Charley Chase is charming as heck in this cute little comedy about a husband and wife who secretly get plastic surgery and then attempt to have an affair– with one another!
This short is one of Chase’s most famous and its reputation is deserved. This thing is a scream! In addition to Chase at his best, we get Vivien Oakland ably supporting his antics and taking part in them herself. Director Leo McCarey plays the droll story for all it’s worth. An utterly hilarious way to spend twenty minutes.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Charley discovers his wife’s secret before she finds out his and is angered that she would dare cheat on him. He attempts to avenge himself but Vivien quickly sees through his ruse and give him a well-deserved smack.
Read my full-length review here.
If it were a dessert it would be: Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookies. A variation on a famous theme but a delicious one!
Availability: Released on DVD.
For some reason, I didn’t know they could do plastic surgery back then or was it more reconstructive surgery-fixing buck teeth etc..?
Charley gets his teeth fixed and Vivien gets a full nose job. Plastic surgery had been developing for years but the injured soldiers of WWI really jumpstarted the industry as new techniques were developed to fix disfiguring injuries.
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