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Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister ... See full summary »

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Mary Allen
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Barbara Allen
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Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson)
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Virginia Astor
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Josephine
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Joe
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Policeman
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George - Fred's Chauffeur
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Mr. Harrington
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Chambermaid
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Judge
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Merry Mac
Ted McMichael ...
Merry Mac
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Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister Barbara are also en route to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary, returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Ama o Teu Vizinho  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Theresa Harris also played Rochester's girlfriend Josephine in "Buck Benny Rides Again". See more »

Quotes

Fred Allen: Where do you get this Florida air? From California?
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Referenced in Fashion Horizons (1940) See more »

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My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Mary Martin
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A screamingly funny Jack Benny musical.
8 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Though I've not seen this movie since the 1960s, I do have the musical numbers on an audio cassette (somewhere ...) and can attest to the great soundtrack. Jack Benny was one of a kind, a comedian who could have you in fits of laughter simply by lifting an eyebrow, or gazing at the camera as if to say: "I told you so." If this ever appears on dvd, I'll be at the front of the queue!


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