Robert Benchley Shorts (30 Shorts 1935 - 1944)
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The Robert Benchley - Miniatures Collection Disc 1
* How to Sleep
* How to Behave
* How to Train a Dog
* How to Vote
* How to Be a Detective
* The Romance of DIgestion
* How to Start the day
* A Night at the Movies
* How to Figure Income Tax
* Music Made Simple
The Robert Benchley - Miniatures Collection Disc 2
* An Evening Alone
* How to Raise a Baby
* The Courtship of the Newt
* How to Read
* How to Watch Football
* Opening Day
* Mental Poise
* How to Sub-Let
* An Hour for Lunch
* Dark Magic
The Robert Benchley - Miniatures Collection Disc 3
* Home Early
* How to Eat
* The Day of Rest
* See Your Doctor
* That Inferior Feeling
* Home Movies
* My Tomato
* No News is Good News
* Important Business
* Why Daddy?
If you have a nostalgic memory of sitting in the theatre many years ago, viewing these "gems" of
observation, here you go!(or catching them now and then on TCM today)
Includes a Academy Award Winer for best Short Subject.
For all Benchley fans!
If only TCM would release the Pete Smith Specialities to accompany the Benchley Shorts and the Behind The 8 Ball/Joe McDoakes classics.
So when his ten minute movie shorts, which delighted moviegoers in the 1930's and 1940's, began running on TCM,
I tried to record them whenever possible.
So you can imagine my delight to find them finally released on this DVD set. Benchley's sly, tongue-in-cheek style is as funny today as it was when these were first filmed. And the subjects are still topical, and some are especially so
(income taxes, political campaigning, etc.)
For those who are not acquainted with Robert Benchley, here is a perfect introduction.
WHAT A FUNNY GUY! HIS WIT & INSIGHT INTO THE "AVERAGE MAN'S TROUBLE WITH EVERYDAY LIFE" STILL STANDS TRUE TODAY! BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THAT ROBERT BENCHLEY'S ACADEMY AWARD WINNING COMEDIES WILL KEEP YOU LAUGHING!
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Robert Benchley is greatest! Love Robert Benchley and this DVD. Well worth the price. Very happy.Published 13 months ago by Shirley Rumfelt
What we need now is good instruction on how live and behave in our civil society!Published 15 months ago by Christopher Couture
Mr Benchley is laugh-out-loud funny. Classic comedy that's still hilarious ...Published 19 months ago by Dave, The Movie Guy
Droll wit from a different era. He may be slow and not so zingy, but he captures the subtle comedy of the "average" life.Published on February 15, 2014 by James T Peterson
Classic Benchley. Sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious, the humor holds up all these years later. How to eat is a personal favorite.Published on December 16, 2013 by T. Hunold aka TestShoot
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