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

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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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When Red Skelton unsuccessfully shares an (un)dressing room with a large man, it is a reenactment of a Buster Keaton gag from The Cameraman. See more »

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When Rusty is in the doctor's office, he starts to open the door to the dressing room. In the next shot from inside the dressing room, he opens the door again. See more »

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Rusty Cammeron: [boy enters] Well, welcome to Cammeron & Son & Son's photographic studios. What can I do for you?
Boy in Camera Shop: I'd like to buy a camera for $22.50.
Rusty Cammeron: Oh... Well, we have a $20 camera, and the price next to that is $25.
Boy in Camera Shop: I'd like one for $22.50.
Rusty Cammeron: Oh... Well, I'll tell you what, we're having a sale today, so I'll give you the 25 dollar camera for $22.50.
Boy in Camera Shop: Next, I'd like 5 rolls of film at 95 cents a roll.
Rusty Cammeron: Five rolls of film... Well, they come in a package of 6, can you use the extra one?
Boy in Camera Shop: No thanks, just give me 5 ...
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Nobody makes ham and eggs like Red Skelton!
17 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Remake of Buster Keaton's 1928 success "The Cameraman" features Red Skelton at his most amiable, playing a salesman in his family's camera store (Cammeron & Son & Son) who helps the heiress of a major construction company thwart her crooked partner, who's planning on driving her out of business. The plot isn't taken at all seriously; instead, the film is comprised mainly of comic vignettes, some hilarious, with Skelton also playing his own father and wily grandfather. Gets off to a wonderful start, but loses steam along the way despite slapstick climax. The cramped dressing room bit has hardly any relation to the story yet remains a laugh-out-loud highlight, and Ann Miller is a hoot as a beauty contest winner who's always getting slugged. Skelton has some wonderful scenes, double takes, and pratfalls--and, as usual, he's quietly charming while attempting to win over the girl of his dreams. **1/2 from ****


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