CTVA US Comedy - "The Jack Benny Program" (J&M/Revue/CBS) Season 4 (1953-54)

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Starring Jack Benny
Season 4 (CBS) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Steve Jensen
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


########### The Jack Benny Show ###########
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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern (Every Third Week)
Alternated with - 
Private Secretary a.k.a. Susie (1953-57) starring Ann Sothern  (season 2)

4.1 [--] The Jack Benny Show: HONOLULU TRIP
13- Sept-1953 CBS Sun
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Milt Josefsberg & John Tackaberry
Directed by Ralph Levy
  Jack Benny Program - Marilyn Monroe (1/4)
Jack Benny Program - Marilyn Monroe (2/4)
Jack Benny Program - Marilyn Monroe (3/4)
Jack Benny Program - Marilyn Monroe (4/4)
Guest Star: Marilyn Monroe (as Herself)
With: Artie Auerbach, Joe Kearns, Maxine Kates, Frank Nelson, Kaye Stewart, Tyler McVeigh
Synopsis:
While Jack is returning from a trip to Honolulu, relaxing
in a deck chair he falls asleep and dreams of romancing Marilyn Monroe.

2.01 [17] Private Secretary: HAVANA OR BUST
20Sep53 CBS Sun

2.02 [18] Private Secretary: TWO WEEKS WITH PAY
27Sep53 CBS Sun


4.2 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK AS A CHILD
Original Air Dateó4 October 1953

2.03 [19] Private Secretary: MIAMI
11Oct53 CBS Sun

2.04 [20] Private Secretary: THE HUBBY KILLER
18Oct53 CBS Sun


4.3 [--] The Jack Benny Show: THE HUMPHREY BOGART SHOW
25-Oct-1953 CBS
Written by Hugh Wedlock & Howard Snyder
Directed by Ralph Levy
The Jack Benny Show - The Humphrey Bogart Show
Guest Star: Humphrey Bogart (as Himself)
With: Sara Berner, Benny Rubin
Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

2.05 [21] Private Secretary: THE LITTLE ACORN THAT DIDN'T GROW
01Nov53 CBS Sun

2.06 [22] Private Secretary: CAST THY BREAD
08Nov53 CBS Sun


4.4 [--] The Jack Benny Show: THE JOHNNIE RAY SHOW
Original Air Dateó15 November 1953
Jack Benny - Guest Johnnie Ray (1/4)
Jack Benny - Guest Johnnie Ray (2/4)
Jack Benny - Guest Johnnie Ray (3/4)
Jack Benny - Guest Johnnie Ray (4/4)

2.07 [23] Private Secretary: WEEKEND IN CONNECTICUT
22Nov53 CBS Sun

2.08 [24] Private Secretary: SEVEN OUT OF TEN
29Nov53 CBS Sun

 4.5: [--] The Jack Benny Program:  THE IRENE DUNNE SHOW
Original Air Dateó6 December 1953
The Jack Benny Program - Irene Dunne and Vincent Price 1/4
The Jack Benny Program - Irene Dunne and Vincent Price 2/4
The Jack Benny Program - Irene Dunne and Vincent Price 3/4
The Jack Benny Program - Irene Dunne and Vincent Price 4/4

2.09 [25] Private Secretary: TWO OF A KIND
13Dec53 CBS Sun

2.10 [26] Private Secretary: GIRL OF THE YEAR
20Dec53 CBS Sun

4.6 [24] The Jack Benny Program: REMINISCING ABOUT LAST NEW YEAR'S EVE
27-Dec-1953 CBS Sun

Video Playlist - The Jack Benny Program - New Year's Eve (4pt)

Executive Producer & Director: Ralph Levy /  Produced by Hilliard Marks
Written by Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, John Tackaberry, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman
Guest Cast:
Mel Blanc, Benny Rubin, Sam Hearn, Sandra Gould, Tom Duggan, Mike Ross
Synopsis:
When the show's cast invites Jack to a big New Year's Eve party, he turns them down because he has a date with his
new lady friend Gloria. A couple of hours later, however, Jack finds himself at a "party" with his new date--Rochester.
Synopsis:
Jack Benny does a monologue on his Christmas gifts, then remembers last New Year's Eve: Mary is giving a party, but Jack
is not planning to go because he has a date with Gloria. After the show, the cast gathers in Jack's dressing room.
Crosby sings 'Let's start the new year right,' with the Sportsmen Quartet. Jack gets a call from Gloria cancelling their
date. He refuses to go to the party, and instead wanders the streets alone, finally stopping for coffee at Nick's Cafe,
where the waitress turns out to be Gloria. He goes home, where he and Rochester ring in the new year together.

2.11 [27] Private Secretary: THE BLAU-HOSTEIN MEMOIRS
03Jan54 CBS Sun

2.12 [28] Private Secretary: THE SABLE COAT
10Jan54 CBS Sun

 4.7 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE LIBERACE SHOW
Original Air Dateó17 January 1954
Jack visits the home of Liberace, but even he isn't ready for the outrageous extravagance he
sees there.

2.13 [29] Private Secretary: SHRINKING VI
24Jan54 CBS Sun

2.14 [30] Private Secretary: THE LITTLE MONSTER
31Jan54 CBS Sun


4.8 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK DREAMS HE'S MARRIED TO MARY
Original Air Dateó7 February 1954
The Jack Benny Program - Dream of Marrying Mary (1/3)
The Jack Benny Program - Dream of Marrying Mary (2/3)
The Jack Benny Program - Dream of Marrying Mary (3/3)
Jack falls asleep and dreams that he and Mary have been married for the past 21 years.
However, in Jack's world, Mary is the one who goes to work and earns the money, while Jack
stays home, cooks, cleans and remains 39 years old.

2.15 [31] Private Secretary: MIND OVER MATTER
14Feb54 CBS Sun

2.16 [32] Private Secretary: FRIEND IN NEED
21Feb54 CBS Sun

4.9 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE HELEN HAYES SHOW
Original Air Dateó28 February 1954

2.17 [33] Private Secretary: VIVE L'AMOUR
7Mar54 CBS Sun

2.18 [34] Private Secretary: TEMPEST IN A PICKLE JAR
14Mar54 CBS Sun


4.10 [--] The Jack Benny Program:  GOLDIE, FIELDS AND GILDE
Original Air Dateó21 March 1954
Jack starts recalling his old vaudeville days and the tours he made with his two partners-
-Bing Crosby and George Burns--in their act billed as "Goldie, Fields and Glide".

2.19 [35] Private Secretary: AND SUSIE IS THE SUN
28Mar54 CBS Sun

2.20 [36] Private Secretary: HIGH SPIRITS
4Apr54 CBS Sun

4.11 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW
Original Air Dateó11 April 1954

2.21 [37] Private Secretary: LIVE WIRE
18Apr54 CBS Sun

2.22 [38] Private Secretary: THE STILL SMALL VOICE
25Apr54 CBS Sun


4.12 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE DAVID NIVEN SHOW
Original Air Dateó2 May 1954

2.23 [39] Private Secretary: APRIL SHOWER
09May54 CBS Sun

2.24 [40] Private Secretary: CRAZY MIXED-UP KID
16May54 CBS Sun


4.13 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE ROAD TO NAIROBI
Original Air Dateó23 May 1954

2.25 [41] Private Secretary: A MATTER OF TASTE
30May54 CBS Sun

2.26 [42] Private Secretary: NO REST FOR THE WEARY
06Jun54 CBS Sun
 

Summer Replacement - Your Play Time (CBS - Summer 1954) Anthology Series  (13Jun54-5Sep54)

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