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The Count Takes the Count (1936)

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Charley Chase
Andrea Leeds ...
Gloria Grayson (as Antoinette Lees)
Kewpie Morgan ...
Henry - the Sheriff
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22 February 1936 (USA)  »

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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
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Can you count on it?
6 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This breezy, exuberant comedy short is pretty formless but still good fun. The atmosphere and the performances from star Charley Chase are here sufficient to carry one enjoyable along without the lack of sense doing too much damage to the fun of the two-reeler.

We start with the somewhat odd but acceptable premise that Charley is in trouble at work because he has allowed his company to insure a wedding against its being called off (surely an excellent opportunity for insurance fraud of such a policy really exists!), then there is some connect-the-dots mistaken identity.

Largely, though, the story is a setup for some chases and the gags that surround them, as well as a substantial sequence revolving around a sheriff whose ideas of law enforcement are odder than Charley's company's ideas of insurance: he invites Charley and his fellow fugitive to have dinner and stay over at his house after their arrest. It's pretty transparently an excuse to use somebody's ideas for gags to do with eating dinner and going to bed while wearing handcuffs (ah-hem), but that doesn't feel like it matters much.

In all, it moves quickly, and is carried out with a great sense of fun.


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