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Big Red Riding Hood (1925)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  26 April 1925 (USA)
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Jimmy is asked by the Swedish Government to translate for educational purpose "Little Red Riding Hood", but he can't afford to buy the book, so he tries reading it at the book shop, ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Jump
Martha Sleeper ...
The Maid, Book Store Clerk
Helen Gilmore ...
Richard Daniels ...
The Maid's Father, the Book Store Dealer
Leo Willis ...
Cop
Jack Ackroyd ...
Another Scholar
John B. O'Brien ...
Car Thief (as Jack O'Brien)
Dick Gilbert ...
Car Thief with Glasses (as Fighting Dick Gilbert)
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Jimmy is asked by the Swedish Government to translate for educational purpose "Little Red Riding Hood", but he can't afford to buy the book, so he tries reading it at the book shop, something the owner doesn't like. But with a little help by the owner's wife it is not impossible, even when the book is bought by somebody else, put in a car and the car is stolen... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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26 April 1925 (USA)  »

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Le grand chaperon rouge  »

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Becoming Charley Chase
17 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Big Red Riding Hood (1925)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Swedish government asks bookworm Jimmy Jump (Charley Chase) to translate Little Red Riding Hood for them. Jimmy needs the extra money but he's actually never read the story so he must try to do so no matter what might get in his way. This one-reeler comes in a period where Chase had moved onto two-reelers so it's somewhat interesting that he would do a film like this when it's pretty clear that someone else might have been better for the job. I'm not saying Chase is bad here because he isn't but at the same time the material really isn't the strongest. The biggest problem is that the entire story idea is more interesting than funny. The idea that a cheap bookworm would do whatever it takes to read the story without having to buy the book is neat but we just don't get any laughs. The end of the story turns into a Buster Keaton like production as we have some bigger stunts than we normally see from Chase and this includes a sequence where he's attached to the car reading and not realizing that he's about to go over a cliff. We also get a fantasy sequence where the actual story is acted out and this here is pretty surreal and has a few laughs especially when Chase is trying to cut down some trees.


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