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Girl Shock (1930)

Charley goes into hysterics whenever his fiancée touches him.

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

H.M. Walker
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charley Chase ... Charley
Carmen Guerrero Carmen Guerrero ... Daughter
Edgar Kennedy ... Father
Jerry Mandy Jerry Mandy ... Dr. Lorenzo
Ellinor Vanderveer Ellinor Vanderveer
César Vanoni César Vanoni
Catherine Courtney Catherine Courtney
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Charley goes into hysterics whenever his fiancée touches him.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1930 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Girl, Not Shell
1 February 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Some veterans of the First World War got Shell Shock, but Charley Chase developed Girl Shock -- how is sort of explained in a brief flashback -- and goes into hysterics whenever a woman touches him. His fiancee, Carmen Guerrero (another big Don't Ask) will do anything to cure him, so hires Jerry Mandy, who tries a series of bigger shocks in this fine Chase comedy.

Other shocks for the second half of the first season of Chase sound comedies is the first of four Chase shorts in which the credits are spoken by the Crane twins; and the continuous pipe organ music track. Hal Roach reportedly spent a lot of money installing the organ and hiring an organist, but after this short, everyone went to the more familiar Hatley-Shields cues.

Miss Gerrero had been starring in the Spanish language versions of Chase's comedies. He tried her here as the daughter of Edgar Kennedy and Elinor Vanderveer.

Charley's productions had been harmed not only by health problems, but by Hal Roach's tendency to pull directors from his unit when his other units needed one, on the grounds that Chase could direct himself. True enough, but with James Horne behind the megaphone, he could now concentrate on the performances and make some great comedies.


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