Midday Movies: Charley’s Aunt
Wed, February 6, 2019
Share the delight of (re-)discovering a classic film and, if interested, stay after and chat with others about today’s specific film, about film in general, or about life!
The son of Jewish immigrants Meyer Kubelsky and Emma Sachs Kubelsky, Benjamin Kubelsky became a comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, film actor, and violinist recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer…and better known as Jack Benny.
Victorian-era Oxford students Charley Wykeham (Richard Haydn) and Jack Chesney (James Ellison) recruit their wealthy playboy friend, Lord Fancourt Babberly (Jack Benny), to impersonate Charley's Brazilian aunt, Donna Lucia, to chaperone a double date the pair have planned. But unbeknownst to the trio, Jack's father (Laird Cregar) happens to be after Donna Lucia's fortune, and the real Donna Lucia (Kay Francis) has come to town incognito to check up on her nephew.