The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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Autolight 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 11 January 1959
This show is a spoof of the famous Ingrid Bergman vehicle Gaslight, for which Bergman won her Academy Award, with Jack taking Charles Boyer's job trying to drive his wife crazy. There is ... See full summary »

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Ralph Levy
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny / Charles Manningham
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones / Jeeves
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Dennis Day ... Dennis Day
Mary Livingstone ... Mary Livingstone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Crosby ... Himself / Inspector
Molly Glessing Molly Glessing ... Supporting Player (as Mollie Glessing)
Alma Lawton Alma Lawton ... Supporting Player
Ray Noble ... Himself
Barbara Stanwyck ... Herself / Bella Manningham
Ann Wilner Ann Wilner ... Supporting Player
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Storyline

This show is a spoof of the famous Ingrid Bergman vehicle Gaslight, for which Bergman won her Academy Award, with Jack taking Charles Boyer's job trying to drive his wife crazy. There is also a very funny radio version with Ingrid herself in the role. It's a natural story to turn into the broad satire so welcome to see in early television.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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J&M Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jack and Barbara Stanwyck originally performed this Gaslight/Autolight skit on the radio in October 1945 and again performed it live for TV in the series 2 episode The Jack Benny Program: Gaslight (1952). It was so popular that Jack filmed it in June 1953, with the intention of airing it during series 4, but was unable to present it until he legally settled with MGM over the right to satirize their film Gaslight (1944). MGM claimed copyright infringement, and a fee was paid to the playwright and to the film company. See more »

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Spoofs Gaslight (1944) See more »

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