Charley Chase Movie Posters and Print Ads

1924-26: One and Two Reel Pathecomedies

Charley Chase was heavily publicized by the Hal Roach Studio during the mid 1920's. The top two images are one-sheet posters advertising Why Men Work (1924), an early one-reeler, and the two reel No Father To Guide Him (1925).

A lobby card for The Caretaker's Daughter (1925) evokes the film's comedic climax; shown are (l to r) Chase, Symona Boniface, Jimmy Parrott, and James Finlayson. A poster promoting Isn't Life Terrible? (1925) features likenesses of Chase, Katherine Grant, and Oliver Hardy.

Two different posters advertise Mighty Like a Moose (1926), one of Chase's most popular short comedies. The second poster plays around with the possibilities of the comedy's title, but bears no resemblance to the actual film.

A glass slide advertises Chase's Tell 'Em Nothing (1926), while the Bard himself is featured in a one-sheet poster promoting Bromo and Juliet (1926).

The bottom two images are print ads put out by the Roach studio for publication in trade papers, the first from 1926 (the ad mentions the shorts Dog Shy and Mama Behave, with F. Richard Jones calling the latter "the best two reel comedy we ever saw"), while the second is a mid '20s Roach ad featuring his biggest stars, Charley Chase and Our Gang.

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All images, except Why Men Work, The Caretaker's Daughter and Tell 'Em Nothing, are courtesy of Peter Mikkelsen.

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