The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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Jack Casting for TV Special 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 1 January 1961
Auditioning actors for a 1 hour show recounting his thrilling life provokes many emotions in Jack: lust for a young actress, vanity when an elderly woman from his hometown shows up, and ... See full summary »

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James V. Kern
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Mel Blanc ... Herman - Western Union Man
Barry Gordon ... Harry Johnson
Maudie Prickett ... Miss Gordon - Secretary
Jackie Russell ... Auditioning Actress
Mary Young ... Mildred Holmquist
Dennis Holmes ... Jimmy Evans
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Storyline

Auditioning actors for a 1 hour show recounting his thrilling life provokes many emotions in Jack: lust for a young actress, vanity when an elderly woman from his hometown shows up, and especially greed. A young actor is perfect for Jack as a child, which the actor's 10 year old agent takes every advantage of. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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J&M Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hilarious Cameos
26 February 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Sprightly entry, with some outstanding cameos. Jack is casting acting candidates for his life story. This sets up some delicious interviews in his office. And get a load of Jackie Russell auditioning for his first girlfriend. Move over Jane Russell, as Jack melts before her shapely figure. Of course, Jack's comedy shtick was his unspoken reaction to provocations like this. Here, you can just imagine. Then there's 12-year old Barry Gordon, cute as a button, who turns out to be a budding shark-like theatrical agent. Of course, his tightwad shtick gets worked in, along with deliveryman Mel Blanc doing an hilarious sob-story on the phone. Will Jack now give him more than a dime tip. Tune in and find out.You won't be disappointed.


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