The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

The Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone Show 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 1 April 1951
Jack tries to steal a movie role away from Basil Rathbone so he could play opposite of Claudette Colbert.

Director:

Dick Linkroum

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Don Wilson ... Himself
Dennis Day ... Himself
Mary Livingstone ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudette Colbert ... Herself
Robert Montgomery ... Himself
Basil Rathbone ... Himself
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Storyline

Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone are already set to star in an episode of "Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre," but Jack wants the dramatic episode for himself. He pesters producer Montgomery to drop the pair, but to no avail. Undetered, Jack goes to Colbert's apartment and sabotages their rehearsal when he weasels a small part for himself. Benny is so disorderly that Rathbone calls him a "schlemiel" and storms out. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Benny, Colbert, and Rathbone also performed this story-line on Benny's radio program. See more »

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