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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)

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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Hard to believe, but fun, 1 April 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This isn't exactly the type of comedy short that Charley Chase was later known for making, as the film relies on a lot of physical humor and gags that seem more appropriate for a Keystone comedian--and this was pretty much the style in 1924 except for a few (such as Harold Lloyd). The sophistication and style of later Chase silents just isn't there. Now this ISN'T to say this is a bad film, but it does lack some of the polish of his later films.

Jimmy Jump (Charley's persona in many of his early films) is having a bad day at work, as time and again he falls victim to April Fool's jokes. As a result, he both wants revenge and doesn't believe much of anything he sees or hears---something that will get him in huge trouble towards the end of the film. There are lots of cute sight gags that make this all worth while--particularly at the very end. I won't elaborate further, as I don't want to spoil the surprise.

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