A Southern Yankee offers up a great role for Red Skelton (with most of his best bits written by an uncredited Buster Keaton) as a lovable bellboy who becomes a secret agent for the Union after a notorious Southern spy is captured. He goes behind Confederate lines seeking information and finds romance with belle Arlene Dahl.
Although Edward Sedgwick received directorial credit for A Southern Yankee, S. Sylvan Simon was the principal director. Simon left the film after principal production had been completed and Sedgwick was hired for the final two weeks.
Cast: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough, John Ireland, Minor Watson, Charles Dingle
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Producer: Paul Jones
Director of Photography: Ray June
Editor: Ben Lewis
Composer: David Snell
Screenwriter: Harry Tugend
Production Designer: Cedric Gibbons
USA / MGM / 91 minutes / 1948