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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)
May Wallace ... Patient (uncredited)

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)
Crew believed to be complete

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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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Charles Chaplin as Director, 30 October 2001
Author: jyoung-11 from London, England

Now that Chaplin knew which roles he wanted to play, he was given the enviable opportunity to direct his own scripts, and to make a mark in Hollywood as the king of silent comedy. Had he not been given the opportunity to direct (as quite a lot of aspiring directors are experiencing), Hollywood would probably have lost a dimension to its appeal that it didn't have before Chaplin was on the scene.

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