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Be Your Age
(1926)

 

Charley Chase finds himself in a situation where must marry an older but rich widow. Charley stars with Gladys Hulette and gets support from Oliver Hardy, Lillian Leighton and Frank Brownlee.

coverThe Milestone Cinematheque
2011 DVD edition

Cut the the Chase: The Charley Chase Collection (1924-1926), black & white, 303 minutes total, not rated,
including Be Your Age (1926), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated.

Milestone Film & Video, distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories,
Mile00118, UPC 7-84148-01184-4, ISBN 978-1-933920-14-6.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed and full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 2011.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD edition of Charley Chase films is a supplement to other Chase previously-released collections.

The discs have been mastered from a combination of 35mm and 16mm source prints. The prints are generally good to very-good in quality, with a few exceptions at both extremes.

The films are accompanied by music scores composed and performed by Ben Model, David Drazin, David Knutsen, Donald Sosin, and Rodney Sauer.

 
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coverAlpha Video
2009 DVD edition

Silent Comedy Classics (1913-1987), black & white, 207 minutes total, not rated,
including Be Your Age (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 5941D, UPC 0-89218-59419-8.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 1 chapter stop; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 24 November 2009.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD edition has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print but is so highly compressed to fit more than 200 minutes of content on a single-sided DVD that the picture is coarsely rendered, and looks terrible on a high-definition system.

The film is accompanied by synchronized sound effects and a music score performed on digital keyboards by Don Kinnier.

The film is represented far better in the Milestone edition noted above than it is here. Not recommended.

 
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Other silent era CHARLEY CHASE films available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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