Charley Chase At Hal Roach: The Talkies Volume Four: 1929 (DVD)
Six pre-code comedies not seen for 90 years, starring an all-time comedy great and his voluptuous co-star.
Charley Chase returns----well, no, Charley Chase begins his sound film career in these very rare six surviving talkies from the Dawn of Sound, his first for Hal Roach. Unseen for 90 years. It is in these shorts that Charley meets his greatest leading lady, the lovely Thelma Todd, and gets himself into some very pre-code situations including spending the night in a cabin loaded with a bevy of beautiful girls, evading passes by his girlfriend's mother, and doing interesting things with a mule! Thelma Todd in a skimpy leopard Danskin is worth the price of admission!
- Commentary by Richard M Roberts
- Supplemental music composed and performed by Andrew Earle Simpson
- Poster and Stills Gallery