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The Country Gentlemen (1929)

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Murray Roth (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Born Jack Born ... Himself
Elmer Lawrence Elmer Lawrence ... Himself
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born and Lawrence in 'The Country Gentlemen' 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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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #2885. See more »

Quotes

Jack Born, Himself: Then we went to Italy.
Joe: Italy! Well, you must have had a good time there. Did you see the gondolas?
Jack Born, Himself: Oh, yes, we had dinner with them.
Joe: Did you visit the ruins at Pompeii?
Jack Born, Himself: Yes.
[Points to Elmer]
Jack Born, Himself: He married one.
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Soundtracks

Sleepy Time Gal
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting and Ange Lorenzo
Lyrics by Ray Egan and Joseph Alden
Performed by Jack Born and Elmer Lawrence
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Not particularly funny.
5 December 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I agree with Michael_Elliot's review. "The Country Gentlemen" isn't a particularly good short because it isn't particularly funny...a serious problem when it's supposed to be a comedy. And, I can see why Jack Born and Elmer Lawrence never went on to be famous film comedians.

When the film begins, the pair very awkwardly sing "Sleepytime Gal"...a modestly interesting ditty. But they don't know what to do with their hands and the song comes off poorly. Worse yet, when they talk and do comedy I never laughed once...and can only assume the duo were much, much better on stage than they were in front of the camera. A historical curio but not among one of the better Vitaphone shorts.


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