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30 March 1924 (USA) See more »
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Jimmy Jump is a coward. Everyone and everything makes him afraid. He cowers from the neighborhood children... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Charley Chase ... Jimmy Jump
Beth Darlington ... Dorothy - the Doctor's Daughter
Earl Mohan ... Lem Tucker - the Village Sheik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Cobb ... Member of the Gang (uncredited)

Mickey Daniels ... Member of the Gang (uncredited)
Helen Gilmore ... Lem Tucker's Mother (uncredited)
Ernest Morrison ... Member of the Gang (uncredited)
Andy Samuel ... Member of the Gang (uncredited)
Emma Tansey ... Jimmy's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
James Parrott  (as James G. Parrott)
 
Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dave Knudtson (musical score composed by) (2005 alternate version)
 
Music Department
Dave Knudtson .... performer: original score (2005 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
12 min (2005 alternate version)
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Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Becoming Charley Chase, 10 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Fraidy Cat, The (1924)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Jimmy Jump (Charley Chase) is the biggest coward in town as everyone picks on him. This includes the Our Gang group who shoot water on him and make is life on scare after another. Jimmy then learns he's going to die in a week so he decides to go out like a man. This is without question one of the best of the early Chase movies as he's just so good in the role of the coward that you can't help but love him but also love to see him get tormented. The Our Gang group made their debut here and their childish charm is easy to spot and it's easy to see why they would get their own series. Chase handles the material very easily and makes for a great number of laughs but one of my favorites has to be the scenes in his bedroom where he has a dummy that he picks on to try and build up courage. There's a lot more slapstick here than in your typical Jimmy Jump film but that's okay because Chase does this perfectly well.

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