in about 100 words or less
US 11m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Alice Davenport, Alice Howell
As 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).