Benchley

Benchley is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Henry Wetherby Benchley (1822-1867), American politician
  • Nat Benchley (21st century), American actor
  • Nathaniel Benchley (1915-1981), American author
  • Peter Benchley (1940-2006), American author
  • Robert Benchley (1889-1945), American humorist
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Other articles related to "benchley":

List Of Robert Benchley Collections And Film Appearances - Films - Short Films
... How to Sleep (1935) - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Written and acted by Benchley, the short was based on a study on sleep and won the Academy Award in 1935 for Best ... Benchley played narrator and sleeper ... MGM A Night at the Movies (1937) - MGM - Written and acted by Benchley, this short was his most well-received since How to Sleep ...
List Of Robert Benchley Collections And Film Appearances - Works Cited
... Billy Altman, Laughter's Gentle Soul The Life of Robert Benchley ... Robert Benchley at the Internet Movie Database ... The Robert Benchley Society The Annotated Bibliography of Robert Benchley Writings ...
The Treasurer's Report
... into a short film, written and performed by Robert Benchley ... This was the first of Benchley's 46 comedy short films, with six made for Fox, one each for Universal Pictures and RKO Radio Pictures, 29 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ... The short was adapted from a stage scene of the same name that Benchley wrote and performed for No Sirree!, a revue staged in April 1922 by Benchley and other members of the Algonquin Round Table ...
The Sex Life Of The Polyp
... a short film written and performed by Robert Benchley, based on a routine he first did in 1922 ... The short, which was adapted from an essay by Benchley, documents a dim-witted doctor attempting to discuss the sex life of a polyp to a women's club ... This was the second of Benchley's 46 comedy short films, with six made for Fox, one each for Universal Pictures and RKO Radio Pictures, 29 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and nine for Paramount Pictures ...
Joking Apart Theater - Shows
... 2003 That's MISTER Benchley To You, Mrs. 1 review 2) Joking Apart 2005 That's MISTER Benchley To You, Mrs ... (review) 2006 Closer (review) Woman in Mind (December Bee) That's MISTER Benchley To You, Mrs ...

Famous quotes containing the word benchley:

    People who begin sentences with “I may be old-fashioned but—” are usually not only old-fashioned but wrong. I never thought the time would come when I should catch myself leading off with that crack. But I feel it coming on right now.
    —Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    In preparing the soil for planting, you will need several tools. Dynamite would be a beautiful thing to use, but it would have a tendency to get the dirt into the front-hall and track up the stairs.
    —Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    My first big mistake was made when, in a moment of weakness, I consented to learn the game; for a man who can frankly say “I do not play bridge” is allowed to go over in the corner and run the pianola by himself, while the poor neophyte, no matter how much he may protest that he isn’t “at all a good player, in fact I’m perfectly rotten,” is never believed, but dragged into a game where it is discovered, too late, that he spoke the truth.
    —Robert Benchley (1889–1945)