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Watch the Birdie (1950)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  12 January 1951 (USA)
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A cameraman helps a heiress to get rid off her finacial adviser, who wants to get her money.

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Rusty Cammeron / Pop Cammeron / Grandpop Cammeron
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Lucia Corlane
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Miss Lucky Vista
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Grantland D. Farns
Pamela Britton ...
Mrs. Shanway (as Pam Britton)
Richard Rober ...
Mr. Hugh Shanway
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"Rusty" Cammeron tries to get out of debt by doing some free-lance newsreel photography, but his efforts fall woefully short and end in some kind of mishap. Lucia Corlaine rescues him from drowning and he falls madly in love with her. Lucia, a wealthy young lady, is trying to build a real estate project but a group of crooks and swindlers are out to stop her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Clicks with the Chicks

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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12 January 1951 (USA)  »

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Brustbild bitte!  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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low rating for this Skelton film
29 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WATCH THE BIRDIE is certainly one of Red Skelton's lesser efforts. Storyline has good potential, but something went wrong. Looks like scenes were maybe filmed but cut as the movie jumps around with not much logic. Due to the short run time I'm sure much was left on the cutting room floor. No explanation as to how the Arlene Dahl character knows Red's name and where he works. A lot of other missing information. The worse part is the clips of two old MGM films. Just stops the movie dead. However, if it weren't for that scene the movie would have been barely an hour long. Only for Skelton fans, or not even. Arlene Dahl is a real beauty and Ann Miller is her usual perky self. Not much else is worthwhile.


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