How Burke and Burke Made Good (1914)

Stranded in London, Burke and Burke, comedians, are glad to come to America and give their act in cheap vaudeville houses for ten dollars a week joint salary. Arrived in New York, they are ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Lambart (as Harry Lambert)

Writer:

Charles Brown (story)
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Hughie Mack ... Burke #1
Templar Saxe Templar Saxe ... Burke #2
Arthur Metcalfe Arthur Metcalfe

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Stranded in London, Burke and Burke, comedians, are glad to come to America and give their act in cheap vaudeville houses for ten dollars a week joint salary. Arrived in New York, they are immediately put to work. They no sooner get into their miserable little dressing-room at the top of a long flight of iron steps when they are called to appear before the audience. Their performance is so bad that it brings nothing but jeers. But whether good or bad, the manager intends to make the comedians, Burke and Burke, work for their ten dollars. They are kept busy all through the day and until late at night. When they appear for the last time, they are so fatigued they lean on each other for support, and are too weak to even use their slapsticks. Burke and Burke get into bed as soon as they reach their boarding-house. They fall asleep before saying goodnight and dream about having to be ready to give their act the next morning. While they are deep in slumberland, the house catches fire. All ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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The spectator has to wait a bit for its joke
9 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Burke and Burke are vaudevillians, song and dance artists and their luck in making good furnishes a dandy little farce. The spectator has to wait a bit for its joke; but when it comes it is worthwhile. We ourselves had to roar and it gave us, as well as the whole house, a good time. - The Moving Picture World, February 21, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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