Tag Archives: Jack Benny

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) – reviewed by George

Inside the Federated Broadcast Company building the radio show “The Paradise Coffee Program” is in rehearsal. A full orchestra is backing up a coloratura (Margaret Dumont), whose piano accompanist (Reginald Gardiner) is as outraged as she when the third trumpet, … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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It’s in the Bag! (1945) – reviewed by George

I had to do a bit of research with this film, because I wanted to know more about the star, Fred Allen. I noted Robert Osbourne’s comments, and then checked Wikipedia. Fred Allen was considered probably the best comedian of … Continue reading

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