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The Chief (1933)

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65 min | Comedy

A timid man (Ed Wynn) is thrust into the spotlight when his father is honored as a hero. He blunders into a series of adventures because of a woman (Dorothy Mackaill) and becomes a hero himself. Although two political parties try to use ...See moreA timid man (Ed Wynn) is thrust into the spotlight when his father is honored as a hero. He blunders into a series of adventures because of a woman (Dorothy Mackaill) and becomes a hero himself. Although two political parties try to use him for their benefit, he unwittingly foils all their plans. This is based on Wynn's famous radio character, and the film ends with Wynn on his own radio show. Written by Ed Lorusso See less
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Director
Charles Reisner (as Charles F. Riesner)
Cinematographer
Edward Paul (as Edward F. Paul)
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Updated Nov 3, 1933

Release date
Nov 3, 1933 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Ed Wynn
Henry Summers aka The Perfect Fool Henry Summers aka The Perfect Fool   See fewer
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Charles 'Chic' Sale
Uncle Joe Uncle Joe   See fewer
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Dorothy Mackaill
Dixie Dean Dixie Dean   See fewer
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William 'Stage' Boyd
Dan 'Danny' O'Rourke (as William Boyd) Dan 'Danny' O'Rourke (as William Boyd)   See fewer
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Effie Ellsler
Ma Summers Ma Summers   See fewer
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C. Henry Gordon
Paul Clayton Paul Clayton   See fewer
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Mickey Rooney
Willie, Boy Throwing Firecracker Willie, Boy Throwing Firecracker   See fewer
Top 5000
Bradley Page
Dapper Dan Dapper Dan   See fewer
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Purnell Pratt
Al Morgan (as Purnell B. Pratt) Al Morgan (as Purnell B. Pratt)   See fewer
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George Givot
Greek Clothing Merchant Greek Clothing Merchant   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Blink, a Henchman Blink, a Henchman   See fewer
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Nat Pendleton
Big Mike, a Henchman Big Mike, a Henchman   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Frank, a Henchman Frank, a Henchman   See fewer
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Luis Alberni
Man at Alderman Meeting (uncredited) Man at Alderman Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Baxley
Gussie, Assistant Ringmaster (uncredited) Gussie, Assistant Ringmaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Man Dropping Coin in Hat (uncredited) Man Dropping Coin in Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ernest
Boy at Circus (uncredited) Boy at Circus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Farley
Arresting Policeman (uncredited) Arresting Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hart
Sam, a Henchman (uncredited) Sam, a Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Henchman Who Gets Kicked (uncredited) Henchman Who Gets Kicked (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tenen Holtz
Bald Henchman at Cabin (uncredited) Bald Henchman at Cabin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Hoyt
Man at Alderman Meeting (uncredited) Man at Alderman Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Man at Alderman Meeting (uncredited) Man at Alderman Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
Bootblack (uncredited) Bootblack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McGuire
Fire Captain (uncredited) Fire Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Graham McNamee
Self - Radio Announcer and Bandleader (uncredited) Self - Radio Announcer and Bandleader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greta Meyer
Little Heinie's Mother (uncredited) Little Heinie's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Customer Wanting Hat (uncredited) Customer Wanting Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Tim, a Man Watching Fire (uncredited) Tim, a Man Watching Fire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Scared Man Against Lamppost (uncredited) Scared Man Against Lamppost (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jackie Searl
Little Heinie in Hat Department (uncredited) Little Heinie in Hat Department (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sellon
Fire Chief at Statue Unveiling (uncredited) Fire Chief at Statue Unveiling (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Charlie, a Streetcleaner (uncredited) Charlie, a Streetcleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Stockdale
City Editor (uncredited) City Editor (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.8 / 10 | 60 votes