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Dough and Dynamite (1914)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  26 October 1914 (USA)
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Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. It winds up in the oven and explodes.

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Pierre, a Waiter
Chester Conklin ...
Jacques / a Waiter
Fritz Schade ...
Monsieur La Vie, Bakery Owner
Norma Nichols ...
Mme. La Vie, the Baker's Wife
Peggy Page ...
Waitress (as Miss Page)
Cecile Arnold ...
Waitress
Jess Dandy ...
Female Cook
Vivian Edwards ...
1st Customer
Phyllis Allen ...
2nd Customer
Glen Cavender ...
Head Striking Baker
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Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. It winds up in the oven and explodes.

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26 October 1914 (USA)  »

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This film was one of several Charles Chaplin comedies scheduled to be shown at the New York Historical Society in September 2001. In the wake of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, however, this film and one other, Work (1915), were pulled from the program because each ends with Charlie emerging from the rubble of a destroyed building. See more »

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Exploding bread!
26 February 2008 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

Dough and Dynamite was one of Chaplin's longest films at the time it was made, and also featured an unusually complex plot. Granted, "complex plot" meant something very different in 1914 than it means in 2008, but this was certainly a step up from his previous films, many of which were little more than exaggerated fist-fights. There is even some dramatic tension in this one!

The story involves some bakers going on strike demanding more money and less work, and so Charlie and one other man, played by Chester Conklin,have to take over for them. Neither of them is in anyway qualified to be baking bread.

There are some memorable moments, such as Charlie getting revenge against his co-worker for hitting him over the head (not knowing that his co-worker had been hit over the head himself), the floury dough-fights, and Charlie making dinner rolls by wrapping the dough around his arm.

The film seems to build up its story and have some semblance of a genuinely developed plot but ultimately ends like so many of these other early short films, with a fight and a seemingly meaningless ending. Still, it's clear that Chaplin was beginning to make genuine advances in his film techniques.


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