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October 1929 (USA) See more »
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George Burns ... George the Boyfriend (as Burns)

Gracie Allen ... Gracie the Girlfriend (as Allen)

Directed by
Murray Roth (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Warner Bros. (1929) (USA) (theatrical) (as The Vitaphone Corporation)
  • A-1 Video (????) (USA) (DVD)
  • MGM/UA Home Video (1996) (USA) (video) (included in the "Vitaphone Shorts: a 70th Anniversary Celebration" collection) (laserdisc)
  • Warner Home Video (2007) (USA) (DVD) (included in "The Jazz Singer" dvd set)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Burns and Allen in Lambchops" - USA (copyright title)
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8 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

Did You Know?

In his 1955 autobiography, George Burns said of his first short, "The picture was not the greatest" and "the Warner Brothers were not happy" with it. Subsequently, Paramount commissioned he and Gracie Allen to make four shorts a year, which further irked Warner Brothers.See more »
George the Boyfriend:What did you take up at school?
Gracie the Girlfriend:Anything that wasn't nailed down.
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Where is the Audience?, 7 December 2016
Author: getyourdander from United States

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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