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 ... See full summary »
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
Charley Chase - one of the greatest comedians ever
Charley Chase is almost forgotten today. If you are lucky enough to see one of his shorts today, you won't understand why. This one here contains a nice little song preformed by Chase and one dancing sequence, also preformed by Chase. Actually, you see two Chases dance; Charley plays a double role here: himself and "Pappy" a southern relative of Charley's. This underestimated short shows his many skills: He was a great actor (you wouldn't recognize him as "Pappy" if you wouldn't know it was him); he directed many of his own films; he was a great singer, a gifted dancer AND he had a secure sense of comical timing.
He should stand out as one of the greatest comedians ever lived, together with Chaplin, Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Stan Laurel.
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