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The Caretaker's Daughter (1925)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 11 October 1925 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... The Young Married Man
Katherine Grant ... The Young Married Man's Wife
George Siegmann ... The Gunman - Prospective Car Buyer
William J. Kelly ... The Young Husband's Boss
Symona Boniface ... The Gunman's Wife
James Parrott James Parrott ... The Caretaker (as Jimmie Parrott)
James Finlayson ... The Prohibition Sleuth (as Jimmie Finlayson)
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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fille de l'aubergiste See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2005 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Except for Charley Chase, whose name appears above the title, there is no cast list. Actors are introduced by an inter-title frame just before they appear on the screen. The IMDb cast list therefore uses this "order of appearance" sequence. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2005, Milestone Film and Video copyrighted a version with a new piano music score composed and performed by 'David Drazin'. See more »

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One of the Funniest Shorts Ever Made!
23 April 2010 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Next up is one of my favorite Chases, "The Caretaker's Daughter" (1925). In fact, I laughed so much that I rewound my DVD and played it again. I laughed so much the second time, that – you guessed it! – I played it yet again. And the following night, I ran it a fourth time! So why isn't everyone as rapt in this movie as I am? Charley pulls such inimitable expressions of frustration and surprise and his timing is so impeccably polished; plus he's given such wonderful support by George Siegmann (any movie with George Siegmann is a must-see movie), Symona Boniface (as Siegmann's wife), Katherine Grant (Charley's wife – now there was a comic talent that Hollywood hardly ever used to advantage), James Parrott (the caretaker – a brilliant comedy writer as all Laurel and Hardy fans will readily testify), William J. Kelly (a charismatic stage actor), and last and also least as far as importance to the plot goes – except of course for a really neat fade-out – James Finlayson. When you compare the Chase two-reelers to other Roach shorts, you can see they were produced on a really top-budget by supremely gifted directors like Leo McCarey. So why doesn't everyone like "The Caretaker's Daughter?" I think a person's reaction has far more to do with how the movie is presented than the movie itself. Is the print attractive to look at, is it projected at the right speed, and above all, is it accompanied by a really accomplished musical score – not just canned music but preferably timed, scored and played specifically for this movie? In this case of the Chase shorts, the DVD manufacturers have really excelled themselves by hiring Don Kinnier, a really on-the-ball musician whose score is not only most foot-tappingly pleasant to listen to, but really augments the mood, the action, the laughs of every minute of this wonderful short of shorts, "The Caretaker's Daughter".


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