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    • Jack Benny: The Fabulous 50s

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    It's midcentury madness as Jack Benny slides smoothly into the 1950s with great guests, hilarious running gags, and even a song or two! This classic collection features 20 episodes from Jack's final years on radio, accompanied by his constant cohorts Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Bob Crosby, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, the Sportsmen Quartet, and Don Wilson.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Jack Benny: Fabulous 40's

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    It was the decade of a World War and a Cold War. It was the decade of the Zoot Suit and FDR. But most of all, it was the decade of Jack Benny! Radio's favorite comedian truly came into his own during the 1940s.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • To New York on the Train for the Heart Fund Benefit

    • Jack Benny
    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack and his friends are leaving for New York; so it's down to the train station for the traditional send-off...well, not quite.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Jack Benny: No Place Like Home

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Any comedian can be funny in the studio, but domestic comedy is usually considered the province of actors who happen to do comedy. Jack Benny straddled the two roles for most of his career - the suave, witty master of ceremonies standing on stage in front of a curtain one moment; the put-upon householder tormented by a bumptious servant, eccentric friends, and troublesome neighbors the next.

    Regular price: $22.37

    • A Jack Benny Christmas Vol. 1

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Old Money Miser!!!

    • By The Kindler on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Jack Benny and Friends

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Tony Curtis, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Lamour, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jack Benny - he's your friend, my friend, and everyone's friend besides! He's always got his tried and true gang to pal around with, too, but that's not all! Throughout the 1940s and '50s, buddies from Burns & Allen to Bogie & Bacall came to play on his program. There were hilarious guest appearances by kings of comedy (Groucho Marx, Danny Kaye, and Red Skelton) and queens of the screen (Rita Hayworth, Barbara Stanwyck, and Dorothy Lamour).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only listen if you want to laugh

    • By Francesca on 08-21-16

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Jack Benny

    • Jack Practices The Bee
    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Jack takes a break from practicing "The Bee" on his violin so that he and the gang can go meet Phil's mother and sister who are visiting from Mobile.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Jack Can't Make Mary's Party and is Stood Up by His Date

    • Jack Benny
    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Cleaning up after her big New Years party, Mary thinks back to the previous night and the events that prevented Jack from joining the festivities.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Jack Benny International

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Loved by millions the world over! That's Jack Benny - a man who managed to make friends in every corner of the globe (even though he never picked up the check). Here's a laughter-filled collection of Jack's international exploits, both real and imagined. From Venice to Quebec...from the Queen Mary to the Klondike...Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, and Don Wilson are along for the ride! Are you? Passport, please!

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Jack Benny [Guests: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall]

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Jack and guest Lauren Bacall do a love scene from "To Have and Have Not," when in walks guest Humphrey Bogart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good episode

    • By Forrest on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: Grudge Match

    • By: Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated by: Van Johnson, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A squabble - touched off by Fred Allen's remark comparing Jack Benny unfavorably to a 10-year-old violinist - soon escalated to epic proportions. The pair set radio ablaze with their famous feud. Here are Jack, Fred, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Jack Smart, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, and all the rest of their regulars carrying on through the 1940s in 10 hilarious on-air conflagrations!

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Jack Benny: On the Town

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Van Johnson, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    He's stepping out and living large - and hoping someone else will grab the check! That's Jack Benny, living the high life with a galaxy of guest stars in this hilarious collection of 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes.

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Jack Benny: Be Our Guest

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When you're the country's favorite radio comedian, you tend to have a lot of friends. And those friends can't wait to have you stop by for a visit, crack a joke or two, play a fiddle solo, or even step out of character for a rare dramatic turn. Such was the case with Jack Benny. Consistently near the top of the rating charts with his own program, Jack was a popular guest artist on dozens of different series.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Jack Benny: Drawing a Blanc

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Al Blanc, Jack Benny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    "Train leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga!" A woebegone old car, a harried department store clerk, a monosyllabic man in a sombrero, and a train announcer whose line ran somewhere between Orange County and the Twilight Zone are all memorable characters from The Jack Benny Program, and all the products of a single talented throat: Mel Blanc.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Jack Benny Christmas Vol. 2

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    This collection contains five Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Jack Benny: Drawing a Blanc

    • By: Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingstone, and others
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A woebegone old car, a harried department store clerk, a monosyllabic man in a sombrero, and a train announcer whose line ran somewhere between Orange County and the Twilight Zone are all memorable characters from The Jack Benny Program, and all the products of a single talented throat: Mel Blanc. "The Man of a Thousand Voices" was Carmichael the Polar Bear, who lived improbably in Jack's cellar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mel Blanc is a genius.

    • By Chris Coyne on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud

    • By: Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all, to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Benny and Allen? How Can you Go Wrong

    • By D. Craven on 02-05-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Jack Benny: Picture Parodies

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Lights! Microphone! Action! Hilarious Hollywood spoofs were a beloved feature on many classic Jack Benny radio shows. Regular cast members and guest stars alike were recruited to send up cinema classics like Casablanca, High Noon, and Sunset Boulevard. Celebrities could count on large laughs - and, looking good next to Jack's lovably vainglorious and miserly self - while poking fun at their most famous films.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Jack Tries to Get Tickets for the Rose Bowl

    • Jack Benny
    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Jack and Mary wait on line all night for tickets to the Rose Bowl game. Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Artie Auerbach, Elvia Allman, Eddie Anderson, Hy Averback, Griff Barnett, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Jeanette Eymann, Phil Harris, John Laing (commercial spokesman), Edward Marr, Dick Ryan, Don Wilson.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Jack Benny

    • City of Conquest
    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack's footprints have been preserved in the concrete in front of Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The cast does its version of, "City For Conquest", a prize fight story in which Dennis knocks out Jack! Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Cliff Nazarro, Frank Nelson.

    Regular price: $1.37

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