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Poor Red Jones gets fired from every job he tries. His fiancée gives him one last chance to make good when he becomes a Fuller Brush man. His awkward attempts at sales are further complicated when one of his customers is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Written by
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The warehouse at the dock (exteriors, at least) was the El Monte Legion Stadium---originally the El Monte (CA) Union High School gymnasium, built in 1927. The stadium (interior) also served for televised wrestling matches, Roller Derby, and Cliffie Stone's "Hometown Jamboree" (with '50's C&W stars such as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Molly Bee and others). L.A. disk jockey, Art Laboe, brought "name" R&R performers for dances/concerts through the '60's. The stadium was sadly demolished in 1974. See more »
[repeated line, about to knock Keenan Wallick out]
Sorry, Mr. Wallick!
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I saw this on TV in the 60s when Red's weekly show brought us such wonderful laughs and memories. For me, there was only one other TV funny man besides him (the great one-Jackie Gleason). So TV comedies made an impact on me and my sensibilities.
But the one Skeleton MOVIE which I have always remembered was this movie and the remarkably fun-filled finale in the war surplus warehouse! I finally watched it again on TV again after soooo many years. And by golly, the memory of all of the gags all came back to me and I enjoyed it even more this time. I am sure that the endless gags and funny sequences were copied by scores of comedies.
These are the types of movies, with their innocent fun and optimism which helped to form my personality and character for the rest of my life.
Oh woe to the current generation who never had these movies in their consciousness. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a product of these wholesome movies.
Thank you, Red, wherever you are. You were very special to me, indeed.
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