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Near the end of a new year's eve interview with a female reporter, Jack tells her the tale of that same night in 1953, when his plans for the evening did not go as expected. Leaving him with no one to be with at midnight and personal regrets.

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    • Author: Dead Samurai
    This show is another of the transpositions from the great radio show: Jack Benny's New Year's Eve adventure. The scene opens with the cast of the show becoming convivial, preparing for their party, and of Jack making a grand entrance in top hat and tails. He has a great date! Dennis Day gives us a wonderful song, and things are off to a great New Year's Eve. But then poor Jack gets some bad news . . . I expect it took great courage to put this show on; at least, back in the radio days. Benny as a tragic figure? In my opinion, here is where he moves into his place as the supreme clown: Pagliachi himself. Not immensely funny, but intensely moving; reminiscent of another great American comedian, Jimmy Durante, covering popular music standards late in his life.
  • Episode credited cast:
    Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson - Rochester Van Jones
    Charles Bagby Charles Bagby - Charlie the Pianist
    Jack Benny Jack Benny - Jack Benny
    Dennis Day Dennis Day - Dennis Day
    Lester Dorr Lester Dorr - Pondering Husband
    Helen Eby-Rock Helen Eby-Rock - Pondering Wife
    Jill Jackson Jill Jackson - Newspaper Reporter
    Shirley Mitchell Shirley Mitchell - Gloria
    Eddie Parks Eddie Parks - Harry's Drunk Friend
    Frank Remley Frank Remley - Frankie the Guitarist
    Benny Rubin Benny Rubin - Cafe Owner
    Jack Shea Jack Shea - Harry the Drunkard
    Wayne Songer Wayne Songer - Wayne the Clarinetist
    Sammy Weiss Sammy Weiss - Sammy the Drummer
    Don Wilson Don Wilson - Don Wilson
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