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A baby is left on Mr. and Mrs. Chase's doorstep. They are both happy about this - until hours later when the baby wont' stop crying. Charley goes out into the night to try and find the local doctor, with mixed results.

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Leo McCarey
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A baby is left on Mr. and Mrs. Chase's doorstep. They are both happy about this - until hours later when the baby wont' stop crying. Charley goes out into the night to try and find the local doctor, with mixed results.

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18 January 1925 (USA) See more »

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They could have done a lot more with this basic plot...
10 October 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This Charley Chase short starts off very well with a clever gag involving a robbery and a safe. I won't say more--it would ruin the laugh. Soon after, there's a knock at the door--someone's left a baby. Charley and his wife decide to keep it--after all, it's a cute kid and they'd like a baby anyway. However, both turn out to be incredibly inept parents as they seem to know almost NOTHING about babies--even the basic stuff. As a result, the kid keeps them up all night until an annoyed neighbor tells them what to do.

The idea of a comedy involving a baby on the doorstep has promise. However, the writer didn't seem to know what to do with the idea. As a result, despite some promise, the film just seems to end with no real payoff or laughs. Not bad...just not all that good.

Clever robbery intro baby on doorstep


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