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The Cracked Ice Man (1934)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  27 January 1934 (USA)
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Charley finds that he got more than he bargained for when he takes a job as a kindergarten teacher.

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Charley Chase
Betty Mack ...
Betty Mack
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Prof. Wm. Gilbert, Dean of School
Harry Bowen ...
The Ice Man
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Boy who says, 'Just skip it' (as Spanky)
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Charley finds that he got more than he bargained for when he takes a job as a kindergarten teacher.

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27 January 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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One Times One
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Written by Marvin Hatley, Charley Chase, Billy Gilbert and Eddie Dunn
Performed by Charley Chase and Betty Mack
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A Disorganized But Typically Amusing Chase Short
12 May 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charley is having a weird first day teaching at a boy's school. He gets into an argument with an iceman, rescues Florence Roberts' canary and is roped into teaching a kindergarten class -- and, of course, falls in love with co-star Betty Mack.

This one is mostly about the co-stars. Billy Gilbert shows up as the rather fey principal of the school and Charley's class is composed of members of Our Gang. Charley had a long connection to Our Gang. He had been the supervising producer of the series in its first year and had appeared in a couple of their shorts in the middle of the previous decade.

This one is structured a lot more erratically than most of Chase's shorts in this period, but he does get to sing a duet with Betty Mack to close out the movie. As with almost all of his shorts, this one is a delight.


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