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Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Western  |  3 May 1940 (USA)
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Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

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Dancers: Indian Adagio and Acrobatic Routines
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Storyline

Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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SPRING'S NO. 1 LAUGH HIT...THE BEST OF THE BENNY'S! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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3 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Hejsan, vi rider igen!  »

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Dennis Day first movie performance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Don Wilson: And now ladies and gentlemen, we bring you that rugged hero of the great outdoors, that strong silent sphynx of the prairie, that man among men where men are men... Jack Benny in Buck Benny Rides Again!
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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Buck Benny Rides Again (1952) See more »

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MY! MY!
(1940) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung and Danced by Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson and Theresa Harris
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And Don't Forget Phil Harris!
30 June 2001 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

As much as I like Jack Benny and Rochester and Fred Allen and all the banter that goes on between them, I love this movie because it is maybe the best, though not nearly prominent enough, appearance by Phil Harris. Not only was Harris a great singer with a wonderful baritone voice. (Harris gave voice to "Baloo" the Bear in Disney's Jungle Book.)

But most of all, I love Harris as a bandleader. I think this was the source of his popularity with the generation who could see him first hand. It's not just that he had a great dance band, it was watching him in action: this man had the greatest moves of any bandleader/singer in history. Kay Kaiser was another practitioner of "bandleader as performer". But Harris was able to meld his singing with his bandleading in a physical manner that must be seen to be appreciated. So if you get the chance, watch this silly, funny romp with Jack Benny and the gang, and especially Phil Harris.


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