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A Busy Day (1914)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  7 May 1914 (USA)
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A jealous wife is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.

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Charlie plays a woman, jealous over her husband's interest in another woman. She gets in the way of a cameraman, knocks over a director and a policeman, and gets thrown into a crowd of spectators at a military parade. She attacks her husband and his new flame. The husband throws her off the pier into the harbor. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Charles Chaplin's first appearance on film dressed as a woman. He would later play women in two subsequent films, The Masquerader (1914) and A Woman (1915). See more »

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Chaplin in Drag
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In 'A Busy Day', arguably Chaplin's first comedy (as Keystone made him work for his money as a screen actor), Chaplin dresses up as the housewife and plays a female character throughout the film. Not quintessential Chaplin, but at least it shows a diverse side to him.


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