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The Face on the Barroom Floor (1914)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  10 August 1914 (USA)
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The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same title. The painter courts Madeleine but loses to the wealthy client who sits for his portrait. The despairing artist... See full summary »

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Madeleine - a Model
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Edward Nolan ...
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Charles Bennett ...
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The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same title. The painter courts Madeleine but loses to the wealthy client who sits for his portrait. The despairing artist draws the girl's portrait on the barroom floor and gets tossed out. Years later he sees her, her husband and their horde of children. Unrecognized by her, Charlie shakes off his troubles and walks off into the future. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Based loosely on the poem The Face upon the Barroom Floor, adapted by Hugh Antoine d'Arcy in 1887. See more »

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Not bad early Chaplin.
22 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

While definitely not up to his later films, "Face on the Bar Room Floor" is an interesting look at Chaplin's early films. It doesn't contain pathos like his most famous films did, but styles it's comedy differently. Charlie plays an artist who loses his love to a man who poses for him. A definite look for Chaplin fans, but don't expect any big laughs.


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