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Director:
Writers:
Nat Perrin (screenplay)
Wilkie C. Mahoney (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
December 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
PUCKER UP!...and join the fun as the Radio crime buster becomes a belly-buster of laughs in the film's screamingest fun-fest! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
"Gone With The Wind" Actress Dies
 (From Huffington Post. 12 June 2012, 9:51 AM, PDT)

Ann Rutherford obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 12 June 2012, 9:06 AM, PDT)

Ann Rutherford: Gone With The Wind Actress Dies
 (From Alt Film Guide. 12 June 2012, 2:10 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Y'all Ain't Just........................ See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Red Skelton ... Wally 'The Fox' Benton

Ann Rutherford ... Carol Lambert
George Bancroft ... Sheriff Claude Stagg
Guy Kibbee ... Judge George Lee
Diana Lewis ... Ellamae Downs
Peter Whitney ... Frank V. Bailie
Rags Ragland ... Chester Conway / Sylvester 'Lester' Conway (as '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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Abbott ... Attendant (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Deputy Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Hal Le Sueur ... Sound Effects Man (uncredited)
Charles Lung ... Brunner (uncredited)

Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... The Black Boy (uncredited)
John Wald ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Directed by
S. Sylvan Simon 
 
Writing credits
Nat Perrin (screenplay)

Wilkie C. Mahoney (additional dialogue) (as Wilkie Mahoney)

Lawrence Hazard  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)
Jonathan Latimer  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
George Haight .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton 
 
Cinematography by
Clyde De Vinna (director of photography) (as Clyde DeVinna)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns) (as Shoup)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hayes Goetz .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
F. Keogh Gleason .... associate set decorator (as Keogh Gleason)
Gabriel Scognamillo .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Stunts
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Snell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
74 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8663)
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Did You Know?

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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Sheriff Claude Stagg:[Amid rising water] Someone help me up! I don't want to drown like a rat!
Wally 'The Fox' Benton:Well, you oughta know how!
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Movie Connections:
References I Dood It (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
MorningSee more »

FAQ

What are the movies in the "Whistling" series?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Y'all Ain't Just........................, 18 July 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Whistling in Dixie finds Red Skelton as radio detective the Fox and gal pal Ann Rutherford away in Georgia where Red's kind of faked an illness so he and Rutherford can get away and maybe get married down there. Rutherford has another agenda as well. Her old sorority sister Diana Lewis has sent her a pre-arranged signal that the sisters have in one needs help.

Finding out that there is a five day waiting period in Georgia, the two of them get involved in a mystery where Lewis has witnessed a murder, but no body can be found. It all leads to some buried Confederate treasure in an old arsenal guarded by Civil War veteran Lucien Littlefield who's a might addled.

Rags Ragland appears here as twins, both are convicts, one quite a bit nastier than the other. This film marked the farewell performance of George Bancroft as the sheriff who retired right after Whistling In Dixie was in the can.

And of course unless you got Raymond Walburn, no film like this would be complete without Guy Kibbee as an expansive, mint julep drinking, son of the South colonel.

With that kind of cast, this film can't miss being funny and the comedy is eternal.

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