Peter O’Toole are renowned having their ruling, Oscar-nominated converts. Mark Linn-Baker try an effective fledgling stage actor. Richard Benjamin, who had produced a leading-man splash into the “Portnoy’s Grievance” and you can “Westworld,” got a number of Television directing credit.
The sum of this type of unlikely parts are this new zesty 1982 flick comedy “My personal favorite Year,” starring O’Toole and you will Linn-Baker, directed by the Benjamin and produced by Mel Brooks. It paid enjoying tribute on original golden age of Tv throughout the mid-20th century and the assortment shows that was indeed the fresh new “Saturday night Alive” moves of its big date.
When Benjamin look at the program by Norman Steinberg and you will Dennis Palumbo, he instantly looked to their partner, actor Paula Prentiss.
The movie, establishing its 40th anniversary, is determined during the 1954 and you may topped of the O’Toole given that faded however, still-glam motion picture idol Alan Swann, having appearing towards the “Funny Cavalcade” merely to pay their Internal revenue service loans.