WorldCat Identities

Chase, Charley 1893-1940

Works: 367 works in 555 publications in 1 language and 4,121 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  Comedy films  Drama  Slapstick comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Television comedies  Biographies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Restager , Director, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Composer, fmd
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charley Chase
Crook and Chase : our lives, the music, and the stars by Lorianne Crook( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes at one of the most popular shows in country music with The Nashville Network's "Dream Team."
The great toe mystery( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shoe clerk Parrott falls for a pretty girl, who has holes in her stockings, and whose husband objects to Parrott's attentions toward her
Charley Chase Comedy Collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy : the essential collection : the sound shorts and features from the Hal Roach library( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 10 discs of feature films and short films released between 1929 and 1942. Contains high definition, digitally restored black-and-white versions of films. All films in black and white except The tree in a test tube
The Charley Chase collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mum's the word: When a newly married woman conceals something from her husband, that's forgetfulness. When the husband holds out on his wife--that's usually a riot. Long fliv the king: A princess in America on a shopping trip receives a telegram that her father has died. She will be the new Queen, but only if she gets married within 24 hours. Figuring it is safe, she marries a man about to be executed. April fool: Jimmy Jump is a newspaper reporter in love with the managing editor's daughter. It's Monday, April 1st and the staff has a great deal of trouble telling the difference between April Fool's jokes and real events. Mighty like a Moose: Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great, meet by accident, and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out. Crazy like a fox: The story of a father that told his daughter who she could marry. And she told him where he could go. All wet: Jimmie Jump receives a telegram telling him to pick up an important shipment at the train station at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. No good deed goes unpunished, and Jimmie has a whole lot of trouble getting to the depot
A submarine pirate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiter Syd steals Cavender's plans for a submarine, and then commandeers the craft to rob a bullion ship. Locations include the harbors of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles
The lost films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy : the complete collection, volume 1( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You're darn tootin': Features Laurel and Hardy as bad musicians. Battle of the century: The world's greatest prizefight -- and most legendary pie fight! Wandering Papas: A rare short directed by Stan Laurel stars Oliver as a workcamp bully. Mighty like a moose: A hilarious film about two "ugly people." Why girls love sailors: A long-lost classic in which Stan ventures on ship to retrieve his kidnapped girlfriend. Mum's the word: Charley falls in love with his stepdad's daughter
The forgotten films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the films of Fatty Arbuckle, the grown-up fat boy of American silent cinema, who dominated silent film comedy from the days of Keystone until tragic events in 1921 shattered his career, throwing his film triumphs into obscurity. Blacklisted by Hollywood, Arbuckle continued directing dozens of film comedies under the pseudonym "William Goodrich" for almost another decade
American slapstick( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expect to find exploding cars, innocent bystanders smacked in the head with hammers, half-naked underwear models chased by cross-dressing villains, auctioneers crawling across airplane wings to retrieve false teeth, memory-impaired lovers, somnambulists, drunken reprobates, deranged acrobats, and the Keystone Kops
The first kings of comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious tribute to the era of silent slapstick comedy and all the uproarious comedians who built the comedy genre
The Charley Chase collection. slapstick symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 6 silent film shorts starring silent comic actor Charley Chase
Sons of the desert by William A Seiter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys try to get away from their wives to attend a national convention of "The Son of the Desert."
Stop! look! and laugh!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ventriloquist Paul Winchell introduces some of the original Three Stooges' funniest sequences. Features the Marquis Chimps in a rendition of the Cinderella story
Becoming Charley Chase( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Laurel and Hardy : sons of the desert( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidden by their wives to attend a rowdy Chicago convention, Stan and Ollie plan an ocean voyage for Ollie's health, knowing his wife cannot stand the ocean. With Stan as company for the voyage, the two go to Chicago and have a great time but receive a surprise at home. Includes background on making of the films plus home movies and photographs narrated by Lois Laurel, Stan's daughter
When comedy was king( Visual )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the movies of the great comedians of the silent film era with clips from classic scenes
The lost films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy : the complete collection, vol. 5( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of Laurel and Hardy shorts released from 1924 to 1929
His wooden wedding( Visual )

8 editions published in 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having worked in front and behind the cameras, Charley Chase became famous for starring in comedies populated with surreal misunderstandings originating from mundane situations. Known as the master of the comedy of embarrassment, Charlie Chase's nonchalant mannerisms, as well as his good looks, made him one of the most seductive silent-comedy heroes of the 20s
Funny girls : genders and their benders( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate the first ladies of early screen comedy with six sensational shorts which dispel the myth that comedy was primarily a man's domain. While Keystone's Bathing Beauties were satisfied to pose and look pretty, these dauntless damsels flung themselves into the making of mirth with spirited abandon
Slapstick encyclopedia (1909-1929)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting the Golden Age of screen comedy as it has never been presented before, "Slapstick Encyclopedia" collects more than fifty silent short comedies with new musical soundtracks. Laurel and Hardy, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin and more--from the early innovators, who redesigned the routines of vaudeville with narrative form, to the celebrated masters whose inspired improvisations helped establish the world dominance of American film, "Slapstick Encyclopedia" is your laugh-filled tour of this eternally appealing art
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Crook and Chase : our lives, the music, and the stars
Smile when the raindrops fall :bthe story of Charley Chase /cBrian Anthony and Andy Edmonds
Alternative Names
Charley Chase acteur et cinéaste américain

Charley Chase Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1893-1940)

Charley Chase attore e regista statunitense

Charley Chase pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Charley Chase US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Chase, Charles 1893-1940

Chase Charley 1893-1940

Chase Charlie 1893-1940

Parrot, Charles 1893-1940

Parrott, Charles 1893-1940

Parrott, Charles Joseph 1893-1940

Parrott, Charley 1893-1940

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