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Laughing Gas -- Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club...

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9 July 1914 (USA) See more »
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Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Charles Chaplin ... Dentist's Assistant
Fritz Schade ... Dr. Pain, the Dentist
Alice Howell ... Mrs. Pain - the Dentist's Wife

Slim Summerville ... Pedestrian / Patient
Josef Swickard ... Patient
Mack Swain ... Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Carruthers ... Pretty Patient (uncredited)
Fred Hibbard ... Bearded Patient (uncredited)
Gene Marsh ... Patient (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Mack Sennett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Israel (2011 new score)
 
Cinematography by
Frank D. Williams 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Busy Little Dentist" - USA (alternative title)
"Laffing Gas" - USA (alternative title)
"Tuning His Ivories" - USA (alternative title)
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16 min
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Laughing Gas was another early Charlie Chaplin directorial effort that's worth seeing, 22 June 2009
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This was another early Charlie Chaplin film that he also directed. Since it's for the Mack Sennett Keystone Studio, expect lots of punching, slapping, and throwing of bricks. In Laughing Gas, The Tramp is a dentist's assistant who sometimes acts like he's his boss. One of the ways he takes advantage of that is when he steals kisses from one of the lovely female patients by using one of those tweezers to pull her face toward his. And she seems to like it! That was one of the funniest scenes for me. There's also a funny fight/chase between him and Mack Swain that causes Swain to go guess where! So on that note, Laughing Gas is recommended and is available on a DVD collection called "American Slapstick".

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