The complete surviving 1939 broadcasts, from original recordings of the program as it went on the air live, without modern remastering or reconditioning. She was the wife and radio partner of comedian jack benny. The son of a saloon keeper, jack benny born benny kubelsky began to study the violin at the age six, and his ineptness at it, would later become his trademark in reality, he was a very accomplished player. Throughout the program, jack is harassed by an audience member who insists that he be entertained or provided with a new refrigerator.
The jack benny program jack directs a film w guest star. When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, benny quit school and joined vaudeville. In the opening monologue, jack is pestered for an autograph by a little girl claiming to be margaret truman from washing. With his capable cast of supporting players benny made his show into one of great radio comedy shows. Helpfully, the book contains extensive passages which jack intended to run in an autobiography he never completed. Jack benny interview dick cavett show 1973 part 1 jack benny interview dick cavett show 1973 part 2. At billy grahams request, the skit is redone according to a new formula in which there are no insults to anyone, and everyone is quiet and sweet. And don, that was a very clever introduction, so i think its only fair that i tell the audience that you, too, were the inspiration for a song. Single room furnished 1966 jayne mansfield feature drama film gorillas.
Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. In 1911, the nestor film company opened the first movie studio in hollywood under englishborn, american film pioneers david and william horsley. The life story of jack benny jack benny program comedy. The canada dry program did not make the top 20 chart of the hooper ratings for the 19321933 season. Thank you, thank you, thank youhello again, this is jack benny talking. This is a list of movies featuring comedian jack benny. Benny s longestrunning sponsor, was the american tobacco companys lucky strike cigarettes, from 1944 to 1955, when the show was usually announced as the lucky strike program starring jack benny. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The editors of encyclopaedia britannica this article was most recently revised and updated by adam augustyn, managing editor, reference content. Jack benny program comedy old time radio downloads. In the opening monologue, jack is pestered for an autograph by a little. Benny s career lasted from the early 1900s until his death in 1974. The episodes that are included on this set are not a season or a best of, but rather just a collection of 18 episodes that were available to and cleaned up by the ucla film.
The jack benny program is a lighthearted comedy show that revolves around the life of the famed entertainer jack benny. As if that wasnt stressful enough, jack winds up in the middle of a robbery. The jack benny program remained on network radio for 23 years, at which time benny moved to television, where he appeared regularly until 1965. Jacks all excited because hes going to make his first film in many years, directed by billy wilder. Jack benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. The jack benny program online full episodes of season 15.
He also had an enormously successful radio career with his the jack benny program, which ran from 1932 to 1955. Bennys opening and closing monologues were filmed in front of a live audience. Dennis comes over in a raincoat that jack talks him out of. A major vaudeville star, benny also began making movies, including the academy awardwinning the hollywood revue of 1929 and notably, charleys aunt 1941 and to be or not to be 1942. Because they were not saved on film, they never appeared in. He was one of the most famous names in show business for more than 50 years and was an eminent star of radio, the stage and screen. The jack benny program, starring jack benny, was a radiotv comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a highwater mark in 20thcentury american comedy. Goodheart jose zeco koko the lord high executioner lem skinner. The jack benny program cast and characters tv guide. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Factory has remedied this somewhat with their release of the jack benny program. Even before the construction of columbia broadcast studios, the site at the northwest corner of sunset and gower had long been engrained in the entertainment industry. General foods switched the benny program from jello to grapenuts from 1942 to 1944, and it was, naturally, the grape nuts program starring jack benny.
The jack benny program tv series 19501965 full cast. By 1965, the jack benny program was no longer in the top ten and its star then in his seventies decided to restrict himself to the occasional special, all of which were shown on n. Guest danny kaye sings, stanislavsky and is going to play the part of jack benny in the film. Watch the jack benny program episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. Enlisted casually to perform on her husbands program, she proved a talented comedian. Season 7, episode 5 november 18, 1956 rochester calls jack in the middle of the show to inform his boss that the maxwell has been stolen. Also includes rare bonus films and guest appearances not available anywhere else.
Bennys longestrunning sponsor, however, was the american tobacco companys lucky strike cigarettes, from 1944 to 1955, and it was during lucky strikes sponsorship that the show became, at last, the jack benny program once and for all although it was often announced by don wilson at the start of the show as the lucky strike program starring. Single room furnished 1966 jayne mansfield feature. Jun 18, 20 the jack benny program and its legendary star are counted among the most dazzling jewels in the crown of american comedy. Voted the top radio and television announcer in the united states for some 15 consecutive years, he was, for 35 years, the announcer on the jack benny program he was born september 1, 1900. June 23, 1905 june 30, 1983 was an american radio comedian and actress. There will be occasional flaws in the recordings but there are few flaws in the performances of jack benny and company, who were, by now, long enough established as masters of comic timing.
Center studios and later by desilu productions at red studios hollywood with an audience brought in to watch the finished film for live responses. Christmas shopping show benny favorites mel blanc, frank nelson, and benny rubin guest star in this holiday episode, which finds jack in a department store, trying to get some christmas shopping done. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to tv along with his radio regulars. Jack then heads for the beverly hills police station to file a stolen car report but finds that they do things a little differently there. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.
This premium deluxe dvd collection of the jack benny program features 2 complete episodes. Ucla film and television archive from its beginnings as an immensely popular radio program to its heyday on television, the daily trials and tribulations of the beloved comedian kept millions of fans laughing for over 30 years. The jack benny program, which starred no less than jack benny himself, was a comedy series than went onair for more than 30 years in both radio and television. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. In jack bennys first film he starred along with conrad nagel as master of ceremonies in the hollywood revue of 1929, which was a big role for jack at the time. The jack benny program jack benny self benny the louse district attorney zeke benny alexander hamilton alfalfa bruce fink buck charles manningham charleston t. The monologue is followed by a comedic plot that stars mr. The films of jack benny some time ago, i read joan bennys biography of her father, sunday nights at seven. In jack benny s first film he starred along with conrad nagel as master of ceremonies in the hollywood revue of 1929, which was a big role for jack at the time. The lost episodes, a collection of 18 long lost episodes of the series.
Jack benny eddie rochester anderson don wilson 19501965 the comedian provides laughs with a. Below are live links to each jack benny collection which i find most advisable to purchase found here on amazon although you may want an episode guide, i recommend the one on. Watch the jack benny program season 3, episode 3 jack gets robbed. As with the previous season, this second television season of the jack benny program included only irregularly scheduled special broadcasts, and overlapped with his radio program of the same name which would continue until 1955. Don, jack and dennis do the commercial as peter, paul and mary. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of the jack benny program with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at. Goodheart jose zeco koko the lord high executioner lem skinner mr. The jack benny program and its legendary star are counted among the most dazzling jewels in the crown of american comedy. Because they were not saved on film, they never appeared in any syndicated packages of the. The jack benny program, starring jack benny, is a radiotv comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a highwater mark. The jack benny program was first broadcast on the blue network on 2nd may 1932. The jack benny program with kirk douglas kirk douglas is. He then interviews don wilson, peggy king, rochester van jones and jack benny who pretend to be nineyearolds. From its beginnings as an immensely popular radio program to its heyday on television, the daily trials and tribulations of the beloved comedian kept millions of fans laughing for over 30 years.
The jack benny program tv series 19501965 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to television along with his radio regulars. Bennys career lasted from the early 1900s until his death in 1974. Jack, who remained 39yearsold, kept his money in his basement and drove his old maxwell car just as he had done on the radio. The second season of the jack benny program consisted of six episodes, during 1951 and 1952. February 14, 1894 december 26, 1974 was an american entertainer, who transitioned from modest success playing violin on the vaudeville circuit to a highly popular comedic career in radio, television, and film. Cast members were master of ceremonies jack benny, announcers paul douglas and bob gregory, ted weems and his orchestra, and vocalists parker gibbs, red ingle, andrea marsh, and country washburn. Benny wouldnt start getting well known until his own radio program in 1934. This collection of 18 rarelyseen installments of the jack benny program consist entirely of episodes restored from the original kinescope recordings made of them since their initial broadcast. Mary livingstone born sadya marks, later known as sadie marks. It premiered on nbc blue on may 2, 1932, and had its last episode on cbs radio on may 22, 1955, producing a. The jack benny program evolved from a variety show blending sketch comedy and musical interludes into the situation comedy form we now recognize, crafting particular situations and scenarios from the fictionalization of benny the radio star.
Best of jack benny 39 episodes the jack benny program. Common situations included hosting parties, income tax time, nights on the town, backstage. Jack benny eddie rochester anderson don wilson 19501965 the comedian provides laughs with a series of guest stars. In all, there were 258 halfhour editions, plus 15 specials.
The lost episodes 18 episodes jack benny comedy pack 7 episodes. Jack, who remained thirtynineyearsold, kept his money in his basement and drove his old maxwell car just as he had done on the radio. Jack at the races ed sullivangenieve show dvd 2 episodes volume 3 of the jack benny collection the most widely ribbed jack benny box set, this five disk collections reputation is not totally undeserved as it contains all of about an hour of material per disk, most of which you can get elsewhere, offered at an exorbitant price. The jack benny program season 14 episode 1 billy graham show. Benny s longestrunning sponsor, however, was the american tobacco companys lucky strike cigarettes, from 1944 to 1955, and it was during lucky strikes sponsorship that the show became, at last, the jack benny program once and for all although it was often announced by don wilson at the start of the show as the lucky strike program starring. Its supposed to be a secret yet he calls hedda hopper and louella parsons right away, and soon even the mailman and a house painter know. Watch full episodes of the jack benny program and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at. She was the wife and radio partner of comedian jack benny enlisted casually to perform on her. Jack benny, born as benjamin kubelsky, was an american comedian, vaudevillian, and actor.1039 712 385 826 821 956 800 111 395 521 957 61 835 934 911 1276 1059 1178 1442 1427 1521 917 17 1381 648 932 450 262 1512 1409 1036 1234 1223 1343 347 240 828 371 1172 1308