Don flashes back to the night before. It’s the night for big parties in Beverly Hills. As the party rages at the Coleman’s house, Jack wonders why he hasn’t been invited. He and Rochester play cards. Rochester takes off early for the night, but Dennis promises to come over to keep Jack company. Dennis sings, An Irishman Will Steal Yur Heart Away. Through the song, Dennis shows off his voice tallents with various dialects.
Don pops in to invite Jack to a movie. Jack takes Don and Dennis to the drive for a double feature. On the way, they meet the Sportsmen, who sing In Gilly Gilly Ossenpfeffer Down By the Sea. Once a crowd forms to hear the song, they switch the lyrics to a commercial for the sponsor. I bet you didn’t see that coming 😉 (wink, wink).
Frank Nelson is the ticket taker. The drive in is so crowded, it’s hard to find a parking place but Jack manages it. It’s hard to enjoy the film. Especially with the disturbances, and the show happening in the other car.
It’s time for the second feature. Let’s see if this one will be better. Hey, it’s Jack’s film, The Horn Blows at Midnight, Suddenly the place clears and Jack can enjoy the film.
Trivia Alert: Wondering why the last scene is so funny? Jack made many successful films, although none that won him an award.His most infamous film known for being a box office disaster was, The Horn Blows At Midnight. Jack was one of his biggest critics of it, and often poked fun at himself by referring to it on his show. The premise behind the film isn’t a bad idea. The acting in it is passable, the plot line and script might be it’s biggest wekness. It was fairly campy, even by 1940’s standards. It’s kind of a nice, light hearted, romantic comedy kind of film, but nothing with high impact. I’ll have to play the radio version that was made sometime. You’ll see what I mean, and judge for yourself on the film’s merits, or lack thereof.