Karl Dane - "The Hollywood Revue of 1929"
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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Karl and his partner George K. Arthur are tasked with laying out the red carpet ... while Jack Benny plays his violin. Undeterred by Benny's refusal to move, Karl takes things into his own hands.
Karl and George sing a duet, though Benny keeps throwing them off-key.
The film ends with the entire cast (perhaps even the entire M-G-M stable of actors and actresses) singing Singin' in the Rain (decades before the popular movie of the same name). This and several other scenes were filmed using an early color technology. Though Karl doesn't appear in close-up, that's George K. Arthur singing next to Joan Crawford!
These frames were grabbed from a version of the film that appeared in the LaserDisc box set The Dawn of Sound from M-G-M.
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