Saturday, March 19, 2011

VIDEO: Phil Silvers... lots of Phil Silvers

Ken and Dana have often spoke of legendary comic talent Phil Silvers.

Below is a selection of some of the more interesting Phil Silvers videos on

This is a 5 minute video (followed by a 78 second commercial) of Phil Silvers and Jack Benny on the Dick Cavett Show.

Top Banana was a wonderful stage show turned motion picture. Phil Silvers was the star and this trailer shows the intention to release the film in 3D. The idea was that you would feel like you were actually watching a real stage show as you looked at the 3D actors.

Here is another trailer for the all star classic It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Phil, and so many of his contemporaries, appear in the film. This trailer is a fun showcase of his comic timing.

One more trailer, this one is a goofy Disney film called The Boatniks. "It's a salami!"

If you haven't had enough Phil Silvers (and how could you!) you can see him on TCM TOMORROW at 10am in the 1954 Doris Day film Lucky Me.

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