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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.


Murray Roth


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Cast overview:
Jay Brennan Jay Brennan ... Jay
Ann Butler Ann Butler ... Ann


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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Short | Comedy | Music







Release Date:

9 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #833 See more »


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?
Performed by Ann Butler accompanied by Jay Brennan on piano
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What am I missing?
6 December 2016 | by Greg PalmerSee all my reviews

What is this? This is not funny. This is..... something. The puns are bad, there's not much action going on here. The jokes fall flat. Maybe this was hilarious in 1929, but in 2016..... no. It's completely lost. It's like something out of Seinfeld, but even less so. What is this? This is something, but it's nothing at the same time. The song? She's not singing, she's almost rapping. It's over-rehearsed, it's dull, and it's tiresome. I feel like I'm not missing anything, but I am missing something. What am I missing? "Can You Imagine a Guy Like That?" Yeah, I can. He sounds like the kind of guy this country needs. He sounds like a man perfect for a woman. I consider this piece to be a piece of film history, if only to show that Vitaphone and Warner Bros. had too much film and time on their hands.

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