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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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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

When the studio head points to his stars photos on the wall, those pictured include Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Marion Davies, Marie Dressler, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Greta Garbo, Helen Hayes, Ramon Navarro, and Joan Crawford, not coincidently all current MGM stars. 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

Edited from Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Daughter of Heaven
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung off-screen by James Burroughs and danced by Albertina Rasch Dancers
Clip from Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)
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What a waste!
22 March 2007 | by Dommy1952See all my reviews

The premise is three (it would be three, ala The Three you-know-what) knock-abouts somehow wander into a film studio, overhear a film producer in a screening room say he will pay 100 grand for a better picture than his studio can produce, and produce three cans of film as their offer. There is NOTHING FUNNY about any of this. The dialogue is atrocious, pacing laborious, the acting... what acting??

Why in the world would the great Curly agree to participate in such a complete piece of garbage??? Perhaps being under contract with MGM he had no choice (?) Anything remotely 'funny' in this bore-fest is warmed-over gags stolen from The Three Stooges. Interesting only as a chance to see a stifled Curly in a Stooge-less setting.


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