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A Southern Yankee (5-Aug-1948)

Director: Edward Sedgwick

Writers: Melvin Frank; Buster Keaton; Norman Panama; Harry Tugend

Keywords: Western/Comedy, Bellhop, Civil War, Espionage

A bellhop in St. Louis with Union sympathies captures an important Confederate spy, The Gray Spider, then is asked to impersonate him. He is given two documents: phony plans, and instructions for another Union spy; to remember which is which, "The paper's in the pocket of the boot with the buckle. The map's in the packet in the pocket of the jacket." You can guess what happens. Nonstop rapid-fire slapstick in Red Skelton's most successful film.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joyce Compton
Actor
27-Jan-1907 13-Oct-1997 Blonde character actress
George Coulouris
Actor
1-Oct-1903 25-Apr-1989 Watch on the Rhine
Arlene Dahl
Actor
11-Aug-1928   Three Little Words
Charles Dingle
Actor
28-Dec-1887 19-Jan-1956 The Little Foxes
Brian Donlevy
Actor
9-Feb-1901 5-Apr-1972 The Great McGinty
Lloyd Gough
Actor
21-Sep-1907 23-Jul-1984 Blacklisted character actor
Reed Hadley
Actor
1-Jan-1911 11-Dec-1974 Radio star of Red Ryder
John Ireland
Actor
30-Jan-1914 21-Mar-1992 All the King's Men
Red Skelton
Comic
18-Jul-1913 17-Sep-1997 The Red Skelton Show
Minor Watson
Actor
22-Dec-1889 28-Jul-1965 Guadalcanal Diary

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