Watch the Birdie

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"Clicks with the Chicks"
  • NR
  • 1951
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • 6.0  (416)

Watch the Birdie is a comedic film from 1950, starring the hilarious Red Skelton, alongside Arlene Dahl and Ann Miller. The plot revolves around a photographer named Rusty Cammeron (Skelton), who is also an aspiring newsreel director. He works for a company named Lookout Newsreel, which is headed by a wealthy woman named Victoria Ware (Dahl). Rusty's goal is to make a name for himself in the film industry, and he believes that his next film could be his big break.

However, Rusty's plans are derailed when he meets a beautiful woman named Capucine (Miller), who turns out to be a jewel thief on the run from the police. Capucine convinces Rusty to help her escape by using his camera equipment to capture footage of her escaping from her hotel room. Rusty agrees, but his plan backfires when the police become suspicious of his involvement.

As Rusty tries to clear his name, he finds himself in and out of trouble with the law, all while trying to finish his newsreel. Along the way, he also finds himself falling for Victoria, who seems to have feelings for him as well. However, Rusty's complicated love life, combined with Capucine's antics, continue to throw a wrench in his plans.

Watch the Birdie is a classic Red Skelton film, full of his trademark slapstick humor and physical comedy. Skelton's performance is both charming and hilarious as he bumbles his way through the various obstacles in his path. Arlene Dahl is also excellent as the sophisticated Victoria Ware, and Ann Miller shines as the sassy Capucine.

The film is also noted for its use of Technicolor, which was still a relatively new technology at the time. The vibrant colors of the film add to its overall charm and provide a visually stunning backdrop for the antics of the characters.

Overall, Watch the Birdie is a delightful film that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Its comedic sensibility, charming performances, and stunning visuals make it a classic example of the golden age of Hollywood cinema.

Watch the Birdie is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 10 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

Watch the Birdie
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    1 hr 10 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (416)