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Release Date:
12 April 1925 (USA) See more »
They thought Jimmy was a "Bad Boy" Brodie so tough he went to school in a cannon. (Lobby card).
In this two-reeler, Jimmy Jump wants to please both of his parents, but they disagree about everything... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Charley Chase ... Jimmie
Martha Sleeper ... Jimmie's Girl Friend
Evelyn Burns ... Jimmie's Mother
Hardee Kirkland ... Jimmie's Father
Noah Young ... Dance Hall Troublemaker
Eddie Borden ... Dance Hall Proprietor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Anderson ... Foreman (uncredited)

Olive Borden ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Charles Force ... Iron Worker (uncredited)
Jack Gavin ... Cop (uncredited)
Dick Gilbert ... Dance Hall Tough Guy (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Dance Hall Tough Guy (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Iron Worker (uncredited)
Robert Page ... Iron Worker (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... Iron Worker (uncredited)
'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil ... Porter (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (titles)

Produced by
F. Richard Jones .... supervising producer
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Dave Knudtson (musical score composed by) (2005 alternate version)
Maurice Saylor (2009)
Cinematography by
Len Powers (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Music Department
Dave Knudtson .... musical score performer (2005 alternate version)
The Snark Ensemble .... music performers (2009)
Crew believed to be complete

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19 min (2005 alternate version)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:TV-G (TV rating)


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Funny throughout, 1 September 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

This is one of several Chase shorts directed by Leo McCarey. Chase as Jimmie is the son of a wealthy industrialist and a bit of a weakling. His father tells Jimmie that he must work his way up in the business starting at the bottom. As an inter title card explains "Jimmie went to work in the great iron foundry where men were men and nothing could be done about it." Jimmie just doesn't fit in. To make matters worse, his mother has him participate in a garden dance of the sort popular then and he prances around playing a Pan like character. Observing this, both Jimmie's father and girlfriend are disgusted. So Jimmie decides to toughen up and meet his girlfriend at a working class dance hall pretending to be Bad Boy Brodie, a notorious thug. His ruse is discovered and a brawl ensues. His parents arrive and even they get into the act. It's all great fun highlighted by the cute meet between Jimmie and his girlfriend, Jimmie's lunch with a fellow workman at the foundry and the dance hall scenes. A clever and entertaining short. A plus is seeing Martha Sleeper as Jimmie's girlfriend. She had a memorable role in the great Max Davidson short "Pass the Gravy."

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