1 hr. 12 min.
To boost ratings of his television show, Steve Allen (himself) changes the format, replacing music with short films. When his producer, Jeffers (Frank Nelson), demands that he show the new format -- which he hasn't prepared yet -- to a potential sponsor, Steve accidentally runs a silent Mack Sennett film, then hastily attempts to cover the silence with impromptu music and effects. A flurry of short films featuring the Keystone Kops, Franklin Pangborn and others follow as Steve tries to keep up.
Director: Phil Karlson