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Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)

A trio of amateur film makers try to persuade a group of studio executives to exhibit their new movie.

Director:

Sam Baerwitz (as Samuel Baerwitz)

Writer:

Richy Craig Jr.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Givot ... Gus Parkyurkarkus
Curly Howard ... Bogus Movie Producer (as Jerry Howard)
Bob Callahan Bob Callahan ... Bogus Movie Producer (as Bobby Callahan)
Albertina Rasch Dancers Albertina Rasch Dancers ... Corps de Ballet (edited from: March of Time) (archive footage)
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Storyline

Three good-for-nothings overhear a movie producer and his partners offering a grand sum if someone will present him with a sure-fire movie idea. The leader of the three dopes, Gus Parkyakarkus, barges into the meeting with his cohorts and proceeds to rattle off spiels for several inane prospective movies. The three are delighted to be told they've made a sale, but the producers turn out to have a surprise in store. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let Us Spray See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Roast-Beef And Movies includes two recycled musical numbers, "The Chinese Ballet" aka "Blue Daughter of Heaven" taken from Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) and "Raising The Dust" originally from Children of Pleasure (1930). See more »

Goofs

During the "Chinese Dance" sequence, the overhead shots of the ladies moving in-and-out of the inner and outer circles of dancers reveals a circle painted on the dance floor that is the median circle between the two dancers circles. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gus Parkyurkarkus: Well, hoooow you liiiike that?
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Connections

Spoofs I'm No Angel (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Dust
Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Andy Rice
Sung by May Boley and chorus
Clip from Children of Pleasure (1930)
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More annoying than funny.
20 January 2006 | by DenebSee all my reviews

First off, I should point out that I am a fan of comedic shorts from this time period and after (especially The Three Stooges). This short however, I did not like.

This short follows three wanna-be filmmakers as they barge into the screening room at a major movie studio and convince the heads of the studio to watch their film.

The apparent main character, the filmmaker with a horrible Greek accent (I'm guessing it was supposed to be Greek) was annoying. I could barely understand a word he said, so if he was saying anything funny, I sure missed it.

There were a few attempts at slapstick-type humour, but they fell flat. It's unfortunate too, since Curly (here credited as Jerry Howard) is a comic genius, but is only a bit player in this short.

Most annoying though, would be the two dance sequences that are irrelevant. Why the head of the movie studio put up with these three wanna-be filmmakers is beyond me (but then you find out in an unfunny-climax, which I wont "ruin" for you).

Bottom line, this was very unfunny and quite annoying due to its irrelevant dance sequences, lack of humour, and horrible accents.


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