Director Del Lord
Genres Short Film, Comedy
Writer John Grey
Cinematography Henry Freulich
|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.
At a baseball game, an irritating heckler (Charley Chase) annoys the crowd and the players with his obnoxious taunts.
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.
ReferencesThe Heckler (film) Wikipedia
The Heckler (film) IMDb The Heckler (film) themoviedb.org