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Something Simple (1934)

Approved  |   |  Short, Comedy, Romance  |  8 September 1934 (USA)
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Taken to a hospital, after suffering a dizzy spell, Charley is told by a 'nut', posing as a doctor, that he suffers from 'Tetra-Ethyl", and the only remedy is to sit down, relax, clear the ... See full summary »

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Mr. Henderson - Betty's Father (as Del Henderson)
Arthur Housman ...
Drunk Conventionaire
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Taken to a hospital, after suffering a dizzy spell, Charley is told by a 'nut', posing as a doctor, that he suffers from 'Tetra-Ethyl", and the only remedy is to sit down, relax, clear the mind and recite a nursery rhyme. The fake doctor gives Charley a package to deliver to Mr. Henderson, the "Supreme Crown of the Knights of the Brown Derby." At the hotel, hosting a convention of "Brown Derbies," Charley suffers a dizzy spell and the only place he can find to sit down is in Mr. Henderson's lap, where he recites "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Mr. Henderson, it is revealed, also suffers from "Tetra-Ethyl." Seized by an attack, Henderson sits down and tries to recite "Who Killed Cock Robin," but forgets the lines, which Charley and Henderson's daughter, Betty, sing in a song together. That, coming at the end of the second reel,is all it takes for Charley and Betty to decide to get married. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Who Killed Cock Robin
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Music by Marvin Hatley
Lyrics by Charley Chase and Walter Weems
Sung by Charley Chase and Betty Mack
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Typical Chase
6 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By 1934, the Hal Roach-Charley Chase shorts had become standardized. Chase took over the direction of the shorts and he usually had a co-director. In this case, the co-director is Walter Weems, a Sennett gag writer. Chase directed under his real name, Charles Parrott. There are no surprises in the film. It is a fast moving two reels of slapstick and nonsense dialog. Unlike many of the Chase shorts of this period, there really isn't much in the way of plot. A charming touch in most of these Roach shorts is the use of the actor's real names in the shorts. Charley Chase is almost always referred to as Charley Chase. Betty Mack's character is Betty, perennial drunk Arthur Housman is Mr. Houseman, and even Lew Kelly is referred to in a newspaper story as Lew Kelly. Only Del Henderson has a character name. The only thing missing in this short is the usual background music by Leroy Shield. It would have given this short a little more oomph.


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