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Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Crime  |  December 1942 (USA)
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Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

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George Bancroft ...
Sheriff Claude Stagg
Guy Kibbee ...
Judge George Lee
Diana Lewis ...
Ellamae Downs
Peter Whitney ...
Frank V. Bailie
Rags Ragland ...
Celia Travers ...
Hattie Lee
Lucien Littlefield ...
Corporal Lucken
Louis Mason ...
Deputy Lem
Mark Daniels ...
Martin Gordon
Pierre Watkin ...
Doctor
Emmett Vogan ...
Radio Producer
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Mr. Panky
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Storyline

Radio sleuth Wally "the Fox" Benton travels to Georgia with his fiance Carol to be married, and to help Carol's college chum Ellie Mae solve a mystery involving a murdered man, old Fort Dixon and buried treasure. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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fort | murder | brooch | arsenal | fiance | See All (62) »

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Funniest Film Ever Made! See more »

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'Salapoliisi' hädässä  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 17, 1943 with Red Skelton reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Crooked sheriff George Bancroft mentions to crooked D.A. Peter Whitney how they "growed up together." Bancroft was 60 when the film was released, but Whitney was only 26. See more »

Quotes

Frank V. Bailie: [threatening Wally with a gun] Git back agin that wall!
Wally 'The Fox' Benton: [cowardly] Thanks. I need something to hold me up.
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Connections

References One Foot in Heaven (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Morning
(uncredited)
from "Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46" (1876)
Music by Edvard Grieg
Variations in the score during the fight
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Whistling in Dixie was my first time seeing Red Skelton in his series as "The Fox"
11 February 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This was the first time I've seen one of Red Skelton's "Whistling" movies. Seeing him always about to act crazy whenever someone mentions "murder" was good for some laughs as was some of his wisecracks and a few slapstick moments. Rags Ragsland was also good playing two roles as both a good and bad guy. Ann Rutherford made a nice foil for Red. After a while, some of the dialogue and action threatened to seem repetitious but by the climax, a few more laughs were earned. Anyway, overall, I was pretty entertained by Whistling in Dixie. P.S. The reason I watched this just now is because since I recently watched the Our Gang shorts in chronological order, I thought I'd also look at some of the films outside of the series that featured it least one member. This one had a scene with Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas talking to Rags.


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