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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was originally hesitant about doing the film. However, in the script, the date of Swann's death was, in fact, the date of O'Toole's birthday. O'Toole phoned Richard Benjamin
to find out if they did that with all of the actors they had offered the part to. The director replied that the script had not been given to anybody else, at which O'Toole agreed to do the film. See more
The cameras in the Comedy Cavalcade studio are RCA TK-14s, which were not introduced until the late 1950s. (NBC would have used RCA TK-30, TK-10 or TK-11 cameras for black-and-white shows at this time.) In another scene a Marconi Mark IV camera is being pushed through a hallway; this camera also was not available until the late 1950s. See more
[watching a movie
Oh, good God! It's Renfield! I thought he was dead!
[Renfield's character "dies" on screen
Oh, yes! So he is!
Somebody Stole My Gal
Written by Leo Wood
Played by the band at the Waldorf See more