The Jack Benny Program: Season 11, Episode 25

Main Street Shelter (9 Apr. 1961)

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Jack refuses to leave a homeless shelter until they give him back an ancient jacket Rochester donated, which had $200 sewed in the lining. Jack's just returned from a desert hike with the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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Don Wilson ...
Grandon Rhodes ...
Jim - Shelter Pickup Driver
Harry Tyler ...
Drunk
Ralph Moody ...
Mr. Baker - Shelter Clerk
Benny Rubin ...
Drunk Who Calls Himself 'Conrad Hilton'
Lester Dorr
Herb Vigran ...
Carlton Flexstone - Ex-lawyer
Frank J. Scannell ...
(as Frank Scannell)
David Foley ...
Beverly Hills Beaver
Gregory Irvin ...
Beaver scout (as Greg Irvin)
Sam Hearn
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Jack refuses to leave a homeless shelter until they give him back an ancient jacket Rochester donated, which had $200 sewed in the lining. Jack's just returned from a desert hike with the Beverly Hills Beavers, so due to his dirty clothes & 3 day beard, everyone at the shelter believes he's an extraordinarily picky homeless person, not the most generous man in show business. Written by David Stevens

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Trivia

$200 in 1961 had the same purchasing power as $1430 in 2009. See more »

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In the final scene, a wire can be seen attached to Jack's flying donut. See more »

Quotes

Jack Benny: [describing Main Street Shelter] You know, Rochester, it really got me when I saw that place. You know, there were broken tables, and backless chairs, no rugs on the floor, no heat, no glass in the windows. You know what I mean?
Rochester Van Jones: I should - you just described my room.
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References The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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March from the River Kwai - Colonel Bogey
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Written by Malcolm Arnold and F.J. Ricketts (as Kenneth Alford)
Performed by television orchestra
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