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Why Bring That Up? (1929)

George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in ... See full summary »

Director:

George Abbott

Writers:

George Abbott (adaptation), Octavus Roy Cohen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Mack Charles Mack ... Mack
George Moran George Moran ... Moran
Evelyn Brent ... Betty
Harry Green ... Irving
Bert Swor Bert Swor ... Bert
Freeman Wood Freeman Wood ... Powell
Lawrence Leslie Lawrence Leslie ... Casey
Helen Lynch ... Marie
Selmer Jackson ... Eddie
Jack Luden ... Treasurer
Monte Collins Monte Collins ... Skeets (as Monte Collins Jr.)
George Thompson George Thompson ... Doorman
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Manager
Charlie Hall Charlie Hall ... Tough (as Charles Hall)
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Storyline

George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in New York, the "Two Black Crows" star in their own revue and save money to build their own theater on Broadway. Betty comes to the theater with her lover, who poses as a cousin and induces George to hire her. He showers her with jewels and money. She tries to persuade George to invest in oil stock her lover is selling, and though their act is a success, Charlie fires Betty. When Charlie and Betty's lover quarrel, Charlie is injured. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

"The Two Black Crows" - MORAN and MACK - in their first ALL TALKING Production. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backstage Blues See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director George Abbott is not billed, but appears as the Stage Director and is called by name. See more »

Goofs

When Moran and Mack perform their first routine, the pit orchestra is visibly playing and being conducted, yet there is no music--only audience laughter--on the soundtrack until the end of their sketch. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paramount on Parade (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Do I Know What I'm Doing While I'm in Love
Written by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting) and Sam Coslow
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