Excuse My Dust (1951)
There’s nothing more volatile than an idea in small-town 1895 America, especially for eager inventor Joe Belden. He’s making a horseless carriage that runs on an explosive cleaning fluid called gasoline – a “gas-o-mobile.” Why, it’s enough to make John Q. Citizen flip his straw boater! Red Skelton portrays Joe, taking the wheel in a Technicolor® musical comedy that has him wooing the daughter (Sally Forrest) of the man most threatened by Joe’s invention: the local livery master (William Demarest). But there’s happiness all around at the end of the road, and getting there is great fun because the horseless carriage-race finale “is a frantically funny affair…[with] a lot of old Keystone contrivances” (Bosley Crowther, The New York Times).
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