The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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Humphrey Bogart Show 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 25 October 1953
Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

Director:

Ralph Levy

Writers:

Hugh Wedlock Jr. (as Hugh Wedlock), Howard Snyder
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny / Det. Lt. Benny
Humphrey Bogart ... Babyface Bogart
Bob Crosby ... Himself / Det. Sgt. Crosby
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson / Detective Wilson
Sara Berner ... Slim Finger Sara
Benny Rubin ... Detective O'Brien
Lou Little Lou Little ... Lucky Strike Commercial
Dorothy Collins Dorothy Collins ... Lucky Strike Commercial
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Storyline

Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Humphrey Bogart joined Jack Benny in a funny and lengthy Lucky Strike cigarette commercial midway through this episode. It must have been quite a coup for the sponsor to have a huge Hollywood screen star like Bogart participate in a TV commercial. See more »

Quotes

Jack Benny: What are you gonna do?
Babyface Bogart: [aiming handgun at Benny] I'm gonna put a red eye between them two blue ones.
Jack Benny: Where'd ya get the gun?
Babyface Bogart: You didn't frisk me so good when I came in, did ya?
Jack Benny: No. No, when I put my hand in your pocket, I found a dollar bill, and got so excited I didn't look any further.
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Connections

References This Is Your Life (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucky Strike Jingle
Performed by Dorothy Collins
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Wonderful early television
27 November 2006 | by jhboswellSee all my reviews

Jack Benny was, first and foremost, a showman; and consistently displayed top guest stars on his television show. But, it must have been quite a scoop to bring in Humphrey Bogart. The year was 1953, his great gangster films were behind him, major roles in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon were out there, and he had recently won the Academy Award. Starred in a very cute skit, Bogie showed a little discomfort with comedy, but all it all it is a delightful time. Benny always knew the value of a good script, too; and generally deplored ad lib. The gags are generous and the situation is very funny. Old television at its best, and part of American cultural history.


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