The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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The Jam Session Show 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 17 October 1954
Jack invites some celebrity friends over to the house for one of his weekly jam sessions. This week's session includes Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray, Tony Martin, and Dick Powell.

Director:

Ralph Levy
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Dan Dailey ... Dan
Kirk Douglas ... Kirk
Fred MacMurray ... Fred
Tony Martin ... Tony
Dick Powell ... Dick
Rita Gam ... 1st Lucky Strike Commercial
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Charles Bagby Charles Bagby ... Charlie
Don Rice Don Rice ... Don (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Jack invites some celebrity friends over to the house for one of his weekly jam sessions. This week's session includes Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray, Tony Martin, and Dick Powell.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1954 (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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Connections

References The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Basin Street Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Spencer Williams
Performed by Jack Benny, Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray,
Tony Martin, Dick Powell, Charles Bagby, and Frank Remley
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Glamor and Glitz
10 December 2006 | by jhboswellSee all my reviews

Jack Benny, a master showman, knew the value of big-name guest stars; but he also knew they needed a device, a "hook." This episode is a very funny one about regular guys getting together to play some music. The fact that the guys were famous movie stars of the day makes the hook that they are just regular guys work, and work well. The set, Jack's living room, also shows the very high production standards of the show, with camouflaged soda and candy machines, strong allusions to Jack's fabled stinginess. And, I don't know if these guys played those instruments, or not (well, I know Jack played the violin); but it surely seems like they all did!


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