Charley Chase Movie Posters and Print Ads

1927-29: Late Silents and Early Talkies

Here's a handful of posters and print ads from the late '20s, promoting Charley Chase's last batch of silent shorts and some of his earliest talkies.

A poster for Now I'll Tell One (1927) notes the appearance of Stan Laurel in the cast, but neglects Oliver Hardy, who is also featured in the comedy, albeit in a smaller role; only the film's second reel is currently extant. Assistant Wives (1927), a brilliant but rare two-reeler, is advertised in this one-sheet poster, one of the last Chase shorts to bear the "Pathecomedy" insignia - consequently, Roach comedies were exclusively distributed by MGM. A colorful and action-packed poster enticingly promotes The Booster (1928), a lost film and one of Chase's last silents.

A one-sheet poster for Ruby Lips (1929), another lost late silent short, points to standard Chase marital farce. A glass slide promotes another lost Chase short from the late '20s, Is Everybody Happy? (1928). A poster for Modern Love (1929, Universal), Charley Chase's sole feature film and part-talkie, gives Jean Hersholt top billing but prominently displays Chase in the artwork.

A poster advertises the "all talking" The Big Squawk (1929), Chase's first sound short. A one-sheet promoting Chase's second talkie short, Leaping Love, portrays the comedian in debonair mode, while a poster for Snappy Sneezer (1929), another early talkie, conveys the thrust of the short.

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Image of Now I'll Tell One courtesy of Peter Mikkelsen.

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