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Laughing Gas 1914

16
Silent
USA

Another short Keystone film, one of the first movies Charlie Chaplin directed himself. It is an entertaining slapstick comedy with a lot of slapping, hitting and falling. Charlie plays a dental assistant that pretends to be a dentist.

Recreation 1914

7
Silent
USA

Charlie Chaplin - "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl." In this short silent comedy, the Tramp is contemplating suicide, until a beautiful girl passes by and he changes his mind.

Shanghaied 1915

27
Silent
USA

Another great slapstick comedy made by Essanay Studios. directed, written and edited by Charlie Chaplin. A shipowner intends to scuttle his own ship and its contents in order to get some insurance money. The Tramp, totally unaware of its malicious plans, falls in love with his daughter (Edna Purviance) and gets mixed up in recruiting sailors for the ship.

The Charlie Chaplin Festival 1941

96
Silent
USA

A collection of four of the best Chaplin's shorts - The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant. All from 1917, directed and written by Chaplin himself.

The Cure 1917

1917
Silent
USA

The Cure is one of the 12 films Chaplin made with Mutual Films Company and one of his best and funniest shorts. Charlie plays an alcoholic - a role he perfected during his theater days in England. He checks into a health spa to dry out, but takes a suitcase full of alcohol with him and soon gets extremely drunk and throw the place into chaos.

The Face on the Bar Room Floor 1914

14
Silent
USA

A Keystone Studios Chaplin short film, Based on Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same name. Charlie plays a painter that lost the woman he loves to a rich man. Afterward, he drinks more and more at the bar and draws her portrait on the barroom floor.

The Fireman 1916

24
Silent
USA

The Fireman is Chaplin's second film for the Mutual Film Corporation, and a typical silent occupation comedy. Charlie is a no-good fireman, abused by his chief (Eric Campbell). Edna Purviance is a local rich man's daughter whose father plots to have his house burn down in order to put his hand on the insurance money. However, when her father sets up the fire he doesn't realize that his daughter is still in her room. Now Charlie must save the girl.

The Floorwalker 1914

29
Silent
USA

The floorwalker is Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film. Chaplin stars in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates havoc in a department store and becomes accidentally entangled in a scheme of the store manager and the store's floorwalker.

The Masquerader 1914

9
Silent
USA

Another Keystone short comedy, directed and written by Chaplin. In this film, we get a rare chance to see Charlie as himself, as the Tramp and as Senorita Chapelino - a female impersonator. Chaplin plays an actor in a film studio, who gets fired on his first day. However, he doesn't give up and returns the next day as the beautiful Senorita Chapelino.

The Vagabond 1916

34
Silent
USA

The Vagabond is the third film Chaplin made for Mutual Company and although not the funniest, certainly one of the most serious and interesting. Chaplin tells a melodramatic story with elements of melancholy, similar to those we can find in his later feature films. The Tramp is an impoverished street violinist who rescues a girl (Edna Purviance) from a band of gypsies.

Tillie's Punctured Romance 1914

82
Silent
USA

Tillie's Punctured Romance is the first feature-length slapstick comedy produced by the Keystone Film Company, and the last film Chaplin neither wrote nor directed. Directed by Mack Sennett and starring some of the most famous actors of this time such as Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler and the Keystone Cops. Chaplin plays a con artist who talks an innocent country girl Tillie into running off to the city with him and with her father's savings. There he abandons Tillie and runs off with her money and his beautiful ex-girlfriend Mabel.

Behind the Screen 1916

29
Silent
USA

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Between Showers 1914

15
Silent
USA

Between Showers is Chaplin's fourth short film and an important stage in the evolution of the tramp. Charlie and a rival tramp compete over the heart of a young lady. Both of them try to help her cross the street and fight over an umbrella that the rival stole earlier from a policeman.

Easy Street 1917

23
Silent
USA

A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

One A.M. 1916

22
Silent
USA

A one-man mime show. Charlie comes home drunk. Forgetting his key, he climbs in through the window, climbs back out with the key, and goes through the door. The rest are equilibrium gags, the central one being with his collapsible wall-bed.

Police 1916

34
Silent
USA

Police is Chaplin's 14th film with Essanay Studios. It is one of his best Essanay's shorts, managing to tell a coherent story with strong elements of social commentary. Charlie is an ex-convict who finds life on the outside too hard to bear, can't find a decent job (or any job at all) and then decides to burglarize a house with another ex-convict.

The Adventurer 1917

24
Silent
USA

Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him.

The Immigrant 1917

25
Silent
USA

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.