A Southern Yankee

A Southern Yankee

"HE'S A SPY FOR BOTH SIDES!"
  • NR
  • 1948
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.7  (476)

In this enjoyable farce starring Red Skelton and Brian Donlevy, a St. Louis bellboy named Aubrey Filmore masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War. By luck, Aubrey plays a fortuitous role in the unexpected capture of the notorious rebel spy Major Jack Drumman (George Coulouris). As a reward for his dubious heroism, Aubrey is enlisted to assume the major's role and is sent South in a bid to recover critical military secrets to which the spy would be privy. Once in the field, Aubrey has a constant struggle to keep from blowing his cover, particularly after he begins courting southern belle Sallyann Weatharby (Arlene Dahl). Many of the side-splitting gag routines were devised by Buster Keaton, most notably the now-famous scene in which Aubrey gingerly walks across the battlefield carrying a two-sided flag--the Northern Stars and Stripes on one side, the Southern Stars and Bars on the other.

A Southern Yankee
A Southern Yankee
A Southern Yankee

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Description
In this enjoyable farce starring Red Skelton and Brian Donlevy, a St. Louis bellboy named Aubrey Filmore masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War. By luck, Aubrey plays a fortuitous role in the unexpected capture of the notorious rebel spy Major Jack Drumman (George Coulouris). As a reward for his dubious heroism, Aubrey is enlisted to assume the major's role and is sent South in a bid to recover critical military secrets to which the spy would be privy. Once in the field, Aubrey has a constant struggle to keep from blowing his cover, particularly after he begins courting southern belle Sallyann Weatharby (Arlene Dahl). Many of the side-splitting gag routines were devised by Buster Keaton, most notably the now-famous scene in which Aubrey gingerly walks across the battlefield carrying a two-sided flag--the Northern Stars and Stripes on one side, the Southern Stars and Bars on the other.

A Southern Yankee is a 1948 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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  • Release Date
    1948
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (476)