My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

Peter O'Toole
Director: Richard Benjamin Cast: Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
, Mark Linn-Baker
Mark Linn-Baker
, Jessica Harper
Jessica Harper
Richard Benjamin


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In Richard Benjamin's directorial debut, Mark Linn-Baker stars as Benjy Stone, junior writer on the popular 1950s TV comedy/variety series The King Kaiser Show. Kaiser (Joseph Bologna)'s guest star this week is Hollywood matinee idol Alan Swann (Peter O'Toole), a swashbuckling Errol Flynn type, right down to his indiscriminate womanizing and fondness for mass quantities of booze. Stone is assigned to keep the actor out of trouble during rehearsals and deliver him sober to the performance. Becoming fast friends, Stone and Swann alternate baby-sitting responsibilities: Swann takes the young writer to the Stork Club and on an early-morning jaunt through Central Park with a "borrowed" police horse, while Stone takes Swann to his home, where the star is fawned over by Benji's mom (Lainie Kazan) and asked embarrassing questions about his love life by Uncle Morty (Lou Jacobi). Despite a few anxious moments, all goes well until Swann, panicking at the discovery that King Kaiser's show will be telecast live and not on film, walks out just before airtime. Shamed by Benjy into honoring his committment, Swann makes a spectacular, timber-smashing entrance, saving the show and rescuing Kaiser from being rubbed out by a gangster (Cameron Mitchell) whom the comedian has offended. The film co-stars Jessica Harper, Gloria Stuart and Selma Diamond, a real-life comedy writer for Sid Caesar. My Favorite Year was converted into an unsuccessful Broadway musical in the early 1990s.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2016
UPC: 0888574404765
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 22,672

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter O'Toole Alan Swann
Mark Linn-Baker Benjy Stone
Jessica Harper K.C. Downing
Joseph Bologna King Kaiser
Bill Macy Sy Benson
Lainie Kazan Belle Carroca
Anne de Salvo Alice Miller
Basil Hoffman Herb Lee
Lou Jacobi Uncle Morty
Adolph Green Leo Silver
Tony di Benedetto Alfie Bumbacelli
George Wyner Myron Fein
Selma Diamond Lil
Cameron Mitchell Karl Rojeck
Phil Adams Stagehand #1
Rex Benson Makeup Man
Corinne Bohrer Bonnie
Richard Brestoff Stage Manager
Stanley Brock Mr. Berkowitz
Philip Bruns Fed. Marshal Holt
Richard Butler Stagehand #2
Nick Dimitri Thug #4
George Fisher Thug #2
Teresa Ganzel Dumpling
Martin Garner Mr. Cantor
Howard George Artie
Ted Grossman Marris
Karen Haber Vivian
Archie Hahn Delivery Boy
Fox Harris Curt
Barbra Horan Lady Eleanor
Priscilla Kovary Priscilla
Denver Mattson Thug #1
John Medici Scalfoni
Jed Mills Member #1
Jenny Neumann Connie
George Marshall Ruge Lord Drummond
Vincent Sardi Policeman
Pearl Shear Mrs. Kessler
Ramon Sison Rookie Carroca
Norman Steinberg Sandy
Richard Warwick Technical Director
John Welsh Cubby Brown

Technical Credits
Richard Benjamin Director
William S. Beasley Asst. Director
Ralph Burns Score Composer
Richard Chew Editor
Michael Gruskoff Producer
Gerald Hirschfeld Cinematographer
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Art Levinson Producer
Michael Levy Producer
Herb Mulligan Set Decoration/Design
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Palumbo Original Story,Screenwriter
Larry Rapaport Set Decoration/Design
Donald J. Remacle Set Decoration/Design
Charles Rosen Production Designer
May Routh Costumes/Costume Designer
Norman Steinberg Screenwriter

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