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The Heckler (film)

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Director  Del Lord
Genres  Short Film, Comedy
Writer  John Grey
Language  English
7.8/10 IMDb

Cinematography  Henry Freulich
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Country  U.S.
The Heckler (film) movie poster
Release date  1940
Cast  Charley Chase (Noisy), Tom Hanlon (Announcer), Don Beddoe (Green Sox Manager), Bruce Bennett (Ole Margarine), Beatrice Blinn (Baseball Spectator with Spilled Mustard), Sammy Blum (Train Bartender)
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Charley chase the heckler 1940 two reel comedy classic


The Heckler (1940) is an American short film produced by columbia pictures association directed by Del Lord and starring Charley Chase.

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Plot

At a baseball game, an irritating heckler (Charley Chase) annoys the crowd and the players with his obnoxious taunts.

Reception

The Heckler has received positive reviews. Hal Erickson wrote that, "The Heckler is without question one of the most consistently funny shorts ever assembled at Columbia, not to mention one of Charley Chase's most hilarious performances." In his book The Great Baseball Films, Rob Edelman described The Heckler as "one of the best-ever baseball-related talkie shorts." Film critic Leonard Maltin wrote that The Heckler was one of Charley Chase's "best starring comedies" and included it in his book "The Great Movie Shorts."

It was remade with minimal stock footage as "Mr.Noisy" starring Shemp Howard in 1946.

References

The Heckler (film) Wikipedia
The Heckler (film) IMDb The Heckler (film) themoviedb.org


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