- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 23, 2004
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
America's funniest cheapskate appears in four episodes featuring musical performances and celebrity guests. Join the always beleaguered Benny and featured regulars Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Mary Livingston in a series of side-splitting comic situations.
Episode 1 - Reminiscing About New Year's Eve: Jack turns down an invitation for a big holiday party with the cast of his show. Instead, he gets dressed in top hat and tails for a gala New Year's Eve date with his new lady friend Gloria. A few hours later, though, Jack finds himself sipping champagne with his new date-Rochester.
Episode 2 - Jack Dreams He's Married To Mary: While taking a nap Jack dreams that he has been married to Mary Livingston for 21 years. However, the roles are reversed in the Benny household. Mary is the breadwinner and goes to work each day. Jack stays home, does the cooking the cleaning and continues to celebrate his 39th birthday.
Episode 3 - Jack's Hong Kong Suit: Jack is proud of his beautiful new suit, the one he bought from a Hong Kong tailor for just 12 dollars. But after playing a frenetic fiddle duet with Gisele MacKenzie, Jack's cheap suit starts splitting at the seams.
Episode 4 - Beverly Hills Police Station: Rochester telephones to tell Jack that his ancient Maxwell auto is missing, apparently stolen during the night from the Benny residence. Jack heads for the Beverly Hills Police Department and can't believe just how upscale and "Hollywood" a police station can be.
After playing the cheap, but hilarious Jack on the radio from 1932-1955, Jack Benny started appearing on television. He brought with him the character he'd spent years developing on a radio program. Television Audiences quickly fell in love with his portrayal of a stingy older man who claimed to be eternally 39-years-old. This release compiles four episodes from THE JACK BENNY SHOW, featuring musical numbers and performances by regulars Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Mary Livingston. Episodes include: "Reminiscing about New Year's Eve," "Jack Dreams He's Married to Mary," "Jack's Hong Kong Suit," and "Beverly Hills Police Station."
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