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Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

82 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister Barbara are also en route to the dock to meet ...See moreJack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen and his sister Barbara are also en route to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary, returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again. Written by Les Adams See less
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Updated Dec 18, 1940

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Dec 27, 1940 (United States)

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Jack Benny
Jack Benny Jack Benny   See fewer
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Fred Allen
Fred Allen Fred Allen   See fewer
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Mary Martin
Mary Allen Mary Allen   See fewer
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Verree Teasdale
Barbara Allen Barbara Allen   See fewer
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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson) Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson)   See fewer
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Virginia Dale
Virginia Astor Virginia Astor   See fewer
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Theresa Harris
Josephine Josephine   See fewer
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Jack Carson
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Barnett Parker
George - Fred's Chauffeur George - Fred's Chauffeur   See fewer
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Russell Hicks
Mr. Harrington Mr. Harrington   See fewer
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Mary Kelley
Chambermaid Chambermaid   See fewer
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Judd McMichael
Merry Mac Merry Mac   See fewer
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Ted McMichael
Merry Mac Merry Mac   See fewer
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Joe McMichael
Merry Mac Merry Mac   See fewer
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Helen Carroll
Merry Mac Merry Mac   See fewer
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Merriel Abbott Dancers
Dance Ensemble Dance Ensemble   See fewer
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Carol Adams
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Alden
Lifeguard (uncredited) Lifeguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Dock Worker (uncredited) Dock Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Baldwin
Harry Baldwin (uncredited) Harry Baldwin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Beloin
Eddie Beloin (uncredited) Eddie Beloin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Policeman at Dock (uncredited) Policeman at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Lee Brooks
Master of Ceremonies - Costume Party (uncredited) Master of Ceremonies - Costume Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethel Clayton
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dudley Dickerson
Member at Ball (uncredited) Member at Ball (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Dixon
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Dunn
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Fenner
Dock Official (uncredited) Dock Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hall
Lifeguard on Dock (uncredited) Lifeguard on Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Turnkey (uncredited) Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited) Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Kennedy
Doorman at Rehearsal (uncredited) Doorman at Rehearsal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary MacLaren
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wanda McKay
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Messinger
Elevator Boy (uncredited) Elevator Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Moran
Lefty - Bodyguard (uncredited) Lefty - Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Morrow
Bill Murrow (uncredited) Bill Murrow (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ella Neal
Rosie (uncredited) Rosie (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited) Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Phillips
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Seay
Boat Attendant (uncredited) Boat Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Smith
Pageboy (uncredited) Pageboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Stewart
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Madame Sul-Te-Wan
Lady McBeth (uncredited) Lady McBeth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gloria Williams
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Don Wilson
Radio Show Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Radio Show Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Winslow
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 85 votes