Charley's Aunt

Overview

Sidney Chaplin, Charlie's talented half-brother, was well known on the Hollywood-party circuit for his devastating female impersonations. It was only natural, then that Chaplin should star in the 1925 filmization of the evergreen Brandon Thomas stage farce Charley's Aunt. The story should be familiar enough by now: two Oxford undergraduates invite their girl friends to their quarters. The ladies have no chaperones, so twitty Oxonian Lord Fancourt Babberly Chaplin is strong-armed into donning a wig and dress and ...
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Overview

Sidney Chaplin, Charlie's talented half-brother, was well known on the Hollywood-party circuit for his devastating female impersonations. It was only natural, then that Chaplin should star in the 1925 filmization of the evergreen Brandon Thomas stage farce Charley's Aunt. The story should be familiar enough by now: two Oxford undergraduates invite their girl friends to their quarters. The ladies have no chaperones, so twitty Oxonian Lord Fancourt Babberly Chaplin is strong-armed into donning a wig and dress and posing as "Charley's aunt...from Brazil...where the nuts come from." Not the most inspired of the many movie adaptations of the Thomas play some prefer Jack Benny's version, Charley's Aunt is at its best whenever Sidney Chaplin engages in the healthily vulgar pantomime he did so well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • UPC: 089218673992
  • Original Release: 1925
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Sound: silent
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 68,223

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sidney Chaplin Sir Fancourt Babberley (Babbs)
Ethel Shannon Ela Delahay
Lucien Littlefield Brasset
Alec B. Francis Mr. Delahay
Phillips Smalley Sir Francis Chesney
Eulalie Jensen Charley's Aunt
David James Jack Chesney
Priscilla Bonner Kitty
Jimmy Harrison Charley Wykeham
Technical Credits
Scott Sidney Director
Gus Peterson Cinematographer
F. McGrew Willis Screenwriter
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