Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way. On the day that he meets the lovely Ellen of the ... See full summary »
Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, ... See full summary »
A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.
The operators of 'Silver Haven', a cultish group bilking gullible rich people out of money, is set to inherit a large sum after the deceased woman's heir also dies. Leader Joesph Jones decides to hurry the process along and kidnaps Wally Benton, his fiance and a friend to further this goal. Wally is "The Fox", a radio sleuth who solves murders on the air. Jones wants him to devise a perfect murder and isn't above killing others sloppily along the way to get his foolproof murder plot.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Chicago Saturday 2 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); in Philadelphia it first aired 17 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Los Angeles 25 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Altoona PA 12 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Minneapolis 19 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Norfolk VA 30 July 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Akron 24 September 1957 on WAKR (Channel 49), in Phoenix 30 November 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in San Antonio 2 December 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), in New Haven CT 12 December 1957 on WNHC (Channel 18), in Honolulu 10 May 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), and in San Francisco 28 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City its earliest documented airing took place 7 February 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
The murder plan calls for Gordon Thomas to go to Kansas City to catch the same plane that intended victim Harvey Upshaw is taking to New York. But when the plane to New York is shown taking off, the airport sign on the terminal is reversed (mirror image) AND it says "Chicago Municipal Airport." See more »
Well, I feel like a new woman. In fact, I feel like a new man. Bring me a telephone book.
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While many pass this off as a B movie it is, indeed, a first class comedy that is well-written and acted. Red Skelton is great as Wally Benton better known to radio fans as The Fox. Ann Rutherford is perfect as Wally's fiance Carol Lambert. Conrad Veidt leads a very well cast gang of criminals. I read one account of this movie which states that Vincente Minelli directed this film, not unless he changed his name to S. Sylvan Simon, who directed all three of the Fox movies. This is a very entertaining film made when imagination was encouraged. So get over your black and white prejudice if you have one, sit back and enjoy a truly great comedy. This was also Red's first starring role. Take note during the climax of the reference to Orson Welles' War Of the Worlds broadcast.
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