Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »
Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »
Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ... See full summary »
Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a ... See full summary »
It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »
Commanded to "scram" out of town by a cantankerous judge, poor vagabonds, Stan and Ollie, slip into something more comfortable to spend the night at a sympathetic inebriate's home; however, is this the right house?
A nice Charley Chase film--leisurely-paced and fun
Charley Chase stars and directs this comedy short from Hal Roach Studios. While the director is listed as Charles Parrott, that is Charley's real name and he often directed himself. Also, it's interesting to see that he looks a good bit older in this short--choosing not to dye his graying hair like he did in many other films made around 1936. However, Charley's singing in the film is pretty typical, as he often sang in his sound shorts and had a very pleasant voice.
The film begins with Charley returning to work after a vacation and telling everyone how awful it was. The rest of the movie is a flashback detailing the trip. He wants to go to Michigan, but his bossy mother-in-law insists they go to California--so it's California! On the way, one disaster after another occur and they never even get to their destination.
As far as Chase films go, this one is about average. Like so many of his later domestic comedies, it's a nice leisurely film with a decent number of laughs. I particularly liked the ending--leaving the audience with a good laugh.
PS--Watch the entire movie closely. I'd rather not say any more--you'll understand.
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