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Forgotten Sweeties (1927)



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Cast overview:
Anita Garvin
Mitchell Lewis
Shirley Palmer
Jerry Mandy
Charlie Hall
James Finlayson


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Comedy | Short





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10 April 1927 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Forgotten Comics
9 March 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a lesser but still very amusing short from Charley Chase's peak period: an ex-girlfriend of Charley's moves into his building with a new husband, and neither Charley's wife nor the new husband are happy with the situation.

Modern viewers might be confused by some of the 1920s dialogue ("I haven't seen you since Heck was a wienie" may need to be explained (see below) and there's a tremendous amount of sexual symbolism involving feet, socks and garters that don't add much to the usual visceral humor, even if they work together well for ex-lit majors like me.

As for the confusing bit of dialogue quoted above, there is a phrase "A dog's age" for a long time. This gave rise to "since Hector was a pup" and since frankfurters are sometimes called "hot dogs" and sometimes "wienies" (from Vienna sausages) and thus this particular bit of snappy dialogue.

As already said, amusing if not Chase's best. Don't start your friends on this one, but if they like his silent comedies, give it a well deserved shot.

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