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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Don't Remember
Rating: PG Year: 1982 Category: Comedy
Director: Richard Benjamin Time: 92:00:00 min. Writer: Dennis Palumbo & Norman Steinberg

Mine: A fun, nostalgic look at old time television. Great performance by Peter O'Toole.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Enjoyable comedy about a young writer on TV's top comedy show in 1954 who's given the job of chaperoning that week's guest star, screen swashbuckler and off-screen carouser Alan Swann (O'Toole, in a tailor-made role). Shifts gears, and focus, a bit too often, but has many good moments, and likable performances (including Bologna as Sid Caesar-ish TV star). The woman O'Toole dances with in night club is 1930s leading lady Gloria Stuart. Benjamin's directorial debut. Musicalized on Broadway a decade later (also with Kazan).
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Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole as:
Alan Swann
Mark Linn-Baker as:
Benjy Stone
Jessica Harper as:
K. C. Downing
Joseph Bologna as:
King Kaiser
Bill Macy as:
Sy Benson
Lainie Kazan as:
Belle Carroca
Anne De Salvo as:
Alice Miller
Basil Hoffman as:
Herb Lee