Charley poses as a hillbilly in his pursuit of a country girl.




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A city slicker from Elmira, NY, speeding through the back woods, gets a look at a lovely woman, a local school teacher, and decides to pose as a mountain man, the last of the McCoys, to get her attention. A skunk and a split in his trousers may derail him before he gets properly started. Then, local whiskey runners think he's an undercover cop. To prove his bona fides, the gang wants him to sing an Appalachian song. Can he deliver a convincing performance and win the mountain gal's heart? Or has he made a serious miscalculation? Written by <>

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1 February 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Hal Roach Studios production number C-27. See more »


Naomi Wise
Written by Carson Robison (as Maggie Andrews)
Sung by Charley Chase
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Charming Chase Comedy
30 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

City boy Charley Chase is smitten with Thelma Todd, who he thinks is a country girl. Edgar Kennedy, in his typical role of the period, Kennedy the Cop, tries to help him out. But what kind of help can anyone get from the bumbling Edgar? This was a Charley Chase vehicle meant to show Charley as a full service entertainer. He had been known as a silent, slapstick comedian, but it was really the way that Chase controlled his body that made him funny. Here, he gets to sing, dance, play musical instruments, deliver snappy dialogue and act as the leading man. He is terrific. Thelma Todd is lovely and charming as his sassy leading lady and Edgar Kennedy is always helpful in these early Hal Roach talkies.

"Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley", a pop song from the 1920s is used as the opening theme music. The rest of the background music is canned Vitaphone scoring. This is the same music Roach used for his late silent with synchronized music and sound effects films. It is bland and unobtrusive. The music which LeRoy Shield wrote in the coming months for subsequent comedies is much richer and memorable.

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