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

 -  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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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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[first lines]
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!
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Written by Jack Meskill, William Raskin and Al Sherman
Performed by Eddie Cantor
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a seldom recognized pioneering film
30 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the earliest talking film I've ever seen. I've been a fan of Cantor for years and do indeed enjoy this film. Although a far cry from later talking pictures, it did present clear example in 1924 that talking pictures were just around the corner. Although somewhat crude, it does manage to entertain me and I'm sure much more so to the audiences 80 years ago. I think it should be presented more often today as a real pioneering film. Since he's not wearing his usual blackface, it shouldn't be too much of a problem these days to those of who who carry a chip on their shoulders about blackface acts. Other than Edison attempts of synchronizing recordings on wax cylinders to motion pictures & Max Fleischer's partnership w/ Dr. Lee DeForest presenting some talking cartoons, this has to be a first. Watch it if you can, it's real history.


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