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Benchley, Robert 1889-1945

Overview
Works: 307 works in 762 publications in 4 languages and 22,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Screwball comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Sophisticated comedy films  Fiction  Romance films  Humor  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Actor, Author of screenplay, Originator, Librettist, Performer, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Costume designer, Editor
Classifications: PS3503.E49, 817.5
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Most widely held works by Robert Benchley
Chips off the old Benchley by Robert Benchley( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chips off the Old Benchley represents some of the most inspired writing the Old Master ever die; it is Benchley at his best, in his most wayward, unpredictable and hilarious moods
The Benchley roundup by Robert Benchley( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert C. Benchley's sketches and articles, published in periodicals like "Life," "Vanity Fair," and "The New Yorker," earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time. His influence on contemporaries such as E.B. White, James Thurber, and S.J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor, has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition. "The Benchley Roundup," a compendium of the most endearing and enduring work from one of America's funniest and most penetrating wits, includes some ninety-odd pieces selected by Benchley's son Nathaniel, "which seem to stand up best over the years."
My ten years in a quandary, and how they grew by Robert Benchley( Book )

35 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous essays, some previously published in The New Yorker
A day at the races by Sam Wood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big horse race. The doctor runs into some problems. The doctor runs a high priced clinic for the well-off who do not have a clue that he has a degree in Veterinary Medicine
Inside Benchley by Robert Benchley( Book )

28 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benchley beside himself by Robert Benchley( Book )

22 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My favorite wife by Garson Kanin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny thing happens to Nick on his way to his honeymoon suite. He meets his wife. No, not his bride. He meets the wife that was lost at sea seven years ago and presumed dead
The Philadelphia story by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated screwball comedy, rife with smart dialogue, the Philadelphia Story centers on the society event of the season: the second marriage of icy, judgmental, moneyed socialite Tracy Lord to nouveau riche George Kittredge. Her first husband, suave and devilish C.K. Dexter Haven, complicates matters by finagling wedding invitations for incognito reporter Mike Connor and his photographer Liz Imbrie, to do a tell-all exposé. But Haven's motives for giving the tabloid access to Tracy's big day may not be as mercenary and mean-spirited as they first appear
I married a witch by René Clair( Visual )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a witch and her father who were burned at the stake 300 years ago. She plans to take revenge by marrying the descendent of her persecutors and ruining his political aspirations, but doesn't count on falling in love!
20,000 leagues under the sea; or, David Copperfield by Robert Benchley( Book )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1946 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bear went over the mountain : tall tales of American animals by Robert B Downs( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of American folk humor collected by a former president of the American Library Association
Benchley lost and found; 39 prodigal pieces by Robert Benchley( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

39 pieces show Benchley at the height of his writing
After 1903--what? by Robert Benchley( Book )

10 editions published between 1936 and 1950 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all things by Robert Benchley( Book )

30 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in book form in 1921, this essay collection offers a multitude of witty examples of the humor found in everyday life. Whether he's pondering or ranting, Benchley makes wry observations on such topics as energy conservation, the game of bridge, and learning to drive. They are as funny today as they were ninety years ago
Benchley--or else! by Robert Benchley( Book )

9 editions published between 1947 and 1976 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventy humorous short stories by an American author
The early worm by Robert Benchley( Book )

16 editions published between 1927 and 1995 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasurer's report and other aspects of community singing by Robert Benchley( Book )

11 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love conquers all by Robert Benchley( Book )

26 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before Jerry Seinfeld's witty observations about nothing," Robert Benchley was finding humor in daily life. In this collection of his essays, originally published in 1922, Benchley offers his wry insights into the seemingly mundane with essays such as How to Watch a Chess Match," Do Insects Think?" and Reading the Funnies Aloud."
The best of Robert Benchley by Robert Benchley( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major and the minor by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated city girl decides to disguise herself as a youngster in order to get a cheaper train ticket home. But little "Sue Sue" finds herself in a whole heap of grown-up trouble when she hides out in a compartment with handsome Major Kirby and he insists on taking her to his military academy after the train is stalled
 
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The Philadelphia story
Alternative Names
Benchley, R. C.

Benchley, Robert C. 1889-1945

Benchley, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1889-1945

Benchley, Robert Charles.

Benchley Robert Charles 1889-1945

Robert Benchley acteur américain

Robert Benchley Amerikaans acteur (1889-1945)

Robert Benchley amerikansk skådespelare

Robert Benchley amerikansk skodespelar

Robert Benchley amerikansk skuespiller

Robert Benchley amerykański aktor i scenarzysta filmowy

Robert Benchley giornalista, attore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Robert Benchley US-amerikanischer Humorist, Theaterkritiker und Schauspieler

Robert Charles Benchley

Роберт Бенчли американский актёр, комик, сатирик, юморист

Роберт Бенчлі американський журналіст, актор і сценарист

Робърт Бънчли

رابرت بنچلی بازیگر آمریکایی

ベンチリー, ロバート

ロバート・ベンチリー

罗伯特·本奇利

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Inside BenchleyThe Philadelphia storyBenchley lost and found; 39 prodigal piecesOf all thingsLove conquers allThe best of Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley : an annotated bibliography