See and Hear Dennis Day as Actor

A Listmania! list by QuincyAnn "QuincyAnn" (Rural Midwest USA)
The list author says: "Sampling Dennis Day (Jack Benny's "Singing Star") in video after knowing him only from old-time radio, I got a taste of why folks in the late 40's and early 50's were so delighted to get their first television sets!

See my related "So You'd Like To . . . " guide for more information on Dennis Day's role in these works--plus descriptions of some Dennis Day TV work not yet available on Amazon."
Best of Jack Benny
1.  Best of Jack Benny DVD ~ Jack Benny
The list author says:
  "Worth the price for the "Honeymooner's Episode" alone!  It's a hoot!  Dennis appears in four episodes."
$5.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Lost TV Comedy (Little Amy / Daddy-O / Time Out For Ginger / Dennis Day Show)
2.  Lost TV Comedy (Little Amy / Daddy-O / Time Out For Ginger / Dennis Day Show) DVD ~ Dennis Day
The list author says:
  "Includes "Grandpa Day's Leprechaun," my favorite of the episodes of "The Dennis Day Show" available in mass market DVD.  This show provides two special treats:  (1) A glimpse of the real-life McNulty clan--Dennis' real-life parents and his sister.  (2) A chance to laugh with them at the thought that too much of Dennis Day’s singing may not be a good thing!"
$5.98   Used & New from: $4.20
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Essential Family Television
3.  Essential Family Television DVD ~ Ozzie Nelson
The list author says:
  "This great collection of early TV includes two episodes of the rarely seen "Dennis Day Show."  In "The Old Friend" (sometimes called "Dennis Helps an Old Vaudevillian") we get a good taste of the storyline of Dennis' life and friends in the apartment complex.  "Party Poopers" seems to be a year or so later in the series, with Dennis as Grandpa Day getting himself into much trouble."
$12.99   Used & New from: $6.17
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Melody Time (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
4.  Melody Time (Disney Gold Classic Collection) DVD ~ Buddy Clark
The list author says:
  "Dennis Day provides all the main voices in the beautiful Disney Classic "Johnny Appleseed," performing all the main characters:  "The Old Settler" (narrator), Johnny Appleseed, and Johnny's Angel. A joy for young and old!"
$13.14   Used & New from: $9.07
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

American Legends
5.  American Legends DVD ~ Alfree Woodard
The list author says:
  "Another Disney DVD collection which includes the "Johnny Appleseed" edited from the 1948 "Melody Time," but combined with alternative companion selections."
$10.16   Used & New from: $4.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Walt Disney Presents - Dennis Day in the Story of Johnny Appleseed
6.  Walt Disney Presents - Dennis Day in the Story of Johnny Appleseed by Dennis Day
The list author says:
  "A beautiful audio rendition of Disney's "Johnny Appleseed" classic, including elements of the story which seem to have been edited out of Disney's US video releases of the "Melody Time" movie.  Dennis does all his original movie parts, plus some additional animal voices.  Includes references to Johnny's faith in God and His Word."
Used & New from: $5.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Babes in Toyland
7.  Babes in Toyland DVD ~ Dennis Day
The list author says:
  "To today's audiences, this live 1954 TV extravaganza is tedious to say the least.  Dennis Day's acting is at times not quite up to his usual par, but it is a delight to see him so at ease with the children.  Some may enjoy his many singing performances here, too.  (There's even an Irish number, which he does at the request of the children.)"
Used & New from: $13.44
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Girl Next Door
8.  The Girl Next Door DVD ~ June Haver
The list author says:
  "Dennis has a supporting role as June Haver's fiscally conservative, yet light-hearted and socially naive business manager--a mishmash of character traits that has hints of freshness, but which isn't given much screen time for development.  The musical as a whole had some refreshing surprises--not at all your typical musical about people in show-business."
$6.46   Used & New from: $2.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Best of Lucy & Friends
9.  Best of Lucy & Friends DVD ~ Lucille Ball
The list author says:
  "I'm not a particular fan of Lucy shows in general, but Dennis Day seems to have great fun in the "Little Old Lucy" episode as old old Cornelius Heatherington, Jr., the owner of the bank where Lucy works.  Add to this the Jack Benny episode and the episodes of Betty White in "Life with Elizabeth" episodes, and it is well worth the bargain price."
$9.98   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Love American Style - Season 1, Vol. 1
10.  Love American Style - Season 1, Vol. 1 DVD ~ Bill Bixby
The list author says:
  "In Episode 14, "Love and the Big Leap," Dennis plays the ever-smiling minister/priest getting ready to jump in a skydive with a bridal couple (Rich Little and Jessica Walter) so that he can officiate their wedding vows on the way down.  The humor in this series is. . . well. . . different, but Dennis seems to have fun with the part. (This was his last known TV appearance.)"
$22.41   Used & New from: $14.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Frosty's Winter Wonderland/Twas the Night Before Christmas
11.  Frosty's Winter Wonderland/Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD ~ Joel Grey
The list author says:
  "Dennis has fun as the voice of Parson Brown and sings duet of "Winter Wonderland" along with narrator Andy Griffeth.   This 1976 sequel to the original Frosty the Snowman (by the same production company) has even sweeter themes than the original. More meaningful things bring life to snow-people than magic hats, and Nasty Jack Frost is turned by good in a surprising way."
$11.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Stingiest Man in Town [VHS]
12.  Stingiest Man in Town [VHS] VHS Walter Matthau
The list author says:
  "In this 1978 Rankin Bass Christmas Special, Dennis did the voice characterization of "Nephew Fred"--the ever-optimistic, ever-smiling nephew who doesn't give up on his Uncle Scrooge.  The part fits Dennis Day to a tee.  The lyrics and voice acting have a depth which calls for facial expressions the animation can't live up to.  Kid's probably won't notice that, though."
$14.96   Used & New from: $1.02
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Buck Benny Rides Again
13.  Buck Benny Rides Again DVD ~ Jack Benny
The list author says:
  "I haven't purchased this one yet.  (I was kinda hoping for the price might settle a little!) This 1940 film dates from Dennis' first year with the Jack Benny Show--essentially his first year in radio."
Used & New from: $12.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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