|Written by||Dore Schary
|Directed by||Dick Mack|
|Presented by||Jack Benny
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||1|
Jack Benny and Bob Hope were the "co-masters of ceremonies" for a show that featured The Merry Macs; Shirley Temple, Charles Laughton, Groucho Marx and Madeleine Carroll in a comedy skit written by Dick Mack (who directed the show); Clark Gable and Merle Oberon in a "modern romance" by Robert Riley Crutcher; Frank Morgan singing an "updated" Mikado, introduced by Reginald Owen; a visit to the home of the Hardy Family (portrayed by Micky Rooney & Lewis Stone); Benny, Hope and Groucho Marx singing a trio; Ronald Colman inspiringly dramatized "The Jervis Bay Goes Down," a poem by Gene Fowler; and Hope and Benny in a sketch about dating with Mary Martin and Myrna Loy. When introducing Laughton, Benny intentionally mispronounced the great actor's name as 'Laffton". That was followed by humorous dialog after which Laughton recited an eloquent telegram forwarded by Sam Goldwyn from Prime Minister of Greece Alexandros Koryzis. Koryzis committed suicide on April 18, as German troops approach Athens.
Dore Schary supervised the show and scripted with Ed Beloin. Bill Morrow was the producer.
Transferred by Art Shifrin to full track tape circa 1980 for Ben Leedy (a brother in law of Connee Boswell) from pristine 'high fidelity' 16" 33.33 rpm lateral cut vinyl pressings. Digitized with precise aziumuth alignment to a wave file without any noise reduction from the intact, stiction-free tape circa 1995.