The Jack Benny Program: Season 3, Episode 7

Fred Allen Show (19 Apr. 1953)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 969 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Fred Allen Show" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fred Allen Show (19 Apr 1953)

Fred Allen Show (19 Apr 1953) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Jack Benny Program.
« Previous Episode | 17 of 257 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
Don Wilson ...
Fred Allen ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Dorothy Collins ...
Commercials
Dorothy Green ...
Secretary
Byron Keith ...
Stage Manager
Lester Matthews ...
Sponsor
Pierre Watkin ...
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1953 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Per the title, Jack Benny had many guests over the years, but the nasal sounding sharp witted comic and writer Fred Allen was legendary due to the fictional feud between them that lasted for twenty years in the movies, and on radio and television. See more »

Connections

References You Asked for It (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Side By Side
(uncredited)
Written by Harry M. Woods
Sung by Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fred's only Appearance on Jack's Program
25 September 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

This was Fred's only appearance on Jack's program. Too bad, because when they traded barbs on radio, they were hilarious. But frankly, the skit here fails to take advantage of their mock feud. They're kept separate for too long, and when finally paired up, the material unfortunately sags. Reviewer jhboswell is right—Allen's real forte was radio. His program was both very funny and well put together with its colorful supporting characters.

It's also revealing seeing Allen and Benny together, and how much of Jack's comedy was visual as well as spoken. So it's not surprising, to me at least, that Jack would be a bigger TV success than Fred. Nonetheless, it's a good chance to catch one of the giants of radio comedy. Also—be sure to catch the surprise guest.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Benny DVDs? lodger3
Please Help! Jack Benny-George Jessel Episode beth-donahue
JACK BENNY COMIC GENIUS piercydavid
Harry Beaver?!!! blckb5364
episode JACK BENNY IN VENICE aka JACK FALLS INTO CANAL IN VENICE lepke522-1
Real Interview? tripmom2000
Discuss Fred Allen Show (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?