Posted ByGerry O. on March 01, 2004 at 00:58:50:
In Reply to: Re: Censorship posted byLL on March 01, 2004 at 00:32:58:
: : << I just realized that many of the shows had adultery type scenes especially Mary playing the adulteress in some of the Captain O'Benny scenes. In the forties the censors frowned upon adultery as a topic.
: Interesting point, although in most of the Captain O'Benny scenes, the husband had usually just been killed (or presumed killed). In doing "Intermezzo", Jack plays a married violinist who is in love with his accompanist, which can classify as this as well.
A funny "Captain O'Benny" bit has O'Benny and his men searching the home of the murder victim's sexy widow (played by Mary, of course)....
O'Benny goes to a closet and asks the widow, "What's in that closet?" and she says, "Linen"....
O'Benny says, "Oh YEAH? Well, I'm going to see for myself!". He opens the closet and says, "Just as I thought...There's a MAN in here! Hey buddy, what's your name?", and the guy (played by Mel Blanc) says, "Joe Linen"!