Charley My Boy!


25m 1926

Brief Synopsis

In this short silent comedy, Charley Chase manages to get drenched in oil during his search for a job.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Short
Silent
Release Date
1926
Production Company
Hal Roach Studios, Inc.
Distribution Company
Pathé Exchange

Technical Specs

Duration
25m

Synopsis

In this short silent comedy, Charley Chase manages to get drenched in oil during his search for a job.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Short
Silent
Release Date
1926
Production Company
Hal Roach Studios, Inc.
Distribution Company
Pathé Exchange

Technical Specs

Duration
25m

Articles

Charley My Boy!


The Charley Chase comedies were the top moneymaking films from the Hal Roach studios by 1925 and this comedy shows why. Chase is in fine form as the dapper and energetic young man who is mistakenly invited to the boss's home for dinner after a coworker has spiked his milk with sleeping tablets. Chase had developed a strong friendship with his young director, the future Oscar-winner Leo McCarey, and they collaborated as creative equals on dozens of Chase shorts. It was Chase who worked out the elaborate gag in the opening scene involving an illegally parked car, a policeman, and Chase's efforts to save the girl from a ticket. "It was really Chase who did most of the directing," McCarey shared in an interview years later. "Whatever success I have had or may have, I owe this to his help because he taught me all I know."

By Sean Axmaker
Charley My Boy!

Charley My Boy!

The Charley Chase comedies were the top moneymaking films from the Hal Roach studios by 1925 and this comedy shows why. Chase is in fine form as the dapper and energetic young man who is mistakenly invited to the boss's home for dinner after a coworker has spiked his milk with sleeping tablets. Chase had developed a strong friendship with his young director, the future Oscar-winner Leo McCarey, and they collaborated as creative equals on dozens of Chase shorts. It was Chase who worked out the elaborate gag in the opening scene involving an illegally parked car, a policeman, and Chase's efforts to save the girl from a ticket. "It was really Chase who did most of the directing," McCarey shared in an interview years later. "Whatever success I have had or may have, I owe this to his help because he taught me all I know." By Sean Axmaker

Quotes

Trivia