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 »
Arrival in the Bronx is shown with a view from an elevated train as it enters the city. Then follows a montage of sights from the Bronx. Many typical neighborhood activities are shown, along with scenes from many local businesses.
Mary Magdalene becomes angry when Judas, now a follower of Jesus, won't come to her feast. She goes to see Jesus and becomes repentant. From there the Bible story unfolds through the ... See full summary »
Cecil B. DeMille
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »
This short was made for the express purpose of noting the 20th Anniversary of Warners Vitaphone sound-on-film process, and was also made to be released concurrently, and shown on the same ... 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 make their film debut in the amusing Lambchops
This being the film debut of the comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen, it's fascinating to watch a vaudeville act that had been formed just a few years earlier provide their pretty amusing banter that they use here to fill seven minutes. Among the many amusements from them: George-"What man in the army has the biggest hat?" Gracie-"The one with the biggest head." or George-"What sings with four legs?" Gracie-"Two canaries." George, tired of having Gracie steal his punchlines then asks and answers, "What gives more milk than a cow? Two cows!" They also go into a song and dance routine with more amusing patter before they realize they have a few more time to fill. If you're familiar with Burns and Allen, you can probably guess what happens. So on that note, I recommend Lambchops for anyone interested in these vintage shorts.
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