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Neighborhood House (1936)



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Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Charley Chase
Rosina Lawrence ... Rosina Chase
Darla Hood ... Mary Chase
George Meeker ... Adolph, Theatre Manager
Ben Taggart ... Cop
Dick Elliott ... Perkins - Charley's Boss
Harry Bowen ... Irate Movie Patron


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Release Date:

9 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Charley Chase's last film for Hal Roach. The studio was getting out of shorts and, feeling that Chase could not "carry" a feature, they let him go. See more »


Remake of Movie Night (1929) See more »

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"Bank Night" at the movies leads to trouble for Charley Chase...
31 July 2009 | by Neil DoyleSee all my reviews

The "house" in the title refers to the neighborhood movie house where every week (in the early and mid-'30s) there were giveaway prizes given at local movie houses. In this case, the house is offering a $500 prize on "Bank Night" and the lucky winner is CHARLEY CHASE--who has already caused quite a commotion in the audience when he, his wife and daughter make too much of a stir while being seated.

When he wins the prize, the audience boos and think it's a cheat between him and his friend, the theater manager. His daughter volunteers to pick out the next ticket from the bowl--and she reads off his prize number when she can't read the actual number on the slip. This causes more of a furor. And on it goes, as he tries to get others to read the numbers and it always comes back to the Chase family.

Very amusing short was probably considered a lot funnier back then when it was more relevant to Depression-era audiences.

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