A piano tuner, known for his honesty, is caught up in a crime when stolen jewels are hastily hidden in his tool bag. He doesn't realize he's got them until he gets to his girl's home, when ... See full summary »

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Sheldon Weeks
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Countess Gloria
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Henry
Barbara Lawrence ...
Stormy
Mary Lawrence ...
Laura
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Nick Rocco
Herbert Ellis ...
Police Lieutenant
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Jimmy Cross
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A piano tuner, known for his honesty, is caught up in a crime when stolen jewels are hastily hidden in his tool bag. He doesn't realize he's got them until he gets to his girl's home, when her no-account brother hatches a scheme to blackmail him into surrendering the baubles to him, just as the thief is coming to recover them himself. Written by WesternOne

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19 February 1956 (USA)  »

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In one of the opening scenes, Jack Benny's character, piano tuner Sheldon Weeks, services the piano of an unseen, off-screen character who sounds exactly like Liberace when he speaks. See more »

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Not bad but nearly as funny as the laugh track would have you believe.
29 May 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jack Benny stars in this installment as an ultra-honest piano tuner. However, his life is about to get MUCH more interesting due to an insatiable woman who MUST have him and a mobster's girlfriend who hides stolen loot in Benny's tool bag.

This is an inoffensive but somewhat forgettable episode of "G.E. Theater". I would have thought it might have been a bit better since it starred Jack Benny but a somewhat pedestrian script kept it from being better. Additionally, it had a ridiculous laugh track (with which you'd swear this was the funniest show EVER) that made everything seem very forced. Now this isn't saying the show is without merit. There are some nice inside jokes for fans of Benny's TV show, as they make fun of his image repeatedly. For instance, on "The Jack Benny Program", he's the cheapest man on Earth. Here, however, he's super-honest and the show begins with him returning $100 to its rightful owner (parodying Liberace). Additionally, there is a cute joke about how his character would NEVER lie about his age--an old gag on the show, as he ALWAYS insisted he was 39. So, for older folks who remember Benny, it's clearly a better viewing experience. For these folks, I'd score it a 7. For the rest, a forgettable 5.

By the way, in supporting roles are Zha Zha Gabor and Charles Bronson (before he became famous).


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