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18 May 1924 (USA) See more »
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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nothing too exciting here, but it's short and Charley Chase acts pleasantly silly See more (10 total) »


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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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Additional Details

USA:12 min (2005 alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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nothing too exciting here, but it's short and Charley Chase acts pleasantly silly, 23 April 2005
Author: Mary-18

This is one of my least favorite Charley Chase shorts. The setting is a newspaper office, and a whole cast of characters is introduced at the beginning of the film. But actually, all the brain power I spent trying to learn who the characters were was completely unnecessary--the setting and characters don't matter at all. There's no real plot here--it's April Fool's Day, and everybody tries to pull a prank on everybody else. Too many of the pranks are predictable: dribble glass, rubber hammer, ink on a chair, etc. The only real laugh I got out of this was towards the end, after the editor's wife calls to say that her house is on fire, but of course nobody believes her. The ending is predictable, although still cute. I also was disappointed in the rather dull way that the movie is filmed. I'm used to Charley Chase films having a snappier editing style and camera work that really takes advantage of the set locations. This one just didn't live up to Charley's other work.

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