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Don't Get Nervous (1929)

Georgie Price tells Bryan Foy, who is to direct his short film, that he is nervous about performing to a camera and microphone instead of an audience. He then sings a couple songs, in an Al Jolson/Eddie Cantor style.

Director:

Bryan Foy (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Georgie Price Georgie Price ... Himself
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Storyline

This short begins with dialogue between Georgie Price and the film's director on the Vitaphone set. Georgie is reluctant to make the short because working on a film set makes him nervous - there's no audience and too much distraction. Frank provides him with an audience in the form of the all-male crew. Georgie then asks the crew what song he should perform, and one of them yells out, "Give Me Your Hand, Madam." To which Georgie replies, "I knew I shouldn't have worn a red tie today!" (A reference to the common practice at the time of gay men wearing red ties to signal their intentions.) Georgie then sings two songs to close out the short. Written by Anonymous

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Vitaphone Studios use the Baldwin exclusively

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Georgie Price in Don't Get Nervous See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #841 See more »

Quotes

Georgie Price, Himself: Hello fellas! You know, I think that every talking picture should have a theme song and I think I should have a theme song too. Of course, I had an idea for a theme song, for this picture, it was very cute too. It was called, "Georgie Price, I Love You." But, somehow it didn't seem to work out.
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Connections

Featured in The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello, Sunshine, Hello
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Henry H. Tobias
Lyrics by Charles Tobias and Jack Murphy
Performed by Georgie Price
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Talkie curiosity...
18 October 2007 | by jbacks3-1See all my reviews

Diminutive Georgie Price gives it his all before a static sound-enclosed camera (the shot of which is one of the interesting parts of this Warner's short) after nervous bantering with director Bryan "Brynie" Foy, who was, at the time, one of the handful of directors Warners--- specifically Darryl F. Zanuck, had confidence in grinding out talkies. Price is an interesting figure in Broadway history (read his IMDb bio) and his ability to imitate Al Jolson is clearly evident here, right down to the trademark whistle. Shot in New York, probably not long after his flop, "The Song Writer" closed at The 48th Street Theatre (his last Broadway effort). Tip of the hat to good ol' TCM for showing this as part of their Festival of Shorts! TCM is why AMC has become unwatchable by comparison... (had to get that anti-commercial shot in!).


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