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Caught in a Cabaret (1914)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  27 April 1914 (USA)
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Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He'll meet a pretty girl in the park, pretending to be a fancy ambassador, despite the jealousy of her fiancée.

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Given an hour off from his job as a cafe waiter, Charlie rescues Mabel from a thug, is given an invitation to her home, and arrives presenting a card which falsely identifies him as the Greek Ambassador. Before he can get back to work, her parents invite him to a future garden party. Her jealous lover has Charlie followed back to the cafe. Charlie is a hit at the garden party but, as he leaves to return to work, the rival invites everyone to go with him to the cafe so Charlie will be exposed. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Somewhat Chaotic, But Amusing & Worthwhile
3 March 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's rather chaotic (at least in the form in which it has survived), but "Caught in a Cabaret" includes some good material. It is also interesting to see some of the plot themes (identity mix-ups, interplay between different classes) that Chaplin would use in more refined ways in his later comedies. Finally, having Mabel Normand in the cast is always a plus.

While a good portion of the film is just simple knockabout slapstick, it also has an interesting setup, with Charlie working as a waiter but also trying to pass himself off as someone else so that he can move into high society. The complications that follow may not be unexpected, but they are amusing enough. Both Chaplin and other silent comedians soon learned to get much more out of this kind of premise, but this one is not bad, and it makes pretty good use of the two stars. There is more than enough to make it worth seeing for any fan of silent comedies.


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