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On the Wrong Trek (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 18 April 1936 (USA)
Charlie relates his harrowing vacation to his co-workers, including his encounter with two confused, derby-hatted hitchikers.

Directors:

Charley Chase (as Charles Parrott), Harold Law
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Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Charley Chase
Rosina Lawrence ... Mrs. Chase
Clarence Wilson ... Mr. Wilson (car owner)
Bonita Weber Bonita Weber ... Mother-in-law
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Charlie relates his harrowing vacation to his co-workers, including his encounter with two confused, derby-hatted hitchikers.

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1930s | hitchhiker | hitchhikers | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Although they have no lines, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy contribute comedy to their sequence by "thumbing" for a ride in opposite directions. See more »

Quotes

Charley Chase: [referring to the hitchhikers] They look like a couple of horse thieves...
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Let's Make It a Big Day
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Written by Charley Chase
Performed by Charley Chase and Rosina Lawrence
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Amusing silliness
25 April 2006 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Charley Chase recounts his experiences of his doomed trip to California with his wife and mother-in-law to his work colleagues. Apparently it was hell from the very beginning as his in-law nags and treats him like a hapless know-nothing. His wife always backs up this nagging by saying 'mother knows best'.

Listening to her advice only lands them in more trouble. After being held up by highway thieves, Charley accidentally trashes some old geezers car, refuses to pick up two apparently desperate hitchhikers (Laurel and Hardy no less) and is barred from entering California as the border patrol think he's just a hobo.

It's an amusing short, with some laugh out loud scenes. It comes to an abrupt end and I'm not sure about the spontaneous musical number, but pretty entertaining nonetheless.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminho Errado See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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