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Chaz Chase: 'The Unique Comedian' (1928)

Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »

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Murray Roth

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Chaz Chase
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Chaz Chase ... Himself
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Storyline

Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then the matchbox. After that he begins to tear apart and eat his tuxedo and his flower. He breaks apart his ukulele and eats it. He proclaims that he's still so hungry that he could eat a horse. Written by Michael of lillym_325@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vitaphone Variety No. 2696: Chaz Chase, the Unique Comedian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone Production Reel #2696. See more »

Quotes

Chaz Chase, Himself: Ladies and gentlemen, I just came from the most wonderful party and I wanted to tell you everybody was full from soup to nuts. But, I'm still hungry.
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Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Played at the beginning
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There really isn't much to say about this one....
5 December 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have never heard of Chaz Chase before I saw this Vitaphone short and can only assume he must have been reasonably successful on stage but certainly never had much of a film career.

As far as this short goes, there really isn't much to it. Chase is on camera wearing a bizarre hobo-like outfit that is somewhat like that worn by Harpo Marx...and I could also easily imagine Harpo doing a similar routine. He slowly starts taking his outfit apart...eating it. First he eats his dickie (an article of clothing, folks!) and then the flower he's wearing on his coat and then a ukele!! What follow is ONE joke--and it didn't make it worth watching all this.

By the way, portions of the ending are missing--the victim to nitrate decomposition. But considering everything, you won't miss it. Also, the hosts on TCM said that Chase did NOT swallow the things he seemed to eat but packed them in his cheeks and spit them out later. Now THAT is an interesting act!


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