Charley writes the national anthem for the country of Nicarania and winds up getting mixed up in a revolution there.





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Complete credited cast:
Sgt. Chase
President of the Revolutionary Party of Nicarania
Carlton Griffin ...
Lt. Griffin
Nancy Torres ...
Commanding General


Army Sgt. Charley Chase, an aspiring albeit not very good songwriter, is the cause of grief for most of his superior officers, such as the General and Lt. Griffin. Charley is able to sell one of his reworded songs to President of the Revolutionary Party of Nicarania as Nicarania's national anthem. What Charley was unaware of at the time was that the President is a wanted man, the General who is able to capture him and place him under the watch of Lt. Griffin. Hijinks ensue when penniless Charley and his equally penniless friends try to get supplies for a party with Charley's Latina girlfriend Rita and her friends, and to get the President out of jail solely so that he can sing in Charley's quartet for the party. Charley has to hope that the President keeps to his word and returns to jail after the party is over. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short






Release Date:

28 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Back in Uniform
17 July 2015 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This Charley Chase short is a semi-sequel to his 1930 short HIGH Cs. Again, Charley is in uniform and dealing with Carlton Griffin and three other soldiers in a barbershop quartet and hijinks.

This time, though, instead of World War One France, they're trying to capture Luis Alberni,a Latin American revolutionary for whom Chase has written a national anthem. It's not tightly plotted compared to other Chase two-reelers; the musical interludes, comic double takes and brawls take up too much time. Still, with a supporting cast including Billy Gilbert and Jimmy Adams, it's sure to please fans of this highly inventive comedy actor/director.

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