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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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