Ordered by Rating | Year
Mabel's Busy Day (1914) - Short Film
A hot dog girl gives one to a policeman who then allows her into a race track. While other customers swipe her hot dogs, Charlie runs off with the whole box, pretending to sell them while actually giving them away. She calls her policeman who battles Charlie. (imdb)
Tango Tangles (1914) - Short Film
Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie. (imdb)
Cruel, Cruel Love (1914) - Short Film
A silly aristocrat who believes he's been jilted attempts suicide, but is saved from death and reunited with his fiancee. (imdb)
Between Showers (1914) - Short Film
Charlie and another man compete in trying to help a young lady cross a muddy street. The rival finds a wooden plank which Charlie takes from him. They fight over an umbrella belonging to the rival. A policeman settles the dispute, ultimately arresting the rival. An innocent tramp is pushed into the lake. (imdb)
A Film Johnnie (1914) - Short Film
Charlie wants to meet a famous actress at the Keystone Studio, so he sneaks in to get close to her. However, once inside, he can't seem to get out of the way. But when they try to throw him out, he starts shooting up the place. Eventually, a fire starts, Charlie gets blamed for it, and the actress wants nothing to do with him.
Twenty Minutes of Love (1914) - Short Film
Lonely Charlie walks through a park and is jealous of a pair of lovers on a park bench. So what better to do than break up their relationship and take the girl for himself? By then end, Chaplin has involved not just the couple, but another young woman, a pickpocket, and the police.
Those Love Pangs (1914) - Short Film
Charlie gets frustrated when his decidedly lesser-looking friend has more luck with women than Charlie does.
Triple Trouble (1918) - Short Film
Charlie works as a janitor in the house of Col. Nutt. When Nutt invents a new device, robbers come calling to take it from him.
The Champion (1915) - Short Film
Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer's daughter fall in love. (imdb)
An appreciative, uncritical look at silent film comedies and thrillers from early in the century through the 1920s. It starts with a 1905 look at French comedy, goes through the 1910s with Sennett, Chaplin, and Fairbanks, and into the 1920s with Max Roach, Snub Pollard, Harry Langdon, Al St. John, Charlie Chase, and the teaming of Laurel and Hardy. Thrillers feature Houdini and serials, with special attention to Pearl White, Ruth Roland, and Monty Banks. (imdb)
Shanghaied (1915) - Short Film
A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner's daughter, is grabbed by the captain and promises to help him shanghai some seamen. The daughter stows away to follow Charlie. Charlie assists in the galley and attempts to serve food during a gale. (imdb)
How to Make Movies (1918) - Short Film
A faux-documentary involving a day in the life of Chaplin at the Studio: coaching actors, applying make-up to actresses, and finally donning the Tramp outfit himself for a little hole-in-one.
Dough and Dynamite (1914) - Short Film
Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. It winds up in the oven and explodes. (imdb)
The Count (1916) - Short Film
Charlie plays a tailor's assistant who can't seem to get anything right at his job. Eventually, the tailor fires Charlie and kicks him out of the shop. But when Charlie later discovers the tailor pretending to be a rich man to win the heart of a woman, Charlie jumps in and wreaks havoc.
A Night Out (1915) - Short Film
Charlie and Ben head out for a night on the town and end up intoxicated and in a conflict with a man and his wife at a fancy restaurant. The head waiter kicks both Charlie and Ben out, and they only discover later that the waiter lives across the hall from them. Charlie tries to get away by moving, but he's less successful than he thought.
His Regeneration (1915) - Short Film
A rough criminal gets into an argument over a girl in a dance hall. The argument turns into a fight, and the criminal is shot. As everyone else looks on, a young woman comes to his aid, and it turns out that he is not seriously wounded. He still remembers the woman who helped him when, later, he is committing a burglary and gets a surprise that will change his life. (imdb)
Burlesque on Carmen (1916) - Short Film
Intended by Charlie Chaplin to be a two-reel film, but to his annoyance additional material, shot by Leo White and featuring Ben Turpin, was added for its release after Chaplin left Essanay. It is a parody of two contemporary films based on Bizet's opera, by Cecil B. De Mille and Raoul Walsh.
Work (1915) - Short Film
Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife's secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers' supervisor, but the husband doesn't buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house. (imdb)
His Prehistoric Past (1914) - Short Film
Charlie dreams he is in the stone age. There King Low-Brow rules a harem of wives. Charlie, in skins and a bowler, falls in love with the king's favorite wife, Sum-Babee. During a hunting trip the king is pushed over a cliff. Charlie proclaims himself king, but Ku-Ku discovers the real king alive. They return to find Charlie and Sum- Babee together. (imdb)
Getting Acquainted (1914) - Short Film
Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife. The partners become fond of their counterparts and begin chasing each other around. A policeman looking for a professional Don Juan becomes involved, as does a Turk. (imdb)
Unknown Chaplin (1983) - TV Mini-Series
A documentary series examining the film making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin. (imdb)
The Floorwalker (1916) - Short Film
After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the office floor. There he runs into the store inspector (who looks exactly like him) who has just robbed the safe and knocked out the manager. Charlie thinks he is in front of a mirror till he notices he holds a stock and his "image" the bag of loot. (Ed Stephan)
The Tramp (1915) - Short Film
The Tramp helps a young woman who's been the victim of an attempted robbery, then comes on as a worker at her father's farm and tries to win her heart.
Caught in a Cabaret (1914) - Short Film
Charlie works as a waiter in a local bar, constantly getting in scrapes with his boss, his coworkers, and even the customers. On an afternoon out, he runs into Mabel as she's being assaulted by a thief and rescues the poor woman while her fiance looks on helplessly. Charlie introduces himself as an ambassador from Greece, and the competition for Mabel's heart is on.
The Bank (1915) - Short Film
Charlie works as a janitor at the local bank where he tries to win the heart of a young woman.
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust is a documentary which examines how filmmakers reacted to German scapegoating of Jews before, during, and after the war, ranging from the boldness of Confessions of a Nazi Spy and The Mortal Storm (both of which were produced before America entered the war) to more oblique statements during the war itself, and then finally leading to an honest portrayal of the full consequences of the Holocaust beginning in the '50s. (New York Times)
The Knockout (1914) - Short Film
In an effort to protect his girlfriend, Pug (Fatty Arbuckle) decides to sign up for a local boxing contest against the champion, Cyclone Flynn. Charles Chaplin makes an appearance as the referee.
Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush (2003) - Short Film
This documentary is featured on the Chaplin Collection DVD for The Gold Rush (1925), with the participation of director Idrissa Ouedraogo.
The Professor (1919) - Short Film
Chaplin plays the role of a flea-trainer in this uncompleted short.
Chaplin Today: The Great Dictator (2003) - Short Film
This documentary is featured on the Chaplin Collection DVD for The Great Dictator, released in 2003.
Chaplin Today: Limelight (2003) - TV Movie
This documentary is featured on the Chaplin Collection DVD for Limelight, released in 2003.
Chaplin Today: A Woman of Paris (2003) - Short Film
A Woman of Paris (1923) was the first film Chaplin made for United Artists Film Corporation, which he founded with his friends Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith. Chaplin had long considered making a dramatic feature. For the first time, he decided to direct. Actress and filmmaker Liv Ullmann analyses the film. She talks about the acting, the originality of the characterizations, as well as the "feminine" viewpoint Chaplin adopted for the first time in his films.
Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003) - Short Film
This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for City Lights (1931). (imdb)
This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for The Kid (1921), released in 2004.
Chaplin Today: A King in New York (2003) - Short Film
This documentary is featured on the Chaplin Collection DVD for A King in New York, released in 2003.
Charly Chaplin in Wien (1931) - Short Film
Newsreel footage of Charles Chaplin on his promotional tour of Europe.
Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean when he fails to meet her at the railway station. She goes off to Paris alone. A year later, mistress of wealthy Pierre Revel, she meets Jean again. Misinterpreting events she bounces back and forth between apparent security and true love. (imdb)
Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen (1915) - Short Film
A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run. (imdb)
Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux (2003) - Short Film
Documentary featured on the 2-Disc DVD for Monsieur Verdoux (1947), released in 2004. (imdb)
Four Chaplin shorts from 1917: The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant, presented with music and sound effects. (imdb)
A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940). (imdb)
Chaplin Today: Modern Times (2003) - TV Movie
This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for Modern Times (1936), released in 2003. (imdb)
Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small amount of new connecting material. "Shoulder Arms" is now described as taking place in a time before "the atom bomb". (imdb)
This documentary examines the early career of Charlie Chaplin, from childhood through his introduction to the movies at the Keystone, Essanay and Mutual studios. (imdb)
A home movie filmed on a 1933 boating trip that inclluded Chaplin, Paulette Goddard Alistair Cooke, shows Chaplin miming Greta Garbo, the Prince of Wales and Napoleon.
In the Park (1915) - Short Film
A tramp steals a girl's handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie's pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. When the thief tries to take some of Charlie's sausages, Charlie gets the handbag. The handbag makes its way from person to person to its owner, who is angry with her boyfriend who didn't protect her in the first place. The boyfriend goes to throw himself in the lake in despair. Charlies helps him.
The Star Boarder (1914) - Short Film
Charlie is the favorite of his landlady, and the other boarders are jealous. He cares for her after she falls from a ladder. Her son photographs what looks like an amorous moment. He next photographs his father in a similar situation with another woman. That evening the boy puts on a slide show for the guests, resulting in a battle between Charlie and his landlady's husband. (imdb)
A Jitney Elopement (1915) - Short Film
Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and Edna are chased by her father, The Count, and three policeman. The pursuers drive off a pier (Edna)
A film about the life and work of the master comedy filmmaker, Charles Chaplin. (imdb)
Mabel at the Wheel (1914) - Short Film
Charlie, competing with his rival's race car, offers Mabel a ride on his motorcycle but drops her in a puddle. He next joins some dubious characters in abduction of his rival just before the race for the Vanderbilt Cup. With her boyfriend locked up in a shed, Mabel takes his place. Charlie does what he can to sabotage the race, even causing Mabel's car to overturn. (imdb)
An off-screen narrator and nine talking heads make the case for Harry Langdon being ranked just below Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd as a fine movie comedian. They celebrate his slowed-down style as original and, later, influential. They take issue with Frank Capra's assessment of Langdon's small talent and large ego, suggesting instead that the villain in Langdon's rapid fall may well have been his second wife. Langdon's story is told chronologically, with many clips from silent and sound films. (imdb)
Seeing Stars (1922) - Short Film
A rare film from First National set a gala celebrity banquet and promoting the releases of several then upcoming films including The Pilgrim (1923), The Balloonatic (1923) and Day Dreams (1922). (imdb)
Chaplin Today: The Circus (2003) - Short Film
This documentary is featured on the Warner Bros. Chaplin Collection DVD for The Circus, released in 2004. (imdb)
Nice and Friendly (1922) - Short Film
There is no real plot in this little short, who was made only as a wedding present for Lord and Lady Mountbatten. The main plot line is that Lady Mountbatten has a valuable pearl necklace, which a very large number of crooks wants to steal. Charlie Chaplin, even though he is wearing his tramp costume, is called to hunt the crooks, which he does with a wooden hammer, which appears suddenly in his hand. (imdb)
A Thief Catcher (1914) - Short Film
This Keystone comedy features Charlie Chaplin making an extended and very funny cameo as a policeman. Chaplin had claimed in interviews that he'd played a bit-role as a policeman while at Keystone Studios. The film was believed lost and Chaplin's appearance unknown until a print was discovered in 2010 at a Michigan antique sale. (imdb)
His Musical Career (1914) - Short Film
Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart, and most of the specific gags, appeared later in Laurel and Hardy's "The Music Box". (imdb)
His Trysting Place (1914) - Short Film
Charlie's wife sends him to the store for a baby bottle with milk. Elsewhere, Ambrose offers to post a love letter for a woman in his boarding house. The two men meet at a restaurant and each takes the other's coat by mistake. Charlie's wife thinks he has a lover; Ambrose's believes he has an illegitimate child. (imdb)
US politician Ogen Mears finds in his suite on the liner heading from Hong Kong to Hawaii a Russian countess, who is fed up with working as a taxi-dancer in Hong Kong. Mears falls in love, but there is his wife waiting for him in Hawaii, and a divorce would ruin his chances of being elected. (imdb)
The Adventurer (1917) - Short Film
Charlie has escaped from Sing-Sing. He burrows up through sand on the beach and is chased by several guards. Nearby Edna's mother is drowning and her 'strong man' beau is afraid to rescue her. Charlie rescues Edna, then (unwillingly) her mother, and is then nearly drowned by her suitor. Found by the family chauffeur, Charlie is brought to Edna's house to recover. There he romps through drinks, encounters with Edna and her friend, and the law. (imdb)
Easy Street (1917) - Short Film
When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street... (imdb)
Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) - Short Film
Charlie, dressed as a tramp for the first time, goes to a baby-cart race in Venice, California. He causes a great deal of trouble and confusion, both on off the track (getting in the way of the cameraman) and on (interfering with the race). He succeeds in irritating both the participants and the public. (imdb)
Making a Living (1914) - Short Film
An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. His rival is delayed when he gets caught in a woman's bedroom by her jealous husband. The swindler follows the distribution of the paper containing his 'scoop' around town where he is once again chased by the rival reporter. Both end up on the cow-catcher of a streetcar. (imdb)
The Cure (1917) - Short Film
Charlie goes to a spa to dry out, but he takes a trunk of liquor with him. He tangles with another's gouty foot in a revolving door. Later he thinks the gouty man is making love signs to him (he doesn't Edna, the real object of the man's efforts), so he signs back. He interpets a massage to be a wrestling match. When management throws his liquor into the fountain, when flow the healthful waters, everyone gets drunk. (imdb)
Charlie is in boot camp in the "awkward squad." Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger cheese which requires a gas mask and which he throws over into the German trench... (imdb)
The Rink (1916) - Short Film
After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating. Mr. Stout makes advances toward the unwilling Edna (whose father and Mrs. Stout had earlier carried on in the restaurant). After a roller skate ballet, Charlie (now as Sir Cecil Seltzer) is invited to a party at Edna's. All the "couples", including a new partner for Mr. Stout. show up. (imdb)
The Immigrant (1917) - Short Film
Charlie is on his way to the USA. He wins in a card game, puts the money in Edna's bag (she and her sick mother have been robbed of everything). When he retrieves a little for himself he is accused of being a thief. Edna clears his name. Later, broke, Charlie finds a coin and goes into a restaurant. There he finds Edna, whose mother has died, and asks her to join him. When he reaches for the coin to pay for their meals it is missing (it has fallen through a hole in his pocket). (imdb)
When Charlie escapes from prison he dons a preacher's clothes. By mistake he becomes the new minister for the town of Devil's Gulch. Later, discovered as the convict, the sheriff takes Charlie to the Mexican border where he can choose to return, a convict, or face Mexican bandits at war with each other. (imdb)
The Idle Class (1921) - Short Film
Chaplin plays a tramp who sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman (Edna Purviance) who is having an argument with her drunken husband (also played by Chaplin). Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband. (imdb)
Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money and his old girlfriend Mabel... (imdb)
The Bond (1918) - Short Film
Half-reel made for the Liberty Loan Committee and distributed free throughout the country. The actors show that bonds of friendship, love and marriage are inspiring but the most important bonds of all are Liberty Bonds, the blockbuster which will knock out the Kaiser. (imdb)
The Fatal Mallet (1914) - Short Film
Three man will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie will play dirty, throwing bricks to his contender, and using a huge hammer to hurt one of them. But a precocious kid will be the fourth suitor in discord. (imdb)
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (imdb)
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (imdb)
The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus. (imdb)
The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with. (imdb)
In Chaplin's satire on Nazi Germany, dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a double... a poor Jewish barber... who one day is mistaken for Hynkel.
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (imdb)
The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (imdb)
His New Job (1915) - Short Film
Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter... (imdb)
A Night in the Show (1915) - Short Film
Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater. (imdb)
A feature-length documentary devoted to the great clowns of silent comedy. (imdb)
Due to a revolution in his country King Shahdov comes to New York - almost broke. To get some money he goes to TV... (imdb)
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
The Fireman (1916) - Short Film
Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its owner rouses Charlie who rouses the force. (imdb)
A Dog's Life (1918) - Short Film
Poor Charlie lives in a vacant lot. He tries to get a job but when he gets to the head of the employment line the jobs are gone. Back "home" he rescues Scraps, a bitch being attacked by other strays. Together they manage to steal some sausages from a lunch wagon... (imdb)
The Rounders (1914) - Short Film
Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown out. They lie down in a row boat which fills with water, drowning them (a fate apparently better than going home to their wives). (imdb)
One A.M. (1916) - Short Film
A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night. (imdb)
His New Profession (1914) - Short Film
Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled uncle. After the couple breaks up the man's new girl drops some eggs which Charlie slips on while trying to control the wheelchair. Charlie sets up the uncle near another wheelchair on a jetty, from which he lifts a beggar's cup and "invalid" sign. These he places with the uncle, and money begins to roll in. Charlie takes the money and buys himself a drink. (imdb)
The Masquerader (1914) - Short Film
Charlie is an actor in a film studio. He messes up several scenes and is tossed out. Returning dressed as a lady, he charms the director. Even so, Charlie never makes it into film, winding up at the bottom of a well. (imdb)
Recreation (1914) - Short Film
Charlie is walking in the park. A girl leaves a seaman on one bench and joins Charlie on another. The seaman wakes up. He and Charlie stage a brick fight. Policemen get hit and arrest both men. During an ensuing fight on the dock the policemen, the seaman, Charlie and the girl wind up in the water. (imdb)
Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years (2003) - TV Movie
This documentary about Charlie Chaplin focuses on his late years when he lived with his family in a village on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. His personal life and his love for the circus are depicted as well as the late works of his professional career, including his extensive work as a composer. (imdb)
Sunnyside (1919) - Short Film
Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He loves the neighbor's daughter Edna but is disliked by her father. He rides a cow into a stream and is kicked off. Unconscious, he dreams of a nymph dance. Back in reality a city slicker is hurt in a car crash and is being cared for by Edna. When Charlie is rejected after attempting to imitate the slicker, the result is ambiguous--either tragic or a happy ending. Critics have long argued as to whether the final scene is real or a dream. (imdb)
Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) - Short Film
Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie's friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman shows up. Charlie sprays the policeman with soda until he friends makes it through the hole. In the grandstand, Mabel abandons her beau for Charlie. Both Charlie's friend and Mabel's are arrested and hauled away. (imdb)
The Property Man (1914) - Short Film
Charlie has trouble with actors' luggage and conflicts over who gets the star's dressing room. There are further difficulties with frequent scene changes, wrong entries and a fireman's hose. At one point he juggles an athlete's supposed weights. The humor is still rough: he kicks an older assistant in the face and allows him to be run over by a truck. (imdb)
His Favorite Pastime (1914) - Short Film
Charlie gets into a fight at his regular bar and finally crawls out under the door. He then boards a streetcar and follows a beautiful lady in a taxi. He breaks into her home. Her husband comes finds him trying to seduce his wife. (imdb)
Caught in the Rain (1914) - Short Film
When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and is beat up when her husband rejoins her. He takes a room in their hotel, and she sleepwalks into his room so that when her husband returns from his walk he must go out again to look for her. Charlie returns the lady to her room but must climb out onto the window ledge in a downpour. (imdb)
Pay Day (1922) - Short Film
Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals her purse so he can go out for the evening. He has a terrible time getting home on a very rainy night. When he does so he finds his wife waiting for him with a rolling pin. (imdb)
A Day's Pleasure (1919) - Short Film
Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on an excursion boat. As the boat is about to leave Charlie rushes ashore for cigarettes...
Mabel's Married Life (1914) - Short Film
Mabel goes home after being humiliated by a masher whom her wimpy husband won't fight. The husband goes off to a bar and gets drunk. She buys a boxing dummy hoping it will inspire her husband, but when he returns he gets in a fight with it, taking it to be the ladykiller.
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) - TV Movie
A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.
Police (1916) - Short Film
Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house, but Edna, the house's owner, catches them and calls the police. Charlie, however, manages to charm his way out of trouble .... at least for the moment. (imdb)
Behind the Screen (1916) - Short Film
Three movies are being shot simultaneously and Charlie is an overworked scene shifter. The foreman is waited on hand and foot until all the shifters but Charlie go on strike. A girl looking for work pretends to be a man and helps Charlie. Charlie discovers her gender and falls in love with her. The foreman thinks they are homosexual and in the ensuing fight they become involved in a long pie throwing scene from one of the movies in production. The frustrated workers dynamite the studio. (imdb)
The Pawnshop (1916) - Short Film
Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail. (imdb)
By the Sea (1915) - Short Film
It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife. (imdb)
Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914) - Short Film
In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. They run through various rooms. Mabel ends up in one of an elderly husband where she hides under the bed. Enter the jealous wife and Mabel's lover. (imdb)
A Busy Day (1914) - Short Film
A jealous wife (Chaplin) is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman. (imdb)
The Face on the Barroom Floor (1914) - Short Film
The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same title. The painter courts Madeleine but loses to the wealthy client who sits for his portrait. The despairing artist draws the girl's portrait on the barroom floor and gets tossed out. Years later he sees her, her husband and their horde of children. Unrecognized by her, Charlie shakes off his troubles and walks off into the future
Laughing Gas (1914) - Short Film
Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club. He is sent to the drug store, gets in a fight with a man who (after a brick in the face) becomes another patient, and pulls the skirt off the dentist's wife (who is out walking). At one point Charlie pulls a tooth (the wrong one) using enormous pliers
A Woman (1915) - Short Film
Mother, Father and Daughter go to the park. The women dose off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ladies on the bench fall for Charlie and invite him for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and dresses like a woman, shaving his moustache. Both men fall for Charlie. (imdb)
The Vagabond (1916) - Short Film
After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl's real mother. The mother and the artist arrive in a chauffeured auto and offer Charlie money for his services, money which he rejects. (imdb)
The New Janitor (1914) - Short Film
Charlie is janitor for a firm the manager of which receives a threatening note about his gambling debts. He throws a bucket of water out the window which lands on his boss and costs him his job. The boss, attempting to steal the money heeds from the office safe, is caught by his secretary and Charlie comes to save her and the money. He is briefly accused of being the thief but ultimately triumphs. (imdb)
Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin.