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Release Date:
2 August 1925 (USA) See more »
Despite his faithfulness, Melvin is always under suspicion by wife Mame. Complications erupt when a woman from a party across the hall passes out in Melvin's bedroom just before Mame returns. | Add synopsis »
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Charley Chase ... Melvin
Katherine Grant ... Mame - Melvin's Wife
Jane Sherman ... Mame's Friend
Lucien Littlefield ... The House Detective
James Finlayson ... The Desk Clerk (as Jimmie Finlayson)
William Gillespie ... The Bachelor
Kay Deslys ... Melvin's Chubby Date (as Kay de Lys)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Gavin ... Irate Husband (uncredited)
John T. Prince ... Old Nubbs - Banker (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... The Sheik (uncredited)

Martha Sleeper ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Donald Sosin (musical score composed by) (2005 alternate version)
Cinematography by
Len Powers (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier (edited by) (as Richard Currier)
Music Department
Donald Sosin .... musical score performer (2005 alternate version)
Other crew
F. Richard Jones .... supervising director
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Innocent Friends" - USA (review title)
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21 min (2004 alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:TV-G (TV rating)


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Liked The Music As Much As The Humor, 4 April 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Charley Chase plays "Melvin," a poor sap whose wife obsessively-jealous wife "Mame." The latter was played by a very pretty and sexy Katherine Grant, who makes me think this film should be the other way around with him jealous of her. Grant was a beauty pageant winner, by the way, but stopped making films two years after this.

Anyway, Mame tries to catch him in the act of cheating. However, Melvin is an upright guy who is not cheating nor even thinking about it. Even when some horny older woman is trying to get him to fool around in the backseat of a cab, he wants no part of it.

There are a few clever and funny sight gags in here, things I haven't seen in the Chaplin, Lloyd or Keaton films. Charley is a little different in his own way. One reviewer here said he looked like a cross between Dick Van Dyke and John Cleese, and I thought was pretty accurate. The last few minutes of this movie, as in many silent comedies, is hilarious.

One thing I really liked in this movie was the score. It was very snappy '20s music, mostly upbeat and a lot of fun to hear. Frankly, many of the scores from this era don't grab my attention....but this one did.

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