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The Fuller Brush Man (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  June 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Red Jones
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Ann Elliot
Don McGuire ...
Keenan Wallick
Hillary Brooke ...
Mildred Trist
Adele Jergens ...
Miss Sharmley
Ross Ford ...
Freddie Trist
Trudy Marshall ...
Sara Franzen
Nicholas Joy ...
Commissioner Gordon Trist
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Gregory Cruckston
Arthur Space ...
Police Lt. Quint
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Storyline

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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Based Upon a SATURDAY EVENING POST Story by Roy Huggins (original poster) See more »


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June 1948 (USA)  »

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As Loucuras de Mr. Jones  »

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Trivia

A major part of the movie involves a murder and a disappearing dagger. Red Skelton's character discovers someone has made the dagger by soaking the handle of one of his brushes in hot water and reshaping it. When the handle is put back into hot water it returns to its original shape. After trying numerous ways to make this look realistic with special effects the producers finally went to a plastics company and had them actually develop a "memory plastic". It was such a big story that it was in an article covered in "Life" magazine. See more »

Quotes

Keenan Wallick: [as he sees Ann kissing Red, who he thinks is a murderer] Arrest that man!
Lt. Quint: Why, is there a law against it?
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Blue Blooded Steele (1984) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Great action and slap-stick film for Skelton, a dandy 4O's classic-comedy..
27 October 1998 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Red Skelton could entertain you just with his funny faces, clown like slap-stick pratfalls and knock=about comedy. He was at his best in this fast-action b/w feature that also had in a role as a henchman, great little stunt man, Dave Sharpe. (Watch the wonderful knocks and tumbles during the chase and fight scenes at the end..)And who indeed is the killer of this murder-mystery plot woven into the gags and bang-up routines? Many of the younger movie fans today will understand why Red was a favorite of so many back in the 4O's movies and then later on radio and then on TV,after viewing this one...


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