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The Fraidy Cat (1924)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 30 March 1924 (USA)
Jimmy Jump is a coward. Everyone and everything makes him afraid. He cowers from the neighborhood children, even though he's old enough to be their father. He is terrified of Lem Tucker, ... See full summary »

Director:

James Parrott (as James G. Parrott)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Jimmy Jump
Beth Darlington Beth Darlington ... Dorothy - the Doctor's Daughter
Earl Mohan Earl Mohan ... Lem Tucker - the Village Sheik

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Jimmy Jump is a coward. Everyone and everything makes him afraid. He cowers from the neighborhood children, even though he's old enough to be their father. He is terrified of Lem Tucker, who is his rival for the heart of Dorothy. Only when he mistakenly believes he is about to die does Jimmy find courage. But will it last? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Alternate Versions

In 2005, Milestone Film & Video copyrighted a 12-minute version of this film, with a new piano music score composed and performed by Dave Knudtson. See more »

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very short but effective comedy
20 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This was a very short Charlie Chase comedy starring as the character "Jimmy Jump". Jimmy is a total wimp--so much so that even the neighborhood children pick on this man! Plus, his rival in love makes his life miserable by picking on him as well. Jimmy is so timid though, he never fights back--choosing in one case to sick him mom on the bullies! Later, Jimmy mistakenly thinks he's dying. So, with nothing to lose, he decides to give all the bullies their "comeuppance"--and it's great fun to watch him in action! While this is obviously NOT a deep film, it is short and well-paced and above all, entertaining. At only about 10 minutes, its well worth seeing and proves that Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin were not the only funny men of the era.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1924 (USA) See more »

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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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