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Release Date:
29 January 1954 (USA) See more »
A NEW Uproarious Role in the Career of the World's Funniest Man
Ambrose C. Park (Red Skelton), left on a park bench as an infant with an impulsive need to find his parents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Red Skelton ... Ambrose C. Park

Cara Williams ... Maggie Drumman

James Whitmore ... Mr. Remlick, Lawyer

Kurt Kasznar ... Louie
Dorothy Stickney ... Emily Drumman

George Mathews ... Duke Fargoh

Reginald Owen ... Bainbridge Gibbons

Harry Bellaver ... Herb
Connie Gilchrist ... Blonde
Steven Geray ... Van Goosen
Sig Arno ... Mr. Sahutsky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames ... Toughie (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Policeman (uncredited)

Ed Cassidy ... Guard (uncredited)

G. Pat Collins ... Nightwatchman Connelly (uncredited)
Linda Danson ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... Doorman (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Policeman (uncredited)

Jean Fenwick ... Secretary (uncredited)

Ed Fury ... Interne (uncredited)
Robert Griffin ... Judge (uncredited)

William Haade ... Mike, the Policeman (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Cafe Counterman (uncredited)
Judy Landon ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Earl Lee ... Dr. Hammond (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Preacher (uncredited)
Tom Moore ... Seedy Man (uncredited)

Anna Q. Nilsson ... Nurse (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Mary Parker ... Drunk's Wife (uncredited)

Stuart Randall ... Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... The Big Drunk (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Italian (uncredited)

Olan Soule ... Mr. Heinsdorfer, Gibbons' Floor Manager (uncredited)

Robert Stevenson ... Guard (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Interne (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Policeman (uncredited)
Chris Warfield ... Father (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
Writing credits
László Vadnay (screenplay) (as Laslo Vadnay) and
Martin Rackin (screenplay)

László Vadnay (story) (as Laslo Vadnay)

George Oppenheimer  uncredited

Produced by
Edwin H. Knopf .... producer
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg 
Film Editing by
George White 
Art Direction by
Daniel B. Cathcart 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Jack D. Moore 
Edwin B. Willis 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Charles J. Hunt .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Nayfack .... assistant director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director
Sound Department
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... musical director
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Buttolph .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Adolph Deutsch .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Rudolph G. Kopp .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
André Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Rose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Snell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herbert Stothart .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Grace Dubray .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
70 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

This was Skelton's last film for MGM. He had been under contract with the studio since 1940.See more »
Continuity: In the end credits of the movie 'Kurt Kaszar' is listed as playing "Louie". However the character's name is actually Tony.See more »


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OK film, 7 May 2013
Author: jfarms1956 from United States

This Film is for those who are 10 and older. I was hoping for a funnier Red Skelton film. Not to say that the film is not comical, I was just a little disappointed that it wasn't funnier. I really like Red Skelton and grew up watching his TV show. My dad turned it on when it was on TV and we watched it together. Red Skelton has a wonderful warm sense of humor that loving hearts will find enjoyable. His humor is never mean. The film is short and gets right to the point, which I like. The Great Diamond Robbery substitutes humor for suspense. Grab your popcorn bowls and enjoy the film. Because of its length, you will have the time for another film. I give this film four thumbs up.

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