American Comedian

Charley Chase

  • Oct 20, 1893 - Jun 20, 1940 (age 46)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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2007
The Three Stooges Collection
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MovieOct 30, 2007

The Three Stooges Collection

The Three Stooges …
The Three Stooges Collection is a series of DVD collections of theatrical short subjects produced by Columbia Pictures starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. Each volume is a two-disc set, and covers a three-year interval, with the exception of Volume Eight, which is a three-disc set and covers the last five years at Columbia.
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1970
4 Clowns
MovieSep 1, 1970

4 Clowns

The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: …
The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their teaming; samples of Chase's work, including his 1928 short, "Limousine Love"; and an abridged version of Keaton's 1925 feature, "Seven Chances."
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1957
The Golden Age of Comedy
MovieDec 26, 1957

The Golden Age of Comedy

A compilation of scenes …
A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.
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1940
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Charley Chase

Charley Chase passed away.
1939
Saved by the Belle
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MovieJun 30, 1939

Saved by the Belle

The stooges are traveling salesmen stranded in Valeska, a …
The stooges are traveling salesmen stranded in Valeska, a tropical country prone to earthquakes. Having no luck selling fur coats to the natives they are arrested when they receive a telegram instructing them to "get rid of present wardrobe" and an official thinks they are planning to assassinate president Ward Robey. With the help of Rita, a beautiful revolutionary, the boys escape a firing squad, and are sent on a mission to deliver important plans to the revolutionary leader. When they deliver a rolled up calendar by mistake, they are once again heading for a firing squad but are spared when Rita arrives with the real plans.
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1938
Flat Foot Stooges
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MovieDec 5, 1938

Flat Foot Stooges

The stooges are firemen at a station that still uses horses …
The stooges are firemen at a station that still uses horses to pull the engines. A salesman who wants to sell the chief some modern equipment plants gun powder in one of the engines. The chiefs daughter catches him and after a chase both are knocked unconscious. When a fire starts, the stooges respond to the alarm, but don't realize its their firehouse that's burning! Somehow they manage to arrive in time to save the girl, and the villain gets his just desserts.
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Mutts to You
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MovieOct 14, 1938

Mutts to You

The stooges, professional dog washers, find a baby on a …
The stooges, professional dog washers, find a baby on a doorstep and, thinking it to be abandoned, take it home. When they read in the paper the baby is believed to have been kidnapped, they disguise Curly as a the baby's mother and try to sneak past the local cop. They are caught, but when the baby's parents show up and realize what happened, the result is a happy ending.
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Violent Is the Word for Curly
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MovieJul 2, 1938

Violent Is the Word for Curly

Three bumbling gas station …
Three bumbling gas station attendants are mistaken for college professors arriving from Germany to teach at a prestigious women's college.
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Tassels in the Air
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MovieApr 1, 1938

Tassels in the Air

The stooges are janitors in an office building. They stencil the …
The stooges are janitors in an office building. They stencil the wrong names on all the offices, causing a rich lady to mistakes Moe for "Omay", a famous decorator (the real Omay gets "Janitor, keep out" painted on his door.) She hires the boys to redecorate her house, which they proceed to ruin. More trouble ensues when the real Omay shows up. Adding to the chaos is the fact that Curly goes crazy whenever he sees tassels.
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Termites of 1938
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MovieJan 7, 1938

Termites of 1938

The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly …
The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party. The stooges wreck the fancy mansion where the party is taking place and befuddle the guest of honor, an English Lord.
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1936
Kelly the Second
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MovieJul 8, 1936

Kelly the Second

Lunch counter manager Molly Kelly gets into an altercation with …
Lunch counter manager Molly Kelly gets into an altercation with truck driver Cecil Callahan that lands Callahan in jail. After seeing his fighting skills, though, Molly and her boss, Dr. Klum, decide to turn him into a prizefighter. Together they have great success, thanks in no small part to Molly's unorthodox training techniques. Eventually Callahan is good enough to challenge the heavyweight champion, but jealousy may intervene.
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On the Wrong Trek
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MovieApr 18, 1936

On the Wrong Trek

Charlie relates his harrowing vacation to his co-workers, …
Charlie relates his harrowing vacation to his co-workers, including his encounter with two confused, derby-hatted hitchikers.
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1935
Okay Toots!
MovieFeb 2, 1935

Okay Toots!

Charley Chase, a stockbroker, gets rich by mistake, has parking …
Charley Chase, a stockbroker, gets rich by mistake, has parking trouble, then at home finds his wife Toots seeing a psychic who apparently causes husband and wife to switch bodies!
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1934
Fate's Fathead
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MovieNov 17, 1934

Fate's Fathead

Fate's Fathead is a 1934 short film directed by James Parrott.
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Another Wild Idea
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MovieJun 16, 1934

Another Wild Idea

Betty's father has an invention that looks like a fancy camera; it …
Betty's father has an invention that looks like a fancy camera; it emits an ultra-lavender ray that temporarily rids the ray's target of inhibitions. To test it, Betty's father zaps Charley hoping his newly-aberrant behavior will cause Betty to end her affections for the milquetoast. Dad's plan backfires: the invention works perfectly, Charley gets a backbone, and Betty loves her new forceful man. However, Charley's courage and lack of a superego get him in trouble with the law. He goes on trial for assaulting a bullying police officer. Is Charley going up the river leaving Betty high and dry?
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I'll Take Vanilla
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MovieMay 5, 1934

I'll Take Vanilla

Ice-cream vendor Charley gets mixed up with a cute girl and …
Ice-cream vendor Charley gets mixed up with a cute girl and her snotty nephew.
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1933
Sons of the Desert
MovieDec 29, 1933

Sons of the Desert

When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they …
When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.
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Nature in the Wrong
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MovieMar 18, 1933

Nature in the Wrong

Charley, hoping to find cultured people in his ancestry in …
Charley, hoping to find cultured people in his ancestry in order to be suitable to Muriel's family, is tricked by his rival Ronnie into believing himself a descendant of Tarzan. Conked on the head, Charley suddenly believes he IS Tarzan.
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1932
Mr. Bride
MovieDec 24, 1932

Mr. Bride

Super-efficient "Flea Powder King" Mr. Henderson takes his …
Super-efficient "Flea Powder King" Mr. Henderson takes his assistant Charley with him on a dry-run of a Honeymoon trip to note how everything will happen and avoid mistakes. However, Charley is forced to act out the position of an actual "Mrs. Henderson" with ever deepening humiliation, including riding sidesaddle, wearing a corsage and having his hair waved.
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1931
Hasty Marriage
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MovieDec 19, 1931

Hasty Marriage

Hasty Marriage released.
Little Daddy
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MovieMar 28, 1931

Little Daddy

When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, …
When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, they try to take him away. The kids try to stop it.
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1930
The Real McCoy
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MovieFeb 1, 1930

The Real McCoy

A city slicker from Elmira, NY, speeding through the back …
A city slicker from Elmira, NY, speeding through the back woods, gets a look at a lovely woman, a local school teacher, and decides to pose as a mountain man, the last of the McCoys, to get her attention. A skunk and a split in his trousers may derail him before he gets properly started. Then, local whiskey runners think he's an undercover cop. To prove his bona fides, the gang wants him to sing an Appalachian song. Can he deliver a convincing performance and win the mountain gal's heart? Or has he made a serious miscalculation?
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1927
Now I'll Tell One
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MovieOct 5, 1927

Now I'll Tell One

Now I'll Tell One is a 1927 silent film starring Charley Chase. …
Now I'll Tell One is a 1927 silent film starring Charley Chase. The film features Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. However, while both comedians had bit parts, they were not officially a team. The first half of the film is considered lost; only the latter half survives.
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Fluttering Hearts
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MovieJun 19, 1927

Fluttering Hearts

Ignoring her father's attempts to counsel her, a young woman …
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.
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1926
Be Your Age
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MovieNov 14, 1926

Be Your Age

Charley needs $10,000 right away. Mrs. Schwartzkopple has …
Charley needs $10,000 right away. Mrs. Schwartzkopple has inherited $2 million from her late husband and wants to marry a younger man. Mr. Blaylock, her attorney, sees a way to solve both ...
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Bromo and Juliet
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MovieSep 19, 1926

Bromo and Juliet

A young man puts on the play "Romeo and Juliet" as a …
A young man puts on the play "Romeo and Juliet" as a fundraiser, but has to keep a close eye on his dad, who's had several drinks too many, and a pesky cab driver who's determined to collect his fare.
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Crazy Like a Fox
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MovieAug 22, 1926

Crazy Like a Fox

Two rich capitalists want to marry their children, but they don't …
Two rich capitalists want to marry their children, but they don't like the idea at all. She tries to run away, and meets him at the station. They fall in love, unbeknownst to their real identities, and decide each on their own that they have to wreck their parents plan. He asks his valet, to put a small postscript on his letter of introduction, stating that he's crazy and has sometimes (at least six times a day) crazy spells. To try this he uses an innocent victim, who promptly phones the insane asylum, that one of their patients is on the loose. At his future parents-in-law's home he acts crazy, till the moment he finds out, who the intended bride really is. Her completely shocked father asks the family doctor about how to behave with a lunatic and receives the advice to act crazy herself, follows it, and is promptly taken to the insane asylum.
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Thundering Fleas
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MovieJul 4, 1926

Thundering Fleas

The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they …
The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they bring along their flea collection--which gets loose.
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Mighty Like a Moose
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MovieJun 21, 1926

Mighty Like a Moose

Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth …
Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great. They meet by accident and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous, both nervous about stepping out on their spouses, but happy to feel attractive for the first time. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out.
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Long Fliv the King
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MovieJun 13, 1926

Long Fliv the King

This offbeat comedy from future Hollywood screwball director …
This offbeat comedy from future Hollywood screwball director McCarey is about a princess who must find a husband in 24 hours or forfeit her throne. She quickly marries a condemned man--but the man is pardoned.
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Mum's the Word
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MovieMay 9, 1926

Mum's the Word

A widow has married rich, but didn't tell her husband about her …
A widow has married rich, but didn't tell her husband about her son. And he's coming for a surprise visit. To hide his identity he is introduced as the husband's new valet, but still the ...
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1925
Isn't Life Terrible?
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MovieJun 17, 1925

Isn't Life Terrible?

Charley is plagued with failure and with his brother-in-law, who's …
Charley is plagued with failure and with his brother-in-law, who's allergic to labor. When he decides to take the family on a camping trip, his wife learns about a contest sponsored by a pen company, with the first prize being an ocean trip. To win the prize Charley has to sell those pens - surprisingly he wins, but the ship turns out to be a wreck on it's last trip to the scrapyard. To make things worse they accidentally leave their young daughter on the dock and the ship sails without her. What else can go wrong on this trip?
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1924
Fast Company
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MovieNov 16, 1924

Fast Company

Early little rascals film, Mickey switches places with a kid …
Early little rascals film, Mickey switches places with a kid going to stay at a hotel and invites the gang up to the room, as well as Mickey's goat, shinanigans ensue...great early look at some of the gang when they were just pee wee tykes
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Seeing Nellie Home
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MovieJul 27, 1924

Seeing Nellie Home

Jimmy Jump vies with the other stags for the honor of taking …
Jimmy Jump vies with the other stags for the honor of taking Nellie home from the dance and wins the honor. When they reach Nellie's house, Nellie has no key, so Jimmy climbs in a second story window and tries to find the front door. He wrecks both the house and himself before he reaches the door, and when he does get there Nellie has just remembered that she left the door open.
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Jubilo, Jr.
MovieJun 29, 1924

Jubilo, Jr.

A young boy, determined to make money enough to buy his …
A young boy, determined to make money enough to buy his mother a birthday present, finds a variety of odd jobs and finally starts up a makeshift circus.
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1923
Her Dangerous Path
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MovieAug 12, 1923

Her Dangerous Path

Her Dangerous Path is a 1923 American adventure film …
Her Dangerous Path is a 1923 American adventure film serial directed by Roy Clements.
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1922
A Quiet Street
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MovieDec 31, 1922

A Quiet Street

The gang mistakenly believes a police patrol is after them for …
The gang mistakenly believes a police patrol is after them for beating up a cop's boy; they wind up encountering the police's real quarry: Red Mike.
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Young Sherlocks
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MovieNov 26, 1922

Young Sherlocks

The Mystic J.J.J.'s challenge Ernie's bravery; he spins a …
The Mystic J.J.J.'s challenge Ernie's bravery; he spins a tale of saving a rich young girl from kidnappers and of creating a utopia called Freetown.
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Our Gang
MovieNov 5, 1922

Our Gang

One member of the gang has a widowed mother who keeps …
One member of the gang has a widowed mother who keeps the village store. A rival merchant opens a shop across the street and by questionable methods lures the widow's customers away from her. The gang decides to take a hand and try and get the widow's business back.
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One Terrible Day
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MovieSep 10, 1922

One Terrible Day

Mrs. Pennington Van Renssalaer, a publicity-minded society …
Mrs. Pennington Van Renssalaer, a publicity-minded society matron, sponsors a children's outing, much to her and her chauffeur's eventual regret.
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1920
Married to Order
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MovieOct 30, 1920

Married to Order

Married to Order is a 1920 American film featuring …
Married to Order is a 1920 American film featuring Oliver Hardy. Prints of the film survive.
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1918
He's in Again
MovieDec 15, 1918

He's in Again

A tramp enters a cabaret and orders a drink, but then is …
A tramp enters a cabaret and orders a drink, but then is thrown out when he cannot pay for it. After trying again, he is told by the manager that if he wants to avoid being charged and sent to jail, he will have to work. Then, while he is tending bar, there is a sudden opening in the floor show, and the tramp is forced to fill in. Nor is that the last of the duties he is unexpectedly asked to perform.
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Hello Trouble
MovieSep 25, 1918

Hello Trouble

Hello Trouble released.
Playmates
MovieJul 1, 1918

Playmates

A comedy inspired by Charles Chaplin's "Easy Street" (1917).
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1916
A Dash of Courage
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MovieMay 7, 1916

A Dash of Courage

A Dash of Courage is a 1916 American silent comedy film …
A Dash of Courage is a 1916 American silent comedy film directed by Charley Chase, starring Gloria Swanson, and featuring Wallace Beery, to whom she was briefly married.
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1915
Love, Loot and Crash
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MovieApr 24, 1915

Love, Loot and Crash

A flustered father seeks a cook for his kitchen, his daughter …
A flustered father seeks a cook for his kitchen, his daughter seeks to elope and a pair of crooks seek to get some loot. Add the Keystone cops and stir vigorously.
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1914
His Musical Career
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MovieNov 7, 1914

His Musical Career

Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 …
Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart, and most of the specific gags, appeared later in Laurel and Hardy's "The Music Box".
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Hello, Mabel
MovieOct 8, 1914

Hello, Mabel

Hello, Mabel (also known as On a Busy Wire) is a 1914 …
Hello, Mabel (also known as On a Busy Wire) is a 1914 American short silent comedy film produced and directed by Mack Sennett and starring Mabel Normand. The supporting cast features Charley Chase, Al St. John, Minta Durfee, and Mack Swain.
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His New Profession
MovieAug 31, 1914

His New Profession

Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled …
Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled uncle. After the couple breaks up the man's new girl drops some eggs which Charlie slips on while trying to control the wheelchair. Charlie sets up the uncle near another wheelchair on a jetty, from which he lifts a beggar's cup and "invalid" sign. These he places with the uncle, and money begins to roll in. Charlie takes the money and buys himself a drink. Returning, he gets to know the abandoned young woman. After pushing the uncle and his chair into the drink and battling the beggar and two policemen (one of whom arrests the uncle), Charlie beats up his rival and gets the girl.
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Mabel's Blunder
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MovieAug 14, 1914

Mabel's Blunder

Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an …
Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.
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The Great Toe Mystery
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MovieJul 25, 1914

The Great Toe Mystery

A jealous husband becomes …
A jealous husband becomes angered by what he feels are the inappropriate advances of an effeminate shoe clerk toward his wife. The clerk initially tries to avoid any conflict but eventually defends himself.
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Bebe Eltinge
MarriageMarch 1914

Bebe Eltinge

Bebe Eltinge was born on April 17, 1886 in San Diego, …
Bebe Eltinge was born on April 17, 1886 in San Diego, California, USA as Bebe Elting. She was married to Charley Chase. She died on March 10, 1948 in Riverside, California.
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1893
Charley Chase
BirthOctober 1893

Charley Chase

Charley Chase was born.
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