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
This page or section lists people with the surname Benchley. If an internal link intending to refer to a specific person led you to this page, you may wish to change that link by adding the person's given name(s) to the link.

Other articles related to "benchley":

The Sex Life Of The Polyp
... (1928) is 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 ...
The Treasurer's Report
... a comedy sketch, made 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, and nine for Paramount Pictures ... 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 ...
Joking Apart Theater - Shows
... 2003 That's MISTER Benchley To You, Mrs ... Conquests (review 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 ...
List Of Robert Benchley Collections And Film Appearances - Works Cited
... 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 ...
List Of Robert Benchley Collections And Film Appearances - Films - Short Films
1935) - RKO Radio Pictures How to Sleep (1935) - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Written and acted by Benchley, the short was based on a study on sleep and won the ... Benchley played narrator and sleeper ... How to Start the Day (1937) - MGM A Night at the Movies (1937) - MGM - Written and acted by Benchley, this short was his most well-received since How to Sleep ...

Famous quotes containing the word benchley:

    Even the most incompetent English actor, coming on the stage briefly to announce the presence below of Lord and Lady Ditherege, gives forth a sound so soft and dulcet as almost to be a bar of music. But sometimes that is all there is. The words are lost in the graceful sweep of the notes.
    —Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    But compared with the task of selecting a piece of French pastry held by an impatient waiter a move in chess is like reaching for a salary check in its demand on the contemplative faculties.
    —Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    I don’t want to be an alarmist, but I think that the Younger Generation is up to something.... I base my apprehension on nothing more definite than the fact that they are always coming in and going out of the house, without any apparent reason.
    —Robert Benchley (1889–1945)