Series: Charley Chase

Director: Leo McCarey
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker
Photography: Len Powers
Editor: Richard C. Currier

Stars: Charley Chase, Corliss Palmer, William Orlamond, Oliver Hardy
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 19 September 1926
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: B-11
Filming dates: May 11-25, 1926; added scenes June 8, 1926
Rating: -/10

Bromo And Juliet


After a rather strange opening intertitle card we see a group of eight gathered around a living room discussing ways to continue missionary work among the radio announcers.  The drink-happy father (Orlamond) yields the floor to his businessman son-in-law (Charley Chase) for a speech.  He proposes a horse show for the townsfolk whilst the father-in-law suggests a good old fashioned dance though his thoughts are not met with any enthusiasm by the rest of the people in the room.
We cut away to see the daughter (Corliss Palmer) rehearsing a part in the play of Romeo and Juliet in an adjacent room in the house.  The family are unaware that her cries of help are part of the script and rush to assist her.  Chase punches one of the actors on the chin, sending him to the floor.

Favourite bit

Copyrighted July 26, 1926.
What the experts say
"NONE" ~ Lord Heath.

Charley Chase
Corliss Palmer
William Orlamond
Madge's father
Oliver Hardy
Cab driver
L.J. O'Connor
The cop
Rolfe Sedan
Stage manager
Ellinor Vanderveer
Lady on bus
Sammy Brooks
William Gillespie
The Great Brandenburg,
stage magician
Helen Gilmore
Charlie Hall
Stage hand
Fred Kelsey
The detective
Martha Sleeper


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