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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:
(3 articles)
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)

[DVD Review] Red Skelton Whistling Collection
 (From JustPressPlay. 28 June 2010, 9:30 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Whistling in Dixie was my first time seeing Red Skelton in his series as "The Fox" See more (10 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)

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)

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:
Wally 'The Fox' Benton:[after failing to walk through a wall] Pardon me. I thought I was Mr. Jordan!See more »
Movie Connections:
References I Dood It (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's LandSee more »

FAQ

What are the movies in the "Whistling" series?
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Whistling in Dixie was my first time seeing Red Skelton in his series as "The Fox", 11 February 2015
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

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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