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The Beau Brummels (1928)

A happy and hilarious couple (also known as "The Beau Brummels") perform "While Strolling Through the Park" and "Don't Forget to Breathe or Else You'll Die."

Stars:

Al Shaw, Sam Lee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Al Shaw Al Shaw ... (as Shaw and Lee)
Sam Lee Sam Lee ... (as Shaw and Lee)
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Storyline

Vaudevillians Al Shaw and Sam Lee take to the stage in identical ill-fitting suits with bowlers and bow ties. Standing shoulder to shoulder facing the camera, they begin and end with comic songs; between the songs is a string of jokes and quips. The first song is a parody of "In the merry, merry month of May" and the concluding song is a song about a song. At the end, they throw in a bit of tap dancing. The camera doesn't move. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

22 September 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaw and Lee, the Beau Brummels 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 #2686. See more »

Quotes

Sam Lee: Around this house we have a porch. On this porch we keep thirty thousand geese.
Al Shaw: Thirty thousand geese on your porch?
Sam Lee: On my porch.
Al Shaw: They must be Portuguese.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Don't Forget to Breathe or Else You'll Die
(uncredited)
Performed by Al Shaw and Sam Lee
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A brilliant vaudeville routine
16 October 2007 | by newkidontheblockSee all my reviews

When one thinks of vaudeville, one thinks of...well, nothing at all. It's a dead art form of several generations before this and nearly forgotten all together. If you watched the Turner Classic Movies network between 9:45-10:45, you got a reminder. One of the better reminders (if not the best) came from Shaw and Lee. Dry as a desert, but one of the funniest short subjects I've ever seen. Great songs, side splitting dialogue, and all with a straight face. This one of things that made vaudeville great. If you like silly, but dry humor, this film is definitely worth a look and (shockingly) a listen! What will those Warner Brothers think of next?


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