Series: Charley Chase

Director: James W. Horne
Producer: Hal Roach
Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Richard C. Currier
Sound: Elmer Raguse

Stars: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: 04 October 1930
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: C-33E
Filming dates: June 20-30, 1930
Rating: 6/10

Dollar Dizzy


See also Les Chercheuses d'or and El Principe del Dolar

Favourite bit

Copyrighted October 6, 1930.
Also filmed in Spanish as El Principe del Dolar, which was released in La Habana, Cuba, on Dec. 15, 1930, and in Barcelona, Spain, on Jan. 26, 1932. Also filmed in French as Les Chercheuses d'or, which was released in 1930. The production number for these versions was C-33-S-I, and both were five reels in length. Rob Stone's list states that foreign-language filming was done July 2 to 23, 1930. Anthony & Edmonds state that it was July 2 to 13, and July 19, 1930.
The prison number issued to James Finlayson (44634) is the same number worn by Stan Laurel in Pardon Us.

Charley Chase
Charley Chase
Thelma Todd
Edgar Kennedy
Quimby the lawyer
James Finlayson
House detective
Dorothy Granger
Woman who drops her pearls
Charlie Hall
Ida Schumacher
Mrs. Chase
(Charley's mother)
Ted Stroback
Hotel desk clerk
Bob Minford
One of Quimby's associates
Lorena Carr
Gold digger
Dorothy Dix
Gold digger in lake
Ann Lewis
Gold digger
Dick Granger
One of the Quimbys
Carl M. Leviness
Mr. Leviness, hotel manager
Betty Mae Crane
Beverly Crane

Talking titles



Smile When The Raindrops Fall by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds (book)
The Charley Chase Talkies 1929-1940 by James L. Neibaur (book)
Brent Seguine (identification of Carl M. Leviness and Ted Stroback)
Jesse Brisson (identification of Lorena Carr, Dorothy Dix)

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