Tuesday, November 19, 2013


            My fellow connoisseurs of all things Benchley will undoubtedly treasure these classic comedy films on DVD.  And, after all, what’s more satisfying than reading Benchley? Viewing Benchley!

            By watching Benchley in these clever and hilarious shorts, you can savor his impeccable comic timing, the subtlety of his understated humor, and the endearing sweetness of his nature.

            The Warner Brothers Archive Collection - Robert Benchley Shorts (30 Shorts 1935 - 1944) includes my favorites How To Sleep, An Evening Alone, and The Courtship of the Newt.

            The Paramount Comedy Shorts 1928-1942: Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin (1928) includes The Treasurer’s Report and The Sex Life of the Polyp.

            “But… where can I find these precious DVDs? Are they available for me to purchase?” you ask. Why, yes they are to be had! Here’s the link:


            Also, courtesy of (none other than) The Robert Benchley Society, here’s a comprehensive listing of Benchley books and DVDs:


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Robert Benchley Society

For more information about the Robert Benchley Society, local chapters near you, our annual Award for Humor, and our Annual Gathering, visit The RBS Website