Whistling in Brooklyn

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  • Passed
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.7  (684)

Whistling in Brooklyn is a 1943 comedy-mystery film directed by S. Sylvan Simon and starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, and Jean Rogers. The film is the third and final installment in the Whistling series, which features Skelton as Wally "The Fox" Benton, a radio detective who becomes embroiled in real-life mysteries. The film opens with Wally and his girlfriend Carol (Rutherford) attending a Brooklyn Dodgers game at Ebbets Field. Wally is excited to be broadcasting the game for his radio show, but when a player is hit in the head with a ball, he loses his voice and is unable to continue. As Wally tries to figure out what went wrong, he overhears two men discussing a recent murder in Brooklyn. Unable to resist the temptation, Wally decides to investigate.

With the reluctant help of Carol and his sidekick Schnozzle (Rags Ragland), Wally begins to work on the case. He discovers that the victim was a bookie who was killed because he knew too much. As Wally delves deeper into the mystery, he starts receiving threatening phone calls and becomes the target of several attempts on his life.

Undeterred, Wally continues to investigate, determined to solve the case and prove his worth as a detective. Along the way, he meets a number of odd characters, including a group of eccentric artists and a mysterious woman who seems to know more than she lets on. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, Wally realizes that the key to the murder may be hidden in a painting he saw at an art exhibit.

As the tension mounts, Wally and his friends race against time to uncover the truth and catch the killer before it's too late. With his trademark humor and charm, Skelton delivers a performance that is both hilarious and suspenseful. Rutherford and Rogers are equally delightful, injecting the film with warmth and energy.

Whistling in Brooklyn is a classic example of the screwball comedy genre, with its zany plot twists, wacky characters, and fast-paced action. The film also showcases Skelton's talent as a physical comedian, as he tumbles, falls, and mugs his way through the film's many slapstick sequences.

Overall, Whistling in Brooklyn is a fun and entertaining film that will delight fans of classic Hollywood cinema. With its witty dialogue, colorful characters, and clever plot, it's easy to see why the film has remained a beloved favorite for more than 75 years.

Whistling in Brooklyn is a 1943 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

Whistling in Brooklyn
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    6.7  (684)