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Director  Archie Mayo
Music director  Alfred Newman
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Country  United States
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Produced by  William Perlberg
Language  English
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Writer  George Seaton, Brandon Thomas
Release date  August 1, 1941 (USA)
Cast  Jack Benny (Babbs Babberley), Kay Francis (Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez), James Ellison (Jack Chesney), Anne Baxter (Amy Spettigue), Edmund Gwenn (Stephen Spettigue), Laird Cregar (Sir Francis Chesney)
Similar movies  Related Archie Mayo movies

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Charley's Aunt is a 1941 American historical comedy 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.

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Cast

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  • Jack Benny as Babbs Babberly
  • Kay Francis as Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez
  • James Ellison as Jack Chesney
  • Anne Baxter as Amy Spettigue
  • Edmund Gwenn as Stephen Spettigue
  • Laird Cregar as Sir Francis Chesney
  • Reginald Owen as Redcliff
  • Arleen Whelan as Kitty Verdun
  • Richard Haydn as Charley Wyckham
  • Ernest Cossart as Brasset
  • Morton Lowry as Harley Stafford
  • Will Stanton as Messenger
  • Lionel Pape as Hilary Babberly
  • C. Montague Shaw as Elderly Professor
  • Maurice Cass as Octogenarian Professor
  • Claud Allister as Cricket Match Spectator
  • William Austin as Cricket Match Spectator
  • Reception

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

  • In a review contemporary with the film's original release, a critic in 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".
  • According to TV Guide, "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."
  • The film was promoted on The Jell-o Program, the name for Benny's radio show at the time. The plot of the 18 May 1941 episode sees the cast visit Jack "on-set". One gag sees Benny's contract require him to feed Darryl F. Zanuck's horse.

    References

    Charley's Aunt (1941 film) Wikipedia
    Charleys Aunt (1941 film) IMDb Charleys Aunt (1941 film) themoviedb.org


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