In this two-reeler, Jimmy Jump wants to please both of his parents, but they disagree about everything. His father wants him to act more manly, although Jimmy gets his sensitivity from his ...
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In this two-reeler, Jimmy Jump wants to please both of his parents, but they disagree about everything. His father wants him to act more manly, although Jimmy gets his sensitivity from his mother. He wants to wed his girlfriend, and so accepts a job at his father's iron foundry, but does not excel there. Next, Jimmy goes to a tough dance-hall to impress his girl. A highlight is his parody of an Isadora Duncan dance.Written by
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This is one of several Chase shorts directed by Leo McCarey. Chase as Jimmie is the son of a wealthy industrialist and a bit of a weakling. His father tells Jimmie that he must work his way up in the business starting at the bottom. As an inter title card explains "Jimmie went to work in the great iron foundry where men were men and nothing could be done about it." Jimmie just doesn't fit in. To make matters worse, his mother has him participate in a garden dance of the sort popular then and he prances around playing a Pan like character. Observing this, both Jimmie's father and girlfriend are disgusted. So Jimmie decides to toughen up and meet his girlfriend at a working class dance hall pretending to be Bad Boy Brodie, a notorious thug. His ruse is discovered and a brawl ensues. His parents arrive and even they get into the act. It's all great fun highlighted by the cute meet between Jimmie and his girlfriend, Jimmie's lunch with a fellow workman at the foundry and the dance hall scenes. A clever and entertaining short. A plus is seeing Martha Sleeper as Jimmie's girlfriend. She had a memorable role in the great Max Davidson short "Pass the Gravy."
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