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Dough and Dynamite (1914)

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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
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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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Rough and Ready
8 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

For those who are familiar with later Chaplin films, this is interesting in a film-school sort of way. Chaplin was working with a script by Mack Sennett, and the story and gags follow the high-speed comedy methods favored by him; yet the gags and the situations were re-used by Chaplin in later films, from THE PAWNSHOP through MODERN TIMES. The difference is that when Chaplin was working for Keystone, he turned out 35 short films, about nine hours of screen time, in one year. By the time he did his later films, he would take several years for each, rehearsing and perfecting each gag through sometimes hundreds of takes.

In this film, we see them in in primitive form. They lack the polish and grace that would make them so very funny in later films, but they have their own charm, if you feel that speed and destruction are the basics of good film comedy.


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