Connie Chase receives a letter from Chaseville in Chase County, Kentucky, informing her that her lawyer husband, Jimmie, is a descendant of the Blue Grass State Chases. Assuming that they ...
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Connie Chase receives a letter from Chaseville in Chase County, Kentucky, informing her that her lawyer husband, Jimmie, is a descendant of the Blue Grass State Chases. Assuming that they are now aristocratic heirs, they take a trip to visit their wealthy relations. They soon discover that Chaseville is a back-country hick town, and that their kin are dirt-poor illiterates who ambulate in bare feet. Nevertheless, Pappy (Charley Chase) could use Jimmie to defend him in a breach of promise lawsuit. Miss Lavinia Watkins sued him for not tying the knot, after pledging to marry her. The case is resolved as the courtroom becomes a dance floor, and everyone celebrates. Written by
So far, I've seen about 15 Charlie Chase shorts and invariably, I have noticed that the sound ones are just not as funny--as if the original silent wonderful formula just isn't there. While 15 or so films does NOT make me a definitive expert (I am sure there are some on IMDb who have seen and reviewed many more), it does seem to show some sort of trend.
This film is a pleasant diversion and that is about it. While it's not annoying like some of the Patsy Kelly-Charlie Chase films (geez, she was annoying and so, so very loud--something Chase never was), the film doesn't have a lot of humor to it. Instead of the usual funny situations, Charlie and his wife go to the hills of Kentucky where they meet up with Charlie's long-lost kin (including an uncle who is also played by Charlie). It's sort of like a live action version of Little Abner or the Beverly Hillbillies with 'corn likker', banjo music, shootin', sleepin' with pigs, etc. It's a cute diversion, but otherwise it's a pretty skipable film that is sure to irritate many Kentuckians!!
PS--In an early bit part, you'll see a very young Alfalfa Switzer in this film (from the Little Rascals).
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