I enjoy quite a bit of the work of Charley Chase. He was as big as Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy during the silent era. Although he doesn’t have quite as big a following today as some of the other great stars of that era, Chase made some really great slapstick comedies. He was also quite the director as well, especially in the early 30’s where he directed several shorts for The Three Stooges.
In January, I’m hoping to check out a screening of one of his shorts South of the Boudoir. One of the reasons I’m looking forward to it is that it feature’s Arthur Q. Bryan, who attempts to seduce Chase’s wife, and apparently he does so by talking in a familiar cartoon character’s voice. Who’s Arthur Q. Bryan some of you might ask? And what cartoon character is he most well known for?
This might ring a bell!
January can’t come soon enough! 🙂