PG | | Comedy, Drama
Cameron Mitchell was offered his part after the filmmakers happened to see him in the studio commissary while discussing who to cast as Rojeck.
Leo, it gets me sick to think we gotta put up with some washed-up jaboni who's gonna be running around Central Park with his schlong hangin' out!
Alan Swann: My dear fellow, what I choose to do with my schlong is my business.
Sy: How's business?
Alan Swann: Never better.
As Alan Swann (Peter O'Toole) and Benjy Stone (Mark Linn-Baker) are preparing to leave for dinner on their first night together, Swann says that as a dramatic actor, he doesn't understand comedy, and then quotes the great English actor Edmund Kean as having said on his deathbed, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard." In fact, there is no evidence that Kean was the one responsible for that line. According to director George Seaton, character actor Edmund Gwenn is indeed supposed to have said something similar (though not quite as eloquent) on his deathbed, although Gwenn died in 1959, and thus could not have been quoted by Swann in a movie set in 1954.
The version of "My Favorite Year" syndicated to (American) broadcast television contains at least three extra scenes:
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