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Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Fred Allen ...
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Mary Allen
Verree Teasdale ...
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Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson)
Virginia Dale ...
Virginia Astor
Theresa Harris ...
Josephine
Richard Denning ...
Joe
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Policeman
Barnett Parker ...
George - Fred's Chauffeur
Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Harrington
Mary Kelley ...
Chambermaid
Chester Clute ...
Judge
Judd McMichael ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Ama o Teu Vizinho  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal (September 8, 1940), dozens of costumes from major Paramount films were brought out of storage for use in the black-cast costume ball sequence. Items included Maurice Chevalier's uniform from The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), Rudolph Valentino's burnoose from The Sheik (1921), a beaded gown worn by Gloria Swanson in Male and Female (1919), Gary Cooper's uniform from Morocco (1930), and costumes that had been worn by Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Bebe Daniels, Mary Miles Minter, Pola Negri, Charles Ray, Adolphe Menjou and others. See more »

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Referenced in Fashion Horizons (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't That Just Like Love
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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A screamingly funny Jack Benny musical.
8 April 2003 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – 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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