Texas Carnival (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Texas Carnival (1951)





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In this musical, Esther Williams and Red Skelton play a pair of carnies running a dunk tank. While plying their trade, someone mistakes Skelton for a wealthy oil baron and takes him back to live in the lap of luxury. Unfortunately, when the real tycoon appears, mayhem ensues.

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Red Skelton
as Cornie Quinell
Esther Williams
as Debbie Telford
Howard Keel
as Slim Shelby
Ann Miller
as Sunshine Jackson
Paula Raymond
as Marilla Sabinas
Keenan Wynn
as Dan Sabinas
Tom Tully
as Sheriff Jackson
Glenn Strange
as Tex Hodgkins
Dick Wessel
as Concessionaire
Donald MacBride
as Concessionaire
Marjorie Wood
as Mrs. Gaytes
Hans Conried
as Hotel clerk
Thurston Hall
as Mr. Gaytes
Duke Johnson
as Juggler
Wilson Wood
as Bell Boy
Michael Dugan
as Card player
Red Norvo
as Themselves
Gil Patric
as Assistant Clerk
Earl Hodgins
as Doorman
Bess Flowers
as Person in Lobby
Jack Daley
as Person in Lobby
Fred Santley
as Person in Lobby
Joe Roach
as Dancer
Foy Willing
as Himself (leader, Foy Willing's Orchestra) (as Foy Willing an
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All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Its story of a couple of carnival folk and the jams they get themselves into is genuinely funny, and as the luckless sideshow barker and his half-fish half-girl partner, Red Skelton and Esther Williams are delightfully teamed.

April 19, 2021 | Full Review…

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