Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star. When King Kaiser, the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann's babysitter. On top of this, a union boss doesn't care for Kaiser's parody of him and has plans to stop the show. Written by
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Did You Know?
The restaurant scene has Alan Swann stealing another man's date. The man yells "Somebody stole my girl!" The song the band breaks into is "Somebody Stole My Gal" which was written by Leo Wood
in 1918. See more
When Benji follows Alan Swan to his limo in front of Rockerfeller Center just before the big climax, U.S. state flags flying in the background include Georgia's state seal/Confederate battle flag design, which wasn't adopted until 1956. See more
[Benjy Stone and a very drunken Alan Swann are up on a roof as Swann attempts to shimmy down the side of the building
Let's *not* do this - it's too dangerous!
Nonsense! It worked perfectly well in "A Slight Case of Divorce"!
That was a movie! This is real life!
What is the difference?
Somebody Stole My Gal
Written by Leo Wood
Played by the band at the Waldorf See more