in about 100 words or less
US 33m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Inslee, Billy Armstrong, Edna Purviance, Leo White
This film is as slapstick as they come, with Charlie as a “professional” wallpaper hanger who doesn’t get a lot of work done. With mishaps and mayhem aplenty, Work is a chaotic production filled with buckets of wallpaper paste, an exploding oven, and a jealous husband who is a terrible shot. Lacking much of anything that resembles a plot, there might be a glimmer of romance, and perhaps even some social commentary about the rich versus the poor, but this is pretty much overshadowed by the frantic actions of the paste-covered cast (Klaus Ming February 2016).