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The Poor Fish (1924)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  7 December 1924 (USA)
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Charley, frustrated by his office job, quarrels with his wife, after which they decide to switch jobs. She goes to the office and Charley does the housework. Having never done something ... See full summary »

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Jimmie Jump
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Charley, frustrated by his office job, quarrels with his wife, after which they decide to switch jobs. She goes to the office and Charley does the housework. Having never done something like this in his life before, he starts a chaos, something his mother-in-law was expecting... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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

Poor Fish, The (1924)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Jimmy Jump (Charley Chase) and his wife (Katherine Grant) get into a heated fight only to make up after they realize it's their jobs causing the stress. They then agree to switch places with her going out to work and Jimmy staying home to do housework. Of course he thinks staying at home is easier but soon the truth hits. This 10-minute Hal Roach short really isn't anything overly ground breaking but there are enough funny bits to make it worth viewing. Some of the highlights happen before the actual switch as the two actors have some nice chemistry together and their fighting is extremely funny and especially all the breaking of the dishes. When they finally do the switch all of the jokes are pretty routine but some of them manage to get laughs like the bathing of the canary. Another funny sequence happens when 'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil shows up as a salesman only to get a laugh out of seeing Jimmy dressed like a woman.


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