally Forrest Liz Bullitt
MacDonald Carey Cyrus Random, Jr.
William Demarest Harvey Bullitt
Monica Lewis Daisy Lou Shultzer
Raymond Walburn Mayor Fred Haskell
Jane Darwell Mrs. Belden
Lillian Bronson Matilda Bullitt
Guy Anderson [Herbert] Ben Parrot
Paul Harvey Cyrus Random, Sr.
Marjorie Wood Mrs. Random, Sr.
Lee Scott Horace Antler
Alex Gerry Nick Tosca
Jim Hayward Nick Tosca
Will Wright Race Judge
Sheree North Club Member
Edward Peil 2nd Man

Technical Credits
Roy Rowland Director
Cedric Biggons Art Director
Jack Cummings Producer
Randall Duell Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Alfred Gilks Cinematographer
Hermes Pan Choreography
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Schwartz Score Composer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Irvine Warburton Editor
George Wells Screenwriter

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