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Good Time Charley (1927)

Passed | | Drama | 5 November 1927 (USA)
Charley Keane is a well-known vaudeville performer who seems to have everything going for him--fame, money, and a beautiful daughter whom he dotes on. Unfortunately, things start to slide ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Darryl F. Zanuck (story) (as Darryl Francis Zanuck), Owen Davis (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Warner Oland ... 'Good Time' Charley Keene
Helene Costello ... Rosita Keene
Clyde Cook ... Bill Collins
Montagu Love ... John Hartwell
Hugh Allan ... John Hartwell Jr
Julanne Johnston ... Elaine Keene
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Charley Keane is a well-known vaudeville performer who seems to have everything going for him--fame, money, and a beautiful daughter whom he dotes on. Unfortunately, things start to slide downhill for Charley, both career-wise and in his personal life. His manager is crooked, he is spending too much money and doesn't have enough coming in, and his daughter becomes an actress and her fame starts to eclipse his, Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Haunting Heart Story of an Old-Time Actor -- His Dancing Daughter -- His Enemy -- His Pal -- and a World of Other Folks! See more »

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Charlie Chan Falls Short
21 August 2012 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

"Good Time Charley" was an attempt by Warner Bros. to capitalize on the success of "Old San Francisco" which starred Warner Oland in a villainous role. Here, he is a vaudevillian, a song-and-dance man as the picture begins, about the year 1900. He is happily married with a small daughter, and they barnstorm about the midwest with the rest of their troupe, managed by Montague Love who is the villain of the piece. Things go sour for Charley but he has his loyal best friend, played by Clyde Cook, and his daughter, whom he dotes on. Charley is a spender, and things continue on a downhill slide as his daughter grows up and begins to upstage him, eventually eclipsing him and his career.

Charley Keene is a character to root for, but Oland is unable to pull it off and earn audience sympathy. He lacks acting depth and range and the good looks of a matinée idol. His smile-through-it-all demeanor seems painted on, his face lacking expression to match the circumstance. And anyone can see he is not a dancer (can't tell about his singing, this being a silent). Luckily, prosperity - and the Charlie Chan role - were just around the corner.

This film was borrowed from the Library Of Congress for Capitolfest, Rome N.Y., 8/12.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good TIme Charlie (1927) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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