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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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Complete credited cast:
The Wife
Mack Swain ...
The Husband


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 <>

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Short | Comedy





Release Date:

7 May 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Busy as Can Be  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Morning Papers (1914). See more »


Featured in Chaplin's Goliath (1996) See more »

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4 Early Chaplin
8 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

A Busy Day (1914)

** (out of 4)

Chaplin plays a woman(!) who gets tired of her husbands and decides to fight with him in public. This here really doesn't have a single funny moment but it's still interesting to see Chaplin playing a woman.

Caught in a Cabaret (1914)

*** (out of 4)

Chaplin is mistaken as a Greek Ambassador and must keep a girl's family from finding out. This one here is a real riot with some wonderfully funny fight scenes but the real highlights are the title cards, which feature some very funny one-liners. Also of note is that this storyline would play a big part in future Chaplin films.

Fatal Mallet, The (1914)

*** (out of 4)

Chaplin, along with two other guys, fights for the affection of a woman. Instead of using their fist the guys instead throw bricks at one another. This is a very funny film that has some outrageous violence that makes for a good time.

Knockout, The (1914)

*** (out of 4)

To show off his braveness, Fatty Arbuckle challenged a professional boxer to a fight. Fatty is funny as usually and like the above film, this one here gets the laughs from violence ranging from punches to items being thrown. Chaplin has a small but funny cameo as the referee.

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