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Becoming Charley Chase

Author: Charley ChaseJune Chase HargisFritz SchadeMae BuschBlanche MehaffeyAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : Allday Entertainment ; [Tulsa, OK] : VCI Entertainment [distributor], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : No Linguistic Content
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This collection provides a comprehensive look at the early career of the brilliant director and major movie star, Charley Chase. He transformed the world of screen comedy from slapstick violence into a sophisticated comedy of manners, and laid the groundwork for the modern sitcom.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Comedy films
Fiction films
Short films
Silent films
Named Person: Charley Chase; Charley Chase
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charley Chase; June Chase Hargis; Fritz Schade; Mae Busch; Blanche Mehaffey; Katherine Grant; Allday Entertainment (Firm); VCI Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 155739587X 9781557395870
OCLC Number: 441939459
Language Note: Silent films with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Notes: Originally produced as motion picture shorts 1915 to 1925.
Special features: Audio commentaries by noted film historians; The Parrott chase, a 45 minute retrospective on the life and career of Charley Chase; The evolution of a gag, tracing the history of the mirror gag (8 min.); The sounds of silence, behind the scenes with the Snark Ensemble on the making of the music for this set; archival interview with Chase's daughter June Chase Hargis (15 min.).
Credits: Music, the Snark Ensemble, Ben Model, Redwine Jazz Band, West End Jazz Band.
Cast: Charley Chase, Fritz Schade, Mae Busch, Blanche Mehaffey, Katherine Grant.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (450 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen.
Contents: Disc 1. Charles Parrott at Keystone. Peanuts and bullets (1915, 12:13) --
Love in armor (1915, 13:29) --
Settled at the seaside (1915, 6:32) --
Rent jumpers (1915,11:01) --
Love, loot, and crash (1915, 12:21) --
Versatile villain (1915, 13:00) --
He wouldn't stay down (1915, 14:23) --
Married to order (1920, 16:11). Disc 2. Charley Chase becomes Jimmy Jump. At first sight (1924, 9:57) --
One of the family (1924, 10:13 --
Just a minute (1924, 12:17) --
Powder and smoke (1924, 9:57) --
Hard knocks (1924, 10:41) --
Don't forget (1924, 2:59) --
Fraidy cat (1924, 10:46) --
Publicity pays (1924, 9:55) --
Young Oldfield (1924, 9:41) --
Stolen goods (1924, 10:30) --
Jeffries, Jr. (1924, 9:27) --
Ten-minute egg (1924, 9:56) --
Seeing Nellie home (1924, 5:43) --
Outdoor pajamas (1924, 8:38) --
Sittin' pretty (1924, 10:15) --
Too many mammas (1924, 9:00) --
Bonus material. Accidental accidents (1924, 2:12). Disc 3. Jimmy Jump becomes Charley Chase. Poor fish (1924, 9:30) --
Rats knuckles (1925, 9:17) --
Hello baby! (1925, 10:29) --
Fighting fluid (1925, 9:50) --
Should husbands be watched? (1925, 9:34) --
Is marriage the bunk? (1925, 9:54) --
Bad boy (1925, 18:24) --
Big red riding hood (1925, 9:47) --
Looking for Sally (1925, 20:20) --
No father to guide him (1925, 19:09). Disc 4. Directed by Charley Parrott. Rolling stone (1919, 18:48) --
Flirts (1919, 21:38) --
Dumb bell (1922, 9:23) --
Soft pedal (1922, 9:50) --
Courtship of Miles Sandwich (1923, 19:12) --
Jus' passin' through (1923, 27:05) --
Dear old pal (1923, 9:38).
Other Titles: Parrott chase.
Evolution of a gag.
Sounds of silence.
Responsibility: films by Charley Chase.

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This collection provides a comprehensive look at the early career of the brilliant director and major movie star, Charley Chase. He transformed the world of screen comedy from slapstick violence into a sophisticated comedy of manners, and laid the groundwork for the modern sitcom.

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