Why Bring That Up? (1929)

80 mins | Comedy-drama | 12 October 1929

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HISTORY

For information about George Moran and Charles Mack, the vaudeville and burlesque black-faced comedians, please see the entry above for the 1932 film Hypnotized ... More Less

For information about George Moran and Charles Mack, the vaudeville and burlesque black-faced comedians, please see the entry above for the 1932 film Hypnotized . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 May 1929.
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New York Times
5 Oct 1929
p. 22.
Variety
9 Oct 1929
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Adpt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Do I Know What I am Doing While I'm in Love?" by Leo Robin and Richard A. Whiting
"Shoo Shoo Boogie Boo," by Leo Robin, Sam Coslow and Richard Whiting.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 October 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 4 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP766
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,036 ft.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,882
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in New York, the "Two Black Crows" are starred in their own revue and save to build their own theater on Broadway. Betty comes to the theater with her lover, who poses as a cousin and induces George to hire her. He showers her with jewels and money. She tries to persuade George to invest in oil stock her lover is selling, and though their act is a success, Charlie fires Betty. When Charlie and Betty's lover quarrel, Charlie is injured. Realizing that he has been duped, George is called to the hospital, and in desperation he does bits of the act for Charlie, who, as a result, regains ... +


George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in New York, the "Two Black Crows" are starred in their own revue and save to build their own theater on Broadway. Betty comes to the theater with her lover, who poses as a cousin and induces George to hire her. He showers her with jewels and money. She tries to persuade George to invest in oil stock her lover is selling, and though their act is a success, Charlie fires Betty. When Charlie and Betty's lover quarrel, Charlie is injured. Realizing that he has been duped, George is called to the hospital, and in desperation he does bits of the act for Charlie, who, as a result, regains consciousness. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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