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Benchley For Gis

December 2023
1min read

Your excellent article on Robert Benchley (“I’m Fine, Just Hurting Inside,” April/May 1986) reminded me that perhaps thousands of young Americans were first introduced to Benchley rather late in his career. As GIs in World War II, they saw him in a series of short training films, on a variety of subjects, made for the armed services. I remember that the masterful Benchley style and humor made these films not only entertaining but highly effective.

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