Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 17, 1944

Whistling in Brooklyn (M.G.M.). Whistle in Brooklyn, and sooner or later a Dodger will turn up. They all turn up toward the climax of this melocomic fracas, in which Red Skelton clowns around in House-of-David-style false whiskers in order to warn a police inspector that the trusted friend sitting next him at a ball game is a homicidal maniac. The story is strenuously pasted together for laughs, but some of its comic assault & battery hits the funnybone, while Red Skelton, his idiotic beard and imbecilic lack of interest in the game he is...

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