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Charley is afraid of dogs, and one chases him into a phone box, which a stuffy aristocrat has just left to get more change, to continue the phone call with his fiancée, who is being forced by her parents to marry him. Charley agrees to help the girl, and is mistakenly hired as a butler at the same house. That evening, there's a big party at the house, and he has to find out which of the 20 girls there is the right one. The moment, he finds her, he gets the order to bathe the Duke, her dog, but he thinks she's talking about the future son-in-law... Meanwhile, the father, fed up with the aggressive dog, gives another domestic the order to get rid of the dog at midnight, when he hears him howling like a dog, the dog will be thrown by him out of the window. The aristocratic fiancée is in reality a crook, and is going to throw the safe out of the window, his partner in crime shall be prepared, when he hears him howling like a dog at midnight. Charley tells the girl that he will be ready ... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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6 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dog Shy (1926)

*** (out of 4)

Charley Chase comedy has him playing a man afraid of dogs. A chance meeting on a phone leads him to the home of a beautiful woman whose parents are forcing her into a marriage with a no good nobleman. Chase, and that charm, must try to work over the girl but more importantly, impress her mom with his dog skills. This is a pretty good comedy that features Chase working well with the dog, known as Buddy. The two man quite a few shorts together and were a pretty good team considering how many laughs they could create. Just take a look at the scene where Chase tries to give him a bath and they both end up in the water. I think the majority of their scenes together are extremely funny and certainly more entertaining than the rest of the film. The entire subplot of the woman not wanting to marry the man is pretty boring and doesn't add too many laughs. One good scene is when Chase thinks he's suppose to give the man a bath.


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