The New Pictures, Sep. 8, 1941

Whistling in the Dark (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is not the funniest picture out of Hollywood. But it has enough effective low comedy to ease M.G.M.'s brand-new cinecomic down the ways without swamping him. This newest addition to Hollywood's fast-growing flotilla of former burlesque comedians is a bristly, uninhibited, redheaded young man named Red Skelton, who looks and acts not unlike Comedian Bob Hope.

As The Fox, a radio Sherlock Holmes, brash Mr. Skelton has become a national byword because of his beguiling skill at inventing and solving murder mysteries and sundry crimes. Such is his fame...

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