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Excuse My Dust (1951)

 |  Comedy, Musical  |  29 June 1951 (USA)
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Joe, inventor in an American Small town of 1895 has problems with his new invention, a car, driven with a gasoline motor. Everybody is making fun about his "crazy invention", only his girl ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Belden
Sally Forrest ...
Liz Bullitt
Macdonald Carey ...
Cyrus Random, Jr.
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Harvey Bullitt
Monica Lewis ...
Daisy Lou Shultzer
Raymond Walburn ...
Mayor Fred Haskell
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Mrs. Belden
Lillian Bronson ...
Mrs. Matilda Bullitt
Herbert Anderson ...
Ben Parrott (as Guy Anderson)
Paul Harvey ...
Cyrus Random, Sr.
Marjorie Wood ...
Mrs. Cyrus Random Sr.
Lee Scott ...
Horace Antler
Alex Gerry ...
Mr. Antler
Jim Hayward ...
Nick Tosca
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Joe, inventor in an American Small town of 1895 has problems with his new invention, a car, driven with a gasoline motor. Everybody is making fun about his "crazy invention", only his girl friend believes in him. When he's halfway successful, another woman tries to win his heart, and his girl-friend thinks he has quit with her. But on a race for those new horse-less vehicles, he gets in trouble and only his former girl friend is able to help him... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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29 June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The original "Morgan" automobile in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) was also used in this film. See more »

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Featured in The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) See more »

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I'd Like to Take You Out Dreaming
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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First Rate Skelton Comedy
15 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM was never a good studio for slapstick comedians, but this time they got it right. Red Skelton had the misfortune to appear in a group of inept comedies for MGM which missed the mark for the most part. This comedy is terrific and Skelton is terrific in it. The comedy is set at the turn of the 20th Century with Skelton as an ambitious, but accident prone, inventor working on an early automobile. Although he is not given much in the way of witty dialogue, he is given ample opportunity to show his physical comedy skills. Although he plays a misunderstood dreamer, Skelton does not play a total nincompoop. While still a mugging comedian, he is likable and sympathetic. The supporting cast is just right with Macdonald Carey as Skelton's rival, Herbert Anderson as Skelton's straight man, Sally Forrest as his love interest and supporting character actors William Demarest and Raymond Walburn adding to the comedy. Monica Lewis is cast as the soubrette and is given two clever specialty numbers by Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Fields. Forrest is given a good dance specialty. Skelton gets to sing the best song in the score, "Spring Has Sprung". The screenplay contains some clever satire concerning the industrial age, and, of course, there is the obligatory auto race at the end of the picture. The Technicolor photography is beautiful, but it does not take away from the comedy. This is a really fine, feel good, slapstick opus.


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