The Jack Benny Program: Season 8, Episode 16

Hillbilly Act (20 Apr. 1958)

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Meeting at Jack's house, his manager has a hard time finding any privacy to talk to him. His writers seem to be simpleminded and easily distracted, adding to the frustration. Jack ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Benny / Zeke Benny
Iris Adrian ...
Ms. Adrian
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Harry - Jack's Writer
Russ Conway ...
Joe - Jack's Manager
Sam Hearn ...
Emcee
Joseph Kearns ...
Mailman (as Joe Kearns)
Kay E. Kuter ...
Lem (as Kay Kuter)
Herb Vigran ...
Sam, Jack's Writer
Guy Wilkerson ...
Dorene's Pa
Frank Remley ...
Guitar Player (as Frankie Remley)
Sammy Weiss ...
Sam - Drummer (as Sam Weiss)
Charles Bagby ...
Concertina Player
Don Rice ...
Bass Player (credit only)
Wayne Songer ...
Clarinet Player
Valerie Scott ...
Ma
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Meeting at Jack's house, his manager has a hard time finding any privacy to talk to him. His writers seem to be simpleminded and easily distracted, adding to the frustration. Jack reminisces about his supposed start in show business in a hillbilly stage stage show complete with a feud shooting. Written by WesternOne

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Last credit for Artie Auerbach who died on October 3, 1957. Since this show originally aired 20 April 1958, it must have been produced more than six months earlier. See more »

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Remake of The Jack Benny Program: Dorothy Shay (1951) See more »

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Fascinating Rhythm
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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Jack Benny and cast
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