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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Givot ...
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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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

When the studio head points to his stars photos on the wall, those pictured include Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Marion Davies, Marie Dressler, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Greta Garbo, Helen Hayes, Ramon Navarro, and Joan Crawford, not coincidently all current MGM stars. 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

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Lyrics by Andy Rice
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A Good Review...
16 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been a Stooges fan since like most of us, when I was a kid. Lately I've had interest in seeing some of the early stuff. This little feature can be found on the DVD for the movie Dancing Lady (also features the Stooges) and another short called Plane Nuts (again featuring the Stooges). Each feature is worth a look.

Roast Beef & Movies comes off as a pilot or idea for a different stooge group, and thank goodness it didn't fly, but that doesn't make this unwatchable, I do agree with the original review that the Greek accent is forced from the lead stooge George Givot, and they tried to establish a catch line "How'd Ya Like That" that might have been said by this guy during future shorts (He did a another short by that title as well). The other stooge was a fellow named Bob Callahan, he did a decent job.

A very young Curly is the draw here and makes this worth seeing if only to observe a glimpse of his future greatness. His voice is a little soft in this one much like "Nertsery Rhymes", I would highly recommend that one a well, if you can find it.

The dancer segments come off as strange but interesting, the troop is called the Albertina Rasch Dancers (they also appear in Plane Nuts), in each segment they show some nice close-ups of some of the dancers, beautiful young women. Amazing synchronized sequences for that era as well.

If you can find Dancing Lady on DVD check out the extras, well worth the price of admission for any Stooge fan.


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