Down 151,616 this week

Young Oldfield (1924)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  22 June 1924 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Jimmy always fantasied about racing. But now he has to pay the mortgage before noon or else he won't own his shop any longer.


0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 101 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
a list of 159 titles
created 19 May 2013
a list of 1311 titles
created 29 Dec 2013
a list of 281 titles
created 27 Apr 2014
list image
a list of 73 titles
created 11 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Young Oldfield" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Young Oldfield (1924)

Young Oldfield (1924) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Young Oldfield.


Credited cast:
Jimmy (as Charlie Chase)
Emma Tansey ...
Jimmy's mother
Marie Mosquini ...
Talky Ann
Joe Cobb ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willis Marks
Noah Young


Jimmy always fantasied about racing. But now he has to pay the mortgage before noon or else he won't own his shop any longer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Comedy




Release Date:

22 June 1924 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Por unos dolares de menos  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not at all Charley Chase's style...
23 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with Jimmy Jump (Charley Chase) in an auto race. And, inexplicably, he wins--beating out the great Barney Oldfield in the process (while forgotten today, Oldfield was like the Mario Andretti or Dale Earnhart of his day). However, soon he awakens and it turns out this is all a dream--an elaborately staged dream by the way! When he awakens, he learns from his mother that the rent MUST be paid today by noon but they are $8 short (wow, talk about a contrived plot!). So, clever Jimmy comes up with a variety of ways for their drug store to make a bunch of quick sales. But it looks as if it's all for naught--and the nasty landlord comes to gloat that soon the place will be his. However, Jimmy's love of fast driving comes into play and this results in a final portion of the film that is very reminiscent of a Mack Sennett chase comedy, as Charley drives a race car like a maniac to save the day.

This is a decent comedy. I loved the initial dream sequence. It was handled well and gave me a chuckle. However, making he comedy like a Keystone one with the car stunts wasn't especially welcome. Some of the scenes were pretty poorly done (like car stunts would have been faked a decade earlier) and Chase's style is totally wasted on this sort of comedy. Plus, throwing in the cheap black-face gag wasn't exactly funny either--then or now. All in all, a decent comedy but Chase was capable of so much better--and so much subtler comedy.

By the way, the chubby kid sitting outside the store is Joe Cobb--one of the original Our Gang kids. He doesn't have a lot to do--but it's clearly him.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Young Oldfield (1924) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: