in about 100 words or less
US 24m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Charlotte Mineau, Dee Lampton, Edna Purviance, Leo White
In a relatively rare departure for Chaplin, the Little Tramp is nowhere to be seen in A Night in the Show. In his place we are introduced to Mr. Pest, who can’t seem to find a seat to his liking, and Mr. Rowdy, who literally takes to the stage to the delight of the patrons in balcony. As a lampoon of the theatre and upper class patrons, A Night in the Show suggests that the average folks, who also go to the Nickelodeon, have a lot more fun than the stuffy theatre-going crowd (Klaus Ming March 2019).