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A Dog’s Life

A Dog's Life - Charlie Chaplin and Scraps
A Dog’s Life (1918) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin, Albert Austin, Bud Jamison Charlie Chaplin‘s  A Dog’s Life is one of his funniest short films, with a lot of heart as well. It begins with Charlie the Little Tramp living a vagabond life in an abandoned...
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The Floorwalker

The Floorwalker - Charlie Chaplin movie poster
The Floorwalker (1916) starring Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Lloyd Bacon, Edna Purviance The Floorwalker was Charlie Chaplin‘s first Mutual Film Corporation film, made in 1916. The film stars Charlie Chaplin  as the Little Tramp, as a customer who creates chaos in a department store.  He inadvertently becomes entangled...
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Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914)

Mabel's Strange Predicament - Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin in the hotel lobby
Mabel’s Strange Predicament—Charlie Chaplin—February 9, 1914 Mabel’s Strange Predicament is a short film, 17 minutes long, starring Mabel Normand, with Charlie Chaplin as the villain of the picture.   Mabel Normand was, at the time, a major film star, as well as one of the first female movie...
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Between Showers (1914)

In this early Charlie Chaplin film, Charlie competes with another man (Ford Sterling, at the time a major comedy film star) in trying to help a pretty young lady cross a muddy street.   The two rivals fight over various items in their struggle to be first to...
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The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914)

The Face on the Bar Room Floor - €”starring Charlie Chaplin, originally released August 10, 1914, by Keystone Studios
The Face on the Bar Room Floor – €”starring Charlie Chaplin, originally released August 10, 1914, by Keystone Studios The Face on the Bar Room Floor is a different film for Charlie Chaplin – he plays the part of a painter, who loses the woman that he loves to...
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A Film Johnnie (1914)

The Charlie Chaplin short film, A Film Johnnie, has Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp character as a star-struck movie patron, who becomes determined to meet the film heroine that he’s become infatuated with at the Keystone movie studio.   Attempting to get into the studio, Charlie’s little tramp has...
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Caught in a Cabaret (1914)

Caught in a Cabaret, starring Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin
Caught in a Cabaret—Charlie Chaplin originally released April 27, 1914 Another Mabel Normand film where Charlie Chaplin begins to steal the show, Caught in a Cabaret has Charlie the Little Tramp overworked as a waiter in a cafe, who gets a free hour off from work and unexpectedly...
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His Favorite Pastime (1914)

His Favorite Pastime - Charlie Chaplin
His Favorite Pastime—Charlie Chaplin—March 16, 1914 His Favorite Pastime  is one of  Charlie Chaplin‘s earlier appearances at the Little Tramp—but although he looks like the Little Tramp, he hasn’t quite cemented the character of Charlie the Tramp at this point
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Mabel’s Busy Day (1914)

Mabel's Busy Day - Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand
Mabel’s Busy Day—Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand originally released June 13, 1914 Mabel’s Busy Day has Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand returning to auto races, this time as spectators.   Mabel is trying to make some money selling hot dogs—mostly unsuccessfully, due to customers that try to walk away...
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The Star Boarder (1914)

The Star Boarder - Charlie Chaplin and his landlady
The Star Boarder—Charlie Chaplin, originally released April 4, 1914 In The Star Boarder, Charlie Chaplin‘s little tramp character is staying at a boardinghouse, where he is clearly his landlady’s favorite—much to her husband’s (Edgar Kennedy) displeasure.   Barely able to prevent attacking Charlie outright, the husband’s anger only...
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