CHARLEY CHASE
1924-1936, 1937-1940
Charley Chase was a very talented and competent comedian for his time, whose career of over 300 films is largely overlooked by uneducated fans of today. The older brother of successful director James Parrott, Chase (real name Charles Parrott) started out with the Keystone Film Company as an extra and worked his way up to director before embarking on a series of films with Hal Roach as a leading star in the mid-1920s. His star status faded towards the late 1930s and he ended his professional career with Columbia Pictures, making twenty short films with them [see bottom of page for the full list] until his sudden death at the age of 46, in 1940.

The films listed on this page are those which were officially part of the Charley Chase series made by Hal Roach and doesn't include cameo appearances made in other film series.

For Charley's complete filmography, with screenshots from those films, please see this page.

Special thanks to Stan Taffel and Ed Watz for many of the posters displayed on this page.






CHARLEY CHASE SERIES
(HAL ROACH)

1924-1936

1924

At First Sight  [D-28]  (06 Jan 1924)
One Of The Family  [D-37]  (27 Jan 1924)
Just A Minute  [D-39]  (03 Feb 1924)
Powder And Smoke!  [D-36]  (10 Feb 1924)
A Perfect Lady  [D-35]  (24 Feb 1924)
Hard Knocks  [D-42]  (02 Mar 1924)
Love's Detour  [D-40]  (16 Mar 1924)
Don't Forget  [D-44]  (23 Mar 1924)
The 'Fraidy Cat  [D-45]  (30 Mar 1924)
Publicity Pays  [D-47]  (04 May 1924)
April Fool  [D-52]  (18 May 1924)
Position Wanted  [D-47]  (25 May 1924)
Young Oldfield  [D-56]  (22 Jun 1924)
Stolen Goods  [D-54]  (29 Jun 1924)
Jeffries, Jr.  [D-58]  (06 Jul 1924)
Why Husbands Go Mad  [D-60]  (13 Jul 1924)
A Ten Minute Egg  [D-64]  (20 Jul 1924)
Seeing Nellie Home  [D-62]  (27 Jul 1924)
Sweet Daddy  [D-68]  (17 Aug 1924)
Why Men Work  [D-67]  (31 Aug 1924)
Outdoor Pajamas  [D-69]  (14 Sep 1924)
Sittin' Pretty  [D-70]  (28 Sep 1924)
Too Many Mammas  [D-71]  (12 Oct 1924)
Bungaloo Boobs  [D-72]  (26 Oct 1924)
Accidental Accidents  [D-65]  (09 Nov 1924)
All Wet  [D-73]  (23 Nov 1924)
The Poor Fish  [D-74]  (07 Dec 1924)
The Royal Razz  [D-75]  (21 Dec 1924)


1925
The Rat's Knuckles  [D-76]  (04 Jan 1925)
Hello Baby!  [D-77]  (18 Jan 1925)
Fighting Fluid  [D-78]  (01 Feb 1925)
The Family Entrance  [D-79]  (15 Feb 1925)
Plain And Fancy Girls  [D-81]  (01 Mar 1925)
Hard Boiled  [E-13]  (15 Mar 1925)
Should Husbands Be Watched?  [D-80]  (15 Mar 1925)
Is Marriage The Bunk?  [D-82]  (29 Mar 1925)
Bad Boy  [E-14]  (12 Apr 1925)
Big Red Ridinghood  [D-66]  (26 Apr 1925)
Looking For Sally  [E-15]  (10 May 1925)
What Price Goofy?  [E-16]  (07 Jun 1925)
Isn't Life Terrible?  [E-17]  (05 Jul 1925)
Innocent Husbands  [E-18]  (02 Aug 1925)
No Father To Guide Him  [E-19]  (06 Sep 1925)
The Caretaker's Daughter  [B-1]  (11 Oct 1925)
The Uneasy Three  [B-2]  (15 Nov 1925)
His Wooden Wedding  [B-3]  (20 Dec 1925)


1926
Charley, My Boy  [B-4]  (24 Jan 1926)
Mama Behave  [B-6]  (28 Feb 1926)
Dog Shy  [B-5]  (04 Apr 1926)
Mum's The Word  [B-7]  (09 May 1926)
Long Fliv The King  [B-8]  (13 Jun 1926)
Mighty Like A Moose  [B-9]  (18 Jul 1926)
Crazy Like A Fox  [B-10]  (22 Aug 1926)
Bromo And Juliet  [B-11]  (19 Sep 1926)
Tell 'Em Nothing  [B-12]  (17 Oct 1926)
Be Your Age  [B-13]  (14 Nov 1926)
There Ain't No Santa Claus  [B-15]  (12 Dec 1926)


1927
Many Scrappy Returns  [B-14]  (09 Jan 1927)
Are Brunettes Safe?  [B-16]  (06 Feb 1927)
A One Mama Man  [B-17]  (06 Mar 1927)
Forgotten Sweeties  [B-18]  (03 Apr 1927)
Bigger And Better Blondes  [B-19]  (15 May 1927)
Fluttering Hearts  [B-20]  (19 Jun 1927)
What Women Did For Me  [B-21]  (14 Aug 1927)
The Sting Of Stings  [C-2]  (03 Sep 1927)
The Lighter That Failed  [C-1]  (01 Oct 1927)
Now I'll Tell One  [B-22]  (09 Oct 1927)
The Way Of All Pants  [C-3  (29 Oct 1927)
Us  [C-4]  (26 Nov 1927)
Assistant Wives  [B-23]  (04 Dec 1927)
Never The Dames Shall Meet  [C-5]  (24 Dec 1927)


1928
All For Nothing  [C-6]  (21 Jan 1928)
The Family Group  [C-8]  (18 Feb 1928)
Aching Youth  [C-9]  (17 Mar 1928)
Limousine Love  [C-10]  (14 Apr 1928)
The Fight Pest  [C-11]  (12 May 1928)
Imagine My Embarrassment  [C-12]  (01 Sep 1928)
Is Everybody Happy?  [C-13]  (29 Sep 1928)
All Parts  [C-15]  (27 Oct 1928)
The Booster  [C-14]  (24 Nov 1928)
Chasing Husbands  [C-16]  (22 Dec 1928)


1929
Ruby Lips  [C-17]  (19 Jan 1929)
Off To Buffalo  [C-18]  (16 Feb 1929)
Loud Soup  [C-19]  (16 Mar 1929)
Thin Twins  [C-20]  (13 Apr 1929)
Movie Night  [C-7]  (11 May 1928)
The Big Squawk  [C-21]  (25 May 1929)
Leaping Love  [C-22]  (22 Jun 1929)
Snappy Sneezer  [C-23]  (27 Jul 1929)
Crazy Feet  [C-24]  (07 Sep 1929)
Stepping Out  [C-25]  (02 Nov 1929)
Great Gobs!  [C-26]  (28 Dec 1929)


1930
The Real McCoy  [C-27]  (01 Feb 1930)
Whispering Whoopee  [C-29]  (08 Mar 1930)
All Teed Up  [C-28]  (19 Apr 1930)
Fifty Million Husbands  [C-30]  (24 May 1930)
Fast Work  [C-31]  (28 Jun 1930)
Girl Shock  [C-32E]  (23 Aug 1930)
¡Huye, Faldas!   [C-32S]  (06 Oct 1930)
Dollar Dizzy  [C-33E]  (04 Oct 1930)
Looser Than Loose  [C-34E]  (15 Nov 1930)
Una Cana Al Aire   [C-34S]  (21 Nov 1930)
High C's  [C-35]  (27 Dec 1930)


1931
Thundering Tenors  [C-36E]  (07 Feb 1931)
The Pip From Pittsburg  [C-37E]  (21 Mar 1931)
La Señorita De Chicago   [C-37S]  (22 Mar 1931)
Rough Seas  [C-38E]  (25 Apr 1931)
One Of The Smiths  [C-39]  (23 May 1931)
The Panic Is On  [C-1]  (15 Aug 1931)
Skip The Maloo!  [C-2]  (26 Sep 1931)
What A Bozo!  [C-3]  (07 Nov 1931)
Hasty Marriage  [C-4]  (19 Dec 1931)


1932
The Tabasco Kid  [C-5]  (30 Jan 1932)
The Nickel Nurser  [C-6]  (12 Mar 1932)
In Walked Charley  [C-7]  (23 Apr 1932)
First In War  [C-8]  (28 May 1932)
Young Ironsides  [C-9]  (03 Sep 1932)
Girl Grief  [C-10]  (08 Oct 1932)
Now We'll Tell One  [C-11]  (19 Nov 1932)
Mr. Bride  [C-12]  (24 Dec 1932)


1933
Fallen Arches  [C-13]  (04 Feb 1933)
Nature In The Wrong  [C-14]  (18 Mar 1933)
His Silent Racket  [C-15]  (29 Apr 1933)
Arabian Tights  [C-16]  (03 Jun 1933)
Sherman Said It  [C-17]  (02 Sep 1933)
Midsummer Mush  [C-18]  (21 Oct 1933)
Luncheon At Twelve  [C-19]  (09 Dec 1933)


1934
The Cracked Iceman  [C-20]  (27 Jan 1934)
Four Parts  [C-21]  (17 Mar 1934)
I'll Take Vanilla  [C-22]  (05 May 1934)
Another Wild Idea  [C-23]  (16 Jun 1934)
It Happened One Day  [C-24]  (07 Jul 1934)
Something Simple  [C-25]  (08 Sep 1934)
You Said A Hatful!  [C-26]  (13 Oct 1934)
Fate's Fathead  [C-27]  (17 Nov 1934)
The Chases Of Pimple Street  [C-28]  (22 Dec 1934)


1935
Okay Toots!  [C-29]  (02 Feb 1935)
Poker At Eight  [C-30]  (09 Mar 1935)
Southern Exposure  [C-31]  (06 Apr 1935)
The Four-Star Boarder  [C-32]  (27 Apr 1935)
Nurse To You!  [C-33]  (05 Oct 1935)
Manhattan Monkey Business  [C-34]  (09 Nov 1935)
Public Ghost #1  [C-35]  (14 Dec 1935)


1936
Life Hesitates At 40  [C-36]  (18 Jan 1936)
The Count Takes The Count  [C-37]  (22 Feb 1936)
Vamp Till Ready  [C-38]  (28 Mar 1936)
On The Wrong Trek  [C-40]  (18 Apr 1936)
Neighborhood House  [C-39]  (09 May 1936)





CHARLEY CHASE AT COLUMBIA

1937-1940


1937

The Grand Hooter  (07 May 1937)
From Bad To Worse  (04 Jun 1937)
The Wrong Miss Wright  (18 Jun 1937)
Calling All Doctors  (22 Jul 1937)
The Big Squirt  (17 Sep 1937)
Man Bites Lovebug  (24 Dec 1937)


1938
Time Out For Trouble  (18 Mar 1938)
The Mind Needer  (29 Apr 1938)
Many Sappy Returns  (19 Aug 1938)
The Nightshirt Bandit  (28 Oct 1938)
Pie à la Maid  (25 Dec 1938)


1939
The Sap Takes A Wrap  (10 Mar 1939)
The Chump Takes Bump  (05 May 1939)
Rattling Romeo  (14 Jul 1939)
Skinny The Moocher  (08 Sep 1939)
Teacher's Pest  (03 Nov 1939)
The Awful Goof  (22 Dec 1939)


1940
The Heckler  (16 Feb 1940)
South Of The Boudoir  (17 May 1940)
His Bridal Fright  (13 Jul 1940)