Jack Benny filmography

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This is a list of movies featuring comedian Jack Benny. Benny's career lasted from the early 1900s until his death in 1974. In Jack Benny's first film he starred along with Conrad Nagel as master of ceremonies in The Hollywood Revue of 1929, which was a big role for Jack at the time. Benny wouldn't start getting well known until his own radio program in 1934. The Hollywood Revue is also the oldest known form of Jack Benny in color with the last sequence being filmed originally in color, which was common for a musical in 1929.

Title Year Company Roles Notes
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Himself - Master of Ceremonies
Chasing Rainbows 1930 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Eddie Rock
The Rounder 1930 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mr. Bartlett (short film) [1]
Lord Byron of Broadway 1930 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Voice on Radio Uncreidted
Children of Pleasure 1930 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Himself - Radio Performer Uncredited
The Medicine Man 1930 Tiffany Pictures Dr. John Harvey
A Broadway Romeo 1931 Paramount Pictures Himself (short film)
Cab Waiting 1931 Paramount Pictures Himself (short film)
Taxi Tangle 1931 Paramount Pictures Himself (short film)
Mr. Broadway 1933 Himself
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round 1934 Edward Small Productions Himself
Broadway Melody of 1936 1935 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bert Keeler
It's in the Air 1935 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Calvin Churchill
The Big Broadcast of 1937 1936 Paramount Pictures Jack Carson
College Holiday 1936 Paramount Pictures J. Davis Bowster
Artist and Models 1937 Paramount Pictures Mac Brewster
Artist and Models Abroad 1938 Paramount Pictures Buck Boswell
Man About Town 1939 Paramount Pictures Bob Temple
Buck Benny Rides Again 1940 Paramount Pictures Himself
Love Thy Neighbor 1940 Paramount Pictures Himself (first Jack Benny/ Fred Allen feud film.)
Charley's Aunt 1941 Twentieth Century Fox Babbs Babberley
To Be or Not to Be 1942 United Artists Joseph Tura
George Washington Slept Here 1942 Warner Brothers Bill Fuller
The Meanest Man in the World 1943 Warner Brothers Richard Clarke
Hollywood Canteen 1944 Warner Brothers Himself
The Horn Blows at Midnight 1945 Warner Brothers Athanael (Benny's last starring role in a feature film; film's box office failure became long running gag on the Jack Benny Program)
It's in the Bag! 1945 United Artists Himself (last Benny/Fred Allen feud film)
Without Reservations 1946 RKO Radio Pictures Himself Uncredited
The Great Lover 1949 Paramount, distributed by Columbia Pictures Himself Uncredited
Screen Snapshots: The Great Showman 1950 Columbia Pictures Himself (short film)
You Can Change the World 1951 The Christophers Himself (short film)
Screen Snapshots: Memorial to Al Jolson 1952 Columbia Pictures Himself - Narrator (short film)
Somebody Loves Me 1952 Paramount Pictures Himself (cameo)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Great Entertainers 1953 Columbia Pictures Himself (short film)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Beauty 1955 Columbia Pictures Himself (short film)
Screen Snapshots: The Walter Winchell Party 1957 Columbia Pictures Himself (short film)
Beau James 1957 Paramount Pictures Himself Uncredited
The Mouse that Jack Built 1959 Warner Brothers Himself (cartoon short)
Who Was That Lady? 1960 Columbia Pictures Mr Cosgrove Uncredited
Gypsy 1962 Warner Brothers Himself Uncredited, portraying himself in the early vaudeville days
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 United Artists Man in Car in Desert Uncredited, (small part)
A Guide for the Married Man 1967 Twentieth Century Fox Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips') (cameo)
Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970 Man Who Finds Silver Dollar (small role)
The Man 1972 Paramount Pictures Himself (Last appearance), (Later years focused on concerts and television)
  1. ^ "The Rounder", [Turner Classic Movies]