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On the Wrong Trek (1936)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  18 April 1936 (USA)
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Charlie relates his harrowing vacation to his co-workers, including his encounter with two confused, derby-hatted hitchikers.


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Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase
Rosina Lawrence ...
Mrs. Chase
Clarence Wilson ...
Mr. Wilson (car owner)
Bonita Weber ...
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Cameo appearance (hitchhiker)
Cameo appearance (hitchhiker)


Charlie relates his harrowing vacation to his co-workers, including his encounter with two confused, derby-hatted hitchikers.

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

18 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caminho Errado  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Although they have no lines, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy contribute comedy to their sequence by "thumbing" for a ride in opposite directions. See more »


Charley Chase: [referring to the hitchhikers] They look like a couple of horse thieves...
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Let's Make It a Big Day
Written by Charley Chase
Performed by Charley Chase and Rosina Lawrence
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A pleasant comedy guaranteed to make you smile.
9 May 2000 | by (Downey, California) – See all my reviews

The time-honored story line of "On The Wrong Trek" features a family vacation gone awry due to the inclusion of an overbearing mother-in-law ("Mother knows best, dear."). What sets this story apart is the sheer likability and charm of Charley Chase and Rosina Lawrence as the husband and wife on a trip that's not going to go as planned. After many misadventures (and one hilarious episode where a good samaritan's offer of gasoline ends in his car being demolished), Charley and Rosina even provide a wonderful song and dance to a group of hobos. This comedy features gentle charm and family humor that would later become a mainstay in television sitcoms (there is even a funny cameo by Laurel & Hardy, with Chase making fun of Stan). This film is a wonderful introduction to Charley Chase, one of our most overlooked and underrated comedians.

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