Jack Benny shows the TV audience what goes into putting together a show, which includes tricking the cast into working for half-salary.

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Janis Paige
John Raitt ...
John Raitt
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Miss Kim O'Day
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Betty Grable
Gil Frye ...
Pierre the Head Waiter
Glen Turnbull ...
Eddie the Stage Manager (as Glenn Turnbull)
Frank Sennes ...
Frank Sennes
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Glenn Ford
David Rose and His Orchestra ...
Themselves
William Lundigan ...
Himself - Host (as Bill Lundigan)
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Jack Benny shows the TV audience what goes into putting together a show, which includes tricking the cast into working for half-salary.

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Family | Drama

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17 April 1958 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nanette Fabray, one of the show's regulars, rehearsed her part for ten days, but she was hospitalized a day before the live show's air date. Her role was filled in time for the show by Janis Paige, with only one day's rehearsal. See more »

Quotes

[a waitress hands over a Polaroid photograph, which she shot of the pair a minute ago]
Jack Benny: Hey! That looks pretty good, doesn't it?
Miss Kim O'Day: Yeah! You know, you look a lot younger in the picture, and it was only taken a minute ago.
Jack Benny: At my age, a minute is a long time.
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Connections

References The Long, Hot Summer (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

There Once Was A Man
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by John Raitt and Janis Paige
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