George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their ... See full summary »
Jack Watson is celebrating his 81st birthday. He is a charismatic, successful patriarch who still enjoys life. He makes a wish that he could be 18 again. Later he is living it up with his ... See full summary »
George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was ... See full summary »
George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their patter. Gracie wants to convince George that she's smart, not dizzy - it's an uphill struggle of which she's blissfully unaware. Midway through, they break into song: "Do You Believe Me?" It includes a little bit of hoofing as the chatting continues. They end on a story Gracie whispers into George's ear. Written by
Burns and Allen received $1,700 for starring in this film. "I'd never heard of $1,700 in my life, especially for nine minutes' work," George Burns wrote in his 1955 autobiography. With dollar signs in his eyes, Burns actively sought out more film work for the comedy duo. See more »
The final selection of shorts from The Jazz Singer Collection features some pretty good stuff. At the Seashore is a stand up act, which has a few laughs, although the two stars can be a bit annoying. The standout here is a male who shows up at the end and it's clearly a spoof on gay people as is the final joke, which is certainly politically incorrect. The Paul Tremaine short is probably the best I've seen as it features a loud, rocking jazz version of "I've Been Working on the Railroad". Lambchops features Burns and Allen doing a very funny comic routine followed by a song.
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