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A Day’s Pleasure (1919)

US 21m, B&W, silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Tom Wilson, Babe London, Henry Bergman, Loyal Underwood

a-days-pleasure_1919A Day’s Pleasure is a simply made comic short that features Charlie on a family outing with his wife and two children. The plot consists of three gags: the first involves the family’s hard-to-start car, the second, seasickness aboard a boat, and the third, a run in with a traffic cop and a bucket of tar. While this film has some funny moments, and is notable for its ability to create a sense of nausea during the boat ride, overall it lacks any real comedic gems which are found throughout most of Chaplin’s other shorts (Klaus Ming November 2016).


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This entry was posted on 11/29/2016 by in 1910s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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