Here’s some of the better known shtick from one of the original TV funny men, Red Skelton.
McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film is famous (or infamous) for its two spanking scenes, in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels: the daughter by her suitor, the mother by her estranged husband.
A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Dick Miller. It teaches the important lesson that beatniks should not drink their hair tonic.
The East Side Kids set out to fix up a house in the suburbs for Glimpy’s sister and her new husband.
A chimney sweep from Wigan dreams of winning the TT Races in the Isle of Man. With money ‘borrowed’ from his grandfather, George Shuttleworth builds the ‘Shuttleworth Snap’ motorcycle after failing to join the Rainbow Motor-Cycle team.
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.