The heckler title card

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 The Heckler was a Columbia Short which was released in 1940 it featured Charley Chase.


Charley Chase plays an unnamed obnoxious ballgame fan irritating fans and yelling insults at a baseball game. In this version Bruce Bennett has the role of Ole Margarine instead of Matt Willis. The Heckler and Mr.Noisy! are almost identical.


Film critic Leonard Matlin said the short to be "one of Charley Chase's best shorts. Matlin also included the short in his great shorts book. Another critic Hal Erickson stated " The Heckler is without question one of the greatest Columbia short.

In 1946 The Heckler would be remade with Shemp Howard as "Mr.Noisy".

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