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Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Western | 3 May 1940 (USA)
Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

William Morrow (screen play), Edmund Beloin (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Ellen Drew ... Joan Cameron
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones (as Rochester)
Andy Devine ... Andy
Phil Harris ... Phil
Dennis Day ... Dennis
Virginia Dale ... Virginia
Lillian Cornell ... Peggy
Theresa Harris ... Josephine
Kay Linaker ... Brenda Tracy
Ward Bond ... First Outlaw
Morris Ankrum ... Second Outlaw (as Morri Ankrum)
Charles Lane ... Charlie Graham
James Burke ... Taxi Driver
Merriel Abbott Dancers Merriel Abbott Dancers ... Dancers: Indian Adagio and Acrobatic Routines
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Storyline

Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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nevada | boast | singer | rival | spoof | See All (13) »

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"Imagine that tenderfoot on a horse! If Benny ever gets on a jackass, you wouldn't know who's riding who!" Fred Allen's Voice. See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buck Benny Rides Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview, Kay Linaker related how the film crew had to pick Jack Benny up and place him on his horse as he didn't know how to mount or ride horses. Kay and Jack also filmed the runaway scene where they're trotting their horses a few feet and then their doubles would take over. When the director shouted for action, Andy Devine's horse bit Kay's horse and caused it to runaway. In the ensuing chaos, Jack's horse also took off and since Jack couldn't ride a horse, he had a hard time with it and had to take the following two days off from filming. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Don Wilson: And now ladies and gentlemen, we bring you that rugged hero of the great outdoors, that strong silent sphynx of the prairie, that man among men where men are men... Jack Benny in Buck Benny Rides Again!
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Connections

Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Buck Benny Rides Again (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

SAY IT (OVER AND OVER AGAIN)
(1940) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Ellen Drew, Virginia Dale, Lillian Cornell
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Delightful Light Comedy
5 June 2018 | by jhboswellSee all my reviews

This is one of the best of the Jack Benny vehicles, based on his very popular radio character Buck Benny, itself a fond satire of the Lone Ranger. No pretensions here, no classy "schtick," just good escapist box office gold. The pace seems slow by modern standards, and I missed Cactus Face too. (OTR fans will know who Cactus Face is!). Enjoy.


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