The Robert Benchley Miniatures Collection DVD

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From the pages of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker to a seat among the wits at the Algonquin Round Table to movie screens nationwide, Robert Benchley cut quite the funny figure. And never more so than in the short subject series the humorist made at MGM from 1935 to 1944, gathered here in a complete – and completely uproarious – 3-Disc Collection of 30 Theatrical Shorts. The writer adopted a common-man persona to investigate and comment on the challenges of daily living and scored the first time out: his debut short How to Sleep won an Academy Award. And whether trying to figure income taxes, enjoy a movie, train a dog, take a nap or tackle many other daunting situations, the beloved comic master’s foibles have always delighted and influenced generations of funnymen and -women who followed.

**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
Additional Details
Primary Cast
Robert Benchley
Production Year
1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 267 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono


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