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Movie Night (1929)

 |  Short, Comedy, Family  |  11 May 1929 (USA)
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A family goes on its weekly outing to the movies, but the evening is hampered by an attempt to pass the wife's brother off as a child, a crowded theater, and the daughter's apparently contagious case of the hiccups.

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Charley Chase
Eugenia Gilbert ...
Mrs. Chase
Edith Fellows ...
The Chase Daughter
Spec O'Donnell ...
Mrs. Chase's Brother
Tiny Sandford ...
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Harry Semels ...
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A family goes on its weekly outing to the movies, but the evening is hampered by an attempt to pass the wife's brother off as a child, a crowded theater, and the daughter's apparently contagious case of the hiccups.

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This was Charley Chase's last silent comedy short. See more »

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A Classic
17 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This short was one of four shorts preceding Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" at the Silent Movie Theatre, a last-of-its-kind theatre remodeled through major investors and located on Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood, California. I should add that this movie theatre always has a highly- accomplished live pianist/organist who accompanies the shorts and features, live burleske acts and silent era trivia contests. All of this puts you in a great mood to begin with.

Live music always adds to the pleasure of a silent film. Plus the fact this theatre has its own sets of original reels of movies means the shorts are going to be close to DVD quality.

Never have I laughed as hard as I did at this memorable short.

I'm convinced that one critic's post here certainly did not see this short and probably confused it with another lesser work by Chase about the movies. The comedic timing is impeccable. His bladder-conscious little girl kicking everyone in the head as he carries her out of and back into his row inside the movie theatre is the best I've seen that shtick done. The hiccups his little girl catches ... precious and hysterical. His waistrel brother-in-law he tries to pass off as "under-12" for discounted movie tickets is funny.

I rarely give such a high score, but a 10 out of 10.


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