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Release Date:
5 July 1925 (USA) See more »
Charley is plagued with failure and with his brother-in-law, who's allergic to labor. When he decides to take the family on a camping trip... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Charley Chase ... The Husband
Katherine Grant ... The Wife

Oliver Hardy ... Remington - the Brother-in-Law (as 'Babe' Hardy)
Lon Poff ... Mr. Jolly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sammy Brooks ... (uncredited)
Kathleen Collins ... (uncredited)
William Gillespie ... Latin American Official (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Steward Who Drops Plates (uncredited)
Nancy McKee ... The Daughter (uncredited)
Jules Mendel ... (uncredited)
Dorothy Morrison ... Little Black Girl (uncredited)
George Rowe ... (uncredited)
Charles Stevenson ... Medical Officer (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... The Salesman (uncredited)

Fay Wray ... Potential Pen-Buyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey (uncredited)
Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Drazin (musical score composed by) (2005 alternate version)
Cinematography by
Fred Jackman (uncredited)
Len Powers (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lewis R. Foster .... assistant director (uncredited)
Music Department
David Drazin .... musical score performer (2005 alternate version)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
F. Richard Jones .... supervising director (uncredited)
Fay Wray .... in memoriam (2005 alternate version)
Crew believed to be complete

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22 min (2005 alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:o.Al. | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
All at Sea, 3 May 2002
Author: boblipton from New York City

A lesser but still funny Charley Chase short from his peak period. All not as tightly plotted as MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE, it has its amusing moments as Charley and his family -- his wife, Katherine Grant, his useless brother-in-law, Oliver Hardy, and a child they picked up on the dock while losing their daughter take an ocean voyage in an ocean liner built of swiss cheese. That's a non-screaming Fay Wray as a housewife Charley tries to sell a squirting fountain pen to.

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