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Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

William Morrow (screen play), Edmund Beloin (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Ellen Drew ... Joan Cameron
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones (as Rochester)
Andy Devine ... Andy
Phil Harris ... Phil
Dennis Day ... Dennis
Virginia Dale ... Virginia
Lillian Cornell ... Peggy
Theresa Harris ... Josephine
Kay Linaker ... Brenda Tracy
Ward Bond ... First Outlaw
Morris Ankrum ... Second Outlaw (as Morri Ankrum)
Charles Lane ... Charlie Graham
James Burke ... Taxi Driver
Merriel Abbott Dancers Merriel Abbott Dancers ... Dancers: Indian Adagio and Acrobatic Routines
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Storyline

Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Plot Keywords:

nevada | boast | singer | rival | spoof | See All (13) »

Taglines:

SPRING'S NO. 1 LAUGH HIT...THE BEST OF THE BENNY'S! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hejsan, vi rider igen! See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview, Kay Linaker indicated Andy Devine's sister acted as her body double throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Don Wilson: And now ladies and gentlemen, we bring you that rugged hero of the great outdoors, that strong silent sphynx of the prairie, that man among men where men are men... Jack Benny in Buck Benny Rides Again!
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Connections

Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Buck Benny Rides Again (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

DRUMS IN THE NIGHT
(1940) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Ellen Drew, Virginia Dale, Lillian Cornell
Danced by Merril Abbott Dancers ("Indian Adagio")
Also danced by Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
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Underated Film
11 January 2004 | by Clipper965See all my reviews

What makes this film unique is it is one of only two that contained characters from the Benny Radio shows, bandleader Phil Harris, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Dennis Day, and voice cameos with Mary Livingstone and Fred Allen. The plot is a spoof of the radio Westerns of the day. If you are not familiar with Benny's career and the old radio shows you may miss much of the humor in this film. But it is still a fine film if you can find it. I was lucky to find it on Ebay as it is unavailable anywhere else. Ellen Drew is perfectly cast as the Dame who is the object of Benny's facination. Eddie Rochester Anderson sings MY, MY, in the film which became a huge international hit at the time. Benny's next film after this one was " Love Thy Neighbor " opposite Fred Allen, you must have both these films in your collection.


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