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Mama Behave (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 28 February 1926 (USA)
A man finds out that his wife wishes he would act more like his twin brother, so he decides to impersonate his twin in an attempt to determine his wife's fidelity.

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Leo McCarey (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charley Chase ... Charles Chase / Jim Chase
Mildred Harris ... Lolita - Charles' Wife
Vivien Oakland ... Miss D'Arcy - Lolita's Friend
Syd Crossley Syd Crossley ... The Chase Butler
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A man finds out that his wife wishes he would act more like his twin brother, so he decides to impersonate his twin in an attempt to determine his wife's fidelity.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1926 (USA) See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Funny, Entertaining. Charley Chase is great!
4 April 2005 | by chris-gloSee all my reviews

I happened to catch this on TCM one day - what a scream! A very entertaining short. Charley Chase was very talented! My husband and I try to watch the "silents" whenever we can but have mostly watched dramas with the bigger stars such as Valentino, Garbo, Chaney, etc. It is really a shame that the younger people today do not take the time to watch and appreciate the ones really responsible for the success of the movie industry. Back then, without sound to convey feelings with the spoken word, it took, I think, a great more amount of talent as an actor or actress to get the point across in mime. Facial expression and body movements were the only way this could be achieved. Just for fun, watch a new movie with the sound off. I think you would be surprised to find that you cannot follow it very well. Anyway, if you get the chance, check out silent movies. They are better than you think. And Charley Chase? I will be looking for more of his movies.


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