CTVA US Comedy - "The Jack Benny Program" (J&M/Revue/CBS) Season 7 (1956-57)

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Starring Jack Benny
Season 7 (CBS) (1956-57)
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 Program ###########
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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern (Fortnightly)
Alternated with -
Private Secretary a.k.a. Susie (1953-57) starring Ann Sothern (season 5)

12 Live shows + 4 Special Episodes Filmed in Europe (prod. nos. 859-862)

Season 7, Episode 1: Alfred Wallenstein Show
Original Air Dateó23 September 1956

Season 7, Episode 2: George Burns/Spike Jones Show
Original Air Dateó7 October 1956
In this parody of the Broadway musical "Damn Yankees," Jack Benny dreams he sells his soul to the
Devil (George Burns) for a chance to play at Carnegie Hall. Jack gets his wish, but the conductor
of his symphony orchestra turns out to be Spike Jones - who sabotages Jack's performance at every turn.

Season 7, Episode 3: George Gobel/Red Skelton Show
Original Air Dateó21 October 1956

7.4 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK IS INVITED TO THE RONALD COLMAN'S
(filmed)
prod. no. 858 (copyright date 16Jul56) 4-Nov-1956  CBS Sun
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Al Gordon
Directed by Hal Goldman, Ralph Levy
Guest Cast:
Ronald Colman (Himself) Benita Hume (Herself)

7.5 [--] The Jack Benny Program:  JACK'S MAXWELL IS STOLEN
Original Air Dateó18 November 1956
The Jack Benny Program - Jack's Maxwell Is Stolen - (1/3)
The Jack Benny Program - Jack's Maxwell Is Stolen - (2/3)
The Jack Benny Program - Jack's Maxwell Is Stolen - (3/3)
Jack panics when Rochester informs him that his Maxwell automobile has been stolen from his garage and
they immediately race to the opulent Beverly Hills police station where the dispatcher plays Elvis Presley
and Lawrence Welk records between making police calls. The police discover the crooks have returned the
car and apprehend one of the perpetrators who broke his toe kicking the car's tire.

Season 7, Episode 6: Jack Locked in the Tower of London
Original Air Dateó2 December 1956
Jack and Mary vacation in London, where Jack is accidentally locked in the Tower of London during a tour.

Season 7, Episode 7: The Mikado
Original Air Dateó16 December 1956

Season 7, Episode 8: Talent Show
Original Air Dateó30 December 1956

7.9 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK BENNY IN ROME
(special - filmed on location)
 aka "Jack Hires Opera Singer in Rome" aka "Jack And Mary In Rome"
prod. no. 862 / 13-Jan-1957 CBS Sun
Directed by Ralph Levy


Synopsis 1:
Jack ought to be suspicious when his porter in the Rome airport speaks in a Scottish burr and looks like a Greek
god. In Jack's hotel suite he hears a magnificent male opera singer in another room, so the Svengali signs the
puzzled amateur up to conquer America.
Synopsis 2:
Jack and Mary Livingston arrive in Rome and Jack assumes a crowd are fans but they are there to see a famous
opera singer. Jack observes a Leaning Tower of Pisa guide before leaving the airport. The porter who takes Jack
& Mary's luggage is played by Sean Connery. Climbing the same steps over and over tires Jack out but while trying to
rest, a guy singing opera keeps Jack awake and gives him an idea of being the singers agent. Unknown to Jack, the guy
is playing a record. The guy is a wine salesman and Jack ends up buying 60 barrels of wine and then Jack finds out
that he can't sing. [SJ]

Season 7, Episode 10: The Fiddler
Original Air Dateó27 January 1957

Season 7, Episode 11: Goodwin Knight/George Jessel Show
Original Air Dateó10 February 1957

Season 7, Episode 12: Hope and Benny in Agent's Office
Original Air Dateó24 February 1957

Season 7, Episode 13: Jack Falls Into Canal in Venice
Original Air Dateó10 March 1957
Jack and Rochester are putting together a scrapbook of Jack's European vacation. Jack tells Rochester
about his visit to Venice.

7.14 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK IN PARIS  (Filmed on location in Paris)
Original Air Dateó24 March 1957 CBS Sunday


Guest Star: Maurice Chevalier
Jack makes sure Parisians remember him: he boasts to anyone he can corner that he drives a garbage truck.
That's how an under-tipped hotel employee translates "star of stage, screen and television" for Jack.
A garbageman compatriot is delighted to give Jack & Mary a free ride in his truck, while Maurice Chevalier
takes them nightclubbing.

7.15 [76] The Jack Benny Program: MARY'S MAY CO. REUNION
(filmed)
prod. no. 855 (copyright date 16Jul56) 7-Apr-1957 CBS Sun
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Al Gordon & Hal Goldman
Directed by Ralph Levy
Guest Cast:
Jean Bates, Margaret Brayton, Pauline Drake, Lillian Culver, Dorothy Granger, Eve McVeagh,
Barbara Pepper, Grandon Rhodes, Mary Treen, Frank Wilcox
Synopsis:
Jack fondly recalls himself as a handsome, high-spending dandy who had to gallantly fight off constant female attention,
when he's asked how he met long-time girlfriend Mary Livingstone. But Jack resists attending a reunion with Mary's former
co-workers at a May Company department store in L.A., where she met Jack in 1932, as they remember it very differently
- especially the crucial purchase of an engagement ring. Rochester caters Mary's reunion, and can't help rolling his eyes
at Jack's unbelievable recollection.

Season 7, Episode 16: Visit from the IRS
Original Air Dateó21 April 1957

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