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Title Becoming Charley Chase [videorecording] / films by Charley Chase.

Imprint [Alexandria, VA] : Allday Entertainment ; [Tulsa, OK] : VCI Entertainment [distributor], [2009]

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 GDL Central Library DVD    BEC    DUE 11-06-20
Description 4 videodiscs (450 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 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.).
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).
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.
Summary Charley Chase transformed the world of screen comedy from slapstick violence into a sophisticated comedy of manners, and laid the groundwork for the modern sitcom.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, full screen presentation.
Language Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Subject Chase, Charley, 1893-1940.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Short films.
Comedy films.
Silent films.
Added Author Chase, Charley, 1893-1940.
Chase Hargis, June.
Allday Entertainment (Firm)
VCI Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Parrott chase.
Evolution of a gag.
Sounds of silence.
ISBN 155739587X
9781557395870
Standard No. 089859856228
Music No. 8562 Allday Entertainment

 
    
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