This version of the popular comedy based on Brandon Thomas’s play features comedian Jack Benny as the lead. It is his first time playing a substantial role. The plot follows the exploits of Babbs, an Oxford student, who dresses up as a matronly aunt so he can chaperone two of his buddies, Charley and Jack who want to take two women to “tea.” Complications ensue when Babbs is chased by two elderly gentlemen. Things get much worse when Charley’s real aunt appears.
Release date: Aug 1, 1941
Production Company: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Charley’s Aunt Caste and Crew
Director: Archie Mayo
writer: George Seaton
Jack Benny,Kay Francis,Anne Baxter,James Ellison,Edmund Gwenn,Reginald Owen,Laird Cregar,Arleen Whelan,Richard Haydn,Ernest Cossart,Morton Lowry,Lionel Pape,Claud Allister,William Austin,Russell Burroughs,Gilchrist Stuart,John Meredith,Brandon Hurst,Bob Conway,Bob Cornell,Basil Walker,Herbert Gunn,Will Stanton,C. Montague Shaw,Maurice Cass