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A Dog’s Life (1918)

US 33m, B&W, silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Charles Reisner, Albert Austin, Tom Wilson

a-dogs-life-1918Assisted by his faithful companion, Scraps, Charlie befriends a dance hall singer in A Dog’s Life, a charming three reel slapstick comedy that features a canine co-star. Noteworthy for its lunch wagon gag, in which Charlie and Scraps slyly procure a free meal of sausage and biscuits from its proprietor, played by Charlie’s brother Syd, this is a gem of a film that feels like a transition from his keystone cops comedy days and his later feature film work (Klaus Ming November 2016).

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This entry was posted on 11/27/2016 by in 1910s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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