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William Morrow (screen play) and
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Release Date:
3 May 1940 (USA) See more »
SPRING'S NO. 1 LAUGH HIT...THE BEST OF THE BENNY'S! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Benny ... Jack Benny

Ellen Drew ... Joan Cameron

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones (as Rochester)

Andy Devine ... Andy

Phil Harris ... Phil
Dennis Day ... Dennis
Virginia Dale ... Virginia
Lillian Cornell ... Peggy
Theresa Harris ... Josephine
Kay Linaker ... Brenda Tracy

Ward Bond ... First Outlaw
Morris Ankrum ... Second Outlaw (as Morri Ankrum)

Charles Lane ... Charlie Graham
James Burke ... Taxi Driver
Merriel Abbott Dancers ... Dancers: Indian Adagio and Acrobatic Routines
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Fred Allen ... Fred Allen (voice)
Mary Livingstone ... Mary Livingstone (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Harry Baldwin ... Bald Messenger (uncredited)
George Barrows ... Dancer (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Last Porter (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bruce Cameron ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Cowhand #1 (uncredited)
Sonny Chorre ... Indian (uncredited)
Gene Clark ... Dancer (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Dorothy Dayton ... (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jerome de Nuccio ... Dancer (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Man at Audition (uncredited)
Paula DeCardo ... (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Willie Fung ... Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Policeman (uncredited)
Flash Gordon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Ranch Foreman (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Porter #5 (uncredited)
Sol Haines ... Dancer (uncredited)
George Hickman ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Portland Hoffa ... Portland Hoffa (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull ... Sponsor (uncredited)
Sam Karbin ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Laird ... Room Clerk (uncredited)
Bud Lawler ... Dancer (uncredited)
George Melford ... Bartender (uncredited)
James Notaro ... Dancer (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Cowhand #2 (uncredited)
Ed Rifkin ... Dancer (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Engineer (uncredited)
Charles Schaeffer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Teske ... Dancer (uncredited)
Three Martels & Mignon ... Adagio Act (uncredited)
Martha Tilton ... Joan Cameron (singing voice) (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell ... Mac - Attendant (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Cowboy (uncredited)
George Walcott ... Hotel Official (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman ... Colored Gentleman (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Bellboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
Writing credits
William Morrow (screen play) and
Edmund Beloin (screen play)

Zion Myers (based on an adaptation by) (as Z. Myers)

Arthur Stringer (of a story by)

Everett Freeman  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Sam Hellman  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Sig Herzig  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Eddie Mann  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
Mark Sandrich .... producer
William LeBaron .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Victor Young (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography)
Film Editing by
LeRoy Stone (edited by)
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (costumes)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Holmes .... second unit director
Hollingsworth Morse .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
A.E. Freudeman .... interior decorations
Sound Department
Don Johnson .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... musical director
Frank Loesser .... lyrics by
Jimmy McHugh .... music by
Victor Young .... musical director
John Leipold .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Emil Pallenberg .... trainer: 'Carmichel' the bear
LeRoy Prinz .... other dance numbers staged by
Louise Clark .... stand-in: Theresa Harris (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Australia:G | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #5843)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
[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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Benny's Best!! A Must See for Old Time Radio Fans!!, 21 March 2002
Author: Evan J. Chase from Ohio

Buck Benny Rides Again is a treat from the main title and credits announced by an on-screen Don Wilson to the great banter between Benny, Rochester, Andy Devine and of course, Phil Harris. Given ample showcase are the many talents of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as not only a top notch comedian, but a talented dancer.

The supporting females are all lovely, and of course, despite his many faults, Jack Benny winds up with Ellen Drew in the end!

It is said that Jack appeared with Rochester in a theatre in Harlem when Buck Benny Rides Again premiered...Jack stood by Rochester for years and ignored the color barrier of the 30s, 40s and 50s in show business.

Made the same year is "Love Thy Neighbor" which featured Jack's feud with Fred Allen...they were actually released fairly close together--capitalizing on the height of Jack's popularity just before the war.

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