MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,734 this week

Excuse My Dust (1951)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  29 June 1951 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 213 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2179 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1951 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1620 titles
created 05 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 603 titles
created 11 Oct 2013
 
a list of 441 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Excuse My Dust" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Excuse My Dust (1951)

Excuse My Dust (1951) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Excuse My Dust.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Half a Hero (1953)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Audiences always roared with delight when Red Skelton went one-on-one with post-war life in The Yellow Cab Man, The Fuller Brush Man and other films. In Half a Hero, the legendary comic ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis
Stars: Red Skelton, Jean Hagen, Charles Dingle
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop.

Directors: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Convict 13 (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A showmen team is mistaken for a cattle baron and his sister.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Howard Keel
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, are desperately looking for backers. Al is one of the heirs of a dress salon in Paris, but this is almost bankrupt. The two other ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton
The Love Nest (1923)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Stars: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox
Daydreams (1922)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée, Edward F. Cline
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London
Blue Blazes (1936)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Buster becomes a fireman, but unfortunately not a particularly good one. He has a chance to prove himself, however, when three women are trapped in a burning building.

Directors: Raymond Kane, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Arthur L. Jarrett, Marlyn Stuart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joe Belden
Sally Forrest ...
Liz Bullitt
Macdonald Carey ...
Cyrus Random, Jr.
...
Harvey Bullitt
Monica Lewis ...
Daisy Lou Shultzer
Raymond Walburn ...
Mayor Fred Haskell
...
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
...
Race judge
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

inventor | automobile | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Spring Has Sprung
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
First-Rate Second-Rate Musical
15 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

In reviewing the so-called golden age of the MGM musical, sometimes it's instructive to bypass the big, accomplished, but pretentious famous titles (An American In Paris, The Band Wagon, On the Town, Kismet) and skip to the smaller movies produced by someone other than Arthur Freed. This 1951 tuner from the Jack Cummings unit is probably Red Skelton's best movie, which may not be saying much, but it's a very smart and pleasing little musical that doesn't wear out its welcome (it's a trim 80 minutes or so). Red's dopey slapstick is kept to a minimum (just two set pieces, at the beginning and the end), and what's in between is surprisingly gentle and well-written Americana -- in sunny Technicolor. The underrated score, by Dorothy Fields and Arthur Schwartz (who wrote another wonderful score for Broadway that year, the equally underrated "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn"), is solidly integrated into the plot, and the musical staging, by Hermes Pan, is bright and inventive. (The movie contains what may be the least plot-motivated "dream ballet" ever, but even it's quick and unpretentious.) Sally Forrest is pretty as a picture and a heck of a dancer, and Monica Lewis socks two comedy numbers across. They will help you past the dum-dum physical comedy that was Skelton's stock in trade.

It's no award-winner, nor did it do much at the box office, but it holds up much better than some of the bigger, weightier MGM titles.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Excuse My Dust (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?