James Finlayson manages to con Charley into becoming his partner in a failing dry cleaning shop that has been targeted by gangsters running a protection racket.

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Charley Chase
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When James Finlayson is threatened if his cleaning business doesn't cough up protection money for mobsters, he looks for a partner to take the heat for him. Charley Chase takes the job and finds himself with gangsters and a mail bomb on his hands. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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29 April 1933 (USA)  »

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Negócio de Cavação  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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His Silent Racket
23 July 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Charley Chase, a funny man who never got the acclaim of Chaplain, Keaton and Laurel and Hardy, stars as the object of a con set up by the wonderful James Finalyson, the owner of a dismal cleaning shop that is being eyed by the local muscle, who happens to run a racket for protection. Charley takes on the job, but when a package is dropped off, he doesn't know that he's become a target...for that package is a bomb. Chase is an utterly charming performer who plays the perfect clean cut, shy guy who happens to get himself into sticky situations. A performer worthy of rediscovery!


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