Jimmy Jump is a cracked reporter at a behind-the-times daily newspaper. He also happens to be in love with the managing editor's daughter. It's Monday, April 1st and the paper's editorial ...
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Jimmy Jump is a cracked reporter at a behind-the-times daily newspaper. He also happens to be in love with the managing editor's daughter. It's Monday, April 1st and the paper's editorial staff has a great deal of trouble telling the difference between April Fool's jokes and real events. Written by
Jimmy Jump (Charley Chase) drinks from a dribble glass (leaks from the bottom) and the water is pouring on his suit vest, but there are no signs of dampness when he holds the glass away from him. See more »
This mid-silent era Chase short is not one of his more clever efforts, but it is fun for fans.
Basically it's a series of gags built around April 1st, April Fools day in the office of a newspaper. Office fool Charley at first gets the tricks played on him with mixed humorous results, then he turns the tricks on others only to have them backfire. Our lovable schlemiel (dolt) can always laugh at himself when things go wrong and that is why we love him. The plot is thin but, basically Charley's office nemesis Noah Young and rival plans to embarrass Charley and separate him from his love, the bosses daughter. Of course Charley has to win the girl in the end but his enthusiasm literally gets him in over his head and she finally saves his hide. Charley's 85th film out of 255, another one that needs to be put out on DVD!
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