Posted Bykurt on May 30, 2002 at 16:34:49:
The Camp Haan excerpt of the Benny program of April 12, 1942, also had Rochester's routine. His routine that day was about as racist as they ever got, so it's not a great loss not to include it. But there's more to that film, fans!
I've seen the film before. It contains the verbatim dialogue of the actual radio program, including Jack's "flub," but it appears that the routines were restaged for the cameras. Or at least Jack and Mary's parts of it were restaged. There probably was just one movie camera. At least two, maybe three would have been required to capture the back and forth dialogue.