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Southern Exposure (1935)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  6 April 1935 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Colonel Charley Chase / Pappy Chase
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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 Lew Amack

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That Sun, Sun, Sunny South
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Music by Marvin Hatley
Lyrics by Charley Chase
Sung by Charley Chase
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Charley Chase - one of the greatest comedians ever
13 November 2004 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

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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