I Dood It

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Lovely, talented and famous! Stage star Constance Shaw is everything pants presser Joe Reynolds can’t have. Then one day, Constance decides to get back at her two-timing beau by marrying Joe. The film’s title comes from a Red Skelton catchphrase,... read more

Lovely, talented and famous! Stage star Constance Shaw is everything pants presser Joe Reynolds can’t have. Then one day, Constance decides to get back at her two-timing beau by marrying Joe. The film’s title comes from a Red Skelton catchphrase, the storyline comes from Buster Keaton’s Spite Marriage and the fun comes from everywhere in this pratfalling "musicomedy" directed by Vincente Minnelli. Eleanor Powell dances. Lena Horne sings. Jimmy Dorsey swings. Hazel Scott sears the ivories. And Red (as Joe) doods the rest with routines that include his hilarious attempt to put his blotto honeymoon bride to bed and—in a nod to the era—with heroics that pit him against Nazi saboteurs. They’re gonna get a whippin’!

Original Release

09/01/1943

US Release

09/01/1943

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Cast

Red Skelton Joseph Rivington Renolds / Joseph 'Joe' Rivington Renolds
Eleanor Powell Constance Shaw / Miss Constance 'Connie' Shaw
Richard Ainley Larry West
Patricia Dane Suretta Brenton
Sam Levene Ed Jackson
Thurston Hall Kenneth Lawlor / Kenneth 'Ken' Cawlor
Lena Horne Lena Horne / Herself
Hazel Scott Hazel Scott / Herself
Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy Dorsey / Himself (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell / Herself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vincente Minnelli

Writers

Sig Herzig, Fred Saidy

Cast

Red Skelton Joseph Rivington Renolds / Joseph 'Joe' Rivington Renolds
Eleanor Powell Constance Shaw / Miss Constance 'Connie' Shaw
Richard Ainley Larry West
Patricia Dane Suretta Brenton
Sam Levene Ed Jackson
Thurston Hall Kenneth Lawlor / Kenneth 'Ken' Cawlor
Lena Horne Lena Horne / Herself
Hazel Scott Hazel Scott / Herself
Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy Dorsey / Himself (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell / Herself
Bob Eberly Bob Eberly / Himself
John Hodiak Roy Hartwood
Butterfly McQueen Annette
Marjorie Gateson Mrs. Spelvin / Mrs. Alice Spelvin
Andrew Tombes Mr. Spelvin / Mr. Alfred Spelvin
Ford Washington Lee Buck
John W. Bubbles Bubbles
Gino Corrado Waiter
Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey (cameo appearance)
James Flavin Federal Agent

Producers

Editors

Robert Kern

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