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Laughing Gas (1914)

Laughing Gas, starring Charlie Chaplin originally released July 9, 1914 by Keystone Studios

Laughing Gas - Charlie Chaplin the little tramp plays dentist

Laughing Gas – Charlie Chaplin the little tramp plays dentist

In Laughing Gas, we have Charlie Chaplin directing, and Charlie the Little Tramp working as a dentist’s assistant.   The Tramp is more vicious here than we are used to, assaulting people with little or no provocation, although most of the slapstick in the short film is not malicious, such as losing his balance and reaching out to steady himself, unfortunately grabbing a woman’s skirt and pulling it off altogether.   It’s a short film, only 16 minutes long, and while not laugh-out-loud funny, it’s certainly entertaining.

Mack Swain, one of Charlie’s regulars, appears as one of his poor patients.

Courtesy of YouTube you can watch  Laughing Gas online.


Trivia about Laughing Gas starring Charlie Chaplinmovie poster - Keystone Comedy - Laughing Gas - Charlie Chaplin

Also released as:

  • Busy Little Dentist (USA)
  • Charlot dentiste (France)
  • Charlot, dentista (Spain) (reissue title)
  • Charlot, falso dentista (Spain)
  • Il Dentista (Italy)
  • Down and Out
  • Full fart (Sweden)
  • Gas esilarante (Italy)
  • Ilokaasu (Finland)
  • Laffing Gas (USA)
  • The Dentist
  • Tuning His Ivories (USA)

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