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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Movie Review: Go Chase Yourself (1938)

Greetings to you all!

I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy! Today I'll be reviewing a little screwball comedy that I watched last year. I wasn't doing anything that day, and sat down to watch this one because of a name that I recognized. Who was this person? Read on to see!

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning. This is spoiler free! (Not that there's anything to spoil...)

"Gentlemen, I hate to raise my voice, but LET'S TALK THIS OVER QUIETLY!"

Go Chase Yourself (1938):
A bank clerk finds himself in luck when he wins a new travel camper in a raffle. His luck begins to fall through when robbers decide to hitch up and pull his camper across the country, with him still in it! Things get worse when the police believe that he was to one to rob the bank. This camping trip is already unlike others, but will it turn out alright?
Genre: Screwball comedy.
Length: approx. 70 minutes.
Costumes: 7, just regular clothes.
Script: 10, no bad words!
"Need I remind you that you are talking to a lady and not a mortgage?"
Crew: Directed by: Edward F. Cline. Written by: Paul Yawitz, Bert Granet, & Walter O'Keefe.
Joe Penner as Wilbur Meeley.
Lucille Ball as Carol Meeley.
Richard Lane as Nails.
June Travis as Judy Daniels.
Fritz Feld as Count Pierre Fountaine de Louis-Louis. "I'm just a simple humble nobleman."
Tom Kennedy as Icebox.
Granville Bates as Halliday.
Bradley Page as Frank.
George Irving as Mr. Daniels.
Arthur Stone as Warden.
Jack Carson as Warren Miles.
Frank M. Thomas as Police Chief.
Cinematography: 7, nothing really remarkable, though an interesting approach with having so much driving involved.
Cinematography by: Jack Mackenzie.
Music: N/A
Quotes: 8, funnily enough I actually say the "indescribable" quote (that I'll talk about later) to myself a lot.
"Copper. I don't like that word."
Content: 9, just one suggestive thing, but besides that perfectly clean!
Originality: 8, I'll admit, there are not a lot of comedies involving camping trailers, so that was a neat aspect, especially as this was made right when they were new.
Good For: Any Lucille Ball fans, any screwball comedy fans.
Age Range: It's good for any ages, and the younger the person is, the more funny they might find it!
Overall Score: 8!
"The end of the line, please!"
Bonus thoughts:
I've found that I'm very picky when it comes to comedy. Somethings are not funny enough, somethings are not serious enough. What can I say? Screwballs usually are good for me, but something about this one didn't click. I got annoyed at everyone picking at Wilbur constantly, then I got annoyed at Wilbur. But, fear not, it was not a waste of time! There were indeed parts that I liked, most of them involving the star that I watched it for who is...

Lucille Ball!
This is my entry in the We Love Lucy Blogathon! It would have been her 109th birthday. I haven't seen her in many films as I am mostly just a solid I Love Lucy watcher, but this was one where I decided to see more with her. She was very funny, and my favorite scene was with this quote:
"Oh, that's the best way to describe him."'

Want to check out more posts celebrating Lucy? Check HERE! Thanks to Carissa for hosting this blogathon in her honor!

Thanks for reading! What is your favorite thing that you've seen with Lucy? She was a hoot!



  1. Okay, this sounds like something my family would find incredibly funny...rather like Herbie the Love Bug, perhaps?

    1. Now that you mention it, this does remind me of Herbie in some ways! Ack, those movies are so great! I think my personal favorite is Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. What is yours?

  2. Thanks for your participating in the blogathon!

    That's hilarious that Lucy was in another camping trailer comedy. I'll had to track this one down. I've never really watched her in much from the 30s so this could be a good place to start. ❤

    1. Absolutely! I'm glad that I was able to! Thanks for hosting!

      Oh, another? Which is that? This was the first movie if hers that I've seen because I usually just see her in I Love Lucy, and now I want to watch some more!

  3. Looks like a funny movie. I will have to check it out. I've seen a few I Love Lucy.


    1. Rakayle, what do you think of the I Love Lucy episodes that you've seen? She was such a great comedian!


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