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Fit to Be Tied (1930)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 August 1930 (USA)
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George Burns, seeking a tie, is frustrated by department store staff.

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George wants to buy a tie in a department store, but the staff would rather sell him anything else. Then counter girl Gracie almost drives him crazy. She sings "I'm a Whole Lot Wilder." Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Paramount offered George Burns $1,000 for his script. He demanded an additional $250 and the starring role. See more »

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I'm a Whole Lot Wilder Than I Look
Sung by Gracie Allen
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Face the camera, Gracie.
29 March 2005 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

George Burns wants to buy a necktie (hence this film's title) but runs afoul of a shopgirl who speaks in extreme 1920s slang. (He also meets a shopgirl with a very proper English accent.) He claims to be the nephew of the store's owner, but this is clearly a ploy to get some service, as a moment later he asks who owns the store. A floorwalker cuts off the tie George is wearing so he can match it with one in stock. Just when things can't possibly get any screwier, George meets Gracie...

'Fit to Be Tied' is a very crude comedy short: at one point, the camera adjusts itself during a shot. There's a reference to Elinor Glyn's steamy novel 'Three Weeks' that will baffle modern viewers. But the byplay between George and Gracie is funny. Gracie Allen's speaking voice annoys me, but here -- singing 'I'm a Whole Lot Wilder Than I Know' -- she reveals an excellent singing voice. Oddly, the director films her in three-quarter view during this sequence, rather than full-on ... was Gracie perhaps worried that the monochrome film would reveal that her eyes were two different colours? The first nine minutes of this 10-minute short are delightful, but the ending is weak. George and Gracie, having run out of material, simply face the camera and wave goodbye! I'll rate this one 6 out of 10.


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