The Jack Benny Program: Season 5, Episode 5

The Life of Jack Benny (28 Nov. 1954)

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When Jack's studio proposes a TV special adapting the story of his life, Jack takes personal responsibility for casting the roles.

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Harry Johnson
Maudie Prickett ...
Jackie Russell ...
Mildred Audition
Mary Young ...
Mildred Holmquist
Dennis Holmes ...
Jimmy Evans
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Jimmy
André Baruch ...
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Gurney Bell ...
Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
Bill Days ...
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Robert Garsen ...
Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
Dick Ryan ...
Kevin O'Houlihan
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When Jack's studio proposes a TV special adapting the story of his life, Jack takes personal responsibility for casting the roles.

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You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by The Sportsmen Quartet
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Can We Get Rock Hudson for the Lead
22 October 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Mildly funny 30-minutes taking place in Jack's home and office. Jack auditions actors for his life story, but highlight comes early with Mel Blanc's Western Union man. His 5-minute sob story on the phone is hilarious. Will he now get a bigger tip from our notorious tightwad. Other highpoint is Barry Gordon's 10-year old actor's agent, which he plays like a little shark. Jack's reaction is both surprising and amusingly appropriate.

Jack again provides the needed thread of support while letting the supporting cast hit the highlights—a tribute to his comedic judgment and ability to put laughs before ego.


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