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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Belden
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Liz Bullitt
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Cyrus Random, Jr.
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Harvey Bullitt
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Daisy Lou Shultzer
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Mayor Fred Haskell
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Mrs. Belden
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Mrs. Matilda Bullitt
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Ben Parrott (as Guy Anderson)
Paul Harvey ...
Cyrus Random, Sr.
Marjorie Wood ...
Mrs. Cyrus Random Sr.
Lee Scott ...
Horace Antler
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Mr. Antler
Jim Hayward ...
Nick Tosca
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Race judge
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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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Comedy | Musical

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29 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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That's for Children
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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Sally Forrest's most colorful film
23 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I love Sally Forrest. Sally Forrest is known mostly for her film noir films, especially those for director Ida Lupino. But Sally Forrest was a great dancer who was born to star in lavish MGM musicals. Just didn't happen...well...almost just didn't happen. Check out MGM's Excuse My Dust, a Red Skelton musical. Red Skelton was the poor man's Bob Hope and always seemed better suited for black-and-white B-movies like "The Fuller Brush Man." As a side kick opposite Ricardo Montalban or Esther Williams he seemed like Robin Williams in Sound of Music. Excuse My Dust tries to blend wacky slap stick and colorful musical and does all right. The highlight of the film is when Red imagines Sally Forrest in modern clothes doing a very sexy jazz dance. Sally Forrest had an unusual dance style that was like tap slowed down to jazz. This costumed turn-of-the-century musical is certainly Sally's most colorful film which at least shows off her musical talents as well as her legs. (See also "Son of Sinbad" for Sally's most sexy dance segment--another Sally Forrest film in color!, and "The Strip" a black-and-white Mickey Rooney film noir cheapie that features Miss Forrest as a nightclub dancer).


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