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H.M. Walker (titles)
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24 January 1926 (USA) See more »
A hard boiled business man wants his daughter to marry for wealth, and not for love. Charley comes into the office seeking a job... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charley Chase ... Charley
Katherine Grant ... Dodo
Walter James ... President T.J.
William Courtright ... Old Charley aka Charleyhorse

Fred Kelsey ... Cop (as Fred A. Kelsey)
Sidney D'Albrook ... Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bowen ... Applicant (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (titles)

Stan Laurel  additional material (uncredited)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
Cinematography by
Harry W. Gerstad  (as Harry Gersted)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Other crew
F. Richard Jones .... supervising director

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1.33 : 1 See more »
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UCLA Film and Television Archive restored print had television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on October 12, 2014.See more »


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What's in a Name?, 13 October 2014
Author: boblipton from New York City

The surviving prints of this Charley Chase short don't look so good. Still, that's all right. It's a piece from Charley's peak period, a fall story, good acting and lots of good comedy gags, some of which were apparently supplied by Stan Laurel, who was working behind the camera as much as in front of it at this time. Better this than a lot of bad stuff that survives in perfect prints.

The story is that Katherine Grant has been told off to marry an old man, which she doesn't care for; Charley is looking for a job. Guess who's father he goes to work for. And guess the name of the man Miss Grant is supposed to marry.

The plot is run out fully in this two-reeler, laced with the usual fine gags that Mr. Chase's unit used to punctuate them. Miss Grant -- this would be the next to last movie she would be in -- is pretty and does some nice reactions to Charley's shenanigans. Fred Kelsey plays a cop. What more do you want? Except for a good copy?

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