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Manhattan Monkey Business (1935)

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When Charley can't pay his bill at a restaurant, he is forced to become a waiter.


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Complete credited cast:
Charley aka Francois
James Finlayson ...
Joyce's Father


When Charley can't pay his bill at a restaurant, he is forced to become a waiter.

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

9 November 1935 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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While Charley is dancing with Joyce Compton, her shoulder strap keeps disappearing and reappearing from shot to shot. See more »


When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Charley Chase while dancing
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Mediocre Comedy Short
10 November 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Guess I'm the first person to review this short. Wish I had something better to say about it. It's a fairly corny little comedy about a guy who can't pay his dinner bill so he's put to work waiting tables. As you might expect from having seen anything ever, comedy ensues. Or at least it's supposed to. Instead you get lame gags like fake mustaches and pulling a guy's toupee off in public. It's all harmless enough but not very sophisticated or funny for that matter. This is my first exposure to Charley Chase and I don't think I'll be calling him one of the comedy greats anytime soon. For some reason he seems very pleased by his own antics, even making himself laugh. Some of the background players laughed too. I guess you had to be there. Oh I did like cutie Joyce Compton though. She alone was worth watching it.

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