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I Surrender Dear (1931)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Short | 13 September 1931 (USA)
Bing Crosby meets one of his fans, who won't believe it's him.

Director:

Mack Sennett

Writers:

John A. Waldron (story and dialogue), Earle Rodney (story and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Bing
Arthur Stone ... Jerry
Luis Alberni ... Marquis
Julia Griffith Julia Griffith ... Peggy's Mother
Marion Sayers ... Peggy
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Storyline

A girl, in love with the radio voice of Bing Crosby, is kissed by him in mistake for his sister; she won't believe it's him, and in a slapstick search through hotel corridors for his new flame, Bing runs afoul of a married woman with jealous husband. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Down Memory Lane (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

AT YOUR COMMAND
Music by Harry Barris
Lyrics by Bing Crosby and Harry Tobias
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Nice song, but not a particularly enjoyable short.
4 December 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In Bing Crosby's earliest films, he appeared in some shorts directed by Mack Sennett--the same guy who practically invented slapstick during the early days of silent comedies. So, it's not surprising that in addition to the singing, there is a bit of comedy in these shorts. In the case of "I Surrender Dear", the joke (snuch as it is) is that Bing can't convince people he IS Bing Crosby. In two cases, they actually think he's a masher and all sorts of complications ensue. Unfortunately, none of this is particularly funny though Crosby seems to try his best. In addition, you get to hear Bing sing his bit hit "I Surrender Dear" and it's actually the best part of the film. Interesting for Crosby fans to see what this future star was like in his early days, otherwise pretty easy to skip.


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