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The Fuller Brush Man (1948)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | June 1948 (USA)
Poor Red Jones gets fired from every job he tries. His fiancée gives him one last chance to make good when he becomes a Fuller Brush man. His awkward attempts at sales are further ... See full summary »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Roy Huggins (story), Frank Tashlin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Red Skelton ... Red Jones
Janet Blair ... Ann Elliot
Don McGuire ... Keenan Wallick
Hillary Brooke ... Mildred Trist
Adele Jergens ... Miss Sharmley
Ross Ford ... Freddie Trist
Trudy Marshall ... Sara Franzen
Nicholas Joy ... Commissioner Gordon Trist
Donald Curtis ... Gregory Cruckston
Arthur Space ... Police Lt. Quint
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Storyline

Poor Red Jones gets fired from every job he tries. His fiancée gives him one last chance to make good when he becomes a Fuller Brush man. His awkward attempts at sales are further complicated when one of his customers is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Only 200 Laughs to a Customer! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Mad Mr. Jones See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At one point a radio announcer says," And now a word about Simon Sausages". S. Sylvan Simon was the film's director. See more »

Quotes

Ann Elliot: [repeated line, about to knock Keenan Wallick out] Sorry, Mr. Wallick!
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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What a wonderful movie! RED's BEST!
3 July 2011 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

I saw this on TV in the 60s when Red's weekly show brought us such wonderful laughs and memories. For me, there was only one other TV funny man besides him (the great one-Jackie Gleason). So TV comedies made an impact on me and my sensibilities.

But the one Skeleton MOVIE which I have always remembered was this movie and the remarkably fun-filled finale in the war surplus warehouse! I finally watched it again on TV again after soooo many years. And by golly, the memory of all of the gags all came back to me and I enjoyed it even more this time. I am sure that the endless gags and funny sequences were copied by scores of comedies.

These are the types of movies, with their innocent fun and optimism which helped to form my personality and character for the rest of my life.

Oh woe to the current generation who never had these movies in their consciousness. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a product of these wholesome movies.

Thank you, Red, wherever you are. You were very special to me, indeed.


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