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18 May 1924 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Charley Chase ... Jimmy Jump
Blanche Mehaffey ... The Editor's Daughter
Noah Young ... Smith - Assistant Editor
Jack Gavin ... The Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Gilmore ... The Editor's Wife (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Bit Role (uncredited)
George Rowe ... Bit Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ralph Ceder 
 
Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dave Knudtson (musical score composed by) (2005)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Doran (photographed by)
 
Music Department
Dave Knudtson .... score performer (2005)
 
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
 
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USA:12 min (2005 alternate version)
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USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Continuity: 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 »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Funny Light Comedy, 24 February 2006
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

This funny, light one-reel comedy relies exclusively on the "April Fool" premise, but it has enough amusing material to keep it going, and the carefree style works well enough. It combines some pretty familiar gag ideas with a couple of creative ones.

There isn't much of a story, just Charley Chase, Noah Young, and the other workers in a newspaper office playing "April Fool" jokes on one another. Their efforts include some of the shopworn hazards that anyone who knows a practical joker could still face from time to time, but most of them are set up cleverly enough to make them funnier than they would be on their own.

Although it's mostly a series of isolated gags on the main theme, it works rather well because it also shows a few simple insights into the psychology of the characters as they play tricks on one another. There's nothing deep or fancy, but just enough to make a short, simple feature entertaining.

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