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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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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A cute Charley Chase film, 1 April 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

While this isn't the best Charley Chase film (it tends to be a bit more "slapstick-y" than many of his later silents), it is very good and well worth seeing. Charlie has an unreasonably jealous wife who constantly accuses him of being unfaithful. She is so convinced that he MUST be cheating on her that she even enlists the help of a psychic to catch him. While the wife is out getting this help, Charlie decides to have some fun which quickly gets out of hand and results in a woman passed out in his apartment--just as the wife and mentalist come in the living room! So, it's up to Charley and his friend to try to both hide the multiple women now in the room (all there rather innocently, too) as well as pretend to be long-dead family members who will vouch for Charley's character! It's all really silly but good old fashioned fun. While the film lacks some of the polish of his better silents, it is fun to watch and worth a look.

By the way, look for James Finlayson without a mustache as the clerk at the front desk. Also, note the house detective who seems to think his job involves peeking in every keyhole and making sure no one is having any fun.

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