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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This film was produced by Mel Brooks
's production company. The main character was based on him, and he had some input into the script. See more
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
Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.
Somebody Stole My Gal
Written by Leo Wood
Played by the band at the Waldorf See more