Charley's Aunt (1941 film)

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Charley's Aunt
"Charley's Aunt" (1941).jpg
Directed by Archie Mayo
Produced by William Perlberg
Written by George Seaton
Brandon Thomas (Original Play)
Starring Jack Benny
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Robert Bischoff
Production
company
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
August 1, 1941 (USA)
Running time
80 mins.
Country United States
Language English

Charley's Aunt is a 1941 film directed by Archie Mayo. It stars Jack Benny and Kay Francis. It was the third filmed version of the stage farce of the same name by Brandon Thomas. It remained one of Benny's personal favourites among his own films. [1][2][3]

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Reception[edit]

The film was the 8th most popular movie at the US box office in 1941.[4]

  • TV Guide wrote "Jack Benny was never better (with the possible exception of his classic To Be or Not to Be) and carries the film with a top-flight performance. This was his first role of any consequence other than his previous tailor-made parts with radio jokes flying thick and fast around his well-known persona." [2]
  • The New York Times wrote "when the Benny physiognomy peered impishly from behind a lacy fan, the audience held its sides, and when in the final scene his wig vanished to leave his masculine coiffure stark naked, there was a roar of laughter that must have shaken the Roxy's rococo ceiling." [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/charleys-aunt-v86989
  2. ^ a b "Charley's Aunt Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Charley's Aunt (1941) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  4. ^ FILM MONEY-MAKERS SELECTED BY VARIETY: ' Sergeant York' Top Picture, Gary Cooper Leading Star New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 31 Dec 1941: 21.
  5. ^ T.S. (1941-08-02). "Movie Review - Charley s Aunt - Jack Benny, in Shawl and Crinoline, Trips Through the Revival of 'Charley's Aunt' at the Roxy". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 

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