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Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

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Character in Sennett Shorts (archive footage)
Luis Alberni ...
The Marquis, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
Bud Pollard ...
Himself (Host / Narrator)
Ann Christy ...
Betty Brooks, from 'Dream House' (archive footage)
Patsy O'Leary ...
Ethel Bangs, from 'One More Chance' / Mrs. McCullough, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
George C. Pearce ...
Mary's Father, from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Arthur Stone ...
Ethel's Uncle Joe, from 'One More Chance' / Jerry, Bing's friend from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
Dick Stewart ...
Jerry, Bing's Chum from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Lincoln Stedman ...
Whitman, Mary's Fiancé, from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Kathrin Clare Ward ...
Mother Brooks, from 'Dream House' (archive footage)
James Eagles ...
Mary's Brother, from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Matty Kemp ...
Percy Howard, Bing's Rival, from 'One More Chance' (archive footage)
Eddie Phillips ...
Reginald Duncan, from 'Dream House' (archive footage)
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Peggy, Bing's Sweetheart, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
Julia Griffith ...
Ethel's Mother, Bing's Future Mother-in-Law, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
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Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

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I Surrender Dear
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Waste of time
21 January 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Pathetically bad "biopic" of Bing Crosby

Contains a number of lame comedy sketches linked together by the purported story of Bing's career story

Includes some racist scenes including one with Bing in blackface

Some songs by Bing but sound quality is pretty bad.


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