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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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October 1929 (USA)  »

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Fred Allen was supposed to film a short but had fallen ill, so George Burns and Gracie Allen were asked to fill in the night before it was shot. See more »

Quotes

George the Boyfriend: If you're so smart, name three different kinds of nuts.
Gracie the Girlfriend: Walnuts and chestnuts.
George the Boyfriend: That's two.
Gracie the Girlfriend: And forget-me-nuts.
George the Boyfriend: Lovely.
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Featured in The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk (2007) See more »

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Do You Believe Me?
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Written by Benny Davis
Sung by George Burns and Gracie Allen
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Where is the Audience?
7 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vitaphone produced this first film of Vaudville team George Burns and Gracie Allen even before the stock market crash. It is a short subject, about the length of a one reel-er at just over 10 minutes.

Some things to note, Gracie has dark black hair here. She is just getting started at doing the punchlines for all the jokes. Her timing is coming along, and George's is still coming along too. George had a harder job, learning to be a straight man after being a comedian. Up until the 1960's when Gracie died, he would get better and better at it.

This debut does not have the quality of jokes the team would have later, but there are enough good ones to make it worth watching. Gracie even warns George about what was to come. It is a fitting item for a team that delivered many laughs for over 30 years after this start.


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