The boys use extraordinary techniques to rehabilitate a recently released petty thief. Unfortunately, Benny has other ideas.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Baylos ...
Captain Paul Block
Ruth Masters ...
Frederick O'Neal ...
Officer Wallace
Albert Henderson ...
Officer Dennis O'Hara (as Al Henderson)
Jerome Guardino ...
Officer Dave Anderson
Mildred Clinton ...
Mrs. Abrams
Michael Vale ...
Shelley Burton ...
Officer Murdock


The boys use extraordinary techniques to rehabilitate a recently released petty thief. Unfortunately, Benny has other ideas.

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1 October 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the song "Home Sweet Home" composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by John Howard Payne and has been popular since the mid-nineteenth century. See more »


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'Backdoor Bennie' A Lot Of Laughs
22 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Guest actor Gene Baylos is great as "Backdoor Bennie Harper," a man who has spent almost his entire life at Sing Sing, but seems like a gentle soul.

That's the way Gunther Toody looks at him, and so went Bennie gets out from his last stretch, Gunther talks wife Lucille into letting Bennie stay at their house for awhile. Toody is convinced a nice surrounding and trust, will conform the life-long thief.

The main jokes happen over-and-over and are both very funny in this episode. The first deals with how much Toody, Lucille and the cops truly do or do not trust Bennie. The second involves Bennie's comfort zone and his battle to be a normal person in the outside world.

Lots of laughs all the way through and one of the better episodes.

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