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A Busy Day (1914)

US 6m, B&W, Silent
Director: Mack Sennett; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen, Mack Sennett, Billy Gilbert

busydayAn unusual role for Chaplin, we see him playing the jealous wife of a husband who takes a fancy to another woman during a parade. Looking to track down her hubby, the wife is sidetracked by a motion picture camera which is covering the event. In resisting the director’s instructions to move out of his shot, the shoving, slapping and kicking begin. An odd little film within a film, A Busy Day is notable as an early and amusing Chaplin film in which he does not appear as the Tramp (Klaus Ming April 2016).


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This entry was posted on 04/06/2016 by in 1910s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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