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Whittredge, J. R.

Overview
Works: 98 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 1,098 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: fme
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Cat people The curse of the cat people ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curse of the cat people: A young girl creates an imaginary friend, based on a picture of her father's long-dead first wife
I walked with a zombie Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I walked with a zombie: A young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for the wife of a plantation manager, who suffers from a strange catatonic condition
The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[Series] is a warm-hearted, good-humored extension of their older, highly acclaimed radio series. In this television show, as in the radio version which preceded it, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, together with their sons, 17-year-old David and 13-year-old Ricky, all portray themselves."--1953 Peabody Digest
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his monologue, Jack reveals that his producer has been using raffle tickets to get the audience to stay in their seats until the end of the program. He introduces Connie Francis, and they argue about whether it is harder to sing or to get laughs. She sings 'I was born too late, ' and an Al Jolson medley ('Swanee, ' 'Mammy, ' and 'April showers.' Don does the Alka-Seltzer commercial as an endorsement by a safe-cracker. In the sketch, Benny, Stevens, Dale White and Don Wilson play members of the Skinner family of the Ozarks. They all sing a parody of 'Sit right down and write yourself a letter.'
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobby Rydell sings Sitting on top of the world, and Toot Toot Tootsie goodbye. After the show, Jack is followed home, and a rock is thrown through his window, because he had Bobby Rydell on his show. The rock thrower turns out to be Dennis
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack is working on a Julius Caesar sketch, and is being pursued by an amorous female fan. Don does the State Farm commercial as an encounter with an admirer who thinks State Farm is terrific because it paid for his car accident even though he wasn't insured with them. Dennis wants to take over the show for a few weeks, so he hires a Benny impersonator to make phone calls in Benny's name, and thus make Jack think he is going crazy; Jack winds up on the mental ward of the hospital
The locket by John Brahm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 'truth' about a young woman is gradually revealed by two apparently gullible men in this psychological melodrama in noir style which blurs the distinction between sanity and insanity and uses a complex triple flashback structure to render the present more opaque
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Peter, Paul and Mary sing Blowin' in the wind, and a folk song about Jack. In the sketch, Jack has invited them to his house, where he asks them to record a song he wrote
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the sketch, Benny tries to conduct Welk's orchestra. He persuades Welk and the orchestra to play the song he wrote, 'When you say I beg your pardon, then I'll come back to you.' Welk turns it into a polka, and the audience dances with Welk and Jack
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack goes to a nightclub. The Sportsmen Quartet sing 'When my sugar walks down the street.' The next act is a hypnotist; the hypnotist makes a pretty girl from the audience think a middle-aged man from the audience is Tony Curtis, then makes the man think he is Fred Astaire; Jack scoffs, so the hypnotist suggests that when he leaves the stage he will think he is Diamond Jim Brady, 'the world's greatest spendthrift.' When Jack comes back angry about the results, the hypnotist makes him think he is Bob Hope
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack cleans out his desk and finds a song he wrote 15 years ago, entitled, When you say I beg your pardon, then I'll come back to you. Dimitri Tiomkin is coming over in the evening at Jack's request, so that he can get permission to use the music from High noon in a sketch on his program, and Jack decides to ask him to arrange the song he wrote himself, so that it will be a big hit. At home, locksmiths arrive to open his vault, and Don comes by to practice ventriloquism in a State Farm commercial. Tiomkin arrives with his dog, and Jack plays his song on the violin with disastrous results
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the sketch, Don has arranged for Harlow to take the sponsor's daughter on a date. Unfortunately, Harlow has never been on a date before
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack plays his violin, then London sings. Jack does a duet on his violin with a young girl
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Don, Carol and Jack make their entrance jumping through large doorways covered with paper; Jack can't break through and Carol has to do it for him. Jack and Carol talk about her desire to become a director, and she makes some suggestions about his show. She sings 'Sweet Georgia Brown.' In the sketch, Jack, Don and Carol play riverboat card sharks out to cheat each other
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack rehearses some Dixieland music on his violin with members of his band. Then he does some public service announcements, including one on safe driving; a close-up of his driver's license reveals it has expired. He and Don go to the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles to renew his license. While there, Don buys (from a con man/ventriloquist) a parrot that sings about State Farm Insurance
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the opening segment, Jack practices his lines on the bus on the way to the rehearsal for his show. While Don and the director are waiting for Jack to arrive, Jane Morgan sings The Second time around. When Jack arrives, he flirts with Jane, then invites her to lunch. Don does the Lipton Tea commercial with a parrot that does so well Jack fires Don. Jack takes Jane to lunch at a cafeteria. He and Jane rehearse their lines for a skit about a fight between a husband and a wife; everyone in the cafeteria takes sides, and a brawl ensues
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack's monologue is on TV channel switchers. In the sketch, Jack returns from a three day hike with the Beverly Hills Beavers to find that Rochester has given an old sports jacket with $200 sewn in the lining to the Main Street Shelter. Jack rushes down to retrieve it, but in his camping clothes and with a three-day beard, he is taken for a transient himself. When he finally gets his $200 back, his 'alter ego' makes him donate it to the Shelter
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack hosts amateur talent contest with a barefoot tap dancer, an acrobat and his dog, a drunk acrobat, and a Mexican musical group led by Mel Blanc. Benny and Jessel do a skit
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Coming home from his show, Jack receives a message to call a Dr. Johnson. The doctor asks him to come right over. Dr. Johnson is a psychiatrist who has found a man with amnesia who keeps repeating Jack's name. Jack identifies the amnesia victim as Professor Le Blanc, his old violin teacher; in flashback, we see he has gone crazy because Jack plays so badly. To cure Le Blanc, Jack plays his violin beautifully, and Le Blanc, realizing he is not a failure as a violin teacher, recovers. Jack asks the doctor not to reveal that he is such a good violinist because he has made so much money as a bad one
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sommers sings 'I'll never stop loving you.' In the sketch, Jack tells of a dream he had in which an escaped murderer (Lorre) encounters Jack in a plastic surgeon's (Mel Blanc) office. Lorre forces Blanc to alter his face. Lorre comes out looking like Jack, and tries to impersonate Jack on his show
 
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