Charley Chase: At Hal Roach: The Talkies Volume One 1930-31
This 2-DVD collection of 18 hilarious comedy shorts are as timelessly funny today as when they were originally released and feature a great, but somewhat neglected comedian, Charley Chase, in some of his prime work. Charley Chase was one of the most popular comedy stars in both the silent and sound eras.
This 2-DVD collection of 18 hilarious comedy shorts are as timelessly funny today as when they were originally released and feature a great, but somewhat neglected comedian in some of his prime work. Charley Chase was one of the most popular comedy stars in both the silent and sound eras. His talkie shorts for Hal Roach have never been collected into a comprehensive collection before, and this first of a planned multi-volume collection is designed to reacquaint comedy fans to his wonderful short films. Comedian Charley Chase was a consistent box office money and fun-maker for Producer Hal Roach during the Silent and Sound Eras. Volume One is the beginning of the first comprehensive collection of Chase’s Hal Roach talkie comedies, culled from 1930-31, years in which many of his films featured Charley’s frequent leading lady, the lovely and vivacious Thelma Todd, later a Hal Roach star too.
Disc 1 – 1930
The Real McCoy
All Teed Up
Fifty Million Husbands
Looser Than Loose
Disc 2 – 1931
The Pip from Pittsburg
One of the Smiths
The Panic Is On
Skip the Maloo!
What a Bozo!
The Hasty Marriage
1930-31 | 413 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles | 1.37:1 | Dolby Digital | All Region | NR
• Commentaries on each short by noted film historian and Hal Roach authority, Richard M. Roberts
• Bonus comedy: “La Señorita de Chicago” (Spanish version of “The Pip from Pittsburg”)
• Poster & Stills Gallery
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