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Charley Chase was a popular comedian (and director) in the silent era, and successfully made the transition to sound. He continued to make short comedies up until his early death in 1940, but never made the step up to feature length films (except in supporting roles - the best known being the obnoxious brother in law in Laurel and Hardy's Sons of the Desert). He was "re-discovered" when Robert Youngson featured him in his compilation films released in the sixties, especially when Youngson gave him equal prominence with Keaton, Laurel and Hardy in 4 Clowns in 1970. This large (Three Sheet) poster for one of his early silent features beautiful stone litho artwork, and has been conservation linen backed.