Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 10, 1939

Man About Town (Paramount) was before the cameras when its star, Jack Benny, was convicted of cheating the U. S. Government of duty on trinkets for his wife. Paramount's chin-up reply to this embarrassing publicity was to hold a world premiere of the film in Waukegan, Ill., where Comedian Benny was born Benjamin Kubelsky 45 years ago. The film, another Jack Benny performance of his standard screen personality, a garrulous, cigar-chewing gull ready to be talked into anything once, is almost an exculpation in itself.

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