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H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Release Date:
3 September 1932 (USA) See more »
Harry is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charley Chase ... Fearless
Muriel Evans ... Muriel Evans
Clarence Wilson ... J. Caldwall Evans (as Clarence H. Wilson)
Heinie Conklin ... House Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ... Cop (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Dining Car Steward (uncredited)
Edward Dillon ... Evans' Lawyer (uncredited)

Billy Gilbert ... Effeminate Train Passenger (uncredited)
June Glory ... June Glory - Miss Philadelphia (uncredited)

Paulette Goddard ... Miss Hollywood (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Dorothy Layton ... Dorothy Layton - Miss San Francisco (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Fisherman (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Mrs. Evans (uncredited)

Directed by
James Parrott 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (dialogue)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
Cinematography by
Hap Depew 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Sound Department
James Greene .... recording engineer
Music Department
Leroy Shield .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter

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Additional Details

20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

The items in the laundry parcel thrown to fearless are the collars from shirts. In this era shirts still had detachable collars that were laundered and starched separately from the shirt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Old Ironsides (1926)See more »


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Big Laughs from Chase Comedy, 7 September 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Young Ironsides (1932)

*** (out of 4)

Very funny short has a couple of rich parents hiring "Fearless" (Charley Chase) to track down their daughter who is going out to California to enter a beauty contest. The parents fear this will ruin their reputation so Chase goes after the girl and gets some help from someone who he doesn't realize is actually the daughter. This isn't a masterpiece of comedy but there are enough big laughs here to make it worth viewing. THe more Chase films I see, silent or sound, the more I begin to feel he's perhaps the most underrated comedian from this era. Once again he does a masterful job at playing that lovable loser and some of the best moments happen early on as he tries playing tough only to get scared by a mouse as well as a fake tiger. The high pitched scream from Chase is priceless and will certainly have you laughing. The ending has Chase in drag, which was pretty funny as is another sequence aboard a train when Chase goes to whisper some sweet words to the lady only to end up in a dark tunnel. Muriel Evans plays the girl and is incredibly charming and extremely good looking as well. Heinie Conklin has a funny bit as a house detective and Billy Gilbert has a quick role. Paulette Goddard plays one of the beauty pageant entries as well.

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