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The Mouse That Jack Built (1959)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack (voice)
Mary Livingstone ... Mary (voice)
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester (voice) (as Rochester)
Don Wilson ... Don (voice)
Mel Blanc ... The Maxwell / Ed the Vault Guard (voice)
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Storyline

In this spoof of "The Jack Benny Program", a mouse with Jack Benny's personality and poor violin playing ability lives, along with a mouse version of Benny's valet, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, in a hole in a wall of Jack Benny's own home. Jack the rodent takes a mouse version of 'Mary Livingstone (I)' out to dinner, and the two unwittingly walk right into the disguised mouth of an orange cat! Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The cartoon opened with Jack Benny, (dreaming that he was a mouse) practicing on the violin, but practicing was out of rhythm. Then lowered it, faced the audience and asked, "Who's this guy, Isaac Stern?", (as if they were rivals and dis-liked each other). In reality, Benny and Stern were two true and honest friends, to each other. See more »

Quotes

The Maxwell: Halt! Who goes there?
Jack: It's me, Ed.
The Maxwell: Oh, hello, Mr. Benny. How are things on the outside? We win the war yet?
Jack: Oh, uh... yes. Yes, we did.
The Maxwell: That's good. What do you think they'll do with the Kaiser?
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Crazy Credits

When Mary Livingston told Jack Benny, she wanted champagne, as his birthday gift, NO SALE {capital letters} are on both of his eyes and a cash register rings. Meaning as if it was going to be too expensive, to him! See more »


Soundtracks

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Music by Stephen Foster
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Makes a great introduction to the wonderful Jack Benny
14 August 2009 | by jeffcox31See all my reviews

I'll be honest. If you aren't familiar with The Jack Benny Program, your eyes will probably glaze over when you see this cartoon. I strongly urge you to ignore those feelings. Jack Benny and his cast were responsible for some of the finest comedy of the 1930's to the 1960's. This cartoon is a loving tribute to the most famous running gags of Benny's jokes. Benny's supporting cast was key to his success, and every one of them but Dennis Day and Phil Harris made it into this cartoon. My advice is to find some of the free Jack Benny shows that are available on the internet and listen to them. Once you are familiar with Benny's comedy, this cartoon makes a lot more sense. One final note: In the cartoon, the voice of Ed the guard was provided by Mel Blanc, instead of his regular voice, Joseph Kearns.


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