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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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Charlie Mingling with the Upper Classes
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having been born into working class society, Charlie Chaplin created a character in 'Caught in a Cabaret' whereby he could mingle with the upper classes as the title suggests. The theme of the rich and the poor, the classes engaging with each other was a recurring theme for Chaplin.


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