Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)

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


(as Samuel Baerwitz)


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Complete credited cast:
George Givot ...
Gus Parkyurkarkus
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)


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 <>

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Comedy | Musical | Short





Release Date:

10 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Let Us Spray  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)


(2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roast-Beef And Movies includes two recycled musical numbers, "The Chinese Ballet" taken from Lord Byron Of Broadway (1930) and "Raising The Dust" originally from Children Of Pleasure (1930). See more »


The opening scene shows the transom over the door being opened and a private conversation drifts out, but then the scene cuts to inside the room and there is no one at the doorway shown opening the transom. See more »


[last lines]
Gus Parkyurkarkus: Well, hoooow you liiiike that?
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Edited from Children of Pleasure (1930) See more »


Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Andy Rice
Sung by May Boley and chorus
Clip from Children of Pleasure (1930)
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Curly Howard proves he's nothing without brother Moe or Larry Fine in Roast-Beef and Movies
10 January 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This was a rarity found on the Dancing Lady DVD. It's a very lame short of interest only because it's the only one to feature Curly Howard of The Three Stooges without his brother Moe or Larry Fine. Instead, his co-horts are George Givot who seems to speak in a bogus Greek accent and is the leader and Bob Callahan who only lived a few years after this film. They're "producers" trying to impress a studio head. Oh, and I have to mention this is in two-strip Technicolor and includes a couple of musical numbers meant for other movies. Since they were both filmed in the early talkie era, the stillness of shots makes both numbers quite static except for some overhead shots and not very interesting to watch except for historical purposes. So, really, I can't recommend Roast-Beef and Movies except as a curiosity.

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