in about 100 words or less
US 21m, B&W, silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Tom Wilson, Babe London, Henry Bergman, Loyal Underwood
A 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).