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Charley Chase
Jimmy Jump Series


Contents: At First Sight (1924), Hard Knocks (1924), Jeffries, Jr. (1924), Outdoor Pajamas (1924), Young Oldfield (1924), Hello Baby! (1925), Is Marriage the Bunk? (1925) and The Rat’s Knuckles (1925).

This collection of eight Charley Chase films featuring his Jimmy Jump character selects from a two-year span of the Hal Roach comedy shorts. Six of the films were directed by famed director Leo McCarey.

coverGrapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

Charley Chase: Jimmy Jump Series (1924-1925), black & white, 96 minutes total, not rated,
including At First Sight (1924), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Hard Knocks (1924), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, Jeffries, Jr. (1924), black & white, 11 minutes, not rated, Outdoor Pajamas (1924), black & white, 10 minutes, not rated, Young Oldfield (1924), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Hello Baby! (1925), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, Is Marriage the Bunk? (1925), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, and The Rat’s Knuckles (1925), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10093-1.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 8 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $12.95.
Release date: 2005.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 5 / audio: 5 / additional content: 0 / overall: 5.

This DVD-R collection has been mastered from 16mm reduction prints of varying quality from good to very-good. The older video transfer often lose picture detail to contrastiness, with burnt-out highlights resulting in lost facial details to closed-up shadows.

The films are accompanied by compiled music scores from preexisting recordings.

This collection has been surpassed by the All Day Entertainment 2009 collection Becoming Charley Chase (1915-1926), which contains all of these films in better video transfers and with custom music scores.

This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era CHARLEY CHASE films available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

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