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?
When he was younger, Richard Benjamin
worked as a page in the NBC building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where many scenes take place. 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
Bring Allan Swann to Brooklyn?
Sure, what are you ashamed of?
How High the Moon
Music by Morgan Lewis
Lyrics by Nancy Hamilton
Performed off-screen by Les Paul
and Mary Ford
during the opening scene
Played also as dance music at the Waldorf
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more