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The Count Takes the Count (1936)

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Charley Chase
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Gloria Grayson (as Antoinette Lees)
Kewpie Morgan ...
Henry - the Sheriff
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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
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[Background music for scene at dining table]
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Bound in Holy Matrimony
4 May 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charley Chase' insurance company has a million dollar policy on Andrea Leeds' wedding coming off. When Andrea runs away and cons Charley into thinking she's a detective in pursuit of herself, there's no shortage of great laughs.

Many of the gags involve Charley and Andrea being bound together or separately. They kiss when tied up at a gas station robbery; they are captured by the authorities and handcuffed together and look very comfortable, but when they are handcuffed to other people, there is the sort of uncomfortable comedy that Charley excelled in. Finally, Charley escapes with Andrea from the police, only to place her in a paddy wagon and drive her elsewhere.

As they so often did in his better shorts, the gag sequences reflect the overarching plot; in this case the courtship and marriage of Charley and his co-star.

Alas, this late Charley Chase classic would be near the end of his long and eminently satisfying career at Hal Roach. His boss was shutting down the unprofitable shorts department and trying his stars out in features. Laurel & Hardy had already made the transition. Chase's trial was NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, which failed for reasons having nothing to do with its quality. Miss Leeds would have a promising career for a few years, including a fine role in STAGE DOOR, then retire for marriage. Here, however, they are excellent in one of Charley's better sound shorts.


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