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Fluttering Hearts (1927)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 19 June 1927 (USA)
Ignoring her father's attempts to counsel her, a young woman races off to a sale at a store. Chased by a motorcycle policeman, she eventually wins him over with the help of a friendly ... See full summary »

Director:

James Parrott

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Charley
Martha Sleeper ... Daughter
Oliver Hardy ... Big Bill
William Burress William Burress ... Father
Eugene Pallette ... Motorcycle Cop
Kay Deslys Kay Deslys ... Big Bill's girl
May Wallace ... Mother
Charlie Hall ... Man under car
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edgar Dearing ... Doorman
Jack Gavin Jack Gavin
Dick Gilbert
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Ignoring her father's attempts to counsel her, a young woman races off to a sale at a store. Chased by a motorcycle policeman, she eventually wins him over with the help of a friendly millionaire. Meanwhile, her father desperately needs to retrieve a compromising letter that he once wrote, and he will need help to do it. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1927 (USA) See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Bargain of the Century (1933) See more »

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A solid two reel comedy from the Golden Age of Silents
1 November 1999 | by Stan16mmSee all my reviews

Charley Chase combines his gift for pantomime and slapstick in this solid entry in his series for Hal Roach. His brand of humor was based on the "comedy of Embarrassment"; a simple situation compounds itself into almost absolute chaos with Chase left in the dust. As this film is generally unavailable unless you are a 16mm film collector, it is a prime example of just how clever and funny Charley Chase could be AND without words! The sequence in a department store during a white sale begins innocently enough but builds into a free for all that includes Martha Sleeper as the spoiled rich girl and Eugene Pallette as a willing policeman. The brilliant Oliver Hardy, at this time on the threshold of his pairing with Stan Laurel, appears as BIG BILL, the man who can make or break Martha Sleeper's rich father, played to perfection by William Burress. The meeting of Chase and Hardy is priceless; one of the best sequences Charley ever had on screen. This film is just one example of the wonderful screen comedy of a great yet forgotten star, Charley Chase.


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