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Red is fired by his boss Mr. Jones for not fixing his desk chair as he asked. Red doesn't take too lightly to the firing and tells Mr. Jones that as revenge he's going to haunt him. That evening, Mr. and Mrs. Jones head to a supper club for a night on the town. At the club, Mr. Jones sees images of Red everywhere he goes. The doorman looks like Red, the coat check clerk looks like Red, the waiter looks like Red and the show emcee looks like Red. Because of all these visions of Red, Mr. Jones is unable to enjoy the show. Mr. Jones turns to his wife for support in this time of need, but even that doesn't turn out quite the way he had hoped. Written by
This is one of Red Skelton's earliest films. It's pretty obvious that in much of it he's basically doing his stage act...and that's okay because the overall short film is clever and fun.
The film begins with Red doing one of his famous bits (pretending to be a woman getting dressed) for his boss but soon ends up getting fired. Before leaving, Red puts a hex on the boss...and the boss seems indifferent. But that night when the boss takes out his girl (Mary Wickes), his eyes start playing tricks on him...and many of the people at the night club look exactly like Red! And, no, Red isn't playing a trick on him...as he later begins seeing all these 'Reds' at the same time!
The comedy portion of the film is cute and fun. Unfortunately, the film COULD have been better. How? A bunch of non-comedic acts are inserted in the film as night club acts...and while they are pretty good (particular the weirdo comic at the end), they only distract from the plot and tend to lessen the impact. Still, it's quite enjoyable and worth seeing.
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