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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The DVD sleeve notes state that the movie was "inspired by incidents from comedy legend Mel Brooks
' early career". See more
When Swann first goes out to see Tess in Connecticut, the Chrysler parked in front of Tess' house is a 1955 model that was not yet available at that time of year (before Fall). See more
I don't know. He *is* a legend. One of the biggest stars ever. He's one of a kind. A guy like this is irreplaceable. Replace him, Leo.
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed off-screen by Nat 'King' Cole
during the opening credits
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more