MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,676 this week

Making a Living (1914)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  2 February 1914 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 910 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 5 critic

An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. ... See full summary »

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 28 Feb 2013
 
a list of 1866 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 9882 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Making a Living" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Making a Living (1914)

Making a Living (1914) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Making a Living.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Edit

Storyline

An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. His rival is delayed when he gets caught in a woman's bedroom by her jealous husband. The swindler follows the distribution of the paper containing his 'scoop' around town where he is once again chased by the rival reporter. Both end up on the cow-catcher of a streetcar. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reporter | keystone kops

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 February 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Take My Picture  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chaplin's character is named Edgar English, but most of the characters he played (usually in the persona of the Tramp) would be either nameless, or would informally be given the name Charlie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: Comedy: A Serious Business (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Chaplin's debut
1 August 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

It was in this, his first film, that Chaplin was called "a comedian of the first water" by an early, unidentified film critic. Actually, this film was considered bad at the time of its release, but Chaplin stood out in this unimaginative short as a first-class performer. Here, he appears in a silk hat and frock-coat, wearing a monocle. It is interesting to note that while American audiences would interpret this characterization as a traditional stage villain, but in England music-hall this characterization represents a man down-on-his-luck, a sort of forerunner of the Little Tramp (which Chaplin would develop in his following film). The plot, such as it is, involves Chaplin and Lehrman as rival reporters, and when Lehrman gets a photo of a car wreck, Chaplin steals it and tries to sell it to the paper as his own.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Making a Living (1914) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page