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Caught in the Rain (1914)

US 11m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Alice Davenport, Alice Howell

caught in the rainAs the first film which Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in, Caught in the Rain is a rather unremarkable comic short, but is noteworthy for being the first Chaplin film to be under his complete creative control. That said, Chaplin plays it safe and relies well-worn vaudeville pieces, such as a falling down drunk man and the Keystone Cops. Despite these limitations, and the lack of any real conclusion, this was a respectable film for its time (Klaus Ming May 2016).

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This entry was posted on 05/05/2016 by in 1910s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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