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Four Parts (1934)

Charley is one of four identical brothers, which drives his girlfriend nuts.

Directors:

Charley Chase (as Charles Parrott), Eddie Dunn
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charley Chase ... Charley / Hal / Henry / Eddie / Charlotte / Father shown in photo / Baby 1 / Baby 2 / Baby 3 / Baby 4
Betty Mack ... Betty
Florence Roberts ... Mother
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Storyline

Mom lives with her four grown sons, identical quadruplets: Charley's a doctor, and the other three are a bus conductor, a traffic cop, and a taxi driver. Walking to work, Charley bumps into a young lady, they chat, and he tells her he'll see her again. Within minutes she thinks she's going crazy as she goes from bus to street, to cab, to doctor's office and encounters four men who look identical to the man she's just met. Charley straightens her out and invites her to meet the family that night: the boys are rehearsing for a musical number. Can she tell them apart long enough to flirt with the right one? And if she does, then what? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charley Chase plays ten roles in this short (including sister Charlotte, father shown in photo, and four babies), and shaved off his trademark mustache in order to play five of those parts. See more »

Soundtracks

When the Band Around Your Hat Plays Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Lyrics by Charley Chase (as Charles Parrott)
Performed by Charley Chase
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Four Parts Chase, One Part Mack
23 February 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Charley Chase got to do a real bit of acting in Four Parts when he plays the part of four brothers, all sons of Florence Roberts and all in different walks of life.

That mere fact causes some major upset to poor Betty Mack who first runs into one of the Charleys and hits it off with him after they both fight over a street penny that was later claimed by Stymie Beard. Remember this was the Depression and pennies could and did actually buy things back then. You accumulate enough of them, they still do.

Anyway after that she starts seeing Charley Chases wherever she goes and I have to say that in this Hal Roach feature, her reactions to dealing with the Quadruplet Chases are as funny as Charley in his many guises. He's a dentist, a street car conductor, a taxi driver and a policeman. A poor man's Alec Guinness.

Anyway it's a pretty funny short maybe one of the best that came from the Roach studio that didn't star Stan and Ollie.


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