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Seeing Red (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 26 August 1939 (USA)
When he is fired from his job, Red puts a hex on his boss. That evening, the boss goes to a nightclub and discovers that the hex worked.

Director:

Roy Mack

Writer:

Cyrus Wood (as Cyrus D. Wood)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Red Skelton ... Red / Doorman / Coatroom Attendant / Waiter / Emcee
A. Robins A. Robins ... A. Robins
The Merry Macs The Merry Macs ... The Merry Macs
Harris & Shore Harris & Shore ... Harris & Shore
Louis Da Pron Louis Da Pron ... Louis Da Pron
John Regan John Regan ... John Jones
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1938-1939 season) #18: Seeing Red See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone Production Reels #B194-B195. See more »

Soundtracks

Avalon
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Rose
Performed by Louis Da Pron (tap dance)
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This film preserves an important piece of entertainment history.
20 July 1999 | by AClownSee all my reviews

This is a great film for study by students of clowning, comedy, or vaudeville. It contains two of Red Skelton's classic routines demonstrating different ways people do things, including his wonderful pantomime of a woman applying make up and getting dressed. (Red also performs this pantomime in the 1944 film Bathing Beauty.) This movie has a great scene of A. Robins doing his act. Robins was famous in vaudeville as the Banana Man. He doesn't produce any bananas here, but his routine is full of many wonderful ideas that can serve as inspiration for today's entertainers. There are also three other vaudeville acts performed in this movie.


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