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You Don't Know the Half of It (1929)

A comedic team. The Ann seems to try and come across as a Mae West type. Jay plays the role of the straight partner.

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Jay Brennan ... Jay
Ann Butler ... Ann
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A comedic team. The Ann seems to try and come across as a Mae West type. Jay plays the role of the straight partner.

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9 December 1929 (USA)  »

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Brennan & Butler in 'You Don't Know the Half of It''  »

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Ann: I just came from the dentist and my mouth feels like a parade ground.
Jay: A parade ground? How?
Ann: Well, two dentists have been drilling on it all morning.
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Can You Imagine a Guy Like That?
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Performed by Ann Butler accompanied by Jay Brennan on piano
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Hard to take today....
24 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Back in the early 1920s, Bert Savoy and Jay Brennan had a most unusual and very popular stage act. Savoy did a drag act and Brennan was the, pardon the term, 'straight man'. However, in an odd fluke of nature, Savoy was killed by lightning and Brennan didn't want to toss away the act, so he hired several others to play Savoy's part. Oddly, here he is working with Ann Butler who is in essence playing a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman!

So is this act any good? Well, not especially. The jokes are corny and come VERY quickly...too quickly for my taste. Had they just slowed down, I think it would have been better. Not good...but better! An odd curiosity, the team returned to do one additional Vitaphone short.


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