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Don't Get Nervous (1929)

Georgie Price tells Bryan Foy, who is to direct his short film, that he is nervous about performing to a camera and microphone instead of an audience. He then sings a couple songs, in an Al Jolson/Eddie Cantor style.

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Georgie Price ...
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Storyline

This short begins with dialogue between Georgie Price and the film's director on the Vitaphone set. Georgie is reluctant to make the short because working on a film set makes him nervous - there's no audience and too much distraction. Frank provides him with an audience in the form of the all-male crew. Georgie then asks the crew what song he should perform, and one of them yells out, "Give Me Your Hand, Madam." To which Georgie replies, "I knew I shouldn't have worn a red tie today!" (A reference to the common practice at the time of gay men wearing red ties to signal their intentions.) Georgie then sings two songs to close out the short. Written by Anonymous

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Vitaphone Studios use the Baldwin exclusively

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Short | Comedy | Musical

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TV-G
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Release Date:

20 August 1929 (USA)  »

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Georgie Price in Don't Get Nervous  »

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Sound Mix:

(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #841 See more »

Quotes

Georgie Price, Himself: Hello fellas! You know, I think that every talking picture should have a theme song and I think I should have a theme song too. Of course, I had an idea for a theme song, for this picture, it was very cute too. It was called, "Georgie Price, I Love You." But, somehow it didn't seem to work out.
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Featured in The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweetheart's Holiday
(uncredited)
Music by J. Russel Robinson
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Performed by Georgie Price
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Preserving Price
5 September 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Georgie Price is one of those forgotten entertainers. A performer in the tradition of Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor, Price is in that second rung of singers. Contemporaries and of the same magnitude would be people like Harry Richman and Irving Kaufman. He never did make any feature films, but this one Don't Get Nervous is one of a few shorts that have preserved his performance art for posterity.

In this one you see him talking to Bryan Foy of another show business family who had gone into the production end of the business and was in charge of short subjects at Warner Brothers. Like Jolson who much preferred the energy he got off a live audience, Price is nervous singing just to a camera.

Foy solves the problem and brings some of the crew on the sound stage and Price gives us a couple of songs.

Nothing special, but a fine performer is preserved for the ages.


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