Be Your Age

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Be Your Age
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Film poster
Directed by Leo McCarey
Written by H. M. Walker
Produced by Hal Roach
Starring Oliver Hardy
CinematographyLen Powers
Edited byRichard C. Currier
Distributed by Pathe Exchange
Release date
  • November 14, 1926 (1926-11-14)
Running time
22 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent with English intertitles

Be Your Age is a 1926 American film starring Charley Chase and features Oliver Hardy in the cast. [1]



A man desperately need $10,000 to send home to his family. There is a woman who is a widow, and has just inherited two million dollars from her husband. She wants to remarry as soon as possible. The woman's lawyer is a conniving man who happens to have a solution for both of them.


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  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Be Your Age". Silent Era. Retrieved May 10, 2008.