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Why Bring That Up

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Director  George Abbott
Duration  
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Language  English
Why Bring That Up movie poster
Writer  Octavus Roy Cohen, George Abbott, Hector Turnbull
Release date  March 31, 1929 (1929-03-31)
Tagline  "The Two Black Crows" - MORAN and MACK - in their first ALL TALKING Production.

Why Bring That Up? is a 1929 American black-and-white musical film starring minstrel show comedians Charles Mack and George Moran as Two Black Crows.

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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" star in their own revue and save money 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.

Plot

Georges 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" star in their own revue and save money 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 Bettys lover quarrel, Charlie is injured.

Cast

  • Charles Mack - Mack
  • George Moran - Moran
  • Evelyn Brent - Betty
  • Harry Green - Irving
  • Bert Swor - Bert
  • Freeman Wood - Powell
  • Lawrence Leslie - Casey
  • Helen Lynch - Marie
  • Selmer Jackson - Eddie
  • Jack Luden - Treasurer
  • Monte Collins - Skeets (as Monte Collins Jr.)
  • George Thompson - Doorman
  • Eddie Kane - Manager
  • Charlie Hall - Tough (as Charles Hall)
  • Virginia Bruce - Bit Part (uncredited)
  • Soundtrack

  • Do I Know What Im Doing While Im in Love, written by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting) and Sam Coslow
  • Shoo Shoo Boogie Boo, performed by Ethel Waters, written by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting) and Sam Coslow
  • References

    Why Bring That Up? Wikipedia
    Why Bring That Up? IMDb Why Bring That Up? themoviedb.org


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