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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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Murray Roth (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Burns ... George the Boyfriend (as Burns)
Gracie Allen ... Gracie the Girlfriend (as Allen)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burns and Allen in Lambchops See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Burns wore a hat because his toupee was in his luggage, which was delayed during the last-minute trip to Astoria to film this short. See more »

Quotes

George the Boyfriend: What did you take up at school?
Gracie the Girlfriend: Anything that wasn't nailed down.
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Connections

Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Believe Me?
(uncredited)
Written by Benny Davis
Sung by George Burns and Gracie Allen
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Where is the Audience?
7 December 2016 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

Vitaphone produced this first film of Vaudville team George Burns and Gracie Allen even before the stock market crash. It is a short subject, about the length of a one reel-er at just over 10 minutes.

Some things to note, Gracie has dark black hair here. She is just getting started at doing the punchlines for all the jokes. Her timing is coming along, and George's is still coming along too. George had a harder job, learning to be a straight man after being a comedian. Up until the 1960's when Gracie died, he would get better and better at it.

This debut does not have the quality of jokes the team would have later, but there are enough good ones to make it worth watching. Gracie even warns George about what was to come. It is a fitting item for a team that delivered many laughs for over 30 years after this start.


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