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The Bing Crosby Show (1954)

As this is Bing Crosby's first television special, comedian Jack Benny with his latest girlfriend Crystal Pond (aka dancer Sheree North) drop by to provide a few pointers. Bing sings five ... See full summary »

Director:

Frederick De Cordova (as Fred DeCordova)

Writer:

William Morrow (as Bill Morrow)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Himself - Host / Performer
John Scott Trotter John Scott Trotter ... Himself - Orchestra Leader (as John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra)
Jack Benny ... Himself
Sheree North ... Herself - Dancer
Buddy Cole Buddy Cole ... Himself - Pianist
Maris Bottle Maris Bottle ... Barbara Logan
The Cass County Boys The Cass County Boys ... Themselves - Performers
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires ... Themselves - Performers
Ken Carpenter Ken Carpenter ... Announcer
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As this is Bing Crosby's first television special, comedian Jack Benny with his latest girlfriend Crystal Pond (aka dancer Sheree North) drop by to provide a few pointers. Bing sings five tunes, starting with the big production number "Y'all Come!" backed by The Cass County Boys and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires. Written by David Bassler

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1954 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the few variety specials shot on film at the time, rather than being presented live and then preserved on kinescope. See more »

Soundtracks

Y'all Come
(uncredited)
Written by Arlie Duff
Performed by Bing Crosby, The Cass County Boys and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires
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Bing on CBS television
1 February 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Bing Crosby finally made it to television with this special which seems to be a pilot of many more to come. I think Bing did not have a regular TV series because it was too much work. Even though radio was changing in its mission, Bing kept working in it recording 15 minute daily broadcasts until the early 60s. I remember hearing them on the car radio when I was a kid. On radio Crosby used to record a few weeks worth of broadcasts so he could do other things, movies, golf, etc. TV was more demanding on his time.

Still on this show he was the Crosby that we all knew and loved on radio. A man who made the successful transition from weekly radio to weekly television Jack Benny is Bing's guest along with Sheree North as Benny's girlfriend. Must have been a shock to Mary Livingstone.

The show was broadcast on CBS which was his original radio network. Bing sang some nice songs which he had also recorded at the same time like Y'All Come and Change Partners.

A real treat for us Crosby fans.


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