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I Dood It (1943)

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Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Reynolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her friend, she meets Joseph and marries him, because she thinks he is ... See full summary »

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Miss Constance 'Connie' Shaw
Richard Ainley ...
Larry West
Patricia Dane ...
Suretta Brenton
Sam Levene ...
Ed Jackson
Thurston Hall ...
Kenneth 'Ken' Cawlor
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Hazel Scott ...
Hazel Scott
Jimmy Dorsey ...
Jimmy Dorsey
Helen O'Connell ...
Helen O'Connell
Bob Eberly ...
Bob Eberly
John Hodiak ...
Roy Hartwood
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Annette
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Alice Spelvin
Andrew Tombes ...
Mr. Alfred Spelvin
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Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Reynolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her friend, she meets Joseph and marries him, because she thinks he is the owner of a mine. But that's a missunderstanding, he works at a cleaning shop. After disturbing rehearsals he is thrown out of the theater, but when he sneaks in again, he discovers his boss talking about a bomb they want to set in the theater to blow up an ammunition store next door. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Mademoiselle ma femme  »

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Footage for the number "Swinging the Junx Away" was borrowed from Born to Dance (1936). See more »

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Referenced in Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played before the start of the show "Dixie Lou"
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A very weak Skelton film
18 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Red Skelton plays Joe Reynolds--a guy who is absolutely obsessed with the stage actress Connie Shaw (Eleanor Powell). He's so obsessed that he sees every performance of her latest play and knows it by heart. When he meets her finally, he doesn't realize that when she proposes marriage it isn't because she cares about him but because she is doing it to spite another man.

"I Dood It" is one of the weakest films that Red Skelton made for MGM and there are two huge strikes against it--and one smaller one. First, it's a remake and the original (starring Buster Keaton) is a better film--though for Keaton standards it's also a weak effort. Second, like too many of MGM's films, the studio insisted on inserting a lot of music into the film, as they really didn't seem to trust comedy. Because of this, Skelton, who could be very funny, seems like an afterthought at times. As for the smaller strike against the film, because it was made during WWII, they inserted a completely unnecessary subplot near the end about some evil-doer trying to blow things up to somehow aid the Axis. It really made no sense and was obviously tossed in at the last minute.

Note: To show how poor this movie is, the final musical number is recycled--taken from a Powell film ("Born to Dance") made seven years earlier.


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