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Comedian Jack Benny has his butler, Rochester, call several of his celebrity friends over to the house. Benny introduces them to a Catholic priest, who speaks to them about doing a film for a group called the Christophers. The Christophers are an organization that wants to use different mediums such radio, TV, and film to inspire young people to change the world for the better by pursuing careers in public service like teaching and government work. The priest gives the celebrities a history lesson about the founding of the U.S. and God's role in it, and he asks for their help. Written by brownsbros3

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Very Interesting
8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very odd film that I had never heard of. Leo McCarey -- who had directed many of the best Laurel and Hardy films directs this.

I'm assuming that this was part of Benny's TV show since it's 26 minutes long, but I could be wrong.

It's about Benny bringing some folks over to talk about the Christopher movement -- something that urges people to change the world. Sounds like a commie plan to me.

He brings over a priest even tho he's a jew and the guy is a flamer. He wants to get people together to talk about bible studies or something. It's so frigging weird.

obama would crap his pants if this was made today.

It's really interesting to watch and has quite a lot of meaningful points that relate even today.


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