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    No Father to Guide Him (Pathé, 1925). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Beyond his brilliant acting, writing, and directing, are the often overlooked contributions Charley Chase made to the silent film era. His role in transforming screen comedy to a more refined art form, instead of chaotic slapstick violence, served as a precursor to the modern sitcom. A perfect example can be found with this clever Morgan stone litho poster, in which the "father" stands completely naked in a barrel on a crowded beach, while the "son" takes the parental stance with his hand thoughtfully at his chin. The son is portrayed by pre-teen Mickey Bennett, who would work with Chase on several films, as well as with Babe Ruth in Babe Comes Home, and W.C. Fields in Tillie's Punctured Romance. Prior to restoration, the poster had a stamp in the right border, and a chip in the lower right corner. Touchup work has been done to the folds. Very Fine- on Linen.


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