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A few moments before Charley is going to marry, a "friend", who is jealous, gives him an anonymous note, stating that the bride has a wooden leg. Charley cancels the wedding, but agrees to leave her his very expensive engagement ring. His "friend" sees his chance to get the ring and tells her otherwise. But when he tries to hide the ring in his top hat, Charley finds out that he has mistakenly taken the wrong hat - the ring is in Charley's hat. And he decides to go on a cruise. The bride, who has found out the reason for Charley's change of mind follows them on her father's yacht. Aboard the liner, Charley is fooling around with his top hat, and it takes a while, till he finds out about the hidden ring and starts wondering about the situation... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Wooden Leg-o-phobia
10 March 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The beauty of Charley Chase's great great comedies of the mid-twenties -- MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE, CRAZY LIKE A FOX and this, HIS WOODEN WEDDING is that they are first, very funny and second, complete stories. A perfect little farce goes on in twenty minutes, instead of two or three hours. The stories make sense, if you assume the premises, the people do funny, funny things and the stories actually work.

Charley is about to get married, and his best man wants two things: Charley's bride and the heirloom diamond that Charley has given her as an engagement present. So he writes Charley an anonymous note that his bride has a wooden leg. Sounds stupid? Yes, well, it works, and several hilarious sequences ensue. It's twenty minutes of low comedy that will leave you gasping.


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