5.8/10
39
4 user 1 critic

Thundering Tenors (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 7 February 1931 (USA)
A socially inept radio star causes chaos while trying to fit in at a high society dinner party.

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Charles A. Chase
Lillian Elliott Lillian Elliott ... Mrs. Dillon
Elizabeth Forrester Elizabeth Forrester ... Mrs. Henderson
Dorothy Granger ... Dorothy Dillon
Lena Malena ... Doctor Schmidt
Edward Dillon ... Mr. Dillon (as Eddie Dillon)
Dell Henderson ... Senator D.H. Henderson (as Del Henderson)
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man attempts to repulse a blind date, not realizing she is a knockout.

Director: James Parrott
Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Dorothy Granger
Dollar Dizzy (1930)
Certificate: Passed Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charley and Thelma are millionaires, each trying to elude suitors who are trying to marry them for their money.

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Edgar Kennedy
High C's (1930)
Short | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charles is a doughboy in France; for him, war is another opportunity to sing in a quartet. He falls for Antoinette, a local bar maid. She likes him too. She encourages him to study, so he ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Carlton Griffin
One Week (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Rough Seas (1931)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On his way home following World War I, Charley smuggles his French sweetheart aboard ship and gets into all kinds of trouble.

Director: James Parrott
Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Carlton Griffin
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Charley is about to get engaged to Thelma when his boss foists some clients upon him to entertain.

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Betty Mae Crane
Edit

Storyline

A socially inept radio star causes chaos while trying to fit in at a high society dinner party.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A print of this film survives in the Library of Congress See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of El alma de la fiesta (1931) See more »

User Reviews

 
Scraping comedy rock-bottom with Charley Chase
22 August 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Charley is invited to a high class party and he feels ill at ease, as he has no idea how to act--yet he wants to impress his lady. When one of the guest suggests he just copy the manners of one of the society ladies there, all goes wrong. And, each time something embarrassing happens, there was inexplicably some very loud, inappropriate and unfunny musical sound effects. As the film continued, it only got worse until by the end of the film I was ready to scream. Now, with the summary above you'd probably assume I hated Charley Chase but this couldn't be further from the truth--I just hate this awful and totally unfunny comedy. When Chase was on his A-game (such as in MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE), he was hilarious and tough to beat but he also made a bunch of mediocre films and even a few bad ones here and there. Of the three or four dozen films of his I have seen, this is by far the worst. Avoid it and try ANY other Chase film.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1931 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed