Mr. Gallegher and Mr. Shean (lost animated short; 1931)
Screen Songs were animated cartoons produced by the Fleischer company (known for making the Betty Boop series). They were a continuation of Fleischer's own Sound Car-Tunes. The theater run was very limited (36 theaters), but it was a long run, lasting from 1929 to 1938.
Mr. Gallegher and Mr. Shean is a lost 1931 installment in this series featuring Al Shean of the comedy team Gallegher and Shean.
During this short, Al Shean is the only star of the show because Gallegher had unfortunately died in 1929. He sung their famous theme song," Mr. Gallegher and Mr. Shean", with a bouncing ball allowing the audience to sing along too.
This film is lost and has been for years. It was rumoured that Jack Miller, a character actor, had performed the role of Gallegher. However, according to a review on IMDb by a man who claims to own a 35mm print of the film, this is not the case.
- Wikipedia page for Screen Songs. Retrieved 13 Mar '19
- Wikipedia page for Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean (the comedy duo, not the short). Retrieved 13 Mar '19
- Wikipedia page for the song that the short is based on. Retrieved 13 Mar '19