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Charley Chase Comedy Collection. Program 1 [electronic resource] / Hal Roach presents.

Publication:
Harrington Park, NJ : Milestone Films, 2005.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (107 minutes)
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Other Title:
Cut to the Chase!
Subjects:
April Fools' Day -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Butlers -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
Charles Joseph Parrott of Baltimore, Maryland started out in vaudeville during the rough and tumble days in the first decade of the 20th century. Exactly 100 years ago this year, this young man fresh off the stage, started working at the Christie Film Company. During the next decade he worked as a juvenile lead, a gag writer and a comedy director. When he changed his name to Charley Chase and found himself featured in the Hal Roach's short comedies, he became one of the great geniuses and stars of Hollywood’s golden era of silent comedy. As renowned as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd at the time, Chase easily matched them laugh for laugh. The always-dapper Chase specialized in portraying the pleasant common man with very common skills placed in the most uncommon of circumstances. Chase's best performances at the Roach studio were directed by the legendary Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow, Duck Soup) and featured great character actors of the day including Bull Montana, Max Davidson and the lovely Katherine Grant.
Participant:
Charley Chase, Blanche Mehaffey, Martha Sleeper, Bill Montana, Max Davidson, Stuart Holmes, Katherine Grant, Fay Wray, Gladys Hulette, Oliver Hardy, Corliss Palmer, Vivien Oakland.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed February 03, 2017).
Contributor:
McCarey, Leo, director.
Roach, Hal, 1892-1992, producer.
Chase, Charley, 1893-1940, performer.
Alexander Street Press.
Milestone Film & Video, production company.
OCLC:
974286068
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.