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Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)

A trio of amateur film makers try to persuade a group of studio executives to exhibit their new movie.

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(as Samuel Baerwitz)

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Cast

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Gus Parkyurkarkus
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Bogus Movie Producer (as Jerry Howard)
Bob Callahan ...
Bogus Movie Producer (as Bobby Callahan)
Albertina Rasch Dancers ...
Corps de Ballet (edited from: March of Time) (archive footage)
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Storyline

Three good-for-nothings overhear a movie producer and his partners offering a grand sum if someone will present him with a sure-fire movie idea. The leader of the three dopes, Gus Parkyakarkus, barges into the meeting with his cohorts and proceeds to rattle off spiels for several inane prospective movies. The three are delighted to be told they've made a sale, but the producers turn out to have a surprise in store. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Musical | Short

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Release Date:

10 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Let Us Spray  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production number 701. See more »

Goofs

During the "Chinese Dance" sequence, the overhead shots of the ladies moving in-and-out of the inner and outer circles of dancers reveals a circle painted on the dance floor that is the median circle between the two dancers circles. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gus Parkyurkarkus: Well, hoooow you liiiike that?
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Connections

Edited from Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Chinese Scherzo
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Danced by Albertina Rasch Ballet
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What a waste!
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premise is three (it would be three, ala The Three you-know-what) knock-abouts somehow wander into a film studio, overhear a film producer in a screening room say he will pay 100 grand for a better picture than his studio can produce, and produce three cans of film as their offer. There is NOTHING FUNNY about any of this. The dialogue is atrocious, pacing laborious, the acting... what acting??

Why in the world would the great Curly agree to participate in such a complete piece of garbage??? Perhaps being under contract with MGM he had no choice (?) Anything remotely 'funny' in this bore-fest is warmed-over gags stolen from The Three Stooges. Interesting only as a chance to see a stifled Curly in a Stooge-less setting.


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