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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In the first scene with Swann--in bed, as he banters with the airline stewardess--his pack of Old Gold cigarettes leaps from his chest to the bed. See more
[Handing Benjy a glass
Stone, you can watch me or you can join me. One of them is more fun.
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed off-screen by Nat 'King' Cole
during the opening credits
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