Ronald and Benita Colman made 20 guest appearances on The Jack Benny Program, including some of the most hilarious entries in the series. The Colmans' refined personaes played an excellent "grand opera" to the "ragtime" of Jack's mercenary enterprises.
In this set, you'll hear the dashing Ronald read the winning entry of the "I Can't Stand Jack Benny" contest and provide the Oscar that Jack was carrying when a robber demanded, "Your money or your life". You will also hear Benita receive the third longest laugh ever on the Benny radio program. It's no wonder that The Colmans' visits to Benny's radio series have become listener classics.
This collection includes 16 digitally restored and remastered comedies of manners pitting Jack's failed attempts to play the sophisticate against the Colmans' waning patience with their neighbor's perpetual violin practice and persistent borrowing. A Program Guide by Laura Leff ,featuring photographs and information about this wonderful next-door nonsense, is also provided.
EPISODES INCLUDE: Jack Is Invited to the Colman's for Dinner 12-09-45, The English Butler 12-23-45, Contest Winners Names Announced 02-03-46, Violin Practice Interrupts Ronald Colman's Rehearsal 04-14-46, Guests Leo Durocher, Ronald and Bonita Colman 11-17-46, Jack's Birthday Party 02-16-47, Leaving for Chicago 04-27-47, Corner Drug Store 11-09-47, Jack and Mary See Colman's Movie 02-01-48, Jack Is Robbed of Ronald Colman's Oscar 03-28-48, Charlie's Aunt 04-25-48, Ronald Colman's Oscar Is Returned 05-09-48, The Colman's Have Dinner at Jack's 10-24-48, A Day at the Races 03-06-49, How Jack Met the Colmans 10-29-50, The IRS Visits Jack Because He Spent Seventeen Dollars on Entertainment 04-15-51