Charley is one of four identical brothers, which drives his girlfriend nuts.


(as Charles Parrott),


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Cast overview:
Charley / Hal / Henry / Eddie / Charlotte / Baby 1 / Baby 2 / Baby 3 / Baby 4
Betty Mack ...
Florence Roberts ...


Mom lives with her four grown sons, identical quadruplets: Charley's a doctor, and the other three are a bus conductor, a traffic cop, and a taxi driver. Walking to work, Charley bumps into a young lady, they chat, and he tells her he'll see her again. Within minutes she thinks she's going crazy as she goes from bus to street, to cab, to doctor's office and encounters four men who look identical to the man she's just met. Charley straightens her out and invites her to meet the family that night: the boys are rehearsing for a musical number. Can she tell them apart long enough to flirt with the right one? And if she does, then what? Written by <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

17 March 1934 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Charley Chase plays nine roles in this short, and shaved off his trademark mustache in order to play five of those parts. See more »


Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
Music by Irving Berlin
Played when the breakfast table is being laid out
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Chase Times Nine
5 February 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Four Parts (1934)

*** (out of 4)

Technically impressive short has Charley Chase playing quadruplets. The dentist brother ends up fighting in the street with a woman (Betty Mack) for a penny and later the woman begins to feel she's going crazy because she's seeing the guy everywhere, although she doesn't realize it's the man's brothers. That night she goes to his house for dinner where she meets them all and a few other surprises. This isn't anywhere near the funniest movie Chase made but it's perhaps the most technically impressive one I've seen. I think most people are going to remember Buster Keaton's THE PLAYHOUSE where he played more than a dozen musical parts to put on a show with only him in the cast. There's a nice musical number here where Charley is playing the four brothers all on a different instrument. We also get a funny sequence where Chase, minus his famous mustache, is playing a woman and I must admit that I found this to be the funniest part of the film. Chase almost appears to be having too much fun but it's a funny sequence. Another good one is the final sequence where yet another four more roles by Chase appear. He ends up playing nine different roles here and I thought he did a remarkable job at making the brothers so different and making sure each had their own personality. The main focus of the movie is on Mack and her reaction to the brothers and her comic timing is a tad bit off and I think this hurts the movie somewhat.

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