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Jimmie Jump is a boarding house resident who 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. Written by Silents Fan

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23 November 1924 (USA)  »

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Trempé jusqu'aux os  »

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Amusing & Resourceful
24 February 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This amusing and resourceful short comedy has the kind of setup that suited its star Charley Chase quite well, and it also comes up with quite a few ideas that prolong a simple situation, building it up until it becomes quite funny. It's the kind of deceptively simple-looking comedy often found in its era, with a crazy slapstick scenario that tends to obscure the inventive ideas that went into it.

The setup has Chase receiving a telegram and racing off to meet a train, only to get his car stuck in the mud. The whole movie just plays off of this situation, relying on the assortment of gag ideas and on Chase's knack for drawing out a humorous predicament. Martin Wolfkeil gets a couple of good moments in his sequence, and the humorous underwater repair scene works particularly well.

A simple description of the action probably wouldn't make it sound as funny as it actually is. The 1920s automobiles also give it a pleasantly nostalgic feel now, making it very much a part of its era, and an entertaining part at that. For all its lack of pretense, this is a fun little movie to watch.


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