Man Bites Lovebug (1937)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Short


Man Bites Lovebug (1937) Poster

To test his wife, Charley's friend puts him up to making a play for her, but she's on to it and pretends she's fallen for him, infuriating the friend.Charley must stay overnight, and unexpected complications put him in the wife's bedroom.


6.4/10
27

Photos


See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


5 January 2013 | boblipton
6
| Working on a New Style
Charley Chase spent his last four years working at the Columbia comedy shorts department -- this may come as a surprise to those of you who have only seen the Three Stooges. Working with ex-Sennett director Del Lord, he developed a comedy character midway between the frenetic, overacted style with over-the-top sound effects favored by Jules White and the style favored at Roach, where he had spent the previous fifteen years, a realistic style of comedy performance punctuated by gags which went mad.

MAN BITES LOVEBUG is very early in their collaboration and they have not got matters under control. The gags are impeccably performed, but the performances start over the top. There are too many asides. The performers start mugging for the camera as soon as they show up. The comedy effect is lessened by this. Still, the gags are well executed and it is interesting to watch as Chase and Lord work on integrating their styles.

Although these Charley Chase shorts have long been unavailable except for the occasional comedy festival, Columbia has released nine of them on DVD titled "Chase Shorts, Vol.1". They are well worth your consideration, even if you are unfamiliar with the comic. Besides, if they sell enough of these they may release the others, and then some of the shorts that Andy Clyde did at that studio.

Details

Release Date:

24 December 1937

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Women on Set: Celebrating Directors in Their Field

Inspired by The Farewell director Lulu Wang's call to action at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards, we celebrate women filmmakers working in their field.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com