The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show was one of radio’s brightest lights; a hilarious situation comedy featuring a friendly sardonic and sarcastic edge that set it apart from its contemporaries. Featuring Phil Harris, fresh off plying his comedic and musical talents on The Jack Benny Program, and his movie-star wife, Alice Faye. The show also starred Elliott Lewis as the remarkable Frankie Remley - one of radio’s most unforgettable characters - a humorously irresponsible con-artist with an endless thirst for the good stuff.
"Laugh a while...let a song be your style..." and enjoy radio's most outrageous comedy couple: Phil Harris and Alice Faye. They are off to a raucous start in these classic early episodes, co-starring Elliott Lewis as the unforgettable Frankie Remley! Stunts, gags, and over-the-top shenanigans are enabled by the diabolical delivery boy Julius Abbruzio (played by the delightful Walter Tetley). Cameo appearances are provided by Gale Gordon, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, and the dashing Robert Taylor.
Extreme characterizations, extreme scripts, extremely funny! The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show set the pace for all-out comedy as the Golden Age of Radio moved into its latter days, with Jack Benny's wavy-haired bandleader, his long-suffering movie-star wife, and his no-account guitar-playing buddy caught up in outlandish predicaments every week. Aided and abetted by some of radio's outstanding character actors, Phil and Alice's adventures will always leave you laughing!
Struggling to make his down-and-out orchestra plucky and profitable, Phil Harris conducts his zany sidekick, winsome wife, precocious kids, and grouchy grocery boy through a symphony of silliness. If you long for a series where the drinks are stiff and the whimsy is wicked, you've come to the right place!
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which also starred Alice Faye, originally aired on November 15, 1943.
Take one wife, calm and level headed. Add a pinch of sarcasm. Fold in one husband, suitably dense. Stir until fully blended. Sprinkle with wisecracking children, a goofy sidekick, a volcanic boss, and an annoying brother-in-law. Cook until half baked. Phil Harris, the swaggering, cocky cornball, is in top form. Alice Faye delights as the glamorous yet grounded retired movie star.
Hollywood glamour meets handsome goofball. Jack Benny's irrepressible bandleader and his winsome wife star in this classic sitcom - raising their two daughters, and raising their voices…and, not just to sing. With a wise-guy sensibility that sounds positively contemporary, the chemistry between Phil Harris and Elliott Lewis (as Frankie Remley) is pitch-perfect. They click in a comic rhythm reminiscent of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Add Walter Tetley to the mix (as smart-alecky grocery boy Julius Abbruzio), and the results are glorious.
Phil tries to get an extra two tickets to South Pacific. No easy task!
Alice tries to hire a male secretary for Phil. Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Bob Sweeney, Elliott Lewis, Jeanine Roos, Phil Harris, Robert North, Walter Tetley....
Remley buys a car for $300; and what a car!
Alice has been shopping for a surprise birthday present for Phil; Phil suspects she's having an affair.
Phil discovers that little Alice and Phyllis have lost a library book and have been suspended from school. Phil Harris, Elliott Lewis, Jeanine Roos, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Anne Whitfield, Frank Nelson.
Alice is collecting money for the March of Dimes. Phil and Remley decide to help get contributions.
When Mr. Scott, needs last minute entertainment for his daughter's birthday party, Phil promises to get a print of Cinderella from Walt Disney. Disney turns him down, but Phil is undaunted. He decides to create his own version of the story!
This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on March 29, 1943.
Phil's back after a five-and-a-half week Canadian fishing trip with his buddies. He's happy to be home, but disappointed at the reception he receives from Alice, the girls, and Remley.
Phil and Alice go to sign their contract with Rexall.
Little Phyllis is going to be a movie star! Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Elliott Lewis, Jeanine Roos, Lois Corbett, Phil Harris, Robert North, Walter Tetley.