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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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Mildly amusing Chase short, 31 August 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

Chase as Jimmy Jump is a reporter for a second rate newspaper. A title card introduces the paper's editor by saying "The editor like his newspaper suffers from poor circulation." It's April Fool's day and there are an interminable number of practical jokes being played against Charley, mostly by the obnoxious office boy. It comes to the point where Jimmy can't distinguish between a joke and the real thing. The humor level is pretty low as when Jimmy mistakes a real hammer for a rubber one and breaks the editor's office window. The most elaborate and best practical joke comes at the end, this one perpetuated by Jimmy's office nemesis, the assistant editor. An adequate comedy short but with one or two exceptions, just not as funny as many of the Chase shorts are.

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