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A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (1923)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short, Music | 15 April 1923 (USA)

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This experimental talking short shows Cantor in his vaudeville act.

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In one of the earliest experiments with synchronized sound, Eddie Cantor does his vaudeville act (stand-up comedy and songs) against a plain backdrop. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Short | Music

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(De Forest Phonofilm)
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One of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the Library of Congress (AFI/Maurice Zouary collection) and has a running time of 7 minutes. See more »

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Eddie Cantor: Hello. Oh, no. No, lady, no you're wrong. I'm not Tommy Meehan. Funny how everybody takes me for Tommy Meehan. No, Tommy hasn't got that certain... you know, that I have.
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Oh, Gee, Georgie!
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Meskill, William Raskin and Al Sherman
Performed by Eddie Cantor
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I enjoyed watching A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, star of Kid Boots when thinking of the timeline this appeared in
29 November 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Starting today and up to and maybe after I see Les Miserables, I'm reviewing musical movies in nearly chronological order starting with this Lee De Forest Phonofilm short starring Eddie Cantor, a comedian and song-and-dance man who was a big star on Broadway. He sings a couple of songs of which the first-"The Dumber They Are, The Better I Like Them" is self-explanatory! He also tells many pretty funny jokes. Since this short is only seven minutes long, there's really nothing more than that to describe but since this was one of the earliest sound films, whatever audiences that watched this must have been overwhelmed simply by the what was coming out of it! So if you watch this thinking of that timeline, you should have no trouble enjoying A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, star of Kid Boots.


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