The film is set in London during World War II at the time of the Blitz. The leads are a couple of out of work variety entertainers who use great ingenuity in their efforts to get financial assistance to “put on a show”. Hoping to put their proposal to the formidable Lady Randall, ex-music hall star Lily Morris, they infiltrate her house in the guise of a servant (Murdoch) and cook (Askey – in drag).
Gracie gets public spirited with an adventure with the society ladies of Beverly Hills.
Here’s some of the better known shtick from one of the original TV funny men, Red Skelton.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a filmed 1957 ninety-minute musical color television special originally shown by NBC on November 26, 1957, as their Thanksgiving Day offering for that year. Based on the famous poem by Robert Browning and using the music of Edvard Grieg with special lyrics by Hal Stanley and Irving Taylor, it starred Van Johnson, Claude Rains (in his only singing and dancing role), Lori Nelson, Jim Backus, and Kay Starr.
Mister Ed is a palomino horse who can talk and and his owner. Ed gets his owner the reputation of being a troublemaker with his antics.
After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood take their blues band back on the road. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their “mission from God”.