Allez Oop

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Allez Oop
Directed by Buster Keaton
Charles Lamont
Produced by E. H. Allen
E. W. Hammons
Written by Ewart Adamson
Ernest Pagano
Starring Buster Keaton
Cinematography Dwight Warren
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 25, 1934 (1934-05-25)
Running time
21 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Allez Oop is a 1934 American short comedy film starring Buster Keaton.[1] This was the second film Keaton made for Educational Pictures.[2]


Elmer (Buster Keaton) works at a clock repair shop and falls for a woman named Paula (Dorothy Sebastian), a customer who brings in her watch to be fixed. Eventually, Elmer invites Paula to go to the circus with him, where she soon becomes enamored with the lead trapeze artist (George J. Lewis). In an effort to win her heart, Elmer attempts to become an expert in acrobatics as well by practicing in his backyard with a swing and mattress, but with very little success. In the end, though, he is able to show his true mettle, performing amazing athletic feats in order to save Paula from a deadly fire.[2]


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  1. ^ Kehr, Dave. "NY Times: Allez Oop". NY Times. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Neibaur, James L. (2010). The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for MGM, Educational Pictures, and Columbia. Scarecrow Press. p. 85. ISBN 0810876833. 

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