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Lambchops (1929)

George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their ... See full summary »

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... George the Boyfriend (as Burns)
... Gracie the Girlfriend (as Allen)
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George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their patter. Gracie wants to convince George that she's smart, not dizzy - it's an uphill struggle of which she's blissfully unaware. Midway through, they break into song: "Do You Believe Me?" It includes a little bit of hoofing as the chatting continues. They end on a story Gracie whispers into George's ear. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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October 1929 (USA)  »

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Director Murray Roth was a childhood friend of George Burns. Burns arrived on set and was shocked to discover Roth was in show business. See more »

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George the Boyfriend: You're too smart for one girl.
Gracie the Girlfriend: I'm more than one.
George the Boyfriend: You're more than one?
Gracie the Girlfriend: Yeah. My mother has a picture of me when I was two.
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Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

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Do You Believe Me?
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Written by Benny Davis
Sung by George Burns and Gracie Allen
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A Nice Debut
8 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their patter.

Comedian Fred Allen was slated to film one of his comedy routines but had come down with the flu, leaving the studio in the lurch. Burns was told that the job paid $1,700, so he said yes on the spot. "I'd never heard of $1,700 in my life, especially for nine minutes' work," Burns quipped.

Now, this may not be the funniest thing you ever heard, but it makes for a nice debut for Gracie Allen and George Burns. Gracie may be semi-forgotten today, but Burns remains a comedy legend, and seeing him this early in his career is a treat.


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