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?
The names of some of the classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that swashbuckling film legend actor Alan Swann (Peter O'Toole
) had starred in were "Rapture", "Amarillo", "Swords of Glory", "Sands of Sudan", "Defender of the Crown" and "Captain from Tortuga". 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
[looking over the edge of the balcony
I think Alan Swann is beneath us!
Of course he's beneath us. He's an actor!
No! I think Alan Swann is beneath us right now!
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