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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 ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jerome de Nuccio ... Dancer (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Man at Audition (uncredited)
Paula DeCardo ... Minor Role (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 Laing ... 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 (story)

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 decorator
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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Based on a series of sketches written for the Jack Benny radio program.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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Referenced in Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
And Don't Forget Phil Harris!, 30 June 2001
Author: jacksflicks from Hollywood

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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