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Work (1915)

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).


2 comments on “Work (1915)

  1. chris, a librarian

    Glad others are interested in the silents. Keep up the good work! Chaplin was such a great artist…but I’m still a Keaton guy first!

    • Klaus

      Thanks, Keaton is my favourite of the silent comedians as well, although i’m appreciating Chaplin the more I watch of him.

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