Why Bring That Up?

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Why Bring That Up?
Why Bring That Up? FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by George Abbott
Written by Octavus Roy Cohen (story)
George Abbott (screenplay)
Hector Turnbull (screenplay)
Starring Charles Mack
George Moran
Evelyn Brent
Harry Green
Bert Swor
Music by Sam Coslow (songwriter)
Leo Robin (songwriter)
Richard A. Whiting (songwriter)
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
Edited by William Shea
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 31, 1929 (1929-03-31)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Why Bring That Up? is a 1929 American black-and-white musical film starring minstrel show comedians Charles Mack and George Moran, as blackface team Two Black Crows.[1]


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.



  • Do I Know What I'm Doing While I'm 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


  1. ^ "Why Bring That Up?". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 

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