Comedian Jan Murray fills in for Berle, who fell ill during rehearsals. Guests include Gale Storm, accordionist Dick Contino, Vic Damone, and Ben Blue. Jan's monologues include jokes about ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milton Berle ... Fred Burton (archive footage)
Tallulah Bankhead ... Joan Lansing (archive footage)
Gale Storm ... Herself - Singer / Sketch Actress
Vic Damone ... Himself - Singer / Sketch Actor
Dick Contino Dick Contino ... Himself - Accordion Player
Ben Blue ... Sketch Actor
Victor Young and His Orchestra Victor Young and His Orchestra ... Themselves - Orchestra
Frank Sinatra ... Gus Coletti (archive footage)
Fran Allison ... Herself - Commerical Spokeswoman
Jan Murray Jan Murray ... Himself - Guest Host
Peg Murdoch Peg Murdoch ... Herself - Singer / Commerical Spokeswoman
Dane Clark ... Himself - Commerical Spokesman
Sid Fields ... Sketch Actor
Stanley Clements ... Sketch Actor
Leonard Bremen ... Sketch Actor (as Lennie Bremen)
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Storyline

Comedian Jan Murray fills in for Berle, who fell ill during rehearsals. Guests include Gale Storm, accordionist Dick Contino, Vic Damone, and Ben Blue. Jan's monologues include jokes about his move to the suburbs. Gale sings "I Hear You Knockin'" and Vic does "Autumn Leaves." Blue does a pantomime as a man in a park making friends with a young woman. Shown is a black-and-white dramatic sketch from the 9/29/1953 episode of "The Buick-Berle Show" featuring Frank Sinatra and Tallulah Bankhead. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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Release Date:

29 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Jan Murray points out to viewers that there is nothing wrong with their RCA color sets; the scene featuring Berle/Bankhead/Sinatra was in black-and-white. See more »

Soundtracks

Autumn Leaves
(Les Feuilles Mortes)
Music by Joseph Kosma
French lyrics by Jacques Prévert
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Vic Damone
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