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"The Jack Benny Program" The Peter Lorre/Joanie Sommers Show (1963)

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Original Air Date:
22 January 1963 (Season 13, Episode 17)
Jack is thrilled to introduce his guest, actor Peter Lorre, who seems very modest and timid - until... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jack Benny ... Jack Benny

Peter Lorre ... Himself / Luverne Goodheart
Joanie Sommers ... Herself / Heinzinger's Nurse
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson

Mel Blanc ... Dr. Heinzinger

Dave Willock ... Stagehand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frankie Darro ... Himself Stagehand (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Frederick De Cordova 
Writing credits
Sam Perrin (written by) and
George Balzer (written by) and
Al Gordon (written by) and
Hal Goldman (written by)

Produced by
Frederick De Cordova .... producer
Irving Fein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mahlon Merrick 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca  (director of photography) (as Nick Musuraca)
Film Editing by
J.R. Whittredge 
Art Direction by
Frank Arrigo 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
James Redd  (as James S. Redd)
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Fox .... assistant director
Sound Department
Richard J. Pietschmann Jr. .... sound (as Richard Pietschmann)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head
Music Department
Mahlon Merrick .... conductor
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Hal Burke .... assistant to the producer

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Peter Lorre is hilarious in Jack Benny Program role, 7 July 2006
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Paired on Universal VHS with the last episode ever with The Smothers Brothers. Peter Lorre is hilarious whether trying to convince Jack he's not who he's like in the movies or in the sketch in which he tries to hide his identity as a wanted man in a doctor's waiting room with Jack as one of the waiting patients and Mel Blanc as the doctor! Joanie Sommers sings a wonderful love song that probably sold some records despite rock'n'roll already conquering the country (and with the Beatles U.S. arrival the following year, the world). This was one of Mr. Lorre's last performances before his death the following year so it's a real treat seeing him with one of the most deadpan comedians ever! By all means, check this one out!

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