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Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister ... See full summary »

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Mark Sandrich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Fred Allen ... Fred Allen
Mary Martin ... Mary Allen
Verree Teasdale ... Barbara Allen
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson)
Virginia Dale ... Virginia Astor
Theresa Harris ... Josephine
Richard Denning ... Joe
Jack Carson ... Policeman
Barnett Parker ... George - Fred's Chauffeur
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Harrington
Mary Kelley Mary Kelley ... Chambermaid
Chester Clute ... Judge
Judd McMichael Judd McMichael ... Merry Mac
Ted McMichael Ted McMichael ... Merry Mac
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Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister Barbara are also en route to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary, returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ama o Teu Vizinho See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was an extension of, and a way of milking, the mock feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen. Both were top radio stars with their own programs who were engaged in a "feud" in which each would make comments about the other, and included guest appearances on each other's show. See more »

Quotes

Fred Allen: Where do you get this Florida air? From California?
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Referenced in Fashion Horizons (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't That Just Like Love
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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A screamingly funny Jack Benny musical.
8 April 2003 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

Though I've not seen this movie since the 1960s, I do have the musical numbers on an audio cassette (somewhere ...) and can attest to the great soundtrack. Jack Benny was one of a kind, a comedian who could have you in fits of laughter simply by lifting an eyebrow, or gazing at the camera as if to say: "I told you so." If this ever appears on dvd, I'll be at the front of the queue!


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