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The Country Gentlemen (1929)

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Jack Born ...
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Elmer Lawrence ...
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28 January 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Born and Lawrence in 'The Country Gentlemen'  »

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(Vitaphone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #2885. See more »

Quotes

Joe: I haven't seen you since we were Over There.
Jack Born, Himself: Yes, we were in the War, weren't we. We fought and fought and fought, but, we had to go, just the same. See he was shellshocked Over There.
[Pointing to Elmer]
Joe: Is that so? I didn't know that.
Jack Born, Himself: He was hit over the head with a sack of peanuts.
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Soundtracks

Silver Threads Among the Gold
(uncredited)
Music by H.P. Danks
Lyrics by Eben E. Rexford
Performed by Jack Born and Elmer Lawrence
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Not particularly funny.
5 December 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I agree with Michael_Elliot's review. "The Country Gentlemen" isn't a particularly good short because it isn't particularly funny...a serious problem when it's supposed to be a comedy. And, I can see why Jack Born and Elmer Lawrence never went on to be famous film comedians.

When the film begins, the pair very awkwardly sing "Sleepytime Gal"...a modestly interesting ditty. But they don't know what to do with their hands and the song comes off poorly. Worse yet, when they talk and do comedy I never laughed once...and can only assume the duo were much, much better on stage than they were in front of the camera. A historical curio but not among one of the better Vitaphone shorts.


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