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The Jack Benny Program

Year:
Duration:
30 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
8.7
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1950-10-28
Filming Locations: CBS Television City - 7800 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
The Jack Benny Program
Fred Allen
Fred Allen
The Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Don Wilson
Don Wilson
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Rochester Van Jones
Dennis Day
Dennis Day
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Trivia
A 1952 spoof of Gaslight (1944), entitled "Autolight" and co-starring Barbara Stanwyck proved so popular that Jack Benny wanted to rebroadcast it. Legal wrangling with MGM resulted in this not happening until 1959.
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Most of Jack Benny's original radio cast appeared on television with him, including Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day, and his real-life wife Mary Livingstone made several guest appearances. In one episode Jack dreamed that he and Mary (his platonic friend on the show) were married and had a teenage daughter. Their daughter was played by their real daughter, Joan Benny.
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Several episodes were adaptations of plots used on his radio show. Examples of this are the "Christmas Shopping" episode and the "Horse Racing" episode.
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Quotes
Jack: When they laugh at one of my jokes... it just gets me right here.
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Jack: [pointing a pistol at Bob's trousers] I'm going to blow your brains out.
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Jack: I feel responsible for Johnny Ray's success. See many years ago I asked him to be on my show and he asked for a lot of money and I cried. And he stole that from me.
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Photos from cast
Groucho Marx Fred Allen Dennis Holmes Sid Melton Joan Staley Connie Van